Marsh Gator Newsletter

November 1st-5th

What's Happening this Week?

Tuesday, 11/2/21

Club Live at lunch
CJSF Big buddies Field Trip- 11:45am-3:00pm

Wednesday, 10/27/21

Cube Club at lunch

Thursday, 10/28/21

Club Live at lunch

Classroom Spotlight

This week’s classroom spotlight is on Mr. Bishop’s 6th grade History class. Students took part in a collaborative assessment on the Mesopotamia unit by utilizing Breakout EDU. Breakout EDU is an immersive learning games platform. Breakout EDU games consist of a combination of physical and digital puzzle elements that must be solved in a set amount of time. Players of all ages are challenged to open the locked Breakout EDU box using critical thinking, collaboration and creativity. This assessment had engaged as they worked collaboratively to solve puzzles that tested their prior knowledge of Mesopotamia people, places, and events.


Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, is a proven learning support structure, known as WICOR , that incorporates teaching/learning methodologies in the critical areas of Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn. WICOR provides a learning model that educators can use to guide students in comprehending concepts and articulating ideas at increasingly complex levels.

Marsh’s teachers have been trained in the WICOR principles and incorporate their proven strategies into their lessons. This week's WICOR spotlight is Mrs. Bladorn’s Science class. Mrs. Bladorn had students using critical reading strategies by marking their text, annotating notes, and using interactive science notebooks which are all proven AVID strategies for engagement. Great job Mrs. Bladorn, you are a WICOR Rock Star!!

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CJSF in Action

CJSF was in full force Thursday afternoon cleaning the marsh campus in preparation of the Marsh Harvest Festival. CJSF or teh California Junior Scholarship Federation is a statewide organization founded on the purpose of fostering high standards for scholarship, service, and citizenship in middle grades.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. This week at Marsh Gators celebrate Red Ribbon Week by wearing red ribbons, participating in school wide anti-drug events, and pledging to live drug-free lives.

Marsh Harvest Festival

A huge thank you to all the students, parents, and staff members that made this year’s Marsh Harvest Festival such a huge success. It was so much fun having our Marsh Gator families back together for this campus wide event. The Marsh band, chorus, art display, pumpkin carving contest, carnival games, and great food really made this event special. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out and support our school!

Halloween Dress Up

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!!

Grace Davis- 6th Grade

Holden Campos - 7th Grade

Ellie Addington - 8th Grade

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!

Campos, Holden-7th Grade

Ericson, Lilyan-7th Grade

Hurtado, Elena-6th Grade

Pechkis, William-8th

Soria-Alvarado, Yadhira-6th Grade

8th Grade Yearbook Baby Pictures

Don’t miss out on this 8th grade tradition!

Purchase a spot in the 2021/2022 Yearbook for

an 8th grade baby photo and dedication.

● Spots are $25 per 8th grade student.

● Spots can be purchased on the MJHS

website and must be purchased by

December 6, 2021.

● Images and dedication must be submitted

by December 6, 2021. Please use the link

at the point of purchase to submit your


● If you need alternate arrangements for

submission, please contact

Purchase your 2021-2022 Yearbook Now

Don’t miss out on the lowest price

of the year!

● Books are now $40...price will

increase later in the year.

● Yearbooks can be purchased

online at the MJHS online store:

● Questions regarding Yearbook

Purchases contact:


As October ushers in the autumn season, our Library welcomes the macabre! All students will be given the opportunity to come in for a spooktacular lesson this month. These lessons celebrate incredible authors, eerie tales, and opportunities for self-expression that only junior high students are capable of. Want to know more? Ask a member of #teamlibrary, or email Keep it creepy, mwahahaha!

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!

Ongoing Angel Tree signups

The Salvation Army is offering signups to be the recipient of an Angel Tree this holiday season. The tree is offered to children up to the age of 13 and seniors up to the age of 60. Please check the poster below for more details!
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Allstar Parent Program

The Allstar parent program, based on the curriculum, is a workshop designed to promote communication and understanding for both parents and kids. This event will be hosted for 13 weeks at Emma Wilson Elementary, Wednesdays at 6, with meals provided at 5:30. Please scan the qr code at the bottom of the poster below to sign up, or click the poster itself to be taken to the google form!

El Programa de Padres Estelares esta basado en el currículo de Rezilient Kidz y es un taller de 13 semanas diseñado para construir familias más fuertes, proporcionando confianza, herramientas y capacidades que los padres necesitan para criar hijos saludables, responsables y atentos. Este evento comenzará el dia 13 de octubre en la escuela Rosedale (Sesión de Español de 9:30 AM-11:00 AM) y la escuela Emma Wilson (Sesión de Ingles de 5:30 PM-7:30 PM). Habrá comida y cuidado de ninos. Favor de escanear el cogido QR para registrarse o haga clic en el póster para acceder al formulario de Google.

Parent Education Series - Mental Health

Over the past 4 years Butte county children, families, and schools have experienced a high degree of stress and trauma due to the ongoing crisis. Join us for an educational series designed to increase awareness of your child's mental health, your own wellness, and examine ways that you as parents can intervene more effectively. This series will be led by MS, MFT and NMT certified Matt Reddam, who specializes in the treatment of complex trauma and general psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults.

October 12th 6PM: Mental Health 101

November 9: Trauma 101

December 7: Grief & Loss

January 4: Parent Overwhelm

February 1: Mental Health and Trauma Q & A

March 1: How to talk to your kids about mental health

April 5: Overwhelm in teens

May 3: Social emotional strategies at home

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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

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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Please remember to contact the attendance office for absences

Please remember to contact the Attendance Office if your student is going to be absent via Parent Square, email at:, or call 895-4110 ext 42113, please include your student’s name, the date of absence, and the reason for the absence. You may also use the report absence button on the marsh website.

If your student is ill please contact the Attendance or Health office to screen for any symptoms. Students need to be symptom-free for 24 hours before they return to school. Thank you all for your continued help and cooperation.

When students are out for any reason, sick, quarantine, Dr. appointment., etc. please make sure to have them email their teachers and check their Google classroom to get their work.

For COVID-19 related questions and to report test results, please call the CUSD COVID-19 Reporting & Information Line at 530-801-2813.

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

Stay Informed and Connected

MJHS Website:

MJHS Facebook:

MJHS PTSO Facebook:

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