Marshall

Middle School

3939 20th Ave. NW
Olympia, WA 98502
360.596.7600
360.596.7603 Attendance

Important Dates!

  • Monday, Aug. 11 – School office re-opens. Registration of New Students begins that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 21 – 6th Grade Students‘ W.E.B. (Where Everybody Belongs) Day from 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 25 – 6th Grade Students and New Students will pick up schedules and have pictures taken1 for yearbook/ASB cards between 9 a.m. and noon
  • Monday, Aug. 25 – Returning Students will pick up schedules and have pictures taken1 for yearbook/ASB cards between 1 and 4 p.m. Students who can’t make the earlier times may come between 5 and 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 3 – First Day of School

1 Students unable to attend orientation on Aug. 25 will have their pictures taken on retake day, Oct. 3.

Published: 2014-07-02

Condee Wood to lead Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Condee Wood has been named principal of Thurgood Marshall Middle School in the Olympia School District.

Published: 2014-07-01

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Marshall's 2014-15 School Supply Lists

Click the link below to find our 6th/7th grade supply list and our 8th grade supply list for the 2014-15 school year.

Published: 2014-06-24

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Little Red School House

Little Red School House back to school event is August 21st from 8-6 at Komachin Middle School.

Published: 2014-06-19

Summer Reading for 6th and 7th graders

This summer all students entering 7th and 8th grade in the fall and new and returning MAP students will be assigned a novel to read by the first day of school. Incoming 7th graders will read Crispin, by Avi. Incoming 8th graders and new and returning MAP students will read Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson. These books have been selected for our students to build reading skills and connect with the 7th and 8th grade social studies curricula.

All current sixth and seventh graders and new and returning MAP students will be issued a copy of the title as a textbook. The book should be returned in good condition at the end of the summer. The humanities and MAP teachers will begin the school year with a comprehension quiz and reading and writing assignments on the assumption that students have completed the book.

If you know that your student will not be returning to Marshall in the fall, please send a note to your child’s current language arts teacher. Your child will participate in the introductory lessons in June but will not be issued a copy of the book over the summer.

Research shows that reading during the summer is an important part of academic growth and counteracts the “summer slide” in literacy skills. Middle school students should read at least five books over the summer to avoid decline in reading comprehension and fluency. For more about the “summer slide” and ideas to prevent it, see Five Ways to Prevent Rusty Summer Readers

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher before the end of the school year. Support through the summer will also be available at our blogs http://summercrispin2014.blogspot.com and http://summerchains2014.blogspot.com/

Please consider how you might support your child in completing this summer reading requirement. You may want to read the novel together as a family. Visit the blog and preview the content and vocabulary. Provide reminders to help your child schedule in their reading time. The Timberland Regional Library also has audiobook and e-book options, more books in the Crispin and Seeds of America series, and other related titles.

Thank you for your continued support.

Published: 2014-06-01

Key Dates for the 2014-15 School Year

Published: 2014-07-22

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Upcoming Events

  • Monday, August 11
    • OSD Board Meeting
  • Monday, August 25
    • OSD Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 2
    • School Board Meeting
  • Monday, September 15
    • School Board Meeting
  • Monday, September 29
    • Board Study Session