The Marie Murphy Science Olympiad Team traveled to Wright State this weekend to compete in a national tournament featuring 60 teams from 13 different states, including those states champions and runners up. Awards were given to the top 8 teams.
Marie Murphy came in 7th overall, highlighting a strong overall performance from Illinois overall. Two other Illinois schools, Science and Arts and South, came in 15th and 16th respectively.
Marie Murphy students medaled in following events:
Bottle Rocket – 2nd – Jeffrey, Xingyuan & Alex
Crimebusters – 1st – Chelsea & Izzy
Disease Detectives – 8th – Chelsea & Xingyuan
Experimental Design – 1st – Dorothy, Emilia, & Mia
Food Science – 8th – Eric & Dorothy
Microbe Mission – 8th – Alex & Chelsea
Optics – 4th – Eric & Brian
Towers – 4th – Violet & Ian
Write it Do it -7th – Ian & Emilia
The team’s next competition is on February 11th at Grayslake and the annual Science Olympiad Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser is on March 4th. See the photos below.
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:
- Patrice’s “One Moment Can Change Your Life”
- Eunhae’s “I See Art All Around Me”
- Maria’s “Every Girl Needs a Safe Place”
Check out their exceptional work below!
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.
See the photos below and read the article from the Wilmette Life!
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/
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