Marshall Memo for Nov. 21-22

WE ARE MARSHALL, AND WE ARE DESTINED FOR GREATNESS!

Don't forget: No School Wed, Nov. 23-Fri, Nov 25!

Watch this Week's A.M. HERE

Check out our newest A.M. hosted by 7th grader Nia W. Then, listen as Saja announces TMMS' student and teacher of the week! Plus, find out about our upcoming Fun Fest for students who've met their iReady and Lexia goals!

What's Happening This Week at Marshall?

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Your 5th or 6th grader sick? Report their absence here!

Does your child ever lose notes? Are you tired of trying to reach someone by phone at the school? If your child is sick, feel free to fill out the electronic form so that we are aware and can mark their absence correctly in our system!

Your 7th or 8th grader sick? Report their absence here!

Does your child ever lose notes? Are you tired of trying to reach someone by phone at the school? If your child is sick, feel free to fill out the electronic form so that we are aware and can mark their absence correctly in our system!

Health Notice from MNPS!

MNPS Families,

As you may be aware, there has been an increase in the number of cases of flu or RSV around the country and here in Nashville.


While we want students to be in the classroom as much as possible to continue their learning experience, we do encourage and appreciate families keeping students home when exhibiting symptoms of illness. Symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Temperature above 100.4F without the use of fever reducing medication
  • New Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Throwing Up
  • Chills
  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash (covering entire body)


A few other steps students, families, and staff can take to reduce the chances of getting sick or spreading illness are:

  • Sneeze or cough into your sleeve and elbow
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use of face masks when in indoor environments around other people (masks available through school)
  • Vaccines and boosters that target respiratory illnesses


If your student does need to stay home due to illness, please be sure to keep your school informed so that they can be documented as an excused absence. Students should not return to school until all symptoms are gone and there has been no fever for 24 hours without use of medication.

Congrats to Marshall's Student and Teacher of the Week for 11.21!

Wilson R. (6th grader) (nominated by Ms. Ethridge)



Ms. Graff (nominated by Kayla V.)

Upcoming 7th and 8th Grade TSU College Field Trips!

As part of our AVID program, all Marshall's 7th and 8th graders will have the opportunity to visit Tennessee State University to explore what life on a college campus looks like!


Studies show that students who take college tours in middle school not only are more knowledgeable about colleges than those who did not, but they are also more likely to take more challenging high school classes and experience an increase in their desire to go to college upon graduating from high school.


7th and 8th grade parents, make sure your students can go by filling out the forms sent home with your child or by filling out the electronic permission forms emailed, texted, and sent via Remind to you!

Recruitment for School for Science and Math @ Vanderbilt Starts Now!

If you are not yet familiar with the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, it is a unique program for curious and enthusiastic MNPS students. Students spend one day a week at Vanderbilt during high school learning about science, technology, math, and engineering directly from scientists and engineers.


January of 8th grade is the only application point for SSMV, a program of the Collaborative for STEM Education and Outreach (CSEO, formerly the CSO), however, the Interdisciplinary Science and Research (ISR) program is also available at Hillsboro, Overton, and Stratford High Schools for students with similar interests. Students who are not accepted to the SSMV and are attending those schools will be eligible for ISR automatically.

The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt
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Sigma Beta Club Starting at Marshall!

Do you have a young man that wants to start preparing for his future today? He should consider joining the Sigma Beta Club.


Participants learn the importance of serving others, establish lifelong friendships, and enhance their skills through meaningful educational and professional opportunities.

Sigma Beta Clubs motto is, “The Next Generation of Leaders Accepting the Responsibility and Loving the Challenge”


Interested in learning more?

1. Check out the link to the brochure below. Still interested?

2. Fill out the interest form. Those who fill out the form will be contacted about a Zoom meeting where a leader of the club will share more information!

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Sign Up to Attend the Zoom Sigma Beta Interest Meeting

Please put in your child's and your contact information. This is NOT a commitment to join Beta Club. It is just to show you are interested in receiving more information.

Fun Fridays are Coming!

This Friday, 5th grade students will get a chance to participate in their first Fun Friday! All students who have met their Lexia and iReady goals will have a chance to get together and compete in games like Uno, Battleship, Skip Bo, Phase 10, Chess, Jenga, and more!


