Marsh Gator Newsletter

May 23rd-27th

What's Happening this Week?

Monday, May 23rd

Library-Study hall

Spirit week! Crocs vs Slides

Tuesday, May 24th

Club live at student lunch

Library- Study hall

Spirit week! Green Vs White!

Yearbook Distribution at Lunch

Wednesday, May 25th

KLEAN Club Meeting, 6th grade lunch, P-29

Cube Club at lunch!

Bike Week-Ride your bike to school and get entered to wins prize bags.

Library-Study hall

Spirit week! Sunglasses vs Hats!

Thursday, May 26th

Football at lunch - back field

Library-Study hall

Spirit week! Country vs Country club!

Friday, May 27th

Testing at 6th grade lunch-library

Pride button making activity at lunch! E-wing tables!

Library-Study Hall!

Spirit week! Hip 90s vs Hippie 70s!

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Yearbook Distribution May 24th at Lunch

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June 2nd is a minimum day

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End of the Year Thank You from the Principal

Marsh Gators,

Thank you for another wonderful and productive school year! I am so proud of each and everyone of you and the hard work you have put in throughout this school year. I am honored to be your principal, and you make me proud to be a Gator! Thank you to all the parents and family members who have been there to support your Gators through this educational year. It takes a village, and we could not have done it without your support. To all of my amazing 8th graders, I want you to know that I am extremely grateful for the time we had together. I know that it was not what you expected your middle school experience to be. However, I have no doubt that you all came out even that much stronger for having to work through your struggles. I am extremely humbled at how all of you have shown such flexibility, grace, and compassion through these challenging times. As we close out the school year together, I want you all to know how lucky I feel to have something so great that it makes saying goodbye hard to do. I wish you all a wonderful summer ahead!

With Gratitude,

Jessica Kamph

Letter From the Editor

Good morning/Afternoon all!

My name is Ben Boyer, Marsh Junior high School’s IA-Computers, and I have been your editor for this year's Newsletter! It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to assemble and publish this newsletter for you all each week. Over the two school years which I have worked at Marsh, I have seen all of your students grow so much and really get back on their feet. It's very clear that from all of the effort your students have put in that they have bright futures ahead of them! Working with Marsh has also given me the inspiration to cement my own career path and work towards becoming a Drama/history teacher. If my future students are as wonderful, actively curious, and driven as yours are, then I greatly look forward to my career in education.

Yours truly, Ben Boyer

8th Grade Dance

This last Friday PTSO in conjunction with Marsh ASB held the 8th Grade Celebratory Dance. This was a fun filled night with a live DJ, red carpet, classic cars, professional photographer, picture slideshow of memories, great food, and FUN. A huge thank you to PTSO, ASB, and all the parents, teachers, and chaperones who came to support our 8th graders.

MJHS 2021-2022 yearbook!

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CJSF End of year Party!

“Our CJSF members got together last week to celebrate all their hard work throughout this school year. We had a candy buffet, DJ, dancing, card games, endless food, and of course a bartender serving up favorite drinks! Congratulations to this year’s CJSF members! Finish the year strong and enjoy a well-deserved summer break”

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CJFS end of year party!

Free Helmet event on the 31st!

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MJHS Celebrates Pride! Join us May 27th!

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CSEA ACE Program Visits Marsh

The CSEA ACE program designantes District Admin/board members job shadow classified staff. This last week we had Diane Olson, Director of Special Education at CUSD shadowed Ruthann Plummer, Paraprofessional in Taryn Blizman’s classroom. School Board member, Eileene Robinson shadowed Paty Ramirez, Campus supervisor during the student lunch. It was wonderful having them both on site here at the Swamp.
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Parents we need your help

Parents we need your help on Wednesday mornings!

There have been ongoing behavior issues with students at 7-11 on late start Wednesdays. Moving forward, Chico PD will be monitoring behaviors. If your child is going to visit the 7-11 area, please talk with them about appropriate behaviors. Please keep in mind, that if a student is dropped off at the Marsh campus, they are NOT to leave. This would be considered a cut, and the student will be assigned Saturday School.

Thank you for your support as we wind down the school year!

WEB Spring Play Date

Future 8th grade WEB Leaders recieved some training on the activities they will be asked to do with some of our upcoming Gators. WEB stands for "Where Everyone Belongs" and consits of 8th graders who act as mentors to incoming 6th graders. These students reconnect throughout the school year and help to assure that the transition from elementary to junior high is as smoth as possible.
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Current Gators Visit future Gators at Parkview Elementary

This last week we had 7 former Parktastic students visit the future Gators at Parkview Elementary. They provide future Gators with information and insight regarding their upcoming transition to Junior High. They were able to answer questions about sports, lock rooms, staying organized, elective classes, finding clases, and much more. This was a wonderful experience for both of our Parktastic and Gatorific students!
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Esports Update!

NCEL Spring Invitational, put on by the Butte County Office of Education, Northern California Esports League (NCEL), STS Education, and the Western Regional Middle School Esports Conference was held May 14th at Central Middle School. The tournament boasted over 22 players from 4 different middle schools from Northern California. Starting in the morning they othered 2 on 2(2v2) competition as well as 1 on 1 (1v1). 5 Gators participated in the 1v1 competition. The format was a random ranking and students where then allowed to battle for challenge tokens (tokens used to rank each player). The winner would get the higher ranking token. At the end of the day, Gators finished with the following rankings:

4th place: Nathan Van Laan

8th place: Ayden Hansen

9th place: Colby Hansen

11th place: Nathan Hamilton

17th place: Bella Leffler (Pretty awesome since she has only been playing for 2 months!)


