Department News

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John Marshall High School 
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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.
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Last Day of School:  Thursday, June 7, 2018



Have a GREAT Summer!  The First Day of School for the 2018 - 2019 School Year is: Monday,  August 27, 2018. 



2018 Spring Semester Exam Schedule: June 4th - June 7th

Monday, June 4, 2018
1st period EXAM - 8:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
 2nd period - 10:25 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
4th period - 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 5th period - 12:05 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 
 6th period - 12:55 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
 3rd period - 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
 7th- period - 2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
 8th period - 
3:25 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. 

 Tuesday, June 5, 2018

 2nd period EXAM - 8:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 
 3rd period - 10:25 a.m. – 11:09 a.m. 
 4th period - 11:14 a.m. – 11:58 a.m.
 5th period - 12:03 p.m. – 12:47 p.m.
 6th period - 12:52 p.m. – 1:36 p.m. 
 7th period - 1:41 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 8th period EXAM - 2:35 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
4th/5th period EXAMS - 
8:50 a.m. - 10:47 a.m. 
 6th period EXAM - 
10:52 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
 3rd period EXAM - 
8:50 a.m. - 10:47 a.m.
 7th period EXAM - 
10:52 a.m. -12:50 p.m.


Course Requests for 2018-2019 School Year:  May 11, 2018

The Counseling Department has sent the 2018-2019 Course Request Forms  to each student through the mail.  Please take this opportunity to review the form.  If any changes are needed, please indicate the change on the form, and then have your student turn the form in to the Counseling Office by June 7, 2018.


STAAR Testing:  May 7th - May 11th

STAAR Testing will be conducted for Algebra I, Biology I, and US History, which will take place from May 7th through May 11th.  The schedule is as follows:

 

Monday, May 7th:  Algebra I

Wednesday, May 9th:  Biology I

Thursday, May 10th:  US History

 

Testing rosters will be located in the Rotunda, B-Building, Cafeteria and F-Building (upstairs & downstairs).  If for some reason, a student's name is not on the testing roster, the student will need to go to the Counseling Department to be directed as to where to report to for testing.

 

Students should make sure to get a good night's sleep the night before, and should also eat a healthy breakfast the morning of testing.  Students should also make sure to get to school early in order to make sure that they won't be late for testing.  


NW Vista Bacterial Menengitis Shot Sign-up: April 20, 2018

If you plan to attend any of the Alamo Colleges, you will need to upload proof of your Bacterial Meningitis Shot at least 10 days prior to attending the advising session/orientation.  Northwest Vista College will have resources in College Cafe during the lunches on Friday, April 20th, to assist with this process.  You will need to bring a credit or debit card as there is a $10.00 fee for this service.  


SAT Testing for all Juniors:  Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The SAT Test will be administered to all Juniors at no charge on Tuesday, April 24th.  The test will start promptly at 9:00 a.m., so please make sure your student arrives to school with enough time to start the test, as students will not be able to take the test once it has started.  

Also please make sure your student gets a good night's sleep the night before, and he/she should also eat a healthy breakfast the morning of testing.   This will help ensure that students do their best on the test.

 

STAAR Testing:  April 10th - April 13th

 

STAAR Testing will be conducted for English I and English II, and will take place from April 10th through April 13th.  The schedule is as follows:


Tuesday, April 10th:  English I

Thursday, April 13th:  English II

 

Testing rosters will be located in the Rotunda, B-Building, Cafeteria and F-Building (downstairs). If for some reason, a student's name is not on the testing roster, the student will need to go to the Counseling Department to be directed as to where to report to for testing.

Students should make sure to get a good night's sleep the night before, and should also eat a healthy breakfast the morning of testing.  Students should also make sure to get to school early in order to make sure that they won't be late for testing.  

 

 College & Career Fair:  Thursday, March 22nd

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the Counselor's Department is proud to host our annual College & Career Fair.  All students are welcome, and it will be held in the Cafeteria during both 4th & 5th period lunches.  

We will have a wide range of representatives from colleges, universities, trade schools, military recruiters and business professionals from various industries here to speak to students.  This will help tremendously with career planning and post-secondary opportunities. 

We encourage all of our students to come learn about a wide variety of careers and gain informative college and industry information.  So make sure to stop by!  

Lunch Never Tasted so Good!

 

Spring Break:  March 12, 2018 - March 16, 2018


Individual Planning Sessions:  March 5th - March 29th

The counselors will be conducting the 2nd round of Individual Planning Sessions with all current freshmen, sophomores and juniors during the month of March.  Freshmen and sophomores will be conducted during their Social Studies classes, and juniors will be conducted through their English III classes.  The schedule will be as follows:

Juniors:  March 5th - March 8th

Sophomores:  March 19th - March 23rd

Freshmen:  March 26th - March 29th

Each counselor will meet with each student individually to discuss their endorsement plan, credits and post-secondary options.   They will also give information on college resources that are available in the College Cafe.