Each Friday for the rest of the quarter, a different grade will have the opportunity to compete! Winners will earn LiveSchool points for themselves and their houses and qualify for a chance to compete against other houses in a larger game next semester!

Marshall Celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month lasts from September 15 through October 15, but Marshall's door decorating contest lasted through October 31, and our 8th grade Spanish I students completed a Dia de los Muertos Project for class. Check out some of their AMAZING work below!

The Library in October

October was an exciting month in the Marshall Library! Scary books were very popular among students as they got ready for spooky season! Students were challenged to record their reading minutes in Beanstack and we finished the month with 38,368 reading minutes recorded! Great job to our Marshall students! At the end of October we drew a few names from students who logged their minutes in Beanstack and they won a goodie bag and a FREE book! Congratulations to our winners!


We also had a visit with the teen librarians from the Nashville Public Library for a crafting lunch that was a big hit among students. NPL will visit us again on November 10th!


We will also begin our Project LIT book club on December 2nd by reading March: Book One, by John Lewis. Students can pick up a copy of the book in the library to begin reading!

Need FREE tutoring? Sign up for Moves and Grooves!

Marshall now has free tutoring Mondays through Fridays with Moves and Grooves!


Tutoring will occur:

Mornings: 7:15 - 8:30 AM (Mon-Fri)

Afternoons: 4:00 - 6:00 PM (Mon - Thur) We will not operate on Friday afternoons until further notice.


Currently we do not have evening transportation so students will need to be picked up by 6 PM.



If you would like to be part of the Moves and Grooves program, please fill out both applications below!

Paqui-One Chip Challenge Banned

Due to student health issues and disruption caused, we are banning the hot chips used for the "Hot Chips Challenge." If staff see these, they will be confiscated from students and a call home will be made to students who have the chips.

Title I Meeting

Did you miss Marshall's Title I Meeting or do you want to review the information again? Check out the PowerPoint or recorded meeting below.


Necesita la información en español? Desplácese hasta la parte inferior de la página para ver un enlace a la presentación en español.


Feel free to reach out to Rebekah Vance at rebekah.vance@mnps.org or Rosalie Shays at rosalie.shays@mnps.org if you have any questions!

I'm Willing to Volunteer!

Willing to help volunteer at Marshall? Fill out the survey to let us know how often and in what areas!

Want to be on Marshall's Family Advisory Council

Family Advisory Council Purpose:

The goal of the FAC is to support and enhance TMMS by encouraging family engagement and collaboration between the school staff, students, and TMMS families.


Family Advisory Council Roles:

  1. Identifying areas of strength and areas for growth for TMMS in relation to engagement of our families and students
  2. Creating enrichment opportunities and events for students and families
  3. Building relationships among families, and
  4. Organizing staff appreciation activities.


When does the Family Advisory Council Meet:

The FAC will meet once a month on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:30-8:30am at Marshall. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, October 18.


What is expected of Family Advisory Council Members:

  1. Attendance at the monthly meetings. Family members who miss more than 2 meetings during the school year will no longer be on the Family Advisory Council. This is not to punish people, but rather to make sure that we can work effectively together on projects since everyone will be fully informed and engaged.
  2. Visiting Marshall at least 1 day during the school year to observe classes for 2-3 hours. We want Family Advisory Council members to be knowledgeable about what is going on in TMMS classrooms. To that end, we ask those on the FAC to come to the school to see our teachers and students in action. We can work with your schedule and will schedule these meetings in advance.
  3. Willingness and ability to volunteer to help organize and staff school events. This year TMMS wants to have a STEAM night, Career Day, and school dance. We also want to revamp the way we run teacher-parent conferences and start some quarterly information sessions for families. As a FAC member, you would be helping with at least 2 of these events throughout the year.


Thank you for reading through the information above to learn more about our FAC! Please fill out the form HERE to let me know if you would like to be on the FAC!


If you have more questions or want to speak with me before filling out the form, feel free to contact me through email or call/text me at 629-888-3280.


