Science Olympiads Concludes Another Successful Year with 8th Place Finish at Nationals!

The Marie Murphy Science Olympiad Team wrapped up another hugely successful year with a top-ten finish at the national competition. The 8th place finish marks the 5th time in the last 6 years that the Marie Murphy Science Olympiad Team has finished in the top ten nationally.

Competing against top teams from across the country at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the team was led by medal-winning performances in the following categories:

  • Food Science – National Champions; 1st Place: Sophia Ahn & Andrew Kearney
  • Road Scholar – National Champions; 1st Place: Sophia Ahn & Jason Yuan
  • Elastic Lauch Glider – National Runner Up; 2nd Place: Youngwon Kim & Petra Ilic
  • Experimental Design – 4th Place: Sophia Ahn, Carol Klingler & Emilia McDougal
  • Bottle Rocket – 4th place: Petra Ilic & Jeffrey Yuan
  • Disease Detectives – 5th Place: Andrew Kearney & Chelsea Lu
  • Bridge Building – 6th Place: Sophia Ahn & Jonathan Yuan

Congratulations to all members of the team, parent coaches & volunteers, and Coaches Mr. Gravagna, Mr. Persino, Mr. Ogden, and Ms. Wright on a incredibly successful season!

Marie Murphy Actors Wow in ‘Earnest’!

The Marie Murphy Spring Play this year showcased Oscar Wilde’s, “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Armed with Victorian-era costumes, British accents, and wealth of experience and dedication, Marie Murphy’s young actors delivered a superb performance! With shows on Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, the play was seen by scores of students and parents alike. Highlights of the performance can be seen in the video below.

MM Science Olympiad Team Advances to Nationals!

Marie Murphy’s Science Olympiad team advanced to the National Tournament with a second place finish at the Illinois state tournament last week in Champaign.

Several MM students earned state titles for specific events including: Anatomy & Physiology, Crime Busters, Elastic Launch Glider, Experimental Design, Food Science, Green Generation, and Meteorology. Additionally, MM has second place finishes in: Air Trajectory, Fossils, Picture This, and Wind Power.

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Narrowly missing out on a state title, the team is poised for a strong showing at the national tournament, being held May 19-22 in Menomonie Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin Stout. MM will be competing against 60 teams from 48 states.

Viking Walk Fundraiser

Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 3.42.50 PMThis event is sponsored by the PTC. All children at Marie Murphy will receive their pledge sheets during physical education on Monday, April 18th. Donald Cornelius will explain the details of the fundraiser to the kids. The walk will be held during the physical education and foreign language blocks.

All proceeds will be used to purchase a sound system, projector, and screen in the south gym. Also, indoor recess kits to keep kids active when they have to be indoors due to bad weather.

Grade 7    10:00-11:20 AM
Grade 8    
11:23-12:40 PM
Grade 6
    12:55-2:18 PM

Prizes include:
• 1st – iPhone 6
• 2nd -Dr. Dre Headphones
• $25 Gift Card to student who has the most sponsors – minimum donation of $5 per sponsor, one winner per grade level
• For every $10 submitted students will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win JBL Bluetooth speaker



Science Olympiad Heads to State Tournament!

Marie Murphy’s Science Olympiad team departed today (4/15/16) for the state tournament at the University of Illinois at Champaign. The team will be competing against other regional winners. The top two teams at the state level will be invited to the National Science Olympiad Tournament next month in Wisconsin.

The MM student body sent the competitors off in style! See the video below!


Spring 6th and 7th Grade Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-­teacher conferences for 6th and 7th grade families will be held on Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 3:00-­7:00 p.m. on both days. Students will have an early dismissal on these days (11:00a.m.).

T​he sign ­up window for the conferences is 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 29 to 12:00 noon on Monday, March 14, 2016.​

You will need to sign up much the same way as you did for fall parent­-teacher conferences, using the P​T Conference Maker s​ystem.

Beginning February 29th, please sign-up for conferences here!

Click here to read the letter from Mr. Palcer!

8th Graders Explore Romeo & Juliet in Theatre Arts

The Marie Murphy 8th graders closed out their first-semester Theatre Arts experience by putting on a classroom performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Involving all students in the class, these abbreviated performances represented the culmination of three years of theatre study! Highlights of each class’ performance are linked below.

Period 2 Trailer

Period 3 Trailer

Congratulations to outstanding young actors & actresses!