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.

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Congratulations to outstanding young actors & actresses!

 

8th Grade Winter Conferences: Register for New Trier High School

Parents, you will soon need to go online to sign up for the all ­important 20 ­minute parent­teacher-­student advisory conference.

The sign­up window for these conferences is 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 11, to 12:00 noon on Friday, January 29, 2016.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR CONFERENCES

Conferences will take place on February 1st and 2nd.  Click here to read the email that was sent home about these important conferences!

Please note, these conferences are for 8th grade students only.  Thanks!

Marie Murphy Students Participate in Hour of Code

All Marie Murphy students participated in Hour of Code activities on December 8 following completion of the MAP testing. This is Marie Murphy’s second year participating in the event. Technology Integration Specialist Kelli Lane led out on activities with the students and Technology Integration Specialist, Tim Furman, created this highlight video.

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The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Please visit https://hourofcode.com/us for more information about this global educational initiative.

8th Graders Learn Stage Combat in Theatre Arts!

On Friday, November 13th, New Trier High School theatre students, led by theatre teacher and director, Mrs. Hilerre Kirsch, traveled to Marie Murphy to lead the 8th grade Theatre Arts students in a workshop demonstrating stage combat techniques and performing highlights from their stage combat show, Fight Night, which will take place on December 2 at the Winnetka campus.  MMS students learned about simple hand-to-hand combat, sword fighting, and staging techniques that add reality and drama to the performance, all while staying safe.  It was engaging, thrilling, and intense!  Unforgettable opportunity!5qv_9FDjh51EgLogJ-xtnZR6ODOuHqLEcB_An30Jit4 BxluuIQkDBIvnq1FX4zRms5NuBctTIk58A99N22Rwyg D-3dt2cea_L9dN7lPQyEQytXB9Lej3IkGWxJ5DkDYnY IMG_2262 Pv4YlHfWrk3zPCGkn3_nxsrNjXCI-CJOpjM7gSt0blo

 

Marie Murphy 8th Graders Take the Learning on the Road

Marie Murphy 8th graders experienced a series of education trips last week visiting Cantigny Park in Wheaton, the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie and the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. Photos from the trips are posted below.

 

Halloween Dance Thrills For a Pair of Good Causes!

Marie Murphy students and staff celebrated Halloween in style while raising money for a pair of good causes. Student Council’s annual dance featured dancing, sports, food, costumes and a haunted hallway! The proceeds from the dance will be used to support JDRF to support Juvenile Diabetes Research and Back on My Feet Chicago which helps the homeless population of the Greater Chicago area through running. See pictures from all the action below!

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Marie Murphy Orchestra Celebrates Halloween!

Marie Murphy orchestra students put the finishing touches on October with their annual Halloween Orchestra Concert. The orchestra, under the direction of Ms. Rudzinski and Ms. Brown, played a fun, energetic set to the student body during the day and to parents and community members at night. Additionally, during the concert, standout student artists demonstrated how music could inspire by creating a series of Halloween drawings to the music. This creative process was completed under a document camera and projected for all the audience to see. The concert broadcast can be seen in its entirety by clicking the link below. Photographs are also displayed below as well.

2015 Orchestra Halloween Concert

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