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Happy Holidays on behalf of Dr. Campbell and Marshall Staff
I want to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday. It is important to use this time to reflect and give thanks for the people we love and the things we have and cherish. Serving our students and community is an honor and privilege for which I am incredibly grateful. This year, while many of us celebrate with our families and friends, I encourage the community to keep people who may be less fortunate and unable to celebrate with their loved ones in all our hearts and minds.

We should be grateful for all that God has done for us and although we have no idea what 2015 has in store, we are sure of his grace and mercy. We may not have many things but we have each other.
Whatever is good, whatever brings you joy…
May it be yours during this magical season.
Rejoice and be glad.
The best is yet to come!!
Hope, Health and Prosperity in 2015!
Warm Holiday Wishes on behalf of Dr. Campbell and Marshall High School Staff
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.
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"
John Marshall High School College Match College Fair
The Post-secondary Leadership Team at John Marshall Metro High School is hosting our Fall College Match Fair, December 3, 2014 from 8:30am-12:00pm. A continental breakfast (8:00-8:30am) and lunch (11:30-12:00pm) will be served.
Marshall Commandos Students of the Quarter
LaMar Cox
Jonathan Burrage
Ambrosia Lofton
Erica Kirk
Keep up the Great Work!!!
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!
Notice to Parents and staff regarding the Asbestos Management Plan Notification
This is to notify you in accordance with Illinois and Federal Asbestos Regulations, that a copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available at each school during school hours by appointment. Requests to review the Asbestos Management Plan must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Also please be advised that CPS conducts asbestos inspections of all schools every three years. The last inspection was completed in 2013. Asbestos surveillances are conducted every six months.
US Army High School Challenge
Congatulations Kyla Crawford
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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