What does it mean to be a magnet school?

gaw Marshall Magnet Elementary School exists to promote the academic and social development of each of its students through a diverse, integrated curriculum emphasizing the arts and sciences. Unique among Flagstaff's schools, Marshall is an arts and science magnet school, meaning we have woven a special emphasis on these key aspects of learning throughout our curriculum. We are proud to have been doing this successfully since the magnet concept began at our school more than a decade ago. We are committed to providing your child with a strong academic program of study, as well as extensive art and music opportunities, and an enhanced science program. Within our tandem arts and science emphases, all of Marshall’s educational programs are dedicated to teaching the whole child. 

Marshall is an Art and Science Magnet school, which is made possible through community partnerships. The help and support the school receives from FUSD, annual tax credit contributions, the business community, as well as local, state and federal grants enables Marshall to offer unique opportunities to all students at no cost to our families. 

Only at Marshall are one-of-a-kind Governor’s Arts and Flagstaff Arts Council award-winning K-5 activities offered to students free of charge.  Our unique extracurricular offerings include:

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Suzuki Violin

Chess Club

Heritage Habitat and Garden Programs

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Lego League Robotics

Photojournalism

Painting

Band

Choir

Ballet Folklorico de Colores

STEAM Team

Technology lab

Creative writing

Download a copy of our Magnet Monday Electives catalog. 

Artist and Scientist in Residencie: Students work with artists- and scientists-in-residence on long-term art and/or science integration projects. Past artists-in-residence have included: students working with local artists using technology and writing to create stories using computer graphics, student created masks and corresponding play performances, large mural creations placed all around the school, adventure storytelling, and Japanese Taiko Drumming.  

Plus, all students at Marshall receiver one-hour long Art, Music, PE, and Computer Lab classes. 

Who are our current program supporters?
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FUSD’s funding of an Art & Science Integration Specialist, Flagstaff Community Foundation’s partial funding of Suzuki violin program, The Catherine B. Adel Foundation’s funding of the NAU Suzuki Coordinator, and The Arizona Commission on the Arts partial funding of the 5th Grade Japanese Taiko Drumming Artist in Residency. In addition to program supports, Marshall partners with many local experts and businesses including but not limited to: TerraBIRDS, The City of Flagstaff, The Sunrise Lion’s Club, Young Rembrandts, and more!

Who are the Site Council and Science Council?
The Marshall Magnet Councils are composed of educators, administrators, community members, and parents who volunteer their time to promote and improve the Marshall programs. Any interested parent, teacher, or community member who is willing to commit time and effort is encouraged to participate. We meet monthly for one hour. 

How can you help?
Tax Credit, Tax Credit, Tax Credit! Please consider making you tax credit contribution (a dollar for dollar credit returned to you on State taxes) to our Marshall Magnet Art and Science programs.

How can you contact us?
There are many ways to get involved with Marshall Magnet Elementary School. If you would like to learn more about Marshall Magnet Elementary School please visit our blog at www.marshallmagnetschool.com.

If you would like to know how you can be involved with our Parent Teacher Organization, our Site Council, or our Art & Science Magnet, please feel free to contact Janelle Reasor, Art & Science Integration Specialist at jreasor@fusd1.org or (928) 773-4044 x2754.

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