Marsh Gator Newsletter

October 31st- November 4th

Reminder: Basketball courts are closed before school due to lack of supervision

What's Happening this Week?

Monday, October 31st

Clubs at lunch!

Leadership Dress Up Day: Halloween Costumes

Tuesday, November 1st

Clubs at lunch!

Leadership Dress Up Day: Adam Sandler Day

Wednesday, November 2nd

Clubs at lunch!

Leadership Dress Up Day: Trends Day

Thursday, November 3rd

Clubs at lunch!

Leadership Dress Up Day: Flannel Day

Friday, November 4th

Clubs at lunch!

Lunch time fun

Leadership Dress Up Day: Pajama Day

Multicultural Club Activity! See flyer below!

PTSO will be hosting a Cal Skate Night on November 9th from 6 – 8PM. Entrance fees are $8.50, and parents can come supervise for free!

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November is Native american Heritage month!

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Littel Red Hen is seeking peer tutors!

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Congratulations Gators You Raised Over $5000 for your school!

Your Top 10 Sellers

  1. Kaidyn Penne sold 31

  2. Marley DiFiore sold 21

  3. Jayden Clark sold 18

  4. Henry Lamoe sold 18

  5. Logan Meyerson sold 17

  6. Victor Payano sold 17

  7. Romeo Martinez sold 14

  8. Gordy Muff sold 14

…And a 3 way tie with Addi Brennan, Jackson Harrison, and Martha Vittaratos with 13 sold!

We are so proud of all of you!

Next steps…

  • Prizes should be here in the next couple weeks. Leadership will keep you posted.

  • The money machine will be here for some of the top earners.

  • The Lollipop tree is being retired for the remainder of this fundraiser.

  • Tell all your shoppers that deliveries come relatively quickly, so be on the lookout.

Marsh Junior High School PBIS

The California PBIS Coalition recognized Marsh Junior High School as a Bronze PBIS recipient for our implementation of Positive Behavior Implementation and Supports.
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Making Marsh Jr. Even Safer

In an effort to improve pedestrian and bike safety for our students we have been collaborating with Chico Velo and the Chico Police Department to promote bike safety and sharing these videos in our Marsh News. In addition, we have been collaborate with CUSD and Caltrans to improve the pedestrian and bike safety of the intersection of El Monte and Humboldt Rd. Caltrans has responded quickly to our request, and will be installing and advanced walk feature at this intersection crosswalk. This is projected to be installed by the end of next week. This feature will provide pedestrians and bikes a advanced walk signal prior to motorists getting a green signal. This will make pedestrians more visible to motorists by providing 3 - 6 seconds advanced walk time. In addition studies have shown that Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) reduces conflicts and crashes for pedestrians. We are so thankful for this collaboration, and look forward to making Marsh even more safe for our Gators!

Learn more about bike safety!

Bike Lanes
NHTSA's Bike Safe, Bike Smart
Where Should I Ride?

Lunchtime Percussion Band- Howl of the groove king

Red Ribbon Week Recap

Counseling had Red Ribbon Week activities all last week for student to participate in at lunch. Students learned about the effects of drugs and nicotine on your body, wore "drunk" googles while completing obstacle courses, and learned about natural highs that are alternatives to drugs and alcohol.
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Raising the Flag

Each day at Marsh Junior High School we have a student raise the American Flag. This is an honor for our Gators, and one of the highlights of the week. Our Gators take this patriotic duty very seriously, and have been trained on the significance of such an event. Check out our school president, Alexis Serna rising the flag this week, you u can see the pride and joy in her face.
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8th Garde Baby Pictures/Dedications

To reserve a spot for your 8th grade baby picture/dedication, head to the MJHS Online Gator Store. Spots are $25. Fill out the Google Form at the point of purchase to submit photos and dedications or you can email them to Questions regarding purchasing can be directed to

Attention Parents, Library Loaners must not come home!

If your student brings a Chromebook like the one pictured here please remind them to return it to the library the next day!

Mark Your Calendars

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Parents we need your help - Late Start Wednesdays

Parents we need your help on Wednesday mornings!

