Reading is one of the most important lifelong skills we can develop in children. This list of summer reading suggestions was compiled by your librarians from the South Orange and Maplewood elementary schools and public libraries, and is available online through the SOMSD website and the public library sites. We have included many great books to read over the summer. Enjoy the summer and keep reading!
The entire Marshall community, in collaboration with Maplewoodshop, recently participated in a STEAM wood mural making project. The students were able to learn math, science, and design by working with their own hands.
The Redhawk Native American Arts Council’s performing artists have been sharing Native American dance, music, art and history. The program entertain, educate and foster a positive image of our nation’s first culture. They will be at Marshall School on May 10th to share the cultural traditions first-hand to our students and may even include some form of audience participation!
African American storyteller Queen Nur practices the African tradition of “Jaliya” in her storytelling, which she says is about passing on the stories, but also passing on the morals and values, telling a story with a need and telling stories that effect change.
Story Pirates, the nationally respected education and media organization that turns kids' original stories into wild sketch comedy musicals featuring professional actors. They showed our students just how amazing their ideas are!
Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure, physical and chemical changes, inertia, scientific variables and more. With the help of the Marshall students, they conducted science experiments to bring an exciting story to life.
Broadway comes to Marshall School as we celebrate the world of theater with the Young Performers of America on March 2018. The Broadway stars from Aladdin, The Lion King and Wicked came to Marshall. The students got ready to sing, dance, and act their way through a special day of Broadway magic right here at Marshall!
Author Matt de la Peña and illustrator and author Loren Long visited Marshall and Tuscan Schools and spoke to grades one and two about their new book entitled, Love.
Mrs. Bonita Samuels is one of 20 elementary and middle school principals from across the nation who has been selected by Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) to receive a “Champion Creatively Alive Children” school grant. Samuels is principal of Marshall Elementary School in South Orange, New Jersey. Crayola and NAESP together selected 20 schools to receive the grants, which will fund innovative programs aimed at fostering children’s critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills.
It is Hispanic Heritage Month and at Marshall Elementary School Mr. Martínez’s 2nd grade class honored the histories, cultures and contributions of famous individuals whose ancestors or they themselves came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Over the summer, the Marshall and Jefferson Schools’ PTAs have been busy working on their new websites. Read on to find out more about some of the highlights of the Marshall and Jefferson Schools' new websites and the feedback from the school community.
Marshall School received First Step Recognition for New Jersey Safe Routes to School.
13 Marshall School staff members were each awarded $200 Teacher Incentive Grants from Montclair State University’s Network for Educational Renewal (MSUNER) for the 2016-17 school year.
Marshall School has launched a new program that focuses on cognitive development and kinesthetic learning through physical activity.
Marshall School has implemented “Learning Ledges”, places where school staff are expanding teaching beyond the walls of the classrooms.
Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative dedicated to ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools, honored Clinton and Marshall Elementary Schools with the 2016 Let’s Move!
Marshall School celebrated CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) with an assembly that involved the entire staff and all students.
Ms. Sarah Stewart, Ms. Chelsea Olsen and Mrs. Tanya Barr have been working on a unique Social Justice project where their students are focusing on literary diversity.
"The Silvertones" Flute Ensemble came to Marshall during lunch periods on January 13.
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FAQ on EV-D68
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