Mission Marshall https://missionmarshall.org Love Where You Live Thu, 31 May 2018 00:19:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/missionmarshall.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cropped-cross.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Mission Marshall https://missionmarshall.org 32 32 59663871 Read to Ride Astonishes with Second Year Gains https://missionmarshall.org/in-the-news/read-to-ride-astonishes-with-second-year-gains/ Tue, 29 May 2018 23:15:55 +0000 https://missionmarshall.org/?p=850

Read to Ride Mission Marshall


This Year 324 Marshall ISD Third Graders earned a brand new bicycle and helmet

Thanks to your unending generosity this year’s Read to Ride Rode to Astonishing second year success!  More than $22,000 dollars were raised from mostly small donors of $75 or less!  Along with all of you Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center pitched in to lower helmet costs by 50% a savings this year of over $2,500.  Along with Christus the Lions Club of Harrison County was our top giver this year by donating a generous  $5000 towards this years goal!  Thank all of you so much!


The Marshall ISD Teachers along with volunteers and administrators worked tirelessly to encourage our young readers along the way.  These educators along with the vital support of these student’s families, friends and mentors allowed these students to break through with a new record number of winning students.  This achievement and drive increased the number of student’s meeting their Accelerated Reading goal by 18% qualifying them to earn their very own brand new bicycle and helmet.  Along with this fantastic increase the students overall numbers for the district increased the district’s overall end of the year 3rd Grade AR level from 2.3 in 2015/16  to 3.1 in 2016/17 and  3.4 2017/18.  This increased these young reader’s ability by 1.3 which represents an entire Grade Level in achievement plus 3 months!  Wow. . . As many of you know Mission Marshall decided to target this grade due to research showed to us by the District that third grade was a critical year in a student’s life for gauging long term student success.   It has been discovered that if a student is able to read on level by the end of their third grade year it shows a high probability that their chances of lifelong success increase substantially, including higher graduation rates, which relate to better opportunities to improve their lives and our communities!

Why did Mission Marshall pick 3rd Graders?  This is why from the Annie E. Casey Foundation research from 2010


Reading to LearnLearning to Read to Reading to LearnReading proficiently by the end of the third grade (as measured by NAEP at the beginning of fourth grade) can be a make-or-break benchmark in a child's educational development. Up until the end of third grade, most children are learning to read. Beginning in fourth grade, however the are reading to learn, using their skills to gain more information in subjects such as math and science, to solve problems, to think critically about what they are learning, and to act upon and share that knowledge in the world around them. Up to half of the printed fourth-grade curriculum in incomprehensible to students who read below that grade level, according to the Children's Reading Foundation. And three quarters of students who are poor readers in third grade will remain poor readers in high school, according to researchers at Yale University.


Annie E. Casey - Quote on 4th Grade Reading






Astonishing Results!

3.3 3rd Grade End of Year AR Level –  88 Bikes Earned


2.9 3rd Grade End of Year AR Level –  53 Bikes Earned


3.7 3rd Grade End of Year AR Level –  84 Bikes Earned


3.7 3rd Grade End of Year AR Level –  99 Bikes Earned


Would you like to get involved?  You can join us in mentoring kids this coming Fall or Donate today!

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Mission Marshall – Heather Miller and Misty Scott on Talk of East Texas https://missionmarshall.org/in-the-news/mission-marshall-heather-miller-and-misty-scott-on-talk-of-east-texas/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:48:30 +0000 https://missionmarshall.org/?p=829

On the Talk of East Texas with Ashli Dansby and Mission Marshall


Misty Scott and Heather Miller joined the Talk of East Texas to discuss the exciting ministry going on at Mission Marshall.

Including the new addition of a walk in cooler, warehouse space and a change in the way Produce is distributed to the people of Harrison County.  Along with that we touch on Read to Ride and many of the ministries adding to our community and allowing each of us to #LoveWhereYouLive.


