Genius Hour Showcase

Genius Hour Showcase

The second annual Genius Hour Showcase is taking place today, Wednesday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m. The showcase will begin with a short presentation in the auditorium, followed by an open session where guests are invited to stop and visit student booths. The 8th graders have been working on their Genius Hour projects since early in the school year and are excited to present them. The booths will be set up in the Chapel, Cafeteria, and Middle School Commons.

Genius Hour was a concept brought to Marshall School by English teacher Lori Durant. It originated at Google as "20% time," which is the idea that employees should be able to use 20% of their work time to focus on pet projects that are driven by their own passions. These projects are still in alignment with Google's goals and standards, and some estimates say that as much as 50% of their newest projects were created from 20% time.

Marshall's students have loved the opportunity to follow their interests through their Genius Hour projects, and are looking forward to bringing them to life at the Showcase tonight.

Topper Tunnels

One of our traditions is to send state bound students off to their competition with a "topper tunnel." where all students line the front hallway and cheer for their classmates. Some of the teams and activities honored recently include:

  • Math League
  • Dance
  • Robotics
  • All State Music
  • Tennis
  • CyberPatriots



There might be plenty of paths from Korea to New York City's theater stages, but Paul Yoon may have taken one of the longer routes. The 2016 Marshall graduate started his journey in our Fregeau Auditorium and now finds himself at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Click below to learn more about Paul's journey from the Korea to the Big Apple with a critical layover in the Twin Ports!

Many people feel this is the best time of the year because of all the holidays, celebrations, and cheer as we wrap up another trip around the sun. More than a few others celebrate lists this time of year. Top moments of 2017, top movies of 2017, top sports plays of 2017 ... all those year-end lists give us chances to compare, contrast, debate and delve into a year's worth of memories. We're lucky at Marshall to have Kim Kosmatka as our photographer. She's talented, she's the best at capturing those "Marshall moments," and she knows our school and students so well! We've asked Ms. Kosmatka to put together her 17 best photos from 2017, and we'll be unveiling one per day leading up to 2018. The first photo, along with a bit of insider info from Ms. Kosmatka, will be on our Facebook page December 15. Be sure to head there each day to see this list unfold. And, since it is the giving season, be sure to give our Marshall School page a "like" and a "follow" if you haven't yet. Let's also spread the cheer to those outside of the Marshall community (and, in turn, give Ms. Kosmatka some much-deserved love) by hitting the "share" button on these fantastic photos images for which we are so thankful!