8th Grade Elective Night:  Monday, February 5, 2018

On Monday, February 5th, Marshall High School will be holding the 8th Grade Elective Fair for all of our incoming freshmen for next school year.  This would include students from Connally, Pat Neff, Rudder and Stevenson.

It will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium and then move to different stations to meet with teachers and organizations.  

Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with all school organizations and elective teachers.  This will help them to make a more informed decision about what courses they would like to sign-up for next school year.

 

We hope to see you there!


Course Selection Week for 2018 - 2019:  Jan 29th - Feb 2nd

Starting on Monday, January 29, 2018, all 9th, 10th & 11th graders will receive their Course Selection forms from their 1st period teacher.  They will have the opportunity to discuss their options with their teachers and/or counselors for next school year and enter them into the HAC (Home Access Center) system.  

The Course Selection form will require signatures from each teacher and a signature from the student's parent/guardian to ensure that the parent/guardian is aware and agrees with the student's selection of courses for next school year.

This form will be due to each student's 8th period teacher by Thursday, February 1, 2018.  So please be on the look-out for this form so that you can review your student's course selections with them.

If students are not able to turn in their Course Selection forms to their 8th period teacher by Thursday, February 1st, then they will need to turn them in with their parent's signature as soon as possible to the Counseling Department, as counselors need them back in order to enter course requests into the Home Access Center (HAC) system.


Elective Fair:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018

 Student Council and the Counseling Department will be holding an Elective Fair on Wednesday, January 24th during both 4th & 5th period lunches for all current students. If weather permitting, it will be held in the courtyard.  If not, it will be moved into the Cafeteria.  

 

Students will have the opportunity to meet with all school organizations and elective teachers. This will help them to make a more informed decision about what courses they would like to sign-up for next school year.


2017 - 2018 Fall Semester Exam Schedule:  Jan 17th - Jan 22nd 

Due to classes being canceled on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, due to bad weather, the Fall Semester Exams have been adjusted.  Exams will now be held from Wednesday, January 17, 2018 through Monday, January 22, 2018.  The adjusted Exam Schedule is as follows:


Monday, January 15, 2018 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Student/Teacher Holiday


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

School Canceled/Snow Day


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (Full Day)

8:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. - 1st period EXAM

10:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. - 2nd period

10:55 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. - 3rd period

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - 4th period

12:25 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. - 5th period

1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 6th period

2:05 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. - 7th period

2:35 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. - 8th period EXAM

 

Thursday, January 18, 2018 (1/2 Day)

* 8:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. - 2nd period EXAM

* 10:55 a.m. -  12:50 p.m. - 4th period EXAM

12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. - Lunch

1:15 p.m. - Buses Run


Friday, January 19, 2018 (1/2 Day)

* 8:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. - 3rd period EXAM

* 10:55 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. - 5th period EXAM

12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. - Lunch

1:15 p.m. - Buses Run

 

Monday, January 22, 2018 (Full Day)

* 8:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. - 6th period EXAM

* 10:25 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. - 7th period EXAM

12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. - 4th period

12:55 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - 5th period

1:50 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. - 1st period

2:25 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. - 2nd period

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - 3rd period

3:35 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. - 8th period


***  Exams with an asterisk indicate a change from the original exam schedule posted.


 

Important Dates in January:

January 15th:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Student/Teacher Holiday

January 16th:  School/Classes Canceled - Bad Weather/Snow Day

January 17th, 18th, 19th & 22nd:  1st Semester Exams

January 19th:  Last Day of 1st Semester

January 22nd:  First Day of 2nd Semester/1st Day of 4th 6 weeks

January 26th:  Report Cards go Home

 

Winter Break:  December 21, 2017 - January 2, 2018


STAAR Retesting:  December 4th - December 8th

 

STAAR Retesting will begin on Monday, December 4th and continue through Friday, December 8th.  The schedule is as follows:


Monday, Dec 4th - English I

Tuesday, Dec 5th - Algebra I

Wednesday, Dec 6th - English II

Thursday, Dec 7th - Biology I

Friday, Dec 8th - US History

 

Junior Individual Planning Sessions:  Nov 6th - Nov 13th

The counselors will be conducting Junior Individual Planning Sessions with all juniors the week of November 6th - November 13th through their US History classes.