I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Helping Marshalls' Students Thrive Academically, Socially, and Emotionally

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This year during most students' daily PLT time, Marshall's students are working on pathways individualized to them to grow their skills in reading and math 4 days a week. Throughout the week all students should be completing 4+ math lessons in i-Ready and 23+ ELA lessons in Lexia (these ELA lessons only take about 5 minutes each). Doing so will earn them a grade in their math and ELA classes. You can see the layout of the PLT classes above!


The time in PLT should be enough to earn mastery on these lessons, but if students are in AVID or Spanish I or if they don't complete this number during PLT time, they should complete these at home for homework.


Research has shown that using Lexia and i-Ready can help students close gaps in their learning or can ensure that they become advanced. We hope you will help encourage students to complete these at home and that you will sign off on their Lexia and i-Ready sheets that will be in the PLT section of their binder each week!


Both Lexia and i-Ready can be located in Clever. Check out the images below to see what the documentation of students' progress will look like depending on their grade and level of English proficiency.


On Wednesdays each week, students are participating in Sown to Grow and Second Step to help them learn to express their emotions and set goals on Wednesdays. These programs allow students to respond individually to different pre-created prompts so that they can be known.

Students, Want to Go to Costa Rica in Summer 2023? Read below to find out how!

Your student is invited to join us on an upcoming educational travel experience to Costa Rica in Summer 2023!


When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and I would love to have your student join us on this adventure.


Come hear all the details, including the itinerary, activities, academic opportunities, the cost of the trip and EF’s risk-free enrollment period at our informational meeting. The meeting will take place on Zoom.


Please click here to register for the meeting ASAP to save your seat: https://bit.ly/3CI2yg9.


There are limited spots on this trip, so we would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

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News from the Library

It took us into September, but we finally saw all 750+ students for library orientation and checkout! Students learned the rules and procedures of the library and they practiced finding books through our breakout scavenger hunt! We are excited to have so many eager readers in our school!

Check out Marshall's Houses Below!

North- The Noble Northern Narwhals (color: TEAL)

South- The Strong Southern Sharks (color: PURPLE)

East- The Elite Eastern Dolphins (color: AQUA)

West- The Wise Western Water Dragons (color: NAVY BLUE)


South and West have 50 LiveSchool points and East earned 100 points for our castle ball competition last week!

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Marshall and AVID!

Marshall students in grades 5th through 8th will be benefitting from numerous AVID strategies this school year, and we're so excited! Check out the A.M. to hear Ms. Davenport talk about some elements of the program and hear from some AVID students about their experience with the program!


Want to know more about AVID? Check out the information below!


AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, helps schools and teachers make learning more meaningful and engaging. Research tells us that the most powerful influence on academic achievement is a caring teacher. When students care and connect to both their learning and their teacher, they will succeed!


AVID’s teaching strategies and curriculum build positive teacher-student relationships to ensure student success schoolwide. AVID Elective students:

~ Enroll in advanced courses

~ Receive academic instruction and tutorial support

~ Strengthen their writing skills

~ Improve study and organization skills

~ Gain “college knowledge”

~ Visit colleges and explore careers

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AVID Binders and School Supplies Provided by Marshall

You may have seen your student come home with a binder last week! One of the ways we're working to make sure all Marshall students are college and career ready is by making sure that they have not only the materials, but the organizational skills necessary to succeed!


Each student received a binder with:

- an agenda

- paper

- 8-tab dividers

- a pencil pouch

- pencils

- a highlighter


We hope you'll encourage them to keep this organized and check the first tab in the binder for information sent home from Marshall! The September calendar will be in their binders by Tuesday of next week!

Village Church Free Food Giveaway!

Dear Thurgood Marshall Families,

We have great news about a FREE food resource that will happen once a month through the end of the school year. This food will include fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a variety of other items.


Who can get this food?

These food boxes will be available to any student and their family. Food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.


When/where will food be distributed?

