Marsh Gator Newsletter

August 29 - september 2nd

What's Happening this Week?

Spirit week!

Monday, August 29th

Sunglasses Vs Hats

Tuesday, August 30th

Back to School Night 6-8

Neon Day

Wednesday, August 31st

DELAC Zoom meeting

Cross country meeting-after school-gym

Beach Day

Thursday, September 1st

80s day

Friday, September 2nd

Spirit week, Anything but a backpack

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Picture day is September 2nd!

Marsh Gators, picture day is coming up September 2nd. You will be taking your pictures in your PE classes. Picture packets will be coming home soon.

Link is here as well!

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Get involved!- DELAC Zoom meeting!

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Join CJSF!

If your 8th grade student enjoys serving the community and being acknowledged for their academic excellence, CJSF is the club to join! Our first informational meeting will be held Thursday September 1st at 7:30am in the MJHS library—come check it out! We have a whole lot of fun while serving our school and community
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Mark Your Calendars

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Back to School Night - August 30th 6:00 - 8:00

Back to School Night allows parents and students to check out the classrooms, meet faculty members, and find out what is in store for the upcoming school year. This year's Back to School Night will take place on August 30th from 6:00 - 8:00.

Students will be bringing home their filled out schedules today.

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Marsh Junior High School Cross Country Team Information


The Marsh Cross Country team informational meeting will be held Wednesday, August 31st, after school, in the gym. All Gators who plan to join the team should attend this meeting. Parents are welcome. The cross country season starts September 6th.

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.


September 7th

October 5th

November 2nd

December 7th

January 4th

February 1st

March 1st

April 5th

May 3rd

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 Practice

6th Grade:

Language Arts

Week 2

Reading Strategies

Read about science and nature

Grammar and Mechanics

Identify the simple subject or simple predicate of a sentence

Grammar and Mechanics

Identify the complete subject or complete predicate of a sentence


Week 2 Operations with whole numbers

Place values in whole numbers

Add and subtract whole numbers

Add and subtract whole numbers: word problems

Multiply whole numbers

Multiply whole numbers: word problems

Division patterns with zeros

Divide numbers ending in zeroes: word problems

7th Grade

Language Arts

Week 2

Reading Strategies

Identify the narrative point of view

Writing Strategies

Create varied sentences based on models


Choose the synonym

Grammar and Mechanics

Identify the complete subject or complete predicate of a sentence

Grammar and Mechanics

Identify the compound subject or compound predicate of a sentence


Week 2 Operations with fractions

Add and subtract fractions

Add and subtract mixed numbers: word problems

Multiply fractions

Divide fractions

Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and mixed numbers: word problems

Evaluate numerical expressions involving fractions

8th Grade

Language Arts

Week 2

Reading Strategies

Compare and contrast in informational texts

Writing Strategies

Organize information by main idea


Which definition matches the sentence?

Grammar and Mechanics

Identify the complete subject or complete predicate of a sentence

Grammar and Mechanics

Identify the compound subject or compound predicate of a sentence


Week 2 Rational numbers

Write a repeating decimal as a fraction

Convert between decimals and fractions or mixed numbers

Compare rational numbers

Put rational numbers in order

Add and subtract rational numbers

Multiply and divide rational numbers

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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.

This week's WICOR Spotlight

This week's classroom spotlight is on Ms. Metzger's STEM class. Ms. Metzger had students using graphic organizers and inquiry as the learned about the STEM process. Students were making predictions, noting evidence, and organizing their thoughts in a graphic organizer. We are so proud of all you are learning!

Classroom Spotlight

This week's classroom spotlight is on our amazing PE class. This last week the Marsh Jr. High school PE Teachers taught students how to calculate their resting and active heart rates. The team incorporated a ton of math into lesson and students were so into it you could hear a pin drop while they counted their heart rate. Way to go PE team!!

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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!

This week Nominations go out to:

Davion Ragmon

Chris Saligan

Jayden Bond-Hunter

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

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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