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Care Team w/students
Welcome to John Marshall Metropolitan High School website. We are extremely excited about the great things to come at Marshall.

"Our mission is to provide all students with a quality education, including effective communication, critical thinking, and relationship building skills"

"The vision is to ensure that all students are prepared to be productive citizens in our global society"
Patrick Beverly (NBA All Star) visits Marshall
Lady Commandos Victory!
Congratulations to Coach Gaters and the Lady Commandos on a Great Win, Tuesday, February 24, 2015. The girls have advanced moving closer to the state championship rounds. More information regarding the next game day coming soon!
Student Tardiness
Students must be in regular attendance to understand and successfully complete a course of study; therefore, parents and students should accept responsibility for the student’s attendance. Please be mindful that school starts at 8:00 a.m. Therefore, any student who arrives after 8:15 a.m. will receive an Afterschool Personal Development (ASPD) consequence and must serve it the day that is received. ASPD is held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:13 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Failure to serve the issued “tardy to school” consequences will result in escalated disciplinary actions.
If you have any questions or concern, please do not hesitate to contact Marshall High School at 773-534-6455 and speak with an attendance personnel. Parents/Guardians should call to report student absence/tardiness before 8:30am.
On January 29, 2015, the Marshall JROTC Commandos performed a Service Learning Project at Jessie Brown Veterans Medical Center in Chicago. Service learning is a teaching method designed to involve Cadets in authentic and meaningful service to their communities. Service learning makes connections between the classroom and the community and provides structured time for Cadets to reflect on their service experiences. It is intended to instill a sense of civic responsibility by encouraging Cadets to assess their impact upon the community as active contributors to society.

Marshall High Cadets visited with veterans throughout the hospital thanking them for their service. They handed out care packages provided by the Red Cross to all the veterans. They listened carefully to all the veterans as they exchanged their experiences while serving in the military. They met with veterans from World War II, the Korean War, Viet Nam, the Gulf War, and the current conflict in Southwest Asia. Veterans were so proud to see Marshall Cadets in uniform thanking them for their participation in the JROTC Program. It was a joyful experience to see our Cadets engage in conversation with many of the veterans. In addition, they talked openly with the hospital staff nurses, doctors etc. inquiring about their experiences with veterans.

As one cadet stated, “I am so proud to be here and I shall never forget this experience.”

COL Michael Chyterbok
Senior Army Instructor
John Marshall High School
On December 13, 2014, CPS, Department of JROTC conducted the Citywide Platoon Drill, Color Guard and Individual Rifle Drill Competition for Challenge Division and Masters Division JROTC.

The Drill Meet was conducted at Carver Military Academy, 13100 South Doty Avenue, Chicago, IL 60827. Marshall High School competed for the very first time since the mid 1980”s.

Marshall High School competed in the Armed Division whereby the Cadets performed with M1 Garand Rifles concentrating on varied body and arm movements with intricate steps. The Rifle Drill Team performed the “manual of arms” executing approximately 25 Commands (Right Shoulder Arms, Left Shoulder Arms etc.).

For the very first very first time, Marshall High School JROTC ranked 17 out of 24 competing in Armed Division category. This is just the beginning, Marshall High School JROTC is running hard to compete in all categories.

We want to thank all the Cadets that participated in this event rehearsing throughout the past month

COL Michael Chyterbok
Senior Army Instructor
John Marshall High School
Coach Gaters with Governor Quinn and Danny K Davis
Lady Commandos and Coach Dorothy Gaters
Congratulations Coach Dorothy Gaters on your 1000th Career Victory!
When a basketball coach wins 100 games, it’s an accomplishment. If they record 500 victories, it’s a milestone.

When a coach reaches 1,000 wins, its a historic plateau that cements your legacy. Marshall coach Dorothy Gaters accomplished that feat on Monday with a 84-22 victory over visiting Thornwood.

Over 40 of Gaters’ former players, along with family, friends, and an enthusiastic student body were in attendance for the milestone win.

Among the former Commandos were Janet Harris, Toni Foster, Kim Williams, Rita Hale, and Lolo Miller, to name a few.

Janet Harris, a 1981 graduate and Gaters’ first All-American who starred at Georgia, said that Gaters is a remarkable person.

‘‘It is just amazing to see how she has kept it going,’’ Harris said. ‘‘We all owe her so much.’’

Toni Foster, another All-American who played at Iowa, said playing Gaters was a life-changing experience.

‘‘There is no telling where many of us would have ended up if it wasn’t for Dorothy Gaters,’’ Foster said. ‘‘She changed our lives. We owe her everything.’’

The Chicago Public Schools’ Board of Education and Sport Administration came out in full support, including sports supervisor Thomas Trotter and basketball coordinators Joel Bullock and Cindy Irvin. They presented Gaters with a bouquet of
roses and a plaque recognizing her accomplishment.

‘‘She is an icon and a national treasure,’’ Trotter said. ‘‘She is basketball royalty and we are blessed to have her in our lives.’’
Gaters showed a rare moment of emotion as she raised her arm while holding her grandson and danced with the crowd after the game.

