Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic school year. We are looking forward to working with all of our families to support our students and help them grow academically and socially. Middle school is a time of significant changes and our schools are designed to help navigate those changes in partnership with our families. We know we can’t do it alone. This year we are excited to see the return of middle school athletics and clubs!
Encourage your child to get involved. We know that involved students feel more connected which benefits both their academic success and their mental well-being.
What do we need from families? Get involved. Ask your students about their classes. Be interested in their friends. Ask students to show you their grades, and work completion. Considering participating in our PTA (even on a limited basis). Currently our board positions for the PTA are all filled except one. We really need someone who will serve as out PTA president. Please considering prodding your favorite parent (maybe you?) to take on this important position. This is a great place to learn about happenings in our school and help us out more directly.
Not everyone can attend PTA, but everyone can talk school with their child, promote good attendance and ask about what their students are learning. Know their favorite class and ask why it is their favorite. Your encouragement and support is crucial to our work.
If you have questions or concerns, contact our school. We are here to do our best for all students and to create a welcoming, safe place where student learning and growth is celebrated.
Kind Regards, Hank Schmelz, Principal
August 12, 2021 – Taking Flight Program for incoming 6 th graders
August 18, 2021 – Football Equipment Handout 3:30-5:00 (by pool doors)
August 25, 2021 – Informational meeting for Tennis, Golf, Softball
September 1, 2021 – Ready, Set, Goal Conferences
September 2, 2021 – First day of School
September 6, 2021 – No School – Labor Day
September 8, 2021 – Picture Day for Students
Immunization Requirements for 2021-2022 School Year
6 – 9
If your child is planning on going out for a season 1 sport this fall (see list below) it is important that you complete the registration process. You as the parent or guardian must go to the Marshall Homepage and open the athletics tab, from there you will need to start the registration. Once your part is completed, your child will have to log in and acknowledge their information.
No student is able to practice until they are registered online.
*If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Tollefsrud, building athletic director, at 743-6245, or email@example.com During the summer email is the best way to reach Mr. Tollefsrud.
Season 1 Sports
Football – 7/8 Grades
August 18 – October 19, 2021
CoEd Golf – 7/8 Grades
August 25 – October 6, 2021
Girls Softball – 7/8 Grades
August 25 – October 6, 2021
CoEd Tennis – 6/7/8 Grades
August 25 – October 6, 2021
School Fees: School fees are $37.00 for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. It is preferred that you pay your school fees via debit/credit card through Infinite Campus. If you have any questions regarding logging into Infinite Campus, please call 608-743-5900. If you are not able to pay online, payments may be made via cash/check in the main office.
Transportation: School bus routes have been traditionally published in the Janesville Gazette prior to the start of school. You may wish to study them carefully to notice any changes.
Questions concerning riding the yellow school bus can be forwarded to Mr. Dave Farwell, District Transportation Coordinator at 608-743-5000.
Visitor Procedures for 2021-2022: These procedures have been put in place in order to limit traffic coming and going from the school building.
*Parents that bring in items that a student may have left at home (i.e. backpacks, lunchboxes, instruments, etc.) will be asked to place items on a "Drop Off Cart" that is located at the front doors inside the vestibule.
*Should a parent/guardian need to speak with an administrator, teacher, or counselor, we ask that you please call ahead to schedule an appointment.
What a rapid start to our year. On September 23 we launched our school-wide fundraiser with Pinnacle. Participation is completely voluntary and the proceeds allow us to offer rewards, assemblies and better meet school needs that fall beyond the traditional curriculum. An email was sent for on-line ordering options to our guardians.
We also had a successful return to our sports offering. Tennis, cross country, football and softball! The return of these activities has been a spirit lift for all of us. In fact on October 8th we plan on having a school dance! The proceeds from the dance/activity night will benefit our athletic program and student council. It will be well chaperoned by a strong group of volunteer staff. I am certain my dance moves will be the talk of the town. Dance tickets for the October are sold during the school day, with no purchases at the door. This provides us with added security and an organized list of students in attendance. Only Marshall students are permitted.
This year we are working hard at increasing our academic performance, especially in the area of math. To provide some extra supported time in math, we have shifted advisory to Monday Second Step, then Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday reinforce the math lessons of the week and on Fridays we provide time to support other content areas and other school initiatives. This is for MOST students. We still offer four days of music enrichment for those students who joined one of those groups in grades seven and eight. We are also providing small group instruction with our math teachers, for those who the math teachers identified. Another local school piloted this last year and students made significant gains, so we implemented a very similar model. We look forward to seeing the results for ourselves.
Mark your calendars! Our Parent-teacher conferences will be on October 20th and 21st. There will be no classes held on October 21 and October 22.
There is so much more to share, but it will need to wait. We will continue to send IC messages to update you on school matters. However, feel free to contact us. Join our PTA, come cheer on our sports teams, support our musicians and keep staying involved in the education of your students.