Marshall High School
950 Hwy 65 North
Marshall, AR 72650
It is difficult to maintain cohesive instruction when students are out of school in an unplanned manner such as a snow day. Searcy County School District is making plans to help with this. Our students will be able to review taught concepts that will (a) keep material fresh in students’ minds and (b) will minimize instructional disruptions. We realize that most students enjoy an occasional snow day but also recognize that many students do not perform well past state-mandated test dates. This plan will not only keep students on target with curriculum, but will also prevent the District from having to extend the school year to make up snow days. Instructional work will provide students a positive, intentional focus that will help pass their time. An additional plus is that continuous learning will allow students to be better prepared for spring testing dates that cannot be changed, even if students miss multiple days of preparation in the winter months. Please help us make plans by completing our survey.
CONGRATS TO THE MHS 2016 ENVIROTHON TEAM:
!!!!!BACK-TO-BACK STATE CHAMPS!!!!!
Marshall Team A competed in the State Envirothon Competition on November 20 & 21. They won first in oral, forestry, and soils. The team will compete in the North American Envirothon this summer in Maryland.
Pictured left to right: President of Arkansas Envirothon Sid Lowrance, team members Clay Horton, TJ McElfish, James Housley, Garrett Harris, John Taylor, and Coach Dorothy Taylor.
The Searcy County Educational Cooperative in conjunction with the Searcy County and Ozark Mountain School Districts are finalizing their hazard mitigation plan for submission to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and FEMA. The draft plan will be available for viewing to the public on November 15th, 2016 from 11:00 to 1:00 in the Searcy County School District Administration Office and from 1:30 to 3:30 in the Ozark Mountain School District Administration Office at St. Joe . It is our intention to answer any questions the public may have and solicit the input of any concerned citizens. Please review the attached plan and come by with questions or comments during the set times. (The following link will lead you to the plan for your review.)
Important immunization information for the 2016-17 school year can be found here:
MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES ANOTHER “A”!
CONGRATS TO THE MHS CHESS TEAM:
2016 STATE CHESS CHAMPS!!!!!!!!!
BACK-TO-BACK STATE CHAMPS!!!!!!
Ash Estlinbaum, Nick Jaeger, John Taylor, Chris Jaeger, Hunter Weaver, Dylan Burnshire
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MHS ENVIROTHON TEAM---
1st in STATE COMPETITION!!!
Pictured are Adviser Dorothy Taylor, TJ McElfish, John Taylor, Clay Horton, Garrett Harris, James Housley, Sid Lowrance of the Arkansas Envirothon Committee.
The team placed 1st in both Forestry and Oral Presentation and will be traveling to Canada this summer for NATIONALS!
Congratulations and good luck!
This past week we have had several students test positive for the flu on all campuses in Searcy County School District. The symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Some people with the flu will not have all these symptoms.
People with the flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away, especially when sneezing or coughing. That is why it is very important to encourage children to cover their coughs and perform frequent hand washing/hand sanitizer. A person can also get the flu from touching a surface or object that has the flu virus on it and then touching his/her own nose, eyes or mouth.
IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK AND EXHIBITING THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS WITH A FEVER, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME UNTIL HE/SHE HAS BEEN FEVER-FREE FOR 24 HOURS WITHOUT USING TYLENOL/IBUPROFEN TO REDUCE THE FEVER. THE STUDENT MAY STILL BE CONTAGIOUS UNTIL THIS TIME.
If your child develops flu symptoms, please contact your doctor. If treated early enough, flu symptoms can be reduced by taking anti-viral medication as prescribed by your doctor. The child will still be contagious while taking anti-viral medication until he/she has not had a fever for over 24 hours.
Please feel free to call us if you have any questions. Teachers and staff at Searcy County School District are following protocol for proper cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces. They are also encouraging students to cover their coughs and perform frequent hand washing.
Laura Busbee, R.N.
Courtney Brenaman, R.N.
