Marshall LMS Update
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Dear LMS Ram Family:
We have begun the process of welcoming students who have selected in person learning back to campus. Beginning Wed., Sept. 23, families who would like to change their selection of instructional learning model (in-person or virtual learning) for the second grading cycle (Oct. 19-Dec. 18) may do so by completing an online questionnaire that will be published on the district website and on district social media platforms this week.
Families will have until Sept. 30 to submit their change. Only families wishing to change their current learning model selection need to complete the online questionnaire.
Families are reminded that a selection of virtual learning for the second grading period means a commitment to remain in that learning model for the complete grading period.
It is a privilege to serve as your child's principal. I am available via phone or email and return calls and emails within 24 hours.
Marshall LMS now has a Facebook page and a Twitter page. Please follow us @NISDMarshallLMS and https://www.facebook.com/MarshallLMS for important updates regarding Marshall LMS.
Schoology Parent Accounts
You received an email with your student's Schoology Access Code on September 18th and instructions for creating a parent account. If you are not able to access the email, you can reach out to your child's teacher for the access code. Schoology offers parents many options to view classwork, grades, and upcoming assignments. You can also check attendance, look for overdue assignments, and communicate with your student's teachers.
Click here to see what a Schoology parent account can offer you.
Staff Spotlight English Teacher/Coordinator Jessica Lane
Staff Spotlight Jessica Lane
Jessica Lane is the English Language Arts Department Coordinator at John Marshall High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Sonoma State University in English Literature and holds a Masters of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. She has been teaching for 21 years and states, “It is my dream come true.” She currently teaches English I PAP and English 4 College Prep. Her favorite things are spending time with her husband and four children, reading, quilting, and drinking coffee.
Hybrid Schedule Infographic
Tech Help Now Available
• Toll Free Number: 1- 877-768-4630
• Chat Feature: https://tinyurl.com/NISDchat
• Original Hotline Number is still available at 210-397-0020
We have added these other two easy ways to contact us in order to provide better customer service to our parents and students.
Need Help with Your Homework?
Starting Monday, Aug. 31, NISD will offer Online Student Homework Support provided free of charge to all NISD students after hours and weekends. Our goal is to assist students in the academic content areas of Reading/ELA, Math, Science, and/or Social Studies. A certified Teacher Tutor will provide assistance to your child via video conferencing, screen share, or chat.
The Online Student Homework Support hours are:
Monday - Thursday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Elementary)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Secondary)
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (All Levels)
Sunday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (All Levels)
Students will be able to access the link beginning Aug. 31 on HAC under the school links tab, and in the students NISD portal with an icon(pictured above) that signifies Student Homework Support.
Greetings LMS RamFam!
I hope that this message finds you well!
I am excited to announce that I will be conducting Howdy Visits in your 9th grader’s Critical Issues - Social Studies classes on Friday, September 25th! I am really thrilled about the opportunity to say Howdy and to begin the conversation about our Marshall/LMS Counseling Program.
This week while talking with many of you, the discussion around Schoology parent accounts came up. On Friday, September 18th, NISD sent you a parent code and instructions for setting up your account. The information was sent to the email of the first person listed in your student’s school profile. If you don’t see it, check your spam folder!
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me by email, Anissa.Pennick@nisd.net. Please include your student’s id number and a phone number where you can be reached by phone.
Take care and stay safe,
Ms. A. Pennick
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Expectations for Student Learning
EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT LEARNING
Marshall/LMS High School
Log into Schoology daily to engage in direct instruction, instructional support, and intervention both synchronously (real time) and asynchronously (independent)
Follow the designated schedule issued by the campus
Complete and submit ALL assignments and assessments
Comply with attendance requirements
Participate in intervention and enrichment as needed to address their learning needs
Understand that some (in person) participation will be required for courses at the secondary level, such as CTE, Fine Arts, and Athletics.
Take responsibility for asking for help, asking questions, and taking advantage of tutoring opportunities.
Reach out to a trusted adult for academic and emotional support.
Parent Expectations for Learning
PARENT EXPECTATIONS FOR LEARNING
Make sure their child(ren) follow their assigned schedules and attends all classes daily to meet attendance requirements
Support their student with Schoology by attending district offered training
Maintain communication with their student’s teachers by phone, email, and online meetings to receive feedback on their progress
Create a designated learning space free of distractions
Check out an electronic device if needed and ensure there is adequate internet access
Ensure their student has the required school supplies
Set up a Home Access Center (HAC) account to monitor grades and progress
Understand some participation (in person) will be required for selected courses at the secondary level, such as Career and Technical Education (CTE), fine arts, and athletics
Understand enrollment in virtual learning is a nine week commitment
Allow your child to build resilience while learning. Don’t help too much. Becoming an independent learner takes time, practice, and patience.
JMHS and LMS Police Explorers participated in the Skills USA Competition.
Mock Trial Team
The Mock Trial Team advanced to the state competition in Austin, Texas.
The Principal's Cabinet participated in various outreach activities this year including Open House, Recruiting, and New Student Orientation.
John Marshall High School PTSA
(Parent Teacher Student Association)
2020-2021 Membership Enrollment
SUPPORTING OUR RAMS
IS WHAT WE DO BEST!
That will not change this year, but we need your help to continue that legacy.
WHO: Parents, Students, Staff, any family member or community member.
WHAT: Become a JMHS PTSA Member
WHERE: https://www.joinpta.org/ $10/member
WHY: Being a JMHS PTSA member simply says, “I support my student’s school”.
HOW: Click Join PTA, select Northside ISD & John Marshall HS.
Fill out all information and add to cart.
Add additional members and check out.
You can add up to 6 members for the one service fee of $1.50
For more information on volunteer opportunities or questions regarding membership, please contact us at email@example.com. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JMHSPTSA/ (updated 08/2020)