September 8, 2023
NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE IS BELOW.
Our PTO Charleston Wrap Fundraiser has started. Please read the attached letter.
***PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ THE TARDY/ABSENCE POLICY BELOW***
Marshall Academy Spirit Store Spirit Wear 2023
You can now purchase your items online in 3 easy steps:
1. Go online to https://marshallpatriots.itemorder.com/
2. Choose your items and add them to your cart
3. Securely checkout with your credit card
Online Store Deadline: Monday September 18th, 2023 (11:59pm CDT)
The Walter & Vermelle Utley Memorial Golf Tournament is Thursday, September 21. Proceeds benefit the Marshall Academy Capital Campaign. Registration begins at 11am.
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If your student has a cough, please send cough drops with them to school.
PreK – 6th grade: Please send your workbook/art/activity fees if you have not already. They are past due.
Homecoming is scheduled for Friday, September 22. Friday will be a half day of school. We will have a great week of homecoming events the entire week of September 18-22. Dress-up days have already been selected; find the link below. The Homecoming court and the Varsity Cheerleaders will be presented at half-time of the football game and the 2023 MA Homecoming Queen will be crowned.
PTO Meeting, Sept. 12 at 6pm in the Cafeteria
Fall Festival, Oct. 21 2-5:00 on the football field
The Parent Teacher Organization works to bring the families of MA students together with MA faculty & staff to work around the MA campus on yearly events, fundraisers, and campus betterment projects.
To stay up to date with our PTO, please follow us on Facebook and also our PT Board website.
PTO Website: https://marshallacademypto.ptboard.com
You may reach us at MarshallAcademyPTO@gmail.com
ABSENCES AND TARDIES
Students are considered tardy if they arrive to school at 8:00 or later. You must bring them to the main office to check in. All doors lock at 8am. Please do not knock on side doors for entrance. You must come to the main entrance and ring the bell for entry. Pre-K thru 6th grade students citizenship grade will be lowered one letter grade if they receive 4 tardies per 9 week period. 7th-12th grade students will receive break detention after 4 tardies, 2 break detentions after a fifth tardy, and In-School Suspension after a sixth tardy per 9-week period.
Please notify the office if your student will be absent. Otherwise they will be counted given an unexcused absence. If your child will be absent due to a scheduled appointment, please notify the office the day before and send a doctor’s note upon return. Otherwise, it will not be counted as an excused absence.
7-12th grade students are only allowed 10 absences per semester/class. 1st-6th grades are allowed 20 per school year. Overages result in the student not receiving credit for that class/grade.
Teachers will check for dress code first thing each morning. Outerwear worn in the classroom must be Marshall wear. An MA polo must be worn under MA sweatshirts. Any student out of dress code will be sent to the office to call home for a change of clothes.
On Fridays students are allowed to wear jeans for a $1 donation. Jeans must not have rips or holes.
Otherwise, students may wear a Marshall t-shirt or uniforms.
Elementary students may wear cheer suits or football jerseys on Fridays as well.
Parents please put your students names in outerwear and sweatshirts. These items tend to get lost frequently.
FACTS STUDENT/PARENT PORTAL
Parents, make sure you are signed in to the Facts Family Portal. You will receive a weekly progress report on Sunday evenings. Use the portal to keep track of absences, assignments, grades and service hours.
Sports passes are available in the office or at the gate. $125 for a family pass or $75 for a single pass. MA students do not need a pass and get in free. This pass allows entry to all REGULAR HOME GAMES. You will have to pay for playoff games.
K3-3rd grade – make sure your pick up sign is visible in your windshield.
PreK-3rd grade dismissal begins at 2:25.
4th-6th grade dismissal begins at 2:30
Remember our campus is one way traffic 7:30-8:30.
There are not to be any food deliveries to campus by door dash, pizza, et cetera. This is a security issue and is not allowed. Students food will not be delivered. Parents are also not allowed to bring food or teas to the students in the breezeway. Students are not allowed to check out to get lunch.
If you would like to view or add the Marshall Academy calendar to your devices, please use this link.
A few extra 2022/23 Yearbooks are available for $50.
The 2023/24 Patriot Yearbook may be ordered online at www.jostens.com.
Friday, September 8
Todays’s Lunch: Chicken strips plate (no combos)
Today’s theme is camo for “hunt down the chiefs” and it is blue jean Friday.
Remember dress up days are always optional and not required.
Homecoming maids – biographies are due to Mrs. McKinney today.
Happy birthday Cohen Lundine, Saturday to Mary Neilee Whaley and Aubrey Duncan and Sunday to Wyatt Garrison!
7:00 Varsity football vs Magnolia Heights School
Saturday, September 9
Softball at Delta State University. Games at 9:00 and 1:00.
Monday, September 11
Tuesday, September 12
Lunch: Taco Tuesday or Combos
5:00 Softball vs Tunica at home
6:00 PTO meeting in the cafeteria
Wednesday, September 13
Lunch: Pizza (no combos)
Happy birthday Piper Kahler and Tessa Brewer!
Thursday, September 14
Lunch: Poppyseed Chicken or Combos
Game & Pep Rally theme is “Rock the Rebels”, wear rock t-shirts
5:30 Peewee football @ Carroll Academy
6:30 JV football @ Carroll Academy
Friday, September 15
Lunch: Chicken Strips (no combos)
Game and Pep Rally theme is “Cage the Raiders”, wear animal print
7:00 Varsity football at Kirk
Happy birthday Ethan Sanders, Gabrielle Marion, NJ Jones, Kamdyn Taylor and JT Taylor, and Saturday to Jackson Huey!
Saturday, September 16
Softball at Magee Sportsplex (times TBA)
Dates to remember:
Friday, September 22 – Homecoming – HALF DAY
October 6-9 – Fall Break (no school)