School Scene offers insights into the programs and activities of Marshall Public Schools. Each article spotlights a different aspect of the rich tradition of excellence for which our schools are well-known. This article is authored by Rich Hulkow, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Marshall High School.
Changing Athletic Seasons in High School Sports
Last year, the MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) changed the seasons of competition for a number of boys and girls sports ~ girls basketball, boys and girls golf, boys and girls tennis and volleyball. Because of these changes, many athletes were forced to make choices as to which sports they would play. Today, I am writing an article on how these changes affected Marshall Athletes.
Middle school years can be some of the most difficult - by Paul Holbrook - Assistant Principal/Athletic Director -
Middle school is an amazing time in a person’s life. It is the time of self discovery. It is a time when we, as humans, work to figure out who we are and where we belong; a time when friendships may change daily and your best friend may be a couple of feet taller or shorter than you; a time when children are uncertain about themselves and feel vulnerable to everything.
Character Education in the Marshall Public Schools - by Tom Hanson, Hughes Elementary School -
Here in Marshall or elsewhere, you may have heard people say things like, "Kids today need to have more respect," or "I wish people cared about other persons besides themselves." It sure seems like, at times, there are less positive character traits displayed in our world than there were in "the good old days." You might be interested to know that your Marshall Public Schools are working to make sure that our students know about the importance of good character and how to show it in their daily lives at school and in the community.
Everyday Mathematics: Moving from Memorizing to Understanding and Applying Mathematical Knowledge- by Susan Townsend, Principal of Walters Elementary -
Marshall Public Schools initiated an Everyday Math pilot program during the 2006-07 school year. Due to the success of the students in the pilot, the District purchased the program for all students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Good Attendance = Student Success- by Andrea Nessel, Assistant Principal of Marshall High School -
It should be a logical connection to make: if you are in school on a regular basis, you have a better chance at succeeding in your classes. Many students, however, don't make that connection and think, "Oh, I can make up the work on another day."
Programs That Will Make a Difference - by David Turner and Paul Holbrook, administrators of Marshall Middle School -
At Marshall Middle School we have ongoing dialogue in regards to student achievement, academic assessment, school improvement, discipline, middle school philosophy, parent/community involvement, and curriculum rigor. We continue to have high student achievement (based on annual MEAP results) and we are always looking for ways to improve our performance.
Highlights of Technology and Learning - by Charlie MacDonald, Director of Technology, Marshall Public Schools -
Throughout Michigan, school districts are developing and delivering exciting experiences for students K-12 through educational technology. Here at Marshall Public Schools we would like to share some of programs that have engaged our students.
MEAP Assessments are Snap Shot Pictures - by Linda Bennink, Principal of Gordon Elementary School -
During the weeks of October 9-27, 2006 our students in grades three through nine will be participating in the Michigan Educational Assessment Program.
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