NT Township SCREENAGERS Parent Event


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/


Parent Tech Night


As a district, we utilize Google Apps for Education, a free, web-based collection of tools to support learning. But what exactly is it? In this demonstration, learn what Google Apps are and how they are being used in Avoca classrooms.

When: Monday, September 26th — 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Marie Murphy Community Room

Who: Open to all Parents, NO CHILDREN PLEASE

2016 Fall Sports and Tryout Information



Informational Meeting
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Thursday, Aug. 25th – 3:30 PM

First Practice
Monday, August 29th – 3:30 PM

Andrea Bialk – bialka@avoca37.org
Daira Tramontin – tramontd@avoca37.org


Informational Meeting
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Tuesday, Aug. 30th – 7:30-7:50 AM

Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 3:30-5:00 PM – All Grades
Thursday, Sept. 1st from 3:30-5:00 PM – All Grades

Chad Henley – henleyc@avoca37.org


Clinic – Required
Monday, Aug. 22nd from 3:30-5:00 PM 

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd from 3:30-6:00 PM – All Grades
Wednesday, Aug. 24th from 3:30-5:30 PM – All Grades 

Kelli Lane – lanek@avoca37.org

2016 Olympics a Huge Success!

Winners TEam

On Tuesday, May 31st all students participated in the Marie Murphy Olympics. The weather couldn’t have been better! Ten teams comprised of 6th, 7th and 8th graders competed against one another. Team #7 came in 1st place under the leadership of Mrs. Rachmiel, Mrs. Stotz and Ms.Tramontin. Team #3 took 2nd place under the direction of Mrs. Bialk, Mrs. Bodzewski and Mr. Furman. Third place was clinched by Team #1 with guidance from Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Hoffmeister.

Two Marie Murphy Olympic records were broken. Remarkable! Congratulations to the following students:

440-yd. Run – 1:11.33
Vicka K. 

880-yard Relay – 2:07.42
Nylah J.
Daniel M.
Vivian V.
Brian Y. 

Viking Walk Fundraiser

Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 3.42.50 PMThis event is sponsored by the PTC. All children at Marie Murphy will receive their pledge sheets during physical education on Monday, April 18th. Donald Cornelius will explain the details of the fundraiser to the kids. The walk will be held during the physical education and foreign language blocks.

All proceeds will be used to purchase a sound system, projector, and screen in the south gym. Also, indoor recess kits to keep kids active when they have to be indoors due to bad weather.

Grade 7    10:00-11:20 AM
Grade 8    
11:23-12:40 PM
Grade 6
    12:55-2:18 PM

Prizes include:
• 1st – iPhone 6
• 2nd -Dr. Dre Headphones
• $25 Gift Card to student who has the most sponsors – minimum donation of $5 per sponsor, one winner per grade level
• For every $10 submitted students will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win JBL Bluetooth speaker