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Hurricane Harvey Evacuees Exceptions and Assistance Available https://missionmarshall.org/in-the-news/hurricane-harvey-evacuees-exceptions-and-assistance-available/ Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:37:41 +0000 https://missionmarshall.org/?p=777

Evacuee Information 2017

For Hurricane Harvey Evacuees who have sought safety in Harrison County. Mission Marshall is available to provide non-perishable foods and limited frozen meats to your families if you are in need. If you were able to get out with your photo ID please bring it with you when you come.

We are open Monday 5pm-7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10am-1:30pm.

We are located at 2109 South Washington Avenue, Marshall TX 75670 @ the corner of South Washington and Pinecrest.

Feel free to Call


Please leave a message – Messages are returned as soon as possible during regular hours.

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Read to Ride First Year Success https://missionmarshall.org/in-the-news/read-to-ride-first-year-success/ Fri, 26 May 2017 12:00:46 +0000 https://missionmarshall.org/?p=738

Read to Ride Bursts to the Finish Line with a Fantastic Start


Read to Ride Mission Marshall

Mission Marshall and Marshall ISD finished the first year of Read to Ride with a tremendous push over the finish line.  With an overwhelming community support of more than $25,000 in donations.  The Mission provided 268 brand new bicycles and helmets for Marshall ISD third graders who met their designated reading goals!  The District provided this feedback at their website about the first year statistics for the program!

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From Marshall ISD

Last fall, Marshall ISD entered into a new, innovative program with Mission Marshall to challenge third-grade students across the district to increase their cumulative grade-level reading averages.

With last week’s culmination of the new “Read to Ride” program, a total of 268 of the district’s 450 third-graders – or 60 percent – reached their reading goals and earned a brand-new, fully-assembled bicycle courtesy of Mission Marshall.


Mrs. Rachel Hooten, English Language Arts Coordinator for MISD, presented a final report to the MISD Board of Trustees during the regular monthly meeting of the board on May 15. Due largely to the increased emphasis and incentive offered through Mission Marshall’s “Read to Ride” initiative, every MISD elementary campus showed third-grade reading level gains over the past school year.

“There is a positive correlation between campuses with significant growth from 2015-2016 to 2016-2017 and strong campus participation in Read to Ride,” Hooten said. “Tracking students as second-graders in 2015-2016 and then again as third-graders in 2016-2017, students showed increased reading level gains during the 2016-2017 school year compared to the average growth attained during the previous school year.”

The improvement is evident in the numbers: in 2015-2016, MISD elementary campuses had one campus out of its six elementaries – South Marshall STEM Academy – where third-graders, on-average, were reading at a third-grade level.

By comparison, at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, five of the six have seen its third-graders at or above grade level in reading.


“Research has shown that third-grade reading levels are an indicator of future academic success, which led Mission Marshall to offer the Read to Ride program to that particular group of students,” said Misty Scott, Executive Director of Mission Marshall. “We received donations and raised money to purchase the bicycles, and the response from our community was overwhelming. It is our goal to provide even more bicycles to students next year through the second year of the “Read to Ride” program.”


South Marshall STEM saw the biggest percentage of its third graders receive bikes, with 93 of the 95 eligible students (98 percent) taking home their new ride on Friday, May 19. The next two largest groups in terms of percentage to earn bicycles were J.H. Moore Elementary, where 43 of the 60 third-graders (72 percent) earned bikes and also at Robert E. Lee Elementary, where 42 of the 67 third-graders (63 percent) took home their hard-earned prizes.

In terms of campus third grade Reading Level Averages, the results were even more dramatic in average reading level gains over the past year among MISD third graders:

  • 2017 Third Grade RLA Stats

  • Carver Elementary 3rd graders increased from an avg. 1.8 RLA in 2015-2016 to a 3.03 RLA in 2016-2017.

  • * J.H. Moore Elementary 3rd graders increased from an avg. 2.0 RLA in 2015-2016 to a 3.3 RLA in 2016-2017. *

  • Robert E. Lee Elementary 3rd graders increased from an avg. of 2.1 RLA in 2015-2016 to 3.2 RLA in 2016-2017.

