7th Grade Science Get’s Moving!

Students in Mr. Persino’s 7th grade science class have been walking, running, jumping and building these first days of school in an effort to understand the concepts of velocity,  acceleration. Utilizing iPad technology combined with movement, flash gates and mini roller-coaster track, students are developing a better understanding of the variables that impact acceleration, velocity and energy.

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JV/V Girls’ Volleyball Team

Congratulations to the following girls for making the
Marie Murphy 2015 Volleyball Team!


Emma T
Sarah T

Practices begin Monday from 3:30 -5:30.

Please make sure to have the athletic permit and CPX form on file with the nurse.

Marie Murphy Begins Year at Top Speed!

Despite the fact that it’s only the first week of school, the calendar of events is already in starting to fill up. Please be aware that following events have already occurred or will be taking place in the next few weeks!

  • Bus Evacuation Drills
  • Laptop Distribution
  • Girls Volleyball Tryouts
  • Co-Ed Soccer Tryouts
  • Cross Country Team Begins
  • Parent Orientation Evening
  • Roots & Shoots Club Meeting
  • Orchestra Rehearsals Beginning
  • Beginning of Year Fire Drill
  • 8th Grade Field Trip to Field Museum
  • 8th Grade Graduation Carwash Fundraiser

If you’d like to receive text updates about upcoming events at Marie Murphy, please follow the directions below.

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2015 Fall Sports Tryout Information


Informational Meeting
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Tuesday, Sept. 1st – 7:30-7:50 AM

Wednesday, Sept. 2nd from 3:30-5:00 PM- All Grades
Thursday, Sept. 3rd from 3:30-5:00 PM – All Grades

Contact: Chad Henley – henleyc@avoca37.org


Wednesday, Aug. 26th from 3:30-5:00 PM 

JV/V Tryouts
Thursday, Aug. 27th from 3:30-6:00 PM
Friday, Aug. 28th from 3:30-5:30 PM 

Kelli Lane – lanek@avoca37.org
Dana Allen – allend@avoca37.org
Pat Higgins – higginsp@avoca37.org

The following forms are required for sports participation:

2015 Athletic Permit
2015 Certificate of Child Health Examination

Emilia McDougal Represents Marie Murphy at NT Groundbreaking Ceremony

IMG_20150601_164905On Monday, June 1st, Marie Murphy 6th grader Emilia McDougal took part in New Trier High School’s Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Winnetka Campus Facilities Project. Emilia was part of a group of 6th grade students from around the township who participated in the ceremony, as they will be part of the first class of students who will attend all four years of high school following the completion of the new New Trier.

IMG_20150601_164935_1Emilia was chosen by her teachers, principal, and superintendent in recognition of her hard work, involvement in a plethora of extra curricular activities, and overall wonderful disposition! Thank you, Emilia, for representing us well!

Record Setting Performances at the Marie Murphy Olympics!


On Tuesday, May 26th all students participated in the Marie Murphy Olympics. Thank goodness the rain held out until the event was over! Ten teams comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th graders competed against one another. Team #5 came in 1st place under the leadership of Mrs. Lane, Mr. Minsley and Ms. Stewart. Team #1 took 2nd place under the direction of Mrs. Cunningham, Mrs. Hoffmeister and Mr. Howe. Third place was clinched by Team #2 with guidance from Mrs. Roche, Mrs. Rose-Epstein and Mr. Furman.

A total of four Marie Murphy IMG_8666Olympic records were broken. Remarkable! Congratulations to the following students:

  • 25-yd. dash – Vicka K. with a time of 3.53
  • 50-yd. dash – Vicka K. with a time of 6.9
  • 440-yd. run – Vicka K. with a time of 1:13.79
  • 440-yard relay – Christopher B., Kenny D., Isabelle P., and Brian Y. with a time of 103.84







Photos of the events can be seen below!

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Science Olympiad Tournament

On May 16th, the Marie Murphy Science Olympiad team earned an impressive 6th place ranking at the National Science Olympiad Tournament hosted by the University of Nebraska. The students competed against 59 other teams representing 49 of the 50 states.
This year’s team included Sophia A, Jack A, Maddy A, Pearce B, Celeste C, Brian C, Joey G, Connor H, Roland K, Youngwon K, Yetong L, Allison L, Marion M, Edward S & Tyler S.
Individual medalists included:
2nd place – Allison L &  Yetong L – Bio-Process
                      Connor H & Youngwon K – Elastic Launch Glider
4th Place – Youngwon K & Marion M – Entomology
5th place – Edward S & Celeste C – Crime Busters
                    Madison A & Joey G – Green Generation
                    Brian C & Jack A – Robo-Cross
6th place – Jack A & Edward S – Disease Detectives
Congratulations to those students. Job well done!

Changing of the Guard in Student Council

As the current Marie Murphy Student Council Cabinet begins their final stretch of responsibilities, most notably speaking at the 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony, the newly elected 2015-2016 cabinet has been elected!

Sincere and heartfelt thanks to the 2014-2015 cabinet for their exemplary work, dedication and excellence! Members include:

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Back Row: Lillly, Grace, Lyla, Stephanie, Maddy                                                         Back-To-Front: Roland, Jack, Ian, Haseeb

And best of luck to our newly elected 2015-2016 Student Council Cabinet! Members include:

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