Food will be distributed at A.Z. Kelley Elementary parking lot beginning at 10 a.m. and will continue until 11 a.m. or when food runs out. This will occur the following dates (rain or shine):

· Saturday, November 12, 2022

· Saturday, December 10, 2022

· Saturday, January 14, 2023

· Saturday, February 11, 2023

· Saturday, March 11, 2023

· Saturday, April 8, 2023

· Saturday, May 13, 2023


If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer with this program please contact Rebekah Vance (Rebekah.Vance@mnps.org) or parent volunteer, Liz Loxley (lizlongpcv@gmail.com)

Marshall Leveled UP!!!

Last year, Marshall's theme was: Level Up! We told the Marshall community that our goal was to constantly work to get to the next level!


All that hard work paid off!


We are thrilled to announce that TMMS achieved Level 5 status for growth (the highest possible) during the 2021-22 school year! This would not have been possible without the hard work of our teachers, staff, students and their families!


CONGRATULATIONS!!!

What does Being Level 5 Mean?--See Mr. Gilkes' Announcement about Marshall's Level 5 Status!

We have some exciting news about our students’ performance on last year’s TN Ready Assessment!


Every school year, Tennessee students in grades 3 through 8 take the TN Ready assessments. Schools are given a goal by the state on the percentage of students who should be moved to On track or Mastery in Reading and Math. This is called the AMO or Annual Measurable Objective. Schools are also judged on the amount growth students show from one year to the next. Schools receive a score from Level 1 (Significant evidence that the school’s students made LESS growth than expected) to Level 5 (Significant evidence that the school’s students made MORE Growth than expected).


We are very proud to announce that Marshall students leveled up in a major way! Not only did we meet our school’s AMO, but we also are an official LEVEL 5 School! This is the highest growth score a school in Tennessee can receive! We wanted to thank you for your continual support and celebrate our students and teachers for this outstanding news! Please share this news with your friends and family because it is something to be proud of! Together We Are Marshall and our data confirms that We Are Destined for Greatness!


Joseph Gilkes

Principal of Your Level 5 School!

Information about Hotspots from Ms. Smith (Marshall's Librarian)

As of now, Marshall does not have hotspots for students as MNPS cut them all off. MNPS has said that information will be coming soon about how students can get a hotspot (may have to fill out a form to prove a need), but that information has not been released yet.


In the meantime, if there is a dire need, families have a few options:


  1. Nashville Public Library. The Southeast Branch (by the Ford Ice Center) has a hotspot loan program. Parents/guardians will have to call to put a hotspot on hold. They also need to have a valid library card number. If they do not have one, they can sign up for a library card. More info can be found here.

    Borrowing Rules Eligibility: Patrons must be Davidson County residents, at least 18 years of age, and have a valid NPL library card in good standing (library card is not blocked due to unpaid fees).

  2. Xfinity Internet Essentials - Low cost, free internet

    1. https://www.internetessentials.com/


We hope this helps, and we apologize that we no longer have hotspots!

Virtual Orientation

We know this time of year is busy, so check out Marshall's virtual orientation below! Have questions that weren't addressed? Contact Rebekah.Vance@mnps.org.
Watch Virtual Orientation Here

Want to learn more about Marshall? Watch our virtual orientation, or click through the Welcome Back pdf below!

School Supply Lists

Need your child's school supply lists? Follow this link!

Where is my bus?

Find your bus stop online. If this doesn't work, please call us at 615-941-7515.

Review the MNPS Student-Parent Handbook Here

This handbook provides important info on student rights, rules, and procedures, family resources, and important permissions giving your child access to programs/equipment or related to info you wish to have publicly released about your child.

Sign Permissions Online

Go here to access permissions or forms for: FERPA, Permission Preferences, Metro Public Health Department Youth Risk Behavior Survey, School Climate Survey, and Military Status of Legal Guardian, and more.

Tips for the Car Rider Line

Hello Marshall Family,
Please know we are diligently working to ensure our arrival and dismissal car rider lines run efficiently.


We saw a significant increase in the student population arriving in cars last year and took several steps that increased the speed of drop-off and dismissal.


In planning for the upcoming school year, we wanted to provide a few helpful tips.


1. Caregivers you may begin drop off at 8:30 am Please do not drop off before 8:30 am (There is no supervision.)


2. Caregivers may begin pick-up at 3:55 pm. Please be in the car rider lane before 4:10pm.


3. In the afternoons, caregivers are to remain in their vehicles. Caregivers are not allowed to stand in front or back entrances, in the lobby of the school, in the office, or at the classroom in the hallway for student dismissal.


