Department News

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Our office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. during the school year.

Our summertime office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. , and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Your child(ren) will be assigned to a counselor based on their last name.  Please see the alpha breakdown with counselor phone numbers and e-mail address under the "Counselor & Staff Pages" Tab at the top of this webpage.

Red Ribbon Week: October 22nd - October 26th

Next week is National Red Ribbon Week, which provides drug prevention and awareness to our youth.  The Marshall Counseling Department and Student Council have some great activities planned for our students during all 3 lunches.

On Monday, October 22nd - "Stay Strong!" - Camouflage Day

On Tuesday, October 23rd - "Let's Coco-Not Do Drugs!" - Hawiian Day

On Wednesday, October 24th - "From Head to Toe, I'm Drug Free" - Crazy Sock Day

"I Pledge to be Drug Free" & "Strong Together" Sticker & Ribbon Hand-out in Courtyard during all 3 lunches, along with the US Air Force letting students utilize the "Beer Goggles" to simulate an intoxicated person behind the wheel.

On Thursday, October 25th - "Team Up Against Drugs" - Spirit Day

"Drug Free Rally" in Competition Gym Parking Lot with Leon Valley Police & Fire Departments, the US Army, US Navy, Air National Guard & the US Marines during all 3 lunches.

On Friday, October 26th - "Proud to be Drug Free" - Wear Red Day

The Counseling Department and Student Council look forward to seeing all of our students participate in all of these activities throughout the week.


Thank you to the Leon Valley Police & Fire Departments along with the US Army, US Navy, Air National Guard & US Marines for taking time out of their busy day to educate our students about the effects of alcohol and drug use.  The turnout at our Red Ribbon Event proves how much our students care about keeping our community safe. 

It's a great day to be a Ram!

NISD College Night at UTSA:  Monday, October 22nd

College Career & Military Night Info - 2018

Sophomore Individual Planning Sessions:  Oct 15th - Oct 19th

Counselors will be meeting with all Sophomores individually through their W. History classes the week of Oct 15th - Oct 19th.  

They will be reviewing each student's 4 Year Plan, credits, endorsements and their attendance to verify that students are on the right track for graduation.  

Declaration of Respect Signing Day: Friday, October 12th

This Friday, October 12th, is NISD's 7th annual Declaration of Respect Signing Day.  The Counseling Office will be passing out Declaration of Respect Certificates to each classroom for all of our students to sign.  

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and Declaration of Respect Signing Day is a reminder to the community that the District is committed to providing students and staff a safe and respectful environment.  In doing this district wide, we hope to get students invested in pledging to demonstrate respect for themselves and others through their interactions with others at school.  

PSAT Testing:  Wednesday, October 10th

The PSAT Test will be administered to all 10th & 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 10th.

Northside ISD will once again pay for all of the 10th and 11th grade students to take the PSAT during the regular school day.  Students received a practice test, and student guide in their English 2 and 3 classes a few weeks ago.  You can find the PSAT Student Guide under our Department News segment.

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Junior Individual Planning Sessions: Oct 1st - Oct 5th

The counselors will be conducting Junior Individual Planning Sessions with all juniors the week of October 1st - October 5th through their English III classes.

Counselors will meet with all juniors to discuss their credits, building their resume, going over important dates for each student's junior year in order to enhance their post-secondary options.  They will also give students a copy of their transcript, along with giving out information on college resources that are available in the College Cafe.

Blue Shirt Day/World Day of Bullying Prevention:  October 1, 2018

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. STOMP OUT Bullying, a national anti-bullying and cyber bullying organization for kids and teens, created Blue Shirt Day/World Day of Bullying Prevention.  

Students, schools, parents and businesses are asked to GO BLUE on the first Monday of October.  This day happens to fall on October 1st this year.  Please help Marshall High School raise awareness of bullying prevention by wearing a blue shirt on Monday.  Counselors, along with Student Council, will be set up inside and outside of the cafeteria during both lunches to share information with you about bullying prevention.  Please stop by and take the pledge to stomp out bullying!


Senior Individual Planning Sessions:  Sept 18th - Sept 24th

The counselors will be conducting Senior Individual Planning Sessions with all seniors during the week of September 17th - September 21st through their English IV classes.

Each counselor will meet with each student individually to discuss their credits, review transcripts, and give out SAT & ACT test dates.  They will also give information on college resources that are available in the College Cafe and discuss each student's post-secondary plans.

Meet the Teacher Night:  Thursday, September 13th

Marshall High School would like to welcome all parents to our annual Meet the Teacher Night. We will be meeting in the Auditorium at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 13th. This will be a great opportunity to meet each of your student's teachers.  Counselors will also be available in the Library to answer any questions that parents may have.  Hope to see you there!