  • William B. Travis Elementary 3rd graders increased from an avg. of 1.9 RLA in 2015-2016 to a 3.1 RLA in 2016-2017.

  • South Marshall STEM Academy 3rd graders increased from an avg. of 3.7 RLA in 2015-2016 to 4.4 RLA in 2016-2017.

  • Crockett Elementary 3rd graders increased from an avg. of 2.1 RLA in 2015-2016 to 2.6 RLA in 2016-2017.

* This represented the largest increase in terms of RLA percentage in MISD.

2017-ReadtoRide-RLA-Numbers-Mission Marshall and Marshall ISD

The Reading Level Averages are based on end-of-year average reading level for all third grade classes by campus.

The Read to Ride program was first announced back in October as a joint initiative between MISD and Mission Marshall. The program was intended to promote strong reading skills at the critical age of third grade, with all MISD third-graders eligible to earn a new bicycle and safety helmet for meeting their assigned Renaissance Reading (AR) challenge level by May 1.

Teachers, principals, interventionists, literacy coaches and students were encouraged to help set each student’s individual Read to Ride goal, and all six elementary campuses held kick-off events where students had the opportunity to see the new bike up close while learning about the contest. MISD sent letters in both English and Spanish home with each student, encouraging parental support.

Teachers helped students track their program and monitored goals throughout the year during the contest window, and the district and Mission Marshall coordinated various support and mini-reward parties to further encourage students this spring.

The program culminated last week, with each school hosting a Read to Ride campus celebration to distribute the 268 bicycles to the students who earned them through the program. At some campuses, second grade students were in attendance at these celebrations to give them inspiration to excel in the program in 2017-2018.

Goals for the 2017-2018 Read to Ride program, which begins in September, will be to increase the number of third-grade students earning bicycles to 75 percent and to increase the RLA for third graders in MISD by .5-1.0 over the course of the year, on average, per campus.

Those wishing to contribute or be involved with next year’s Read to Ride program may contact Mission Marshall at 903-472-4944, or e-mail Misty Scott at mscott@missionmarshall.org.

Family Garden Initiative https://missionmarshall.org/ministry/family-garden-initiative/ https://missionmarshall.org/ministry/family-garden-initiative/#respond Sat, 09 Apr 2016 20:30:53 +0000 http://missionmarshall.org/?p=576

Today teams of volunteers from all over our community came together and helped families in need plant their own sustainable vegetable gardens.  Mission Marshall partnered with Alex Marks Family Garden Initiative. This faith based outreach allows and facilitates families in poverty or need to plant and sustain a simple and functional vegetable and herb gardens.   The unique and mobile sock gardens allow for easy transport and quick access to water, grow and harvest.  Since everything is included in the kits the families aren’t having to hunt or search for items to finish their project!  From watering cans to soil, seeds, instructions and even a quick recipe guide!   Thanks to so many community volunteers!

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Mission Marshall Produce Drop hits Third Year https://missionmarshall.org/in-the-news/mission-marshall-produce-drop-hits-third-year/ https://missionmarshall.org/in-the-news/mission-marshall-produce-drop-hits-third-year/#respond Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:49:07 +0000 http://missionmarshall.org/in-the-news/mission-marshall-produce-drop-hits-third-year/


“It’s three years this month,” Misty Scott, executive director of Mission Marshall, said Friday as hundreds turned out for the distribution, held on the parking lot of Meadowbrook Funeral Home, which is the event’s new home site. 

Mission Marshall begins the third year with Produce distribution now at Meadowbrook Funeral Home across from the 2109 S Washington Mission Marshall building!  Giving glory to God for the families helped and to the amazing volunteers who have made this ministry possible.


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I can Imagine Marshall https://missionmarshall.org/ministry/i-can-imagine-marshall/ https://missionmarshall.org/ministry/i-can-imagine-marshall/#respond Fri, 15 May 2015 21:31:07 +0000 http://missionmarshall.org/?p=414

Misty Scott at CBC Marshall - I can Imagine - Reality Raiser

I can imagine Marshall

What life could be like in Marshall Texas

from Central Baptist Church Marshall July 7, 2014- Director of Mission Marshall  – Misty Scott

An excerpt of a community sermon series invitation by Dr. Wallace Watkins Pastor Central Baptist Church emeritus.