Did you know that the Marsh campus opens at 7:00 AM daily? We welcome students to come early, have a warm breakfast, visit the library and connect with friends on campus.

Please be advised that we do not have school supervision at the 7-11/Great Harvest area. ALL Marsh students who are frequenting this area should be accompanied by an adult. Please be advised that Chico PD will be monitoring behaviors.

Please keep in mind, that if a student is dropped off at the Marsh campus, they are NOT to leave. If a student does leave campus, it is considered a cut, and the student will be assigned Saturday School.

PTSO Meeting Calendar

Our Marsh PTSO will be meeting the 3rd Wednesday of the Month at Round Table Pizza on Forest Ave. at 5:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to learn about what is happening at Marsh and how PTSO can help to support our school. We would love to have you join our meetings.


Nov. 16

Dec. 21

Jan. 18

Feb. 15

March 22

April 19

May 17

Find us on amazon smile!

The marsh PTSO is on Amazon smile! Support us by searching Marsh parent-teacher student staff organization on amazon smile! A portion of the funds from your purchase will go to help support our PTSO!

Get your Gator Swag!!

Are you looking to show off your Gator pride with a Marsh tee-shirt, hat, sweats, or water bottle? If so, check out our Gator store online or in person.

Marsh Online Store

Office Hours:

Monday 7:30 - 11:00

Tuesday: 7:30 - 3:15

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 7:30 - 3:15

Friday: CLOSED

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Attendance Matters at Marsh Junior High School

Students who attend school regularly and arrive on time do better academically and are more likely to establish work habits that help them succeed in life and work. You play a vital role by helping your child attend every school day possible.

Rules and Policies

There are multiple ways to report your child’s absence. The preferred way is to respond to the notification sent to you in ParentSquare. If you don’t have an account set up for ParentSquare, please click the following link for instructions on how to do so: . If you need instructions for how to report an absence on ParentSquare, please click the following link: You can also use the “Report a student absence” link on the Marsh homepage located on the right side, call (530) 895-4110 and press option 1, or email our Attendance & Counseling Staff whenever your child is absent.

Please provide the following information:

  • Child's Name
  • Date of the Absence
  • Reason for the Absence

All absences must be cleared within three school days or they will be considered unexcused. Thank you for your help.

It is very important that a parent or guardian notify the attendance office when a child is absent. When there is no verification within three (3) school days, the absences are considered unexcused and the student is truant. (ED Code 48260)

Tardy Policy: The school day begins at 8:20 Students arriving after the 8:20 tardy bell must come to the Attendance Office for a tardy slip.

Attendance Letters: Excused Absences: A letter to notify you of Excessive Absences will be sent after 7 absences. Doctor notes will be REQUESTED at this time but after 10 absences the Doctor note will be REQUIRED to excuse the absence.

Drop in math help is available!

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IXL Student Support

Welcome to IXL! IXL is personalized learning that helps students excel! It features a comprehensive, standards based curriculum, a real-time diagnostic, that tailors lesson to each student's skills.

Students should invest 45 - 60 minutes a day in each subject - Math and English.

IXL Parent Guide: What to know if your child is using IXL at school
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IXL Leaderboard

Way to go Marsh Gators! You are doing an amazing job in IXL.

Check out this week's leader board. These students will be given a VIP pass to the IXL pizza party hosted at the end of the month. Keep up the Great work Gators! We hope to see your name on the leaderboard soon!!

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Did you know that Marsh is an AVID School site?

What is AVID?

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an in-school academic support program for grades seven through twelve. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for college eligibility and success.

AVID Elective

The core component is the AVID Elective, which supports students as they tackle the most rigorous classes. For one period a day, AVID students learn: organizational and study skills, work on critical thinking and asking probing questions, get academic help from peers and college tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable.

Furthermore, AVID students become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.

AVID Schoolwide

The AVID instructional program focuses on methodologies that will help students prepare for - and participate in - a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. These methodologies are referred to as WICOR:

W - Writing. Students clarify and communicate their thoughts and understanding of material.

I - Inquiry. Students ask questions which allow them to clarify, analyze, and synthesize material.

