Telling a story is easy for some people. But telling a story with only six words and in less than 30 seconds? That’s a different story! This was the challenge that Mrs. Roche extended to her 7th grade theatre students asking them to make use of limited words and limited time to share a story with the viewer. The students’ work was fantastic, but limited space only allows us to highlight some of the final products. Standout work included:
The PTC struck a chord with the Marie Murphy students when they arranged for an all-school assembly with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band. The hour-long performance was filled with music, stories and history that entertained everyone from 8th graders to preschoolers. As the performance ended, the band transitioned into the orchestra room so they could run a workshop with the Marie Murphy orchestra students.
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.
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/
COME ONE, COME ALL! The 8th grade Graduation Committee is sponsoring a Volleyball Fundraiser. There will be volleyball (of course), pizza, concessions, and music. Spectators are welcome to come join in the fun!
The sixth grade participated in a round robin floor hockey tournament on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 22nd as a culminating unit activity. The boys and girls were divided into six teams. Each team played every other team once. Everyone had fun and a lot of energy was expended!
1st Place – Canucks
2nd Place – Maple Leafs
3rd Place – Bruins
4th Place – Blackhawks
5th Place – Rangers
6th Place – Blues
The JV girls volleyball team made Marie Murphy proud this season with their efforts throughout their 14 game schedule. The talent on the squad was evenly divided between the 6th and 7th grade players which speaks well for the future of Marie Murphy volleyball program. The growth in skill technique and teamwork throughout the season was excellent, as noted by other coaches in the conference. Coach Nick from Central School in Glencoe stated, “MM gave us the closest and most exciting games out of the other squads in the conference. I hope we get to play your girls in the next round because they are fearsome players that bring it.”
Sadly, the conference tournament ended in a loss to Glencoe in a close battle worthy enough of a two spot increase in the conference rankings. The individual, as well as team, gains resulted in a completely different team by the end of the season 6 weeks later. Coach Lane and Coach Higgins could not be prouder of our players’ attitude and effort put into our fast and exciting season of Marie Murphy volleyball 2016. The team succeeded as players, and as a team, because they came with the mentality to give the best you have received from the past to the best you may come to know in the future and the junior varsity girls exemplified this value.
The 2016 Marie Murphy Cross Country team had another successful season. This fall, the young team continued to grow with thirty-three runners in its second season of existence. Over the course of nine meets, the Running Vikings had several students finish in top positions. These students included: Boys – Kenny Dolin (8th grade), Chris Bulwa (8th grade), Jun Yoshitani (6th grade) and Will Kelly (6th grade), Girls – Josephine Yoshitani (8th grade), Lindsey Luksik (7th grade), and Bethany Bulwa (6th grade). All runners made great strides in improving their overall times as they progressed through the season. Coach Daira Tramontin and Coach Andrea Bialk were really proud of how hard the team worked throughout the fall 2016 season and look forward to potentially hosting a home meet next year!