Exploration Stations Night

Join us this Thursday evening, November 3rd, at the school for our annual Exploration Stations Night from 6:00-8:00 PM.

What's Explorations Stations, you ask?  Well, it's many things... all of them fun and interesting... it's a chance to see what local scientific research and natural-resource stewardship organizations do; it's a chance to meet some of our artists-in-residence; it's a chance to make and do and see some very cool, awesome, and unusual things.

What else?  Well, we'll let the video we shot at Exploration Stations last year tell you the rest.  Please, have a look:

Hope to see you Thursday!


Java By The Gym - Again!

Join us in the morning this Friday, October 28, for another Java By The Gym event.

The coffee starts flowing at 8:00 and ends with the morning bells.  Hope to see you there!


Last Chance To Win Cool Mustang Gallop Prizes

This Wednesday, October 26th,  is your last chance to turn in the money you've collected for this year's Mustang Gallop fundraiser.  Remember: every dollar you've raised goes straight to Marshall programs and equipment.  And everyone who raises and turns in money for the Gallop is automatically entered to win one of our many, many awesome prizes!  So don't forget: turn your collection envelopes in to your teacher or the school office by this Wednesday.

In other news:
There's still time to visit the Flagstaff Athletic Club during their Kid's In Motion promotion through October 31st.  Every visit earns points and money for Marshall School.  Passes were distributed to students some time ago, but we have more available in the school office.  Current FAC members: don't forget to write Marshall as you sign in!

There's also still time to get tickets to the Flagstaff Symphony's Creepy, Spooky, Scary: a Halloween Fantasia concert this Friday, October 28, at 7:30 PM.  As a Symphony School, Marshall's price is $15 for adults and $8 for students.  The concert will feature music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Apprentice. Marshall artwork will be on display and costumes are encouraged! If you're interested in attending, please contact our music teacher, Anora Tillman, by tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25th. 


Marshall News You Can Use

Our annual Taiko Drumming artist-in-residency program began yesterday. For the next three weeks all Marshall students will have the opportunity to learn about and play real Taiko drums with a professional instructor.  As is the case with all our in-residence magnet programs, Taiko Drumming is provided free of charge to Marshall students; it's all paid for by your Arizona Tax Credit contributions.  

Our fifth graders will practice with our resident-artist, Tony, every day for the next three weeks.  They will perform publicly on November 5th.  Stay tuned right here for more details!  Meanwhile, have a look at what our fifth graders did last year:

Just a reminder: the Flagstaff Mall School Cents program, another one of our other important annual fund-raisers, is ongoing, but only until October 31.  Please remember to record your purchases whenever you shop at the Mall. This money also helps us pay for the many special arts and science magnet programs we have at Marshall.



Fall has arrived at Marshall School

The trees will attest...

It's officially fall at Marshall School! 

 How fortunate we are to have such a beautiful place to learn.


An Overview of our Parent Satisfaction Survey Results

We work hard here at Marshall, everyday, to ensure that your child receives the best, most reliable, and engaging educational experience possible.  And every year we look forward to our opportunities to hear from you about how you feel we're doing.  One of the ways we learn from you what it is you think we're doing well, and what we could be doing better, is via our annual Parent Satisfaction Survey.  As a faculty, we spend quite a bit of time at the beginning of each year looking at these results and using them to improve our practice.

In order to keep you in the loop, and because we hope you're just a little bit curious too, we've boiled our results down to a few key slides which we think comprise the most revealing and informative responses you gave us at the end of the last school year.  Have a look at the slideshow embedded below, or you can view it full-screen right here.


Mustang Gallop Rescheduled

Hello Marshall Families!  Due to forecasted rain and snow and very cold weather for the remainder of the week, and in order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all involved, the Mustang Gallop Jog-A-Thon has been cancelled for this Friday, October 7th and rescheduled for Friday, October 14th.

We hope all of our students will continue to stay motivated and take this opportunity to get additional pledges and enhance their chances to win one of our fabulous prizes!

Here are a few new dates for you to remember:

  • The Mustang Gallop event is rescheduled for Friday, October 14th
  • Your pledge envelopes and money will now be due on Monday, October 24th
  • Raffle prizes will be distributed to our winners on Friday, October 28th 

Thanks to all of you for your cooperation, understanding, and support in making our 4th Annual Mustang Gallop another huge SUCCESS!


Walk To School Day

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5, is International Walk To School Day.  We'd like to encourage all of you, as Marshall students and families, whether you typically walk or get transported to school by other means, to consider walking all or part of the way to and from school tomorrow.

A permission slip will be sent home with bus-students this afternoon.  On Wednesday morning, all of our buses will stop at the National Guard Armory parking lot on Thorpe Road and let-off students with signed permission slips to walk around the ballfields and past the Short Pond to Marshall school along with teachers and parent volunteers.  Bus-students who don't have a signed permission slip to hand to the driver in the morning will ride the bus to the school building as usual.


Marshall's Thai visitors in the Daily Sun

Photo credit: Hillary Davis - Arizona Daily Sun
We were fortunate to have a delegation of government officials from Thailand visit Marshall School recently. Hillary Davis, education writer for the Arizona Daily Sun, wrote up a nice article about their time at Marshall and in Flagstaff in today's Sunday paper.