Courtney Hinchey, L.P.N.
Searcy County School District Nurses
Click here for an information sheet on the flu from the Centers of Disease Control.
We are happy to announce that you can now pay for your student’s meals online using EZSchoolPay. Simply follow the link above, register, then add your students by providing their first and last names, and birthdate or lunch id number.
Marshall High School ranked second best high school in the state!
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We are pleased to announce that Marshall High School won a “High-Achieving School” OEP award for performance on the End-of-Course Biology exam. These awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at a particular level on the Benchmark or End-of-Course exam (advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic). To learn more about how we determined the OEP award winners and to see the full list of award recipients, you can view the entire report.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has sent us the link to Arkansas Bound, a special section that is published each year that has a directory of all of the colleges and universities in Arkansas. Some of these schools also have ads and feature stories.
CONGRATULATIONS, 2015 STATE CHESS CHAMPS!
Team members are Dylan Burnshire, Ash Estlinbaum, Nick Jaeger, Chris Jaeger, John Taylor, & Hunter Weaver.
Coaches are Randy Adkins and Dorothy Taylor.
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MHS RECEIVES HONORS AND RECOGNITION
Marshall High School has been named a Top 10% School and will receive an Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program financial award in the amount of $38,303.86.
The Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program provides financial awards to public schools that experience high student performance, student academic growth, and for secondary schools with high graduation rates. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is pleased to announce funds have been made available for this recognition program. Ark. Code Ann. §6-15-2107 authorizes rewards in an amount up to $100 per student who attends a public school or public charter school in the top 10% of all Arkansas public schools in combined student performance, student academic growth, and for a secondary school, graduation rate under criteria set forth by rule of the state board. Up to $50 per student enrolled is awarded to public schools or public charter schools between the top 11% and top 20% of all public schools in Arkansas in combined student performance, student academic growth, and for a secondary school, graduation rate under criteria set forth by rule of the state board.
The top 10% and 20% schools were identified by assigning a percentile rank for the measures of each school’s performance, growth, and graduation rate (if applicable). The average of the assigned percentile ranks were calculated and the top deciles were identified.
"Beating the Odds - High-Achieving Schools Serving Low-Income Communities" OEP awards:
Marshall High has been ranked THE BEST in algebra, geometry, and 7th and 8th grade math because of student test scores. MHS is ranked #1 in "High Poverty" Junior High and Comprehensive High Schools in the entire state of Arkansas with 100% of our algebra students who took the test scoring proficient or advanced. Among schools in Northwest Arkansas, MHS was ranked #1 in "High Poverty" High Schools with 92% proficient or advanced in geometry and ranked #1 in "High Poverty" Middle Schools with 85% of MHS 7th and 8th grade math students proficient or advanced. The rankings, which were announced by the University of Arkansas Office for Educational Policy (OEP) last month, were based on End-of-Course (EOC) and Benchmark tests taken last spring.
Marshall High School also received several other "Beating the Odds - High-Achieving Schools Serving Low-Income Communities" OEP awards. Schools who are eligible to receive these awards serve free and reduced lunch to at least 66% of their student body.
When compared to all the schools in the state, MHS is ranked #2 in "High-Poverty High Schools in EOC 11th grade literacy with 94% proficient or advanced, #2 in "High-Poverty" High Schools in geometry with 92% proficient or advanced, #2 in "High-Poverty" Middle Schools with 86% of MHS 7th and 8th grade literacy students proficient or advanced, and #2 in "High Poverty" Middle Schools with 85% of MHS 7th and 8th grade math students proficient or advanced.
Marshall High School's EOC biology scores ranked #7 in "High-Poverty" High Schools in Arkansas and in "High Poverty" High Schools in Northwest Arkansas with 61% of students scoring proficient or advanced.
Visit www.officeforeducationpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014_OEP_Awards to see all the results.
Congratulations to the students and staff at MHS! Great job!
Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan information
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