From left – Marshall High School’s new Principal Jeff Litz and Assistant Principal Dan Daus in the school’s brand new library that was inspired by a Barnes & Noble bookstore.
Photo by Lizzy Brown-Kaiser/The Connection
This year, Marshall High School welcomes its new principal, Jeff Litz, along with new additions constructed in the school’s $55 million renovation. “Over the summer, Marshall’s biggest focus has been renovating. Over the school year, our focus will be to utilize our new building to its greatest potential,” Litz said. “The Davis Center is the last instructional place to be completed and we expect to have all furniture moved in very soon. The whole project is to be completed by Nov. 14.” The high school looks forward to hosting a grand opening in June for the Marshall community to celebrate the new state-of-the-art building. With 1,850 students enrolled at Marshall this year, the administration hopes to maintain their “small school, big heart” motto. “Any school’s biggest challenge is providing the highest quality of education for every student,” Assistant Principal Dan Daus said. “Some students advocate very well for themselves while others don’t, so that’s where we come in. We want to motivate kids without pushing them too hard.” One program that is highly valued by the students of Marshall High School is ethics day. “At the end of the year, seniors are surveyed about their likes and dislikes for the school year. Ethics day was one of the seniors’ favorite experiences,” said Litz. “We’ve made ethics day really relevant for our students in working with a cyber ethics module and dealing with social media issues. Unfortunately, this is something students and administrators have to deal with a lot but this program really gave our seniors an opportunity to work like adults.”