‘‘I am so grateful for what we have accomplished here at Marshall,” Gaters said. ‘‘I never looked down the road of creating a legacy when I started. I just wanted to win my first game. Then I wanted to win my second game. Then I wanted to win my third game. Then I never wanted to lose after that. I was fortunate to have so many great players come through this program. This would not have happened if it wasn’t for their hard work and commitment.’’

Tineesha Coleman had 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks to lead the led the Commandos (1-0). Tekia Mack had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Temya Russell added 12.

Three of Gaters assistants — Gwen Howard, Kimya Murray, and Sandra Murphy — are former players at Marshall let the players know what this day meant.

“We looked out and saw so many players that we admired, players that we had heard about and we saw the comradery and love that they had and we were inspired,” Coleman said.
Culinary Arts

From the kitchen to center stage, Chicago high school culinary students were the stars of the show last night at Healthy Schools Campaign’s annual Cooking up Change competition and fundraiser at the Bridgeport Art Center. The event featured 16 teams of student chefs from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in a cooking competition for the healthiest and most delicious school meal. In the end it was Marshall High School and their Haitian Spice Chicken, Slamming Collard Greens and Pineapple Surprise Parfait that came out on top as the judges’ favorite meal.

“This experience was so good for me,” said Autumn Guyton, one of the five Marshall student chefs. “I want to go into the culinary field when I’m older.”

Cooking up Change puts student voices front and center in the conversation about healthy school food, challenging them to create school lunches that their peers will enjoy, while adhering to strict nutrition guidelines, ingredient lists and budget constraints. Asked what she learned from the contest, Autumn said, “You have your ups and downs. Your recipes are not going to be exactly what you thought they might be, but you have to keep trying and make the best out of it.”

The group’s inspiration for their Haitian-themed meal came from teammate Da’ovan Brown, a native of the small Caribbean nation. “I’ve never tasted any kind of Haitian dish in school,” she said. “I just wanted to taste something that resembled home.”

And from that, a winning meal was born.

The Marshall team topped a competitive field that included a variety of colorful and delicious dishes, including second place Prosser Career Academy’s Chicken Fajita Bowl, Pico de Gallo Spinach Salad and Fiesta Fruit Cup; and third place Washington High School’s Mexican Lasagna, Lemon and Cilantro Zucchini Salad and Peanut Butter Banana Croquettes.

“We are incredibly proud of each and every one of these students, and grateful to the coaches, mentors and all of our supporters,” said Rochelle Davis, president and CEO of Healthy Schools Campaign. “We and all of our guests love hearing about the students’ journey from the culinary classroom to the competition floor. Cooking up Change leaves little doubt that school meals can be both healthy and delicious, and that students can get excited about eating school food.”

As the winning team, Marshall’s meal will be incorporated into the CPS menu and served across the entire district. In June, the team will travel to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Cooking up Change national finals against other winning teams from around the country, and to serve their meal to members of Congress at a legislative briefing on Capitol Hill.

Even though it was Marshall’s first Cooking up Change victory, culinary instructor Kimberly Minor had a good feeling heading into the competition. “The students worked hard researching a dish that would be different,” she said. “They tested their meal out on all the students at school and everyone liked it. When we left the school this morning the students said, ‘Ms. Minor, we’ve got this. We’re gonna win!’

“I’m still in shock,” she added. “This is a great group of kids. Their hard work paid off.”

Chef mentor John Abels from Le Cordon Bleu helped the team perfect their dish, but was quick to point out that the success was their own.

“This team designed the whole menu themselves,” he said. “They made some tweaks and that became the winning recipe. It’s great to see that young talent in my industry can start at this age. That’s what I love about Cooking up Change.”

While the spirited competition among the teams helps make Cooking up Change such an exciting and dynamic event, in the end, everyone wins. Cooking up Change is an opportunity for students to speak up about the importance of healthy school food, and on this night, the students spoke loud and clear.

Congrats to all the Cooking up Change competitors!
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Principal’s Message

Greetings Students, Parents / Guardians of John Marshall Metropolitan High School

It is with pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Marshall High School.

I am honored to bring my skills as an educational leader to Marshall High School and to partner with you to ensure that your child is College Eligible and College Ready!

I possess over twenty-two years of educational experiences, which includes being a high school teacher within CPS at Simeon High School and PACE Alternative High School, in Blue Island Illinois. Additionally, I served as Cluster Three Director for the Office of Specialized Services Director, and as an Elementary Turnaround School Principal for two schools located in Garfield/Humboldt Park and Englewood.

Marshall Students are unique, talented and gifted. Every day our goal is to tap into this talent through teaching relevant lessons with academic rigor thereby developing students that are critical thinkers with the ability to reason and make sound decisions. We will continue in cultivating a passion for teaching and learning to ensure that every student is prepared for college, careers and life! I will work closely with teachers and staff to support and enhance the delivery of instruction and to hold students and staff accountable for a positive and productive learning environment.

As a school team, we have an unwavering committment to making this a memorable and strong academic year. We believe in operating in excellence. We will focus on strengthening our school community to become the change we would like to see in the world.

I am thrilled to be a Marshall Commando! I look forward to working with each of you. Please feel free to contact me at anytime at the following email address: Please never hesitate to contact the school's main office and schedule an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions and ideas. I can be reached at 773-534-6455.

I look forward to partnering with and working together for a brighter future for every student.


Dr. Lori Ann Campbell