4. The car rider line is two lanes.


5. All caregivers must have a school issued car rider tag with your child’s name placed in the front window of your vehicle. For the safety of our students, only individuals who have been approved to pick up students will be able to do so.


6. Staff members will be on duty to assist students getting into vehicles.


7. All students must be picked up by 4:10 PM. Students who are not picked up on time will be encouraged to ride the bus or sign up for Fun Company.


8. Early check out is between 3:00 and 3:30 is discouraged. During this time, the office staff is extremely busy ensuring that all students get home safely. All students must be signed out in the school office if picked up early.


9. Please talk with your child about the importance of listening for their name to be called and watching for their car to arrive.

Thank you so much for being so understanding.


Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Community Resources

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Other Family Resources

Comprehensive Service Providers:


➢ Conexion Americas: Conexión Américas and a team of Latino parent volunteers deliver workshops that aim to forge a working relationship between Latino parents and schools, to ultimately improve children's academic achievement. Casa Azafrán 2195 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211 (615) 270-9252


➢ Family and Children’s Service: Counseling, Support Groups, Crisis Line, Family Resource Centers, Caregiver Support, Health Care. 2400 Clifton Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 (615) 320-0591


➢ Family Safety Center: The Family Safety Center (FSC) is one of the largest Family Justice Centers in the country. The FSC increases the safety of victims of domestic and sexual violence, child and elder abuse, and human trafficking by creating a supportive environment for victims to receive free and confidential services from a variety of providers. Walk-ins are welcome.


➢ Hispanic Family Foundation: The Hispanic Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Hispanic families in Middle Tennessee. We work through our platforms of— Economic, Education, Social Services, Advocacy and Culture—to provide programs that strengthen the Nashville Hispanic community.


➢ Metro Action Commission: Utility and Housing Assistance, Emergency Assistance, Adult Education, Food Services Programs for Children and Youth, Senior Services, Workforce Development ➢ Metro Public Health Dept: Animal Care and Control, Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health, Family and Infant Health, School Health


➢ Oasis Center: Youth Mental Health Counseling, LGBTQ+ Support, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Shelter, College Program, Housing, Outreach, Parent Support Groups


➢ Tennessee Department of Human Services: Child Support, Child Care, Supplemental Nutrition Services, Disability Services, Home Maker Program, Vocational Rehabilitation


➢ United Neighborhood Health: Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, LGBTQ+, Homeless Services, Interpretation


➢ Vanderbilt Behavioral Health: School Based Mental Health Services, Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Partial Hospitalization, Behavioral Assessment Mental and Behavioral Health Service Providers:


➢ AGAPE Counseling, adoption services, foster care, maternity care, domestic violence support. 4555 Trousdale Drive Nashville, Tennessee 37204 615-781-3000


➢ CATHOLIC CHARITIES HOPE This program provides trauma-focused individual and group counseling for children who are considered primary or secondary victims of violent crime and are experiencing changes in emotions and behaviors as a result. 2806 McGavock Pike Nashville, TN 37214 (615) 352-3087


➢ CENTERSTONE Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, School Based Mental Health Services 2400 White Ave, Nashville · (615) 460-4200 44 Vantage Way, Nashville · (877) 467-3123 4525 Harding Pike 226 235 236, Nashville · (615) 460-4080


➢ CONEXIÓN AMÉRICAS Conexión Américas and a team of Latino parent volunteers deliver workshops that aim to forge a working relationship between Latino parents and schools, to ultimately improve children's academic achievement. Casa Azafrán 2195 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211 (615) 270-9252


➢ THE FAMILY CENTER NASHVILLE Evidence-based or research-informed programs that provide guidance and support as families navigate new strategies for coping with trauma. Nashville Office 139 Thompson Lane Nashville, TN 37211 Phone: 615-333-2644


➢ FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES Counseling, Support Groups, Crisis Line, Family Resource Centers, Caregiver Support, Health Care. 2400 Clifton Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 (615) 320-0591