Marsh Junior High School calk Draw - Be sure to check out all the finished works on the sidewalk!. Swing by for an art stroll!

Check out the art by our awesome artists such as:

Casen Pickerell

Gabe Stearns

Lillian Smith

Autumn Riley

Madison Gee

Alexis Gee

Bailey Samson-Smets

Milio Morales

Athena Agbuya

Jessica Aldabbas

Piper Nichols

Leif Drummond

Emily Aiken

Samantha Skibo

Angelina Patterson

Alexis Dias

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Support our band! Mattress firm Fundraiser!

Hey Marsh folks,

We are holding a fundraiser at the end of the year to support the music programs at Marsh, Bidwell, and PV. If you or someone you know are looking for a new mattress this is a great opportunity to find one while supporting a good cause. Please consider sharing this with anyone who you think might be interested.

There will be 20+ different styles of beds on display for customers to try. The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores. In addition to beds, there will also be premium pillows, luxury sheets and even adjustable power bases!! Check out THIS VIDEO to see how it works!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

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Mental Health Awarness Presentation for our Gators

Last Thursday our Marsh Counseling team gave a presentation to students about the importance of self care and mental health. This presentation covered everything from recognizing stress, to sleep requirements, emotions, the importance of physical activity, trauma, and so much more. Check out the full presentation on our Marsh Website under student resources or at the link below.
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May is AAPI heritage month!

Asian American and Pacific Islander Celebration - Multi Cultural Club

The Multicultural club created an AAIP collaborative poster during this week's activity. This poster will then be put together to hang in celebration of AAIP cultural heritage month

Lunchtime Leadership Fun - Bubble Blowing Challenge

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Friday Fun Day at Lunch

Leadership Water Target Practice

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In honor of our promoting 8th graders

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Marsh Gets a New Marquee

Marsh Junior High school Summer Camp

Marsh Junior High school Families,

Are you looking for something fun for your Gator to do this summer. If so, consider having them in the Marsh Summer Camp June 6 - June 24th. Space is limited so be on the lookout for the official paper application that will be sent home May 10th. Please turn in the completed application to the main office.

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Attention 6th Grade Families

Attention 6th Grade Families:

All 6th grade students need an immunization called Tdap before you can start 7th grade. It is recommended that you make an appointment for this immunization ASAP as doctors’ offices get full quickly. Please bring proof of immunization to the health office as soon as possible to get a better chance of getting your preferred elective. If your student does not have proof of this vaccine by August 15th they will not be able start school until they get it. If you already got the vaccine, please turn the paperwork to the health office. Thank you!

Azad's is starting early for the basket drive!

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Summer camps are coming!

Attention Gators! Summer is just around the corner and we’re excited to see so many summer camp options available within our local community. If you’re interested in having some much overdue fun this summer, check out the CARD website and search programs by age. Registration for summer camps starts April 4th.

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Drop in math help is avaliable!

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Yearbooks are still available

Attention Gator Families!

Yearbooks are available to pre-order! Reserve your copy online at the MJHS Online Store. Supplies are limited! Visit

Pre-ordered Yearbooks will be distributed at lunch on Tuesday, May 24th. Questions regarding Yearbook purchases can be directed to Suzanne Snow, Account Tech at Thank you!

Student Store Hours:

Monday: 7:30 - 11:00

Tuesday 7:30 - 3:15

Thursday: 7:30 - 3:15

Classroom Spotlight

This week's classroom spotlight is on Mr. King's Band class. This last week the Marsh Jr. High school Band class held a special performance at Six Flags Great America. This was quite a memorable experience for our gators and we are so proud of all they are accomplishing!

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This week's classroom spotlight is on Mr. Sfarzo's ELD Class. His class was tasked with a presentation on cultural food. Students were asked to research and present their cultural dish to the class. Students worked hard on this project, organizing their thoughts, researching, and writing their presentation. We are so proud of all you are learning!

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Mark Your Calendars

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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!

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

Lucy Anstine, 7th Grade

Natalee Dig, 7th Grade

Allie Hedlund, 6th Grade

Gabriel Stearns, 8th Grade

Finn Bradley, 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!

Elle L.

River D

Sean P.

Ekam R.

Klayton S.

Aubree R.

Elena H.

Isaac E.

Luca O.

Amalia B.

Mason H.

Forebay Aquatic Center is open for students!

Join the Forebay aquatic centers 2022 school programs!

links resources in the poster can be found here!


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Rentals and more information can be found on their website at

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New Video from Matt Reddam, Teens and Stress

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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, tcheck out these fun activities happening during the lunch period.

Games In the Library - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

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

Sports Activities - Tuesdays and Thursdays

* Basketball, Football, Soccer, and more

Life saving skills for california students and school staff

Please join Living works youth summit for an online training program based on supporting our students through suicide prevention. This free training can be accessed through the link provided here or by texting "start" to 888-707-0780. The program is open to all California students and staff!
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Counseling posters

Need help from a Counselor? Come scan any one of these posters, or click poster itself to get in contact with one of our team!

The Care Team

THRIVE's newest project - The CARE Team. This program is for Butte County high school-aged youth.

The CARE Team helps connect young people and their immediate circle with support and resources . Their mission is to prevent and limit the recurrence of youth suicide in our community and ensure every young person knows just how much they matter. Click the links below to learn more.

Visit the North Valley Community Foundation THRIVE Online Resource Page

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Visit the North Valley Community Foundation CARE Team (Community, Assessment, Response and Education Team) Website

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Attendance/Parent Square Communication

Did you know that Parents and Guardians can view Attendance Notices on their app or website and can submit notes back to the school? See how in the information flier below.
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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

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