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 3:30-5:30 PM – Grades 6, 7 and 8

Thursday, Aug. 27th from 3:30-5:00 PM – Grades 6 and 7
Thursday, Aug. 27th from 3:30-6:00 PM – Grade 8
Friday, Aug. 28th from 3:30-5:00 PM – Grades 6 and 7

Contact: Kelli Lane, Coach – lanek@avoca37.org


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:

image1 2Back row: Sabrina, Sophia, Jules, Irene, Renee                                               Front row: Max, Harrison, Josh


Science Olympiad Car Wash Cleans Up!

On Saturday, members of Marie Murphy’s nationally-bound Science Olympiad team made use of abundant electromagnetic radiation in the form of infrared, ultraviolet and visible light, H2O, and C17H35COONa (that’s sunshine, water and soap for all of us non Sci Oly members) at their annual carwash. With the weather being absolutely perfect and the team’s accomplishments being well-noted, a cavalcade of begrimed cars came out to support the Olympians and raise funds to help support the team’s travels to the University of Nebraska to compete for the Science Olympiad National Title in mid-May! Pics from the event are below.unnamed unnamed-2 unnamed-1 IMG_0735 IMG_0739 IMG_0740 IMG_0741 IMG_0742 IMG_0747 IMG_0769 IMG_0770

Student Council Hosts Marie Murphy Madness Evening!

Marie Murphy’s Student Council hosted their final event of the year this past Friday evening – Marie Murphy Madness! Sports, games, a volleyball tournament, food, and excitement were the agenda items in an event that not only was developed to celebrate the home stretch of the school year, but also brought in funds to support Children’s Organ Transplant Association and Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, student council’s identified philanthropic recipients this year.DSCN0251DSCN0252 DSCN0274 DSCN0292 DSCN0293 DSCN0297 DSCN0299

Marie Murphy Spring Play is Almost Here!

cropped-DSC_8721.jpgThe Marie Murphy Spring 2015 Play, Brighton Beach Memoirs, is coming! An all-school performance will take place Thursday, April 23 at 1:00. Additional evening performances will take place Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Come out and see our young actors and actresses shine!

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Marie Murphy Science Olympiad Earns National Invite with 2nd Place Finish at State Competition!


The Marie Murphy Science Olympiad team performed spectacularly this weekend in Champaign at the Illinois State Tournament! In addition to earning a second-place finish in the state, the team also earned an invite to the national tournament at the University of Nebraska in mid-May.


The team was led by 1st place finishes in the following events: Anatomy & Physiology, Bio-Process Lab, Dynamic Planet, Green Generation, Road Scholar, Robo-Cross, and Solar System. In addition to those state champion events, the team also earned seven second-place finishes (Air Trajectory, Crave the Wind, Crime Busters, Disease Detectives, Entomology, Meteorology, and Simple Machines) and two third-place finishes (Elastic Launched Glider and Picture This).


Congratulations to all team members for all their countless hours of hard work and preparations! Best of luck in preparing for nationals!