Marie Murphy Artists Recognized by Scholastic!

This past week, several Marie Murphy students were recognized for artistic excellence in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. MM students competed against 7-12th graders from over eight different states. Congrats to all MM students who competed!
The following students were recognized:
  • Julia Stesal – Honorable Mention (Ceramics)
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    Davina Shin – Honorable Mention (Drawing)
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    Chelsea Lu – Silver Key (Painting)
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    Daniel Martinez – Gold Key (Photography)
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    Violet Cue – Gold Key  (Drawing)
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    Juliana Gurevich – Gold Key(Painting), Silver Key(Drawing), Honorable Mention
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MM Science Olympiad Team Travels to Wright State Invite

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The Marie Murphy Science Olympiad Team traveled to Wright State this weekend to compete in a national tournament featuring 60 teams from 13 different states, including those states champions and runners up. Awards were given to the top 8 teams.

Marie Murphy came in 7th overall, highlighting a strong overall performance from Illinois overall. Two other Illinois schools, Science and Arts and South, came in 15th and 16th respectively.

Marie Murphy students medaled in following events:

Bottle Rocket – 2nd – Jeffrey, Xingyuan & Alex
Crimebusters – 1st – Chelsea & Izzy
Disease Detectives – 8th – Chelsea & Xingyuan
Experimental Design – 1st – Dorothy, Emilia, & Mia
Food Science – 8th – Eric & Dorothy
Microbe Mission – 8th – Alex & Chelsea
Optics – 4th – Eric & Brian
Towers – 4th – Violet & Ian
Write it Do it -7th – Ian & Emilia

The team’s next competition is on February 11th at Grayslake and the annual Science Olympiad Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is on March 4th.  See the photos below.

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MM Theatre Students Create 30-Second, Six-Word Stories

Telling a story is easy for some people. But telling a story with only six words and in less than 30 seconds? That’s a different story! This was the challenge that Mrs. Roche extended to her 7th grade theatre students asking them to make use of limited words and limited time to share a story with the viewer. The students’ work was fantastic, but limited space only allows us to highlight some of the final products. Standout work included:

  • Patrice’s “One Moment Can Change Your Life”
  • Eunhae’s “I See Art All Around Me”
  • Maria’s “Every Girl Needs a Safe Place”

Check out their exceptional work below!

PTC Brings Music To Marie Murphy!

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The PTC struck a chord with the Marie Murphy students when they arranged for an all-school assembly with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band.  The hour-long performance was filled with music, stories and history that entertained everyone from 8th graders to preschoolers. As the performance ended, the band transitioned into the orchestra room so they could run a workshop with the Marie Murphy orchestra students.

See the photos below and read the article from the Wilmette Life!

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NT Township SCREENAGERS Parent Event

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Who: Parents AND Students Grade 5-12
When: January 31st, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Misner Auditorium
620 Greenwood Ave,


What: Join us as we view clips from the first feature documentary to explore the science behind screen-time, how it affects young people’s development and offers practical ways to set boundaries and find balance.

Hear from a panel of parents, teens and a social worker as they discuss the ups and downs of digital lives.

 

SpeakUp about EdTech in Our Schools

It’s Speak Up Appreciation Week – AND – Project Tomorrow is extending the Speak Up survey period to January 27th! Schools across the country use the free Speak Up tool to gather feedback from their students, parents, teachers, administrators, librarians, school communications professionals, education technology leaders and community members. Schools get their data for free and their community is included in the national Speak Up reports. Get involved: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/

 

MM Parents Invited to Take the 5Essential Survey

5Essentials Parent Survey Window Now Open

Parent feedback is instrumental to helping Avoca improve its programs, so please take the 2016-2017 5Essentials Parent Survey by clicking on this link.

The 5Essentials survey provides information about the following five critical components for school success:

  • Effective leaders

  • Collaborative teachers

  • Involved families

  • Supportive environment

  • Ambitious instruction

 
Your input is appreciated!

6th Grade Floor Hockey Tournament

The sixth grade participated in a round robin floor hockey tournament on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 22nd as a culminating unit activity. The boys and girls were divided into six teams. Each team played every other team once. Everyone had fun and a lot of energy was expended!
Tournament Results
1st Place – Canucks
2nd Place – Maple Leafs
3rd Place – Bruins
4th Place – Blackhawks
5th Place – Rangers
6th Place – Blues
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