Spring Play Auditions on Monday!

Spring play auditions are this coming Monday, February 9th from 3:30 – 5:30 PM.  All students planning to audition for Brighton Beach Memoirs need to be sure that they have signed up for a 5-minute timeslot for Monday’s monologue auditions.  Signup must be completed by the end of the day on Friday.  The signup sheet is posted outside Mrs. Roche’s theatre classroom.  If you’d like to audition, but haven’t received the required audition information and forms, see Mrs. Roche ASAP!!!  Time is running out!

STUDENTS AUDITIONING ON MONDAY MUST REMEMBER TO:

  • ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR TIME TO WARM-UP.
  • BE READY TO AUDITION WHEN YOUR NAME IS CALLED.
  • BRING THEIR COMPLETED PINK PACKET WITH THEM TO THEIR AUDITION (INCLUDING ALL CONFLICTS AND PARENT SIGNATURE)
  • HAVE FUN AND BE CONFIDENT!

SEE MRS. ROCHE IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS!

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:

PARCC GOOGLE PRESENTATION

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

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 Wednesday, January 21, to 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR CONFERENCES

Conferences will take place on February 10th and 11th.  Click here to read the linked letter from Mr. Palcer with all of the necessary information 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 22, 2014, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

The online registration period is: 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014, until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

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 October 10th, please sign-up for conferences here!

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

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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8th Grade Parent Teacher Student Conference Sign Up Information

LINK FOR CONFERENCE SIGN UP for 8th Grade Advisory Conference

(20 minute parent teacher student advisory conference)

Online registration period: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014, to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014

You will need to use your PowerSchool credentials to access this online registration system.  Please call the school office if you do not know your login and password information.  

This expanded conference format will enable us to provide you with an overview of your student’s academic progress, but, most importantly, it will allow us to assist you in registering your student for New Trier High School.

NOTE: Your child’s first­ period teacher is designated as your child’s advisor.  Please keep in mind that the eighth grade advisors (Gravagna, Cunningham, Katz, Minsley, and Stewart) are only available with respect to their New Trier conferencing.

You will need to sign up much the same way as you did for fall parent ­teacher conferences. If you do not have easy access to a computer, please feel free to use one of our school computers in the ITC. Also, a conference Help Line (847-­964-­5035) will be available to you during regular weekday business hours (9-­5), beginning on Thursday, January 23.

All Marie Murphy students will have an early dismissal (11:00 a.m.) on Wednesday, February 12, and Thursday, February 13, which are the officially designated winter conference days.

Additional Conferences

If you wish to conference with your child’s other teachers (e.g., foreign language, Allied Arts, P.E.), they are available on the regular conference dates of February 12 and 13 to meet with you.  For these conferences, you must sign up separately, using this link:  Allied Arts, Foreign Language, P.E. Conferences Sign Up Link

Letter from Mr. Palcer about 8th Grade Conferences

6th and 7th Grade Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Information

LINK FOR CONFERENCE SIGN UP FOR 6th and 7th GRADES

Online registration period: 9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014, to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014. 

We will be holding our second round of parent ­teacher conferences on Wednesday, February 12, and Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 3-­7 p.m. on both days. Students will have an early dismissal on these days (11:00 a.m.).

Registration again will take place via the Internet, using the PT Conference Maker system. If you do not have easy access to a computer, please feel free to use one of our school computers in the ITC. A Conference Help Line (847-­964-­5035) has been established to answer your questions during regular business hours (9­5), beginning on Thursday, January 23, 2014.

You will need to use your PowerSchool credentials to access this online registration system.  Please call the school office if you do not know your login and password information.  

Click here to read the letter from Mr. Palcer about parent teacher conferences.

2 Plays for 2014!

One is just not enough this year!

For the first time ever, Marie Murphy will be doing 2 one-act plays back-to-back on each performance night!  That’s twice the laughs and twice the fun!

The two very funny plays will be:
10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse,” by Don Zolidis
and
Homework Eats Dog and Other Woeful Tales,” by Alan Haehnel

There will be plenty of parts for everyone who is interested.  Open auditions will be held on Wednesday, February 19th and Thursday, February 20th for any Marie Murphy student who is interested in participating.  A callback audition for those required to attend will be held on Friday, February 21st.

If you would like to know more about each play and even read the sample of the script that is online, click on the titles of the plays (listed above).

More information will be coming shortly from Mrs. Roche.  Check her SPRING PLAY WEBSITE often to see when an information meeting will be held to answer your questions about auditions, rehearsals, and cast requirements.

Yay!  It’s coming soon!

 

Weather Related Rescheduling

With the cold temperatures resulting in two missed days of school this week, two events have been rescheduled.

The Marie Murphy Parent Coffee, originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 8th at 9:00 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 15th @ 9:00 a.m. The location will still be in the Community Room at Marie Murphy.

The PTC meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 8th at &:00 pm at Marie Murphy has ben rescheduled for Wednesday, January 15th @ 7:00 p.m. at Marie Murphy.

Thank you everyone for your flexibility – stay warm!

~Matt