Marsh Gator Newsletter

September 5th - 9th

What's Happening this Week?

Monday, September 5th

Labor day

Tuesday, September 6th

Clubs at lunch!

Wednesday, September 7th

Clubs at lunch!

Thursday, September 8th

Clubs at lunch!

Friday, September 9th

Clubs at lunch!

Lunch time fun

Heat Advisory

Gator Families,

With the excessive heat advisory please be sure to send your child to school with a refillable water bottle and protective wear (sunblock, hats). Students are able to refill their water bottles at our water refill stations around campus. In addition, please note that when the temperature is over 100 degrees, PE classes will plan to conduct PE indoors. Thank you for your help and support with this!!

Mark Your Calendars

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Student Spotlight - Making a Difference at Marsh Jr.

My name is Kyren Le'Sean Conn-Gaston. I'm a 6 grader at Marsh Jr High School. I have created a new program called Campus Clean. I am so excited to get it out to the school. Campus Clean is basically a way to inspire students at MJHS to pick up trash. So how Campus Clean works is any student after school from 2:45 - 3:15 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday can bring in three pieces of trash and can receive three pieces of candy. I really believe this will help keep the campus clean. I am so excited

Percussion Club is rockin out!

Check out our awesome students in the percussion club! These gators have been hard at work every Tuesday and Thursday!

Click on the picture below to check out their video!

We are Going to Be Friends

Check out this inspirational video from the Marsh Chorus. Great job Austin Kin and our amazing Gators!!

Club Live - Positive Pops

Club Live hosted their first school culture event this week at the student lunches. Club live student officers ran a station where students could come come over, answer a question around positive affirmations, and receive a popsicle in return. It was great to see the positivity spread across campus.

If you are interested in being a part of Club Live, check out the Club link on the Marsh Jr. High Website for more information.

WEB Activity for Advisement's Flex Friday

8th Grade WEB leaders reconnected with their 6th grade protégés this last Friday during the Advisement period. They were able to do a quick survey checking in on how each 6th grader was feeling about the social and academic components of Marsh. Following the in class activity each 6th grade class went outside for a fun team building tag game. WEB will continue to push into 6th grade advisement classes every 3 weeks to support their transition to Marsh.

Tabacco Prevention at Marsh

This week at the student lunch the KLEAN (Kids Leading Everyone Against Nicotine) team was on campus educating students about the harmful effects of tobacco use. Students learned about the different chemicals that are found in vapes, as well as the number of hospitalizations and death due to smoking vapes. After learning, students were given a brief verbal quiz and had the opportunity to earn prizes by answering correctly.

If your student is interested in being part of the KLEAN club please have them check out the Marsh Website for more information.

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Spirit Week Highlights

Chico Unified College Fair - Mark your calendars

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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.


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Feb. 15

March 22

April 19

May 17

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

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.

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.

Library Tech Center

Marsh Junior High school Students,

Are you needing some support with technology? would you like to know more about how to how to reset your password, clear your cache, insert audio into slides, and much more?? If so, check out our Library Tech Support Page on the MJHS website.

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

IXL Leaderboard

Way to go Marsh Gators! You are doing an amazing job in IXL. As a school, this week alone you answered 6362 questions correctly!

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. Ms. Hodges had students create emoji graphs to help learn the concepts of graphing and it's coordinates. Students learned so much more than graphing through her engaging and collaborative lesson. Following the creation of their graphs students then did a Gallery Walk where they toured each table checking out each others graphs. Way to go Ms. Hodges Math class, you are WICOR all-stars!!

Classroom Spotlight

This week's classroom spotlight is on our Mrs. Larrance' s math class. This week students have been charting distance, hang time, and flight accuracy on paper airplanes they each created. This mad learning fun and engaging, and brought math and graphing to life for her students. Way to go Mrs. Larrance!!!
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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!

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

Ramiah Barbee - 8th grade

Ethan Lashley - 7th Grade

Eliana Giannola- 6th 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

Elijah C. 8/29

Michael Y. 8/29

Elizabeth S. 8/31

Lucas J. 9/1

Elle B. 9/2

Katelin P. 9/2

Makai I 9/3

Sofia A. 9/3

Seth W. 9/3

Licensed Therapist, Matt Reddam - Mental Health 101

MJHS Mental Health 101

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

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!
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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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