The John Marshall Environmental Gardening Club has been very busy planting over 20 new perennials, and over 70 annuals in our front gardens. Many of our new flowers were donated by the Home Depot of Edison. Members of the club have also been weeding and cleaning up litter around the school in order to keep John Marshall School shining. We have been lucky enough to have Mrs. Ward, a Board of Education Member, join us in our weekly meeting. Also, a special thank you to the O'Connor family for their generous donation to our club.
Third graders got a visit from Offier Meade and Lucky, a K9 team from the Edison Police Department. Officer Meade told us all about his partnership with Lucky and how similar it is to Aero and Officer Mike, who we read about in Journeys, We want to say a BIG thank you to Officer Meade and Lucky for coming in to see us and for answering all of our questions!
1st graders work together to create a class mural in art class ... The themes for each classes include our town Edison NJ, adventures in outer space , up in the sky, under the sea and the rainforests. The classes worked with the iPad and Promethean board to research their class's theme !
The staff from St. Peter's Hospital Child Life Services Department visited the kindergarteners at John Marshall School for a Teddy Bear Clinic. This experience helped the children to learn how caring and kind the hospital workers would be in the event that they had to go to the hospital one day. Thank you St. Peter's Hospital!
At John Marshall School we seek to have each child reach his or her full academic potential. In addition, we have available a wide variety of programs and clubs to assist students in becoming better citizens and improving their self worth. These programs and clubs include Strings, Chorus, Band, Community Helpers, Student Council, Environmental Club, English Language Learners' Game Club, Technology Club, Magical Friends, Brain Teaser, Homework Haven and Fitness Club. The students at John Marshall participate in our Character Education program, designed to teach them the six pillars of having strong character. Our students also participate in activities sponsored by the district wide C.A.R.E.S. program.
We are a diverse community with students representing cultures from all over the world. We have an active Human Relations Committee which works closely with our PTO to plan a wide variety of family-oriented evening programs and daytime assemblies. John Marshall has partnered with the Edison Municipal Alliance. This program works with parents and children to help strengthen the family unit.
We provide our students with a wide variety of opportunities to explore and express their thoughts. We publish a quarterly school newspaper focusing on student writing. Students are rewarded for meeting and exceeding their leisure reading goals through numerous programs.
At John Marshall, we continue to work together as a close knit community of life-long learners for the betterment of our student body.