➢ MENTAL HEALTH COOPERATIVE Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Pharmacy. 275 Cumberland Bend, Nashville, TN 37228 (615) 726-3340


➢ METRO PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT, CLINICAL HEALTH SERVICES Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health, Family and Infant/School Health. Lentz Public Health Center 2500 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN 37209 (615) 340-5616 East Public Health Clinic 1015 East Trinity Lane Nashville, TN 37216 (615) 862-7916 South Nutrition Clinic 3718 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN 37211 (615) 880-3210 Woodbine Public Health Clinic 224 Oriel Avenue Nashville, TN 37210 (615) 862-7940


➢ OASIS CENTER Youth Mental Health Counseling, LGBTQ+ Support, Youth Empowerment, Emergency Shelter, College Program, Housing, Outreach, Parent Support Groups. 1704 Charlotte Ave Ste 200 Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 327-4455


➢ SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER Mental Health Counseling focusing on Sexual Assault and Abuse, Safe Clinic, Prevention, Advocacy. 101 French Landing Dr. Nashville, TN 37228 (615) 259-9055 ➢ TENNESSEE VOICES Counseling services 500 Professional Park Drive Goodlettsville, TN 37072 (615) 269-7751


➢ VANDERBILT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH School Based Mental Health Services, Adult and Children's Counseling, Case Managements, Emergency Psychiatric Services, Inpatient Psychiatric Care, Partial Hospitalization, Behavioral Assessment. Village at Vanderbilt 1500 21st Avenue South, 2200 VAV Nashville, TN 37212 Vanderbilt Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 2200 Nashville, TN 37212


➢ YOUTH VILLAGES Youth Villages SCS program provides emergency intervention and assessment of children 17 years old and younger who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency and need immediate assessment to determine appropriate resources, referrals and/or placement in a hospital setting for stabilization. 3310 Perimeter Hill Dr, Nashville, TN 37211 615-250-7221 615-250-7200 Nutrition Services and Food Programs:


➢ SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK Food resource. 331 Great Circle Rd Nashville, TN 37228 (615) 329-3491


➢ MEALS ON WHEELS Mid-Cumberland 1101 Kermit Drive, Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37217 Homeless Support Services:


➢ COORDINATED ENTRY Access point to emergency shelter in Davidson County, including Safe Haven and Salvation Army. 615-862-6444.


➢ NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION-FAMILY LIFE CENTER Emergency shelter for women and children; the only walk-in emergency shelter in Davidson County. 639 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203-4226 615-312-1574.


➢ ROOM IN THE INN Join the 200 congregations offering overnight shelter and hospitality during the coldest months. 705 Drexel Street Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 251-9791 OTHER


RESOURCES: Free Opportunities for the Hispanic Community to Get Tested for COVID-19 Covid-19 testing for COVID-19 can be done free of charge at metropolitan and county health departments. Click here to see a list of all available sites: Click here for a complete list of COVID-19 testing locations

Don't Forget: MNPS Laptop Policies

MNPS Student Laptop Care and Information

MNPS laptops have been provided to all PreK-12 MNPS students to support instruction in a 1:1 Blended Environment. Please take a moment to review the standards below for your student's upkeep and care of their MNPS laptop, as well as the procedure for filing police reports for lost or stolen laptops.

Students are responsible for:

  • Bringing the device to school, fully charged each day
  • Use the device for instructional purposes at school
  • Use the device in the appropriate manner and use good judgment online
  • Protect login information; do not share your username or password

Lost or Stolen Devices

If a device is lost or stolen, it should be reported to the Metro Nashville Police Department using the non-emergency number at (615) 862-8600. The police report number should be provided to the school immediately. School staff will remove the device from the student’s record and updated in the Laptop Checkout System The circumstances for each situation will be investigated. Families may be billed for the full cost ($200) for the lost device. After two lost devices, students will be issued a laptop to be kept at school and not travel home each night. The Executive Principal at each school may reassess a student’s use of the loaner device and if they are able to resume travel with a district device.

Accidental vs. Intentional Damage

Accidents do happen. There is a difference, however, between an accident and intentional damage. After investigation by school administration, if the device is deemed to be intentionally damaged by the student, the student may be subject to discipline and the cost of repair or replacement.