Each counselor will meet with each student individually to discuss their endorsement plan, credits and post-secondary options.   They will also give information on college resources that are available in the College Cafe.

 


NISD College Night at UTSA:  Monday, October 30th

UTSA College Night



PSAT Testing:  Wednesday, October 25th

The PSAT Test will be administered to all 10th & 11th grade students on Wednesday, October 25th.
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 last week.  You can find the PSAT Student Guide under our Department News segment.

For more information, please go to: www.collegeboard.org/psat



9th Grade Individual Planning:  October 23rd - October 27th

The Counselors will be conducting 9th Grade Individual Planning sessions with all freshmen the week of October 23rd - October 27th.  They will take place through their English I classes. Counselors will review each student's choice of Endorsement Plan and their 4 Year Plan to verify that they are on the correct graduation path.



Red Ribbon Week: October 23rd - October 27th

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 both lunches.


On Tuesday, October 24th - "Fast Forward without Drugs" Red Ribbons

On Wednesday, October 25th - "Combat against Drugs" Large Red Ribbon Signing

On Thursday, October 26th - "Drug Free Rally" in Boy's Gym Parking Lot with Leon Valley Police & Fire Departments, the US Army, US Navy & the US Marines

On Friday, October 27th - "This is Me, I'm Drug Free" Picture with Poster Cut-Out

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 & 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!

 

 

Declaration of Respect Signing Day: Friday, October 13th

This Friday, October 13th, is NISD's 6th 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 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.  


Sophomore Individual Planning Sessions:  Oct 5th - Oct 19th

Counselors will be meeting with all Sophomores individually through their English II classes the week of Oct 5th & 6th and Oct 16th - 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.  

They will also discuss preparations students can make to be successful on the PSAT, which will be held on Wednesday, October 25th.  Next year, as a junior, a student's PSAT scores could qualify them to be eligible to enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's scholarship programs.  So prepare this year by doing your best!


Blue Shirt Day/World Day of Bullying Prevention:  October 2, 2017

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 2nd 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 in the courtyard 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 25th - Sept 29th

 The counselors will also be conducting Senior Individual Planning Sessions with all seniors during the week of September 25th - September 29th 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 14th

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 14th.  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 5th & September 6th

 The counselors will be conducting Howdy Visits to welcome our freshmen to our campus for the 2017-2018 school year.  They will be visiting the Human Geography and World Geography classes on Sept. 5th & Sept. 6th.

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 the students.  This is a great way to get information out to our freshmen!

 

First Day of School:  Monday, August 28, 2017

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 at 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 24, 2017

If you missed Prep Days last week, a Make-up Prep Day will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017.  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 18, 2017

Attention: Parents and Members of the Class of 2021:

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!

Why:
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.

When:
Friday, August 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Drop off time is 7:45 a.m!

Where:
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: nisd.net/marshall (find the link for this form).
2. Sign-up during Prep Days, which will be held on August 15th & 16th.
3. You can stop by Marshall to pick-up a form to fill out and turn in.


Prep Days:  August 15th & 16th

John Marshall will again utilize the Prep Days procedures prior to the first day of school.  Prep Days will be held August 15th & 16th in the Cafeteria, 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 15th:
9th grade:  9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10th -12th grade: (A-G)  12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 16th:
10th - 12th grade: (H-P)  9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10th - 12th grade: (Q-Z)  12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Get connected...  Stay up-to-date with Marshall current events and news:

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9th graders message:  @scleveland
10th graders message:  @ade3ee
11th graders message:  @4bfkd4
12th graders message:  @dchdbe


Why come to 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 


2017-2018 New Student Registration:

New Students registering for the 2017-2018 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).

        *  Closing statement on new home (see "additional requirements" below for more               information).

        *  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 - Needed for all juniors and seniors.

 

Requesting Transcripts:

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS WILL BE DONE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL, OR DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR.

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IF YOU ARE A CURRENT MARSHALL STUDENT AND NEED A TRANSCRIPT:

A request for transcript can be made by completing the transcript request form in the Registrar’s Office. Requests are done before school, after school and during lunch only.

Transcript requests require a parent signature if the student is 17 or younger, "Records Release or Request Form".  If the student is 18, he/she must sign the form. Verbal and telephone requests cannot be accepted. Please allow 3-5 business days for all transcript requests to be processed.

The transcript processing fee is $2.00 per transcript and payment must be made in cash, money order or check made payable to Marshall High School. Current students, your first transcript request is free.

Transcripts requested for Texas colleges and universities must be sent electronically by Marshall. All other transcripts must be picked up from the office and mailed by the student/parent. The only transcript we mail is the final transcript immediately following graduation. 




Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 School Year!





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