Sixth Grade Track Season Begins May 27 (this is a date change)
Your children are invited to be a part of the Mustang Team! Workouts will be Monday through Thursday after school from 2:40-4:15. We will meet in the gym, and then move the workouts to the track. Sixth grade track runs May 27 to June 4. A district-wide track meet will culminate the season.
Everyone has some talent to offer, and Track and Field includes a variety of events to try out. So start warming up now and come test your jumping, throwing and running ability in May!
Official Events: Shot Put, Long Jump, High Jump, 100m dash, 100m hurdles, 200m dash, 400m dash, 800m dash, 1600m run, 4x200 relay, 4x100m relay
Please sign up online at or pick up the signup form at Marshall and return it to the office.
Coach Stevick and Coach Cunningham
Final Week Activities Schedule at MMS
The end of the year is coming up fast and it's jammed with activities and events. Here's a quick snapshot of what's in store:
6/8 @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm: 8th grade CBA Parent Showcase (hallways)
6/9: MAP Family picnic, Millersylvania and MCC meeting @ 6
6/10: Altered schedule for Field Day and 8th graders get yearbooks (end of day)
6/11 @ 8:30 -10:00 am: 8th grade Promotion Breakfast
6/11 @ 10:15 am - 6:00 pm: 8th grade Wild Waves
6/11: 3rd period - ASB Elections and 6th and 7th graders get yearbooks at the end of the day
6/12 @ 9:30 or 10:00 am - Talent Show; Friday is a full day with dismissal at 2:32
8th Grade Promotion... 8:30 am, June 11, 2015
All 8th grade families are invited to celebrate our 8th graders as they get ready to complete their middle school journey and transition to high school. Join us for a light breakfast, entertainment, speeches and presentation of promotion certificates in the MMS cafeteria. After the celebration, we will send them off to Wild Waves at 10:15 am until approximately 6:00 pm.
College Bound Scholarships
Is your student College Bound?!? Did you know that your student may qualify for a College Bound Scholarship? This scholarship can cover up to 4 years of college tuition and books. Students need to apply for this scholarship by June 30th of their 7th or 8th grade year. Applications will be available during parent/teacher conferences in October, can be picked up in the Marshall Counseling office, or can be done online at www.collegebound.wa.gov . Click on the middle school section and then online applications. You can also call for information about the application and program at 1-888-535-0747.
Y-Care, Boys & Girls Club to Open Early May 26
We have received some good newsfrom the YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs. Both Y-Care (at all current OSD locations) and Boys & Girls Club (at Jefferson Middle School) will open early on Tuesday, May 26 to provide families with child care at the time school is released on the half-day schedule. Thanks to both these organizations for helping provide this service to families. If you have specific questions, please contact Y-Care and/or the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County.
URGENT: Tues., May 26 Now A Half Day of School
The Olympia Education Association (OEA) has just informed the district that it will hold a half-day walkout in response to the Legislature’s failure to adhere to the State’s Constitutional mandate to fully fund public education. The OEA has made it clear that this is not an action against the Olympia School District.
The half-day walkout will take place the afternoon of Tuesday, May 26. Click the link below for details families will need to know for that day.
Summer School 2015
Summer School registration is now available! Classes begin on Monday, June 29 and run through July 30. School will be in session Monday through Thursday mornings and is for Middle and High School students only. The summer school program will be held at Capital High School. Please click on the "read more" link below for additional information and registration forms.
Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment
Would you like to know more about the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced Assessment that many of our students will take this spring? Click on the link below for a host of resources, including a link to sample tests you can use to help your student get prepared.
Homework Club occurs Monday-Thursday 2:45-3:45 in the library.
A teacher is present to assist children with homework. This is also a good time for children to work on typing.
A bus runs on Tuesdays to take students home from Homework Club. It leaves MMS at 3:45. The stops are:
- 1209 Fern St
- Ken Lake Loop
- Greenwood (Meadow Wood and Greenwood intersection)
- Cedrona (Lady Fern Loop)
Welcome Military Families
Marshall Middle School is glad to have you join us! We realize that each new school a student attends can operate a little differently. Please contact school counselor, Todd Fulton, for help with your student’s transition to Marshall. Marshall staff are ready to help answer questions, provide supplies and to help your family acclimate to the Marshall Community.
Todd Fulton firstname.lastname@example.org
Budget - Seeking Your Input!
The Olympia School District is beginning to develop its 2015-16 school year budget. If you would like to offer input into how the district will prioritize spending for the following year, we invite you attend one of our public budget forums:
- Tuesday, May 19 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Reeves Middle School, 2200 Quince St. NE, Library
- Wednesday, May 20 – Noon to 2 p.m., Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way SE, Room 301
Typically we would have a draft budget for review at these spring forums. Unfortunately, this year we have been unable to build a budget because the Legislature has not yet acted and we do not have the major details we would need to build a proposed budget. As a result, we are using these forums as a way to get citizens' thoughts about how the district should prioritize spending once we do get specifics from the Legislature. The forums will begin with an overview of the budget process, what we know at this point, some "givens" that will likely need to be funded and other options on the table. We will spend the remaining time asking forum attendees for their ideas about how they think the district should prioritize resources. We hope to see you there! If you cannot make the budget forums, we invite you to complete our budget survey, which will remain open until the district has enough information from the state to draft a budget.
Safe Schools Alert
Safety is our top priority. SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web. Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process. Tips may be submitted anonymously.
If you have questions, contact your school principal or the District Compliance Officer, Jeff Carpenter at (360) 596-8544.
- Monday, May 25
- No School - Memorial Day
- Wednesday, May 27
- 6th grade track begins
- MAP 8th grade Project Presentations
- Thursday, May 28
- 2015 Ice Cream Social
- Ice Cream Social and MMS Information Night