Please help remind your student to take care of their laptop, carry it in their backpacks when traveling to/from school (not in their hands where it can be easily dropped), and to bring it to school fully charged each day.

Infinite Campus Login

Do you need your access code to Infinite Campus so that you can see your student's attendance, quarterly grades, behavior, and more? Contact Rebekah.Vance@mnps.org!

Your MNPS 190# Can be Your Library Card!

All Marshall Middle Students (and ALL MNPS students) already have a school AND public library card number through Limitless Libraries! Limitless Libraries is an incredible partnership with the Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools. They have shared their ENTIRE collection with MNPS students and teachers!


ALL students (unless their parent opts them out) has an automatic library card that allows them to check out books from our school AND also place holds on up to 25 items from the public library. Those items are delivered HERE to Marshall and delivered to students daily!

You can access the Marshall Middle and Limitless Libraries catalog here!


Student Login:

  • Library Card: 190 number
  • Password (PIN): Birthday as 4 digits, in MMDD format

Your students can also use their 190 number to check out books in-person at ANY Nashville Public Library branch, including the Southeast Branch, located at 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy, #201, Antioch, TN 37013, by the Ford Ice Center.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Mrs. Smith, amy.smith@mnps.org.

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Filling Our School Closet and Partnering with Unicycle

Marshall Family,

We’re filling our school closet and need your help!

Parents, do you have a stash of your student’s outgrown clothes just waiting to live their next best life? Please drop them in our Unicycle bin in the main office during school hours 8:30am - 4:30pm, and we’ll keep our school closet full of great options to serve our students.


If you have a lot – don’t worry! Once our closet is full, we give the extras to UniCycle: A School Uniform Recycling Program, and they distribute wardrobes to students in the Homeless Education Resource Office and fill closets at schools that need more than they collect. Thurgood Marshall is a partner and we take part in both ends of the program – when we need extra items, UniCycle provides a boost of clothing from their inventory, and when we have extras, we send them their way.


Our counselors, social worker, and school support staff are already putting our school closet to work for Thurgood Marshall families this year, and UniCycle has distributed more than 4,000 items in the last several weeks, districtwide. So – give your closet a cleanout and keep the love flowing! We’d love your “outgrown, not worn out” jeans, hoodies, t-shirts and anything else that fits our non-SSA school dress code. Please feel free to send any polo shirts and khaki, black and navy bottoms as well! Please take a look at the attachment with Marshall’s dress code to get a better idea of what to donate. We also ask that whatever you are willing to donate is washed beforehand!


Sizing includes:

Girls/Boys youth: 4, 6/8, 10/12, 14/16, 18/20

Womens tops/bottoms: XS-XL+, 0-16+

Mens tops/bottoms: XS-XL+, 30-46+

Thank you for being a Mariner and a part of the MNPS village!

Questions about this week's Memo?

Contact Rebekah Vance, Marshall's Family Engagement Specialist at rebekah.vance@mnps.org.

LiveSchool Points

LiveSchool is an app that Marshall will be using to help create a positive learning environment! Teachers will award points for good behavior and hard work and document negative behavior and comments.


By working hard on a regular basis, students will be able to earn rewards and participate in fun events!


Guardians should have or should be receiving a code soon so that they can see their student's points! Students can see their points by going to LiveSchool through Clever.

2022-2023 District Calendar

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2022-2023 Dress Code

Marshall will NOT have uniforms for the 2022-2023 school year. Check out our dress code below!

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Marshall's Administrative Team

Executive Principal

Joseph Gilkes

Joseph.Gilkes@mnps.org


Assistant Principal

Mr. Adam Allen

Adam.Allen@mnps.org


5th/6th Grade Dean

Mrs. Nicolle Sharp

Nicolle.Sharp@mnps.org


7th/8th Grade Dean

Dr. Chassie Combs

Chassie.Combs@mnps.org


Family Engagement Specialist

Mrs. Rebekah Vance

Rebekah.Vance@mnps.org


Restorative Practices

Mr. Ron Smith

Ron.Smith@mnps.org


Social Worker

Mrs. Dena Du Gan

Dena.DuGan@mnps.org