. . .

Frustration is the result of the difference between our Reality and our expectations. Raise Reality, Don’t lower expectations” (paraphrase of Steve Furtick Elevation Church)

So I thought what are my greatest frustrations as a resident as the Director of Mission Marshall as a church member. So I thought I would share with you today. The things we need to use our imagination to raise reality. Because often times we accept the status quo, we ignore the problem, pretend its not there. When we need to be reality raisers as people of faith, to have imagination. So the thing, the over arching theme of the things that are my frustrations is. I dream of a day when a new person comes to Marshall Texas, that I can look at them and tell them,

You can buy a home in any neighborhood, when you can send your student to any school here, and where the crime rate will be low and your school will be good and your child will be loved. That I will no longer have to describe like I did for my mom recently when she was thinking about moving here. “Oh you don’t want to be on this street this direction or in this neighborhood this direction, you only want to look here and you only want to look here” Where that type of conversation just doesn’t happen anymore. I believe we can imagine that kind of place and there are other cities in our country, where their faith based organizations and their civic leaders have come together and they have created those type of communities. When we are people of faith we have great access to power, to imagine those things and to put feet to it.

Isaiah 58

“Cry loudly, do not hold back;
Raise your voice like a trumpet,
And declare to My people their transgression
And to the house of Jacob their sins.
Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways,
As a nation that has done righteousness
And has not forsaken the ordinance of their God.
They ask Me for just decisions,
They delight in the nearness of God.
‘Why have we fasted and You do not see?
Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not [a]notice?’
Behold, on the day of your fast you find your desire,
And drive hard all your workers.
“Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist.
You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high.
“Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself?
Is it for bowing [b]one’s head like a reed
And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed?
Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the Lord?
“Is this not the fast which I choose,
To loosen the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the bands of the yoke,
And to let the oppressed go free
And break every yoke?
Is it not to divide your bread [c]with the hungry
And bring the homeless poor into the house;
When you see the naked, to cover him;
And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
“Then your light will break out like the dawn,
And your recovery will speedily spring forth;
And your righteousness will go before you;
The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
“Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you remove the yoke from your midst,
The [d]pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
10 And if you [e]give yourself to the hungry
And satisfy the [f]desire of the afflicted,
Then your light will rise in darkness
And your gloom will become like midday.
11 “And the Lord will continually guide you,
And satisfy your [g]desire in scorched places,
And give strength to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not [h]fail.
12 “Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins;
You will raise up the age-old foundations;
And you will be called the repairer of the breach,
The restorer of the [i]streets in which to dwell.


The Lord's Required Fast Isaiah 58:5-6

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Closing it Out JFL https://missionmarshall.org/in-the-news/closing-it-out-jfl/ https://missionmarshall.org/in-the-news/closing-it-out-jfl/#respond Sat, 01 Mar 2014 17:25:39 +0000 http://missionmarshall.org/?p=334


At the closing session with a Reconciliation meeting!

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At Jobs for Life Global Leadership https://missionmarshall.org/ministry/at-jobs-for-life-global-leadership/ https://missionmarshall.org/ministry/at-jobs-for-life-global-leadership/#respond Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:30:55 +0000 http://missionmarshall.org/?p=331

At the JFL GLG2014
Jobs for Life Ministries


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Little Ceasars Love Kitchen at Mission Marshall https://missionmarshall.org/ministry/little-ceasars-love-kitchen-at-mission-marshall/ https://missionmarshall.org/ministry/little-ceasars-love-kitchen-at-mission-marshall/#respond Tue, 14 Jan 2014 15:01:39 +0000 http://missionmarshall.org/?p=307

Little Ceasar’s Love Kitchen will be open at Noon Wednesday the 15th of January 2014 at Mission Marshall!

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