Pétanque, Anyone?

Learning French at Marie Murphy open doors to French games!  All students who take French played “la pétanque” on September 16.  “Pétanque” is a popular  game which originated in the south of France.  It is similar to bocce ball.  The objective of the game is to place “la boule” (made out of metal, usually steel) as close as possible to “le cochonnet” (made out of wood).  There are two teams for each game, the first team to reach 13 points wins!  The students had a blast playing “la pétanque”.  It has become an annual tradition to play “pétanque” at Marie Murphy!

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~Namaste 7th Graders~

On Friday, September 18th, as an extension of their yoga training for a warm-up sequence in Theatre class, 7th grade Theatre students were treated to a full yoga class taught by guest yoga instructor, Paul Weitz.  Mr. Weitz has taught yoga for over 20 years throughout Los Angeles and Chicago, and specifically here on the North Shore. He led the students through a series of breath-based flow postures, and challenged them to some fun and tricky standing poses.  He expressed the value of yoga training in bringing a sense of strength and confidence to the work the students are doing in Theatre class, as well as the relaxation and concentration skills that can benefit them for life. The students really enjoyed his class and hope to have him back again very soon!

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Marie Murphy Art Club Reaches New Heights!

Marie Murphy’s Art Club, sponsored by art teacher Ms. Kelly Sabatini, is reaching new heights as they look for different mediums to showcase their talents. Initiated last year, student works are now proudly being created not on paper or canvas, but rather on ceiling tiles. Recreating masterpieces, members of Art Club are having their works displayed in the most logical place – the ceiling! The effect is an art studio that is maximizing all available space to showcase the growing talents of Marie Murphy’s young artists! Samples from the ceiling gallery are below.

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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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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 Spring Play

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The Marie Murphy Spring Play will take place on Friday, April 25 @ 7:30 pm and again on Saturday, April 26 @ 7:30 pm. Admission is free and features a double feature!

Our first play is Homework Eats Dog by Alan Haehnel, where a sadistic science teacher waits in eager anticipation of the excuses his students deliver on why they need an extension on their science projects. Will any student succeed in delivering an excuse that results in an extension? Come and find out!

The second play of the evening is reflective of pop culture’s infatuation with zombies. 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse by Don Zolidis provides a hilarious plethora of strategies to aid you in avoiding the clutches of the walking dead!

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