Howdy Visits:  September 4th & September 5th

The counselors will be conducting Howdy Visits to welcome our freshmen to our campus for the 2018-2019 school year.  They will be visiting the Human Geography and World Geography classes on Sept. 4th & Sept. 5th.

They will be discussing student success in transitioning into high school, the multitude of options to get involved in extra curricular activities, school resources for students to utilize and how the College Cafe can help support students.  This is a great way to get information out to our freshmen!


First Day of School:  Monday, August 27, 2018

Welcome back to John Marshall High School!  We are glad you are here!  All students are to report to their 1st period teacher, which will be posted in the Rotunda.  Once you arrive to your 1st period class, your teacher will give you your schedule.  Let's make this a great year RAMS!

Make-up Prep Days:  Thursday, August 23, 2018

If you missed Prep Days last week, a Make-up Prep Day will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018.  It will be held in the Cafeteria from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Why come to Make-up Prep Days?  This is a great opportunity to:

*  Pick-up Schedules, text books, and get locker assignments

*  Get your ID made

*  Pay for parking permits (11th - 12th graders only) or for any outstanding fines or obligations

*  Receive bus route information

*  Update contact information

*  Turn in Immunization Records

*  Purchase any available Marshall Spirit Gear 


Freshman Ram Kick-off Day:  Friday, August 17, 2018

Attention: Parents and Members of the Class of 2022:

We have organized a Freshman Ram Kick Off Day to help our incoming freshmen transition into high school.  We believe that any freshman participant will have a head start as they start their high school experience.  Our research indicates that participants in these types of programs have earned higher grade point averages and have been more likely to be involved in extracurricular opportunities than those who have not participated.  The day is sure to be informative and fun. We urge all incoming freshmen to attend our Ram Kick Off!


To help gain a vision of your high school career and beyond. 

*  To get acquainted with the campus and it's organizations.

*  To learn tips for success in high school.

*  To have fun and make new friends. 


Friday, August 17, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Drop off time is 7:45 a.m! 


Marshall Auditorium 

What do I need to bring?

Yourself.  All materials will be provided. 

How can I sign-up?

1. You can find the form on our website: (find the link for this form).

2. Sign-up during Prep Days, which will be held on August 14th & 15th.

3. You can stop by Marshall to pick-up a form to fill out and turn in.

Prep Days:  August 14th & 15th

 The 2018-2019 John Marshall High School Counseling Team at Prep Days

John Marshall will again utilize the Prep Days procedures prior to the first day of school.  Prep Days will be held August 14th & 15th, and we would like as many students to participate as possible.  Prep Days is an opportunity for our students to alleviate confusion and save valuable time the first day of school.  Listed below is the schedule:

Tuesday, August 14th:

9th grade (A-M):  9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

9th grade (N-Z):   12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, August 15th:

10th - 12th grade (A-M):  9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

10th - 12th grade (N-Z):  12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Why come to Prep Days?  This is a great opportunity to: 

*  Pick-up Schedules, text books, and get locker assignments

*  Get your ID made and/or order Yearbook

*  Pay for parking permits (11th - 12th graders only) or for any outstanding fines or obligations

*  Receive Off-Campus Lunch Pass Application (Juniors & Seniors Only)

*  Receive bus route information

*  Update contact information

*  Turn in Immunization Records

*  Purchase any available Marshall Spirit Gear 


Student ID's & Yearbook Photos (All Students): August 9th & 10th

We will be taking pictures for Student ID's and Yearbook photos.  They will be taken for any freshmen students, new students and replacements for any students that may have lost their ID.  The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 9th:

Last Names (A-M):  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Last Names (N-Z):   12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Friday, August 10th:

Last Names (N-Z):  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Last Names(A-M):  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

                          2018-2019 New Student Registration:

New Students registering for the 2018-2019 school year will begin during the summer months. To schedule an appointment, please call the registrar’s office at 210-397-7138. 

You must have an appointment and be currently living in the Marshall Attendance area in order to register. The student should be present for the appointment. Information on what you will need to register is listed below:

*  Proof of Residence

        *  Current (within 30 days) gas, water or electric bill in parent's name/guardian's name (we do not accept disconnection notices).       

        *  Lease agreement in the name of the student's parent or guardian.  Lease must be             signed by both tenant and landlord or apartment manager.

*  Parent or Guardian's Driver's License

*  Birth Certificate

        *  Must be a certified copy issued by the state or county.  We cannot accept                             baptismal certificates or certificates issued by hospitals.

*  Student's Social Security Card

*  Immunization Records

*  Withdrawal form from previous school if enrolling during school year. 

*  Most recent Report Card 

*  Required during summer months for freshmen and sophomores.

*  Unofficial Transcript  

                    *  If possible, needed for all juniors and seniors.


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