John Marshall Groundbreaking
Demolition is Complete
now purchase a brick or cup of chips
from our school.
Click HERE to
download an Order Form.
John Marshall High
School, as we knew it, is no more.
A lone classroom wall
with blackboard stands in defiance
of the wrecking ball.
Note the familiar telephone on the
wall to the right of the doorway.
Final Blow to our Alma Mater
Open House was May 12th, 2012!
The last and final open house at
the current John Marshall High School
marked the end of an era. Our school
will be no more except for the name
and the ground it stands on. This last
last chance to say goodbye was well
attended similar to the 2011 event.
Most of the historical artifacts have
already been removed and are in safe
storage. We are doing all we can to
preserve what we can. If you missed
this open house or just want to
re-live the experience, a DVD has been
prepared for that purpose. It contains
video footage of key locations in the
school including the underground
track. Ralph Pfingsten, alumnus,
teacher, historian and author is
featured in a clip that talks about
Marshall's history from 1899 to the
present with insight from his
knowledge and research on the subject.
Marshall High School DVD
by: Bob Kasarda
(Gemini Video Productions)
by Ralph Pfingsten
Video (2011) by Doug Smorag
$15 plus $3 shipping (media
Check or Money Order to our
set for the Fall of 2012. The new
school will open Fall, 2015.
First Open House was a huge
success thanks to all the hard
work by the Volunteers, Students,
Faculty and Staff. There were
likely a few thousand that toured
their alma mater. We sold out of
our commemoritive T-Shirts and
other JMH souveniers. Ralph
Pfingsten gave several
presentations about the History of
John Marshall in the auditorium.
The new school will NOT have an
auditorium because the State of
Ohio will not fund rooms that are
not in contiuous use throughout
the school day. We just report,
you can decide.
Open House Videos by Doug
Video Nr. 1
Video Nr. 2
Video Nr. 3
Open House Photos
& Slide Show
Meetings Open to all Alumni &
are wecome to attend our
Trustee's Meetings held on the
first Wednesday of most months.
See the Event Calendar for
specifics. We have two trustee
positions open and would like to
find someone to help with the
website. If you are
interested, please come to one
of our meetings.
remember that your Alumni
Association is funded
primarily through donations.
You can contribute by clicking
the link for Donations
at the left, downloading the
form and mailing it to us. The
form can be used for address
changes as well. Please tell
us when you move. The USPS
charges us first class postage
for every newsletter returned
with an incorrect address.
Thanks for your continued
book that makes a great gift
of John Marshall High School is
finished and is in stock! If you
went to Marshall, you'll want this
book in your home. It's authored by
Ralph Pfingsten, 1/58 and Faculty.
All proceeds from the book help to
fund our Alumni Association projects
and activities. You can also
download the Flyer and
order by mail.
If you want to
pick up your book locally, please
contact Elaine & Chuck Staley
at (216) 267-3857.
check the link for
the latest info!
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Marshall Alumni Association
Website. Here you will find
information about the school and
alumni activities. Our message
board is open to all JMH Alumni.
Just click on the message board
button above. Please check back
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every staff member or
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Be sure to check the Music at Marshall
section and watch streaming video
of the JMH 2003
Concert Band Christmas Program,
performance at the January
23d Cleveland Force Soccer Game, and
to the 1955 JMH Choir perform Christmas
Marshall Cheerleaders, October 28th,
Enjoy the website!