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2018-2019 Principal's Message

Greetings, MARAUDER Class of 2022 -

It’s an honor to lead Marcus HS 9th Grade Campus and welcome the class of 2022! Marcus HS has a rich tradition of PRIDE IN EXCELLENCE, which includes academic, athletic, extracurricular and fine arts success. Every student is encouraged to get involved at school, develop new friendships, enjoy real-world experiences, and stay connected to school! Marauder Camp will be your first opportunity to do just that!

The MHS9 faculty and staff are trained to meet the unique needs of ninth graders and understand the importance of a smooth transition. Our goal is for students to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. We help them develop strong study habits, healthy relationships, resilience, and self-advocacy skills. We welcome all students and recognize our diversity as the strength of our entire school community.

Our campus is designed to provide 21st century learning experiences in all content areas. We encourage creativity, collaboration and innovation, while maintaining academic rigor and high expectations for all. In addition, we encourage age-appropriate digital citizenship and promote safe, responsible social media habits and positive character traits, each week during Marauder Time.

Parents are an important part of student success at school. I encourage parent participation and feedback. Please plan to partner with us this year, in the following:

  • PTSA membership, general meetings, and committee work (
  • Parent Education Programs
  • Open House
  • Field Trip chaperones
  • Marauder Dads
  • Volunteer career/expert speakers
  • Campus volunteers - contact

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @mhs9th, to receive up-to-date information. I look forward to meeting each of you and working with you this school year.


Serving your families with PRIDE in EXCELLENCE,

Chantell Upshaw


Follow me on Twitter @chantellupshaw 

MHS9 Excellence Starts Here!