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



Spring 6th and 7th Grade Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-­teacher conferences for 6th and 7th grade families will be held on Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 3:00-­7:00 p.m. on both days. Students will have an early dismissal on these days (11:00a.m.).

T​he sign ­up window for the conferences is 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 29 to 12:00 noon on Monday, March 14, 2016.​

You will need to sign up much the same way as you did for fall parent­-teacher conferences, using the P​T Conference Maker s​ystem.

Beginning February 29th, please sign-up for conferences here!

Click here to read the letter from Mr. Palcer!

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.


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!

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

You are invited to participate in the Parent-Teacher Conferences to be held on: Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

The online registration period is: 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015, until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

You will need to use a username and password to sign up!  This information will be emailed to you on Friday, October 2.

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

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

JV/V Girls’ Volleyball Team

Congratulations to the following girls for making the
Marie Murphy 2015 Volleyball Team!


Emma T
Sarah T

Practices begin Monday from 3:30 -5:30.

Please make sure to have the athletic permit and CPX form on file with the nurse.

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!

Information About PARCC

Marie Murphy students, as well as students across the state, are a little less than a month away from begin the inaugural PARCC tests. PARCC is a nationally standardized test that measures the students and the curricula in against the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English Language Arts.

If you would like to know more about PARCC testing, please watch the short presentation below:


Additionally, please consider visiting PARCCs website to see sample items and tests.

Marie Murphy Students Participate in Hour of Code

As MAP testing came to a completion yesterday, all Marie Murphy students had the opportunity to be a part of “Hour of Code” activities. Hour of Code is a global initiative designed to be a one-hour introduction to computer science. The goal is to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. For more information about the specifics of this program, visit

Marie Murphy Technology Integration Specialist Ms. Lane provided the instructions, expertise and assistance for students 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students working individually and collaboratively on a variety of coding activities. Students had the opportunity to engage in activities from the official Hour of Code site, Made With Code by Google, Kahn Academy Hour of Code, and Scratch. Students who want to continue to learn about coding can work with Ms. Lane this Friday at lunch or can speak to Mr. Gravagna about Get Techy Club.

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