School Days, School Days, Dear Old Golden Rule Days Summer Break Ends Soon in Marshall, Illinois

School will be back in session before you can say… Oh, man! So soon? Yup. Those lazy days of summer are coming to an end for our hard-working Marshall students. For us older “kids,” we can remember how we felt as we started to count down our last few days of freedom. If you have kiddos, remember that feeling and remind them of how much they will learn, how they will be back with their favorite teachers, and having new learning experiences. Football games, school activities, and clubs await them. While the summer winds down, the great fall weather, cooler days, and fall fun will soon begin.

Our Marshall Elementary, Junior High, and High School all head back on the same day. School gets off to a slow start on August 15 with an early dismissal of 11:30 am. After that, it’s business as usual, with full school days until September 4 – Labor Day.

Our awesome Marshall teachers are already hard at work getting ready for the school year, and they will be in the building on August 14 for a teacher’s day of planning. Let’s make them know how much we appreciate their hard work and the hard work of everyone who works in our schools in every capacity, from keeping the schools and grounds clean and neat, cooking and feeding the kids, our school nurses, guidance counselors, secretaries, coaches, and all the staff members who care for our students and families.


A fun way to support Marshall High School students

Get ready to loosen your belt and fill your belly while making a difference. Mark your calendars for the All You Can Eat Pancakes Breakfast on August 19 from 7 am to 10 am at the Marshall Sons of the American Legion – 302 South 8th Street, Marshall. Bring the whole family. Kids 10 and Under eat free, and all the proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.

Your pancakes come with a side of sausage and eggs, and your beverages are included. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and listen to the area’s football coaches and support Marshall High School students.


Do you need after-school care for your young students?

Hanger 5 still has a few openings left for before and after-school care. If you need this service, please give them a call at  (217) 826-8054,  email, or register on the website at

They offer before and after-school care programs for students k through sixth grades. They are located at 809 N 2nd St, Marshall, Illinois, and are open from 5 am daily. They serve breakfast for the children at 7 am daily and are open until 6 pm for pick up. They are even available on non-school days. They have fun activities and healthy snacks to keep the kids busy and happy, as well as helping them with their homework. They can play in the fenced-in backyard as well. Hanger 5 offers Marshall School Bus pickup to and from school, with secure/automated check-in and out process and 24/7 video monitoring of the premises. The entire staff is First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified.


Have you ever thought about becoming a mentor?

The Marshall Area Youth Network (MAYN) is seeking individuals who feel they would be good mentors. If you have ever considered working with Marshall’s young people, join this rewarding program. MAYN needs you for this school year. Call them at  (217) 826–2900 to learn more.


Preschool or daycare at Marshall First Step Academy

Do you have littles who need to attend preschool/pre-k or daycare this fall? Reach out to see about enrollment at Marshall First Step Academy.

If your little one is already enrolled this school year, prepare for some day camp fun. Their Kids Day Camp is open to all students 3 to 5 years old who are already enrolled at Marshall First Step for this fall. The camp will be August 14 through 18 from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm each day. You can register by emailing


Want to do more cool stuff after school? Join the Teen Advisory Board

Marshall Public Library hosts TAB – the Teen Advisory Board. This is open to all Marshall students enrolled in grades 7—12. TAB meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm in the library’s Teen Area. Some activities might include writing contests, book discussions, movie nights, video games, and even scavenger hunts. Plan what you want to see happen at the library for you and your fellow teens.

We wish all our Marshall students of all ages a happy, safe, healthy, and fun school year.