C - Collaboration. Students challenge, help, and learn from one another.

O - Organization. Students learn how to organize, retrieve and maintain their materials and data.

R - Reading. Students analyze, question, critique, clarify, and comprehend material.

All of our Marsh Teachers have been trained in AVID WICOR instructional strategies and implement this methodology in the core class setting.

Take a moment to check out more about AVID on our Marsh Website.

AVID WICOR Spotlight

This week's AVID WICOR Spotlight is Ms. Hodges Math class. This week students are learning about graphing points. As part of a collaborative practice for graphing points on a map, teams were given coordinates of a special intelligence artifact. They then used the coordinates to find out where the artifacts were located and reported their findings on a collaborative tech tool, Jamboard. Way to go Ms. Hodge's class, you are WICOR all-stars and we are so proud of all you are learning!!

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Classroom Spotlight

This week's classroom spotlight is on Mr. Bishop's History class. Students have been working on Roman Timelines. These included facts about events as well as an illustration for each event. This week students had to grade themselves on each element of their timeline. This is a great way for students to see that their grades reflect the effort they put into each project. Great job Gators, we are so proud of all you are accomplishing!!
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The Tireless Teacher award for September goes to Erica Blaschke and Ms Darr!

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Marsh Art Showcase - Scratch Art

Atta Gator Award

Check out last week's Atta Gator Award winners! The Atta Gator award is chosen by staff who nominate a student who showed excellency that week!

This week Nominations go out to:

Gator Greatness Award Winners

This week's Gator Greatness Award goes to the following students. These students continually demonstrate the Gator Way: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. Way to go, we are so proud of you!!

Attendance Winners for the Week

The following students are our attendance winners for the week. These students had zero tardies and have 95% or better attendance rate!! Keep up the great work Gators!

Attendance Winners

Karsyn Clarke-6th grade

Tyler Fealk-7th grade

Moodal Lee-8th grade

Birthdays this week

Happy Birthday to these awesome gators this week! Make sure to wish them a happy birthday if you see them around campus!

This Week's Birthdays

Reyes-Bernal, Juan 10/23

Rusten, Parker D 10/23

Hankins, Avery D 10/25

Lohmor, Arya R 10/25

Leis, Trevor 10/26

Perrot, Jonas A 10/26

Raftery, John P 10/26

Kinell, Liam C 10/27

Reyes-Ramirez, Nathan E 10/27

Flores, Kassandra 10/28

Rosemann, Harper O 10/28

Club Offerings at Marsh

Clubs and Activities are a great way to get connected to Marsh!! Check out our Marsh Website for more information about what clubs and sports are offered at Marsh Jr.

Check out our Clubs and activities page for more information on clubs and after-school programs!

Chess club is here!

Marsh will be starting up a Chess Club runs after school in D-17 from 3:00 - 4:00 on Tuesdays. This is an excellent opportunity for our Gators. Check out the article below regarding the benefits of Chess. We hope to see you there!

Licensed Therapist, Matt Reddam - Trauma101


Lunchtime Fun!!

Are you looking for something fun to do at lunch? Do you like games or sports? Would you like a place where you can hang out with friends? If so, check out these fun activities happening during the lunch period.

Games In the Library -

* Fuego, Uno, Battleship, scattegories, and much more!

Sports Activities - back courts

* Basketball, 4 square, volleyball, football

Meet the Counselors

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Lunchtime Fun

Students have many opportunities to stay connected and have fun during the lunch period at Marsh. Gators check out some of these activities next time you are at lunch.

Cube Club - Wednesday

Club Live -Tuesdays and Thursdays

Flag Football - back field

Basketball - basketball courts

4 Square - back courts

Volleyball - back courts

Board Games and Cards - library

Fun Friday; Spikeball cornhole, and music - WIFI area

Marsh School Culture: #Gatorpride

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Stay Informed and Connected

Marsh Junior High School Website

Get up to date information for Marsh Junior High School

MJHS Facebook

Join Marsh Junior High School Facebook

MJHS PTSO Facebook

Join the Marsh Junior High School PTSO Facembook Page

Make your voice heard! Join us for LCAP

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