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!


YA Author Sara Dessen Visits Marie Murphy!

On Wednesday, April 15th, award-winning, young adult author, Sarah Dessen came to Marie Murphy and led a discussion with our 8th grade girls about her career as a writer and her writing process. Our students were able to ask her questions and participated in a fun, interactive character-building session.  A big Thank You to The Book Stall in Winnetka and to Sarah Dessen for spending some time at Marie Murphy!



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New Trier Township Art Show


This Wednesday, April 15, the New Trier Township Art Show will kick off with an Opening Reception from 4:00-6:00 at the The Ann Brierly Gallery, New Trier High School, 2nd floor, Southwest corner of the building, 385 Winnetka Ave.


The New Trier Township Art Show highlights student work from all sender schools, and this year includes 111 Marie Murphy artists! The work of 40 6th grade students, 34 7th grade students, and 37 8th grade students will be displayed. Contributing Marie Murphy Artists include:


6th graders: Charlie B., Celeste P., Izzy H. (2)*, Jackson M. Eric L., Emerson V. (4)*, Davina S. (2)*, Dean J., Vivian V., Tricia Y. (2)*, Mahin L., Dahee L. (2)*, Johnny Y. (2)*, Viktoriya K. (2)*, Carmen C., Josephine Y. (2)*, Simone S., Demitra D., Julia S., Daniel M., Max D., Paul L., Dorothy A., Stephanie L. (2)*, Sarah T., Emma T., Juliana G., Victoria C., Violet C., Charlie F., Emilia M., Kate W., Brian S., Jonathan W., Margaret H. (2)*, Chelsea L., Brian Y., Christopher B., Zarine G., Divya M.


7th Graders: Alexandra A. (3), Sophia A. (3), Carol K. (5), Sabrina D. (2), Jakob Q., Robin P. (2), Oliveira N. (2), Petra P., Youngwon K., Frank Z., Charlie A., Jonna I. (2) Jonathan Y. (3), Jordan B. (3), Matthew F., Harrison B., Cate P., Jules B., Tyler A., Jason Y. (2), Mina S., Valentine M., Julia M., Josh S., Caitlin M., Sarosh P., Bridget B., Katie G., Renee Z., Danny P., Amber S., Claire D., Henry K., Natasha C.


8th Graders: Ben G., Brian C., Charlotte S. (2), Esther P., Lilly D., Isba K., Marion M. (3), Michelle S., Reilly C., Ian R., Yetong L. (2), Angela S. (2), Jewoo L., Celeste C. (2), Griffen L. (2), Michael B., Hannah K., Valentina d., Julia S., Leo K., Jack J., Meici Y., Andrea L., Ana P., Lilly ME, Oscar M., Skye K., Madeleine S. (2), Anthony C., Lief R., Sarah Y. (2), Keara B. (2), Ali M., Eileen W., Ceola H., Grace L., Stephanie K.


Please consider visiting the gallery over the next few weeks as there is exceptional, distinguished art pieces created by our developing artists! The exhibition closes on May 1st.


Marie Murphy Table Tennis Tournament!


Marie Murphy hosted its annual table tennis tournament yesterday. Students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade participated for the right to be crowned King Pong! Overcoming stiff competition, 8th grade student Haseeb M. defeated 6th grade up-comer Eric L. for the title! Congratulations to all participants and to our champion Haseeb! Check out the photos below from yesterday’s action!



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Epic Ping Pong Battle

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Science Olympiad Teams Dominate Regionals; Prepare for State!

DSC_0103Both the Marie Murphy Varsity and Junior Varsity Science Olympiad Teams dominated the regional competition this past weekend at Oakton Community College.

The Varsity Team’s regional title was highlighted with top-3 finishes in 23 of the 24 events, including 15 first-place finishes! Their overall score of 37 points was half the points of their nearest competitor (in Science Olympiad, like in golf, lower scores represent a better performance).

Not to be outdone, the Junior Varsity Team also earned the regional title with top-3 finishes in 19 of the 23 events, including 15 first-place finishes as well. Their total score of 49 points was 32 points better than their nearest competitor.

Up next is an April 18th trip to the University of Illinois with the Junior Varsity participating in trial events while the Varsity competes against other regional champions for the state title and a birth in that national competition.



6th and 7th Grade Spring Conferences- Sign up!

We will be holding our second round of parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, March 25, and Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 3-7 p.m. on both days.  Students will have an early dismissal on these days (11:00 a.m.).

The sign-up window for these conferences is 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 9, to 12:00 noon on Friday, March 20, 2015.

You will need to use your Registration and PowerSchool credentials to access this online registration system.  If you need help with your username and password, please contact the Marie Murphy office.

Beginning March 9th, please sign-up for conferences here!

Click here to read the letter regarding Parent Teacher Conferences from Mr. Palcer!

Science Olympians Take on Breakfast!

This past Saturday, approximately 200 community members came out to the 4th Annual Science Olympiad Pancake Breakfast held at Marie Murphy. Those who came were treated to not only a hot pancake breakfast, but were able to meet and interact with the team as well as watch demonstrations of some of the events, and participate in hands on activities like glider-build and a Mystery Architecture competition where participants were were given a list of materials and had to build a ramp that would allow a ping pong ball to travel the furthest distance. 
There were also raffle prizes including tickets for 4 to a Cubs  game, a spot in Summer Science, various gift baskets, and for the first time ever Science Olympiad Spirit Wear. The team raised over $4000 that will be used to help offset the costs of materials and travel as the team prepares for regional, state, and hopefully, a national competition. The members of the team and the coaches extended their thanks to all who attended and are very grateful for all the community support. 
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