Students – We Need You!

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We are looking for representatives from each grade level to join us. We are looking for students with initiative to share thoughts and ideas to help make Marcus even better.

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Applications are due by October 15, 2016.

Dr. Rogers – 2016

Dr. Rogers at the LISD Council of PTAs 2016 kickoff meeting.

September Newsletter

Homecoming Carnival

Come visit the PTSA at the 2016 Marcus HS Homecoming Carnival!

As is tradition, we have the Marcus HS PTSA Dunk Tank with an awesome lineup!

Schedule your time wisely to visit your favorites 🙂

5:00 – 5:15 Nikki Minich
5:15 – 5:30 Scott Hinsley
5:30 – 6:00 Emily Wallace
6:00 – 6:20 Tracy Jennings
6:20 – 6:40 Greg Axelson
6:40 – 7:00 Emily Strauss
Homecoming Carnival 2015


Fall Open House

26The Fall Open House will be held on Monday, September 19th, starting at 6:30 pm. Below is a schedule for the evening. Make sure that you have a copy of your student’s schedule from skyward for the evening.

Open House Schedule:

  • 6:30-7:00 – PTSA Meeting (in Auditorium)
  • 7:10-7:20 – 1st Period
  • 7:20-7:35 – Extended passing period for parents of multiple students
  • 7:35-7:45 – 2nd Period
  • 7:55-8:05 – 3rd Period
  • 8:15-8:25 – 4th Period

PEP – September 14, 2016

MHS-PEP2Want to learn the features of Skyward such as notifications, fee management, etc?  Want to know about Google Classroom or Moodle? Do you need help in finding teacher websites?  Come to our Parent Education Program (PEP) on Wednesday, Sept. 14th at MHS-9 from 6pm-7pm.  We can help answer these questions and many more.  We will resume our PEP on the first Wednesday of each month starting in October.  We’re looking forward to the great programs scheduled for this year.

Free childcare is available.

Provide Input on STARR Student Report

Texas PTA members are encouraged to go to the link below and complete the survey regarding STAAR’s CSR – Confidential Student Report. The CSR is used by parents, teachers, and students to communicate a student’s acquisition of the knowledge and skills required to be taught in Texas public schools. Student academic performance is measured in required grades and subject areas using the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) in grades 3-8 and high school. The CSR serves as an important communication tool that enables collaboration and cooperation between a student’s school and home.

Provide Input


2016 STARR Report

2016 STAAR Confidential Student Report

2017 STARR Report

2017 STAAR Confidential Student Report

First Day

Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!

Looking forward to great things.


The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.

– Aristotle

sun and sky


A Musician’s Paradox:Learn to Play in Time by Not Listening

#TEDxMarcusHighSchool #2016

Texas PTA 2017 Legislative Priorities

Priorities: 85th Texas Legislative Session

  • Public School Funding – Pursue an adequate and equitable solution for school funding while maintaining accountability and responsibility for educating the whole child. In addition, Texas PTA advocates for funding for enrollment growth.
  • Powdered Alcohol – Pursue banning the sale to minors of powdered alcohol, or Palcohol, a powder that can be mixed with liquids — similar to the way Kool-Aid is mixed with water — to create an alcoholic beverage that can have alcohol levels equivalent to a shot of vodka.
  • Bullying/Cyberbullying – Strengthen the cyberbullying law to protect students from online, often anonymous, bullying by clarifying the role of school districts in addressing this behavior, and removing barriers to law enforcement’s ability to deal with offenders.
  • Funding for Quality Pre-K Grant Program
  • Funding for Full Day Pre-K for at-risk students
  • State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) – Advocate for reduced emphasis on state-mandated testing, focusing on grades 3-8, and monitor changes to STAAR for high school students, and limits on benchmark testing for all tested grades.
  • State Accountability System – Pursue a new accountability system that is valid, reliable and balanced, focuses less on state assessment, and recognizes other attributes of a strong school program, including arts instruction and physical activity.
  • Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility – Raise the age for mandatory prosecution as an adult from 17 to 18, allowing non-violent offenders who are 17 years of age to be charged as a minor.
  • Districts of Innovation – Oppose efforts to take away latitude of Districts of Innovation to set their own school calendar.
  • Vouchers – Oppose vouchers, including Education Account Savings Programs that allow parents to apply for an education savings account. A portion of the funds the state expends for that student’s public school education is deposited into the account. The remained of the funds are kept by the public school the student previously attended. Money in the education savings account may be used to fund private school tuition, tuition at eligible institutions, distance education, curriculum.
  • State Board of Education – Actively weigh in on legislation impacting SBOE and monitor activity of SBOE in its quarterly meetings.