The guys volleyball season wrapped up with conference championships for both the junior varsity and varsity teams.
The Varsity Vikings completed an 8-1 regular season with the only loss coming to Glencoe. The Vikings had an opportunity for revenge with a rematch against Glencoe in the North Shore Conference Tournament Championship. The Vikings prevailed winning the championship match two games to one. While both teams played well with many volleys that lasted for several minutes, in the end, the Vikings took the trophy with excellent digging, outstanding passing, and because they played as a team. The team included 5 players who had never played volleyball before as well as 9 returning players. The Varsity Vikings were coached by Ms. Kelli Lane
Not to be outdone, the Junior Varsity Vikings completed an undefeated regular season with a North Shore Tournament championship as well. The team defeated Washburne in the semi-finals setting up a championship match versus Glencoe. The Vikings prevailed, completing a perfect 15-0 season. The Junior Varsity Vikings were coached by Mr. Patrick Higgins.
This week, several of Marie Murphy School’s most exceptional writers were recognized at the regional level of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Scholastic received a record number of submissions this year and Marie Murphy students were well represented in being lauded for their excellence. Writing on a variety of topics, our students were praised for their excellent submissions. Also encouraging were the number of Marie Murphy alumni recognized at the high school level of the competition.
Congratulations to all students who submitted!
Victoria Chan: Personal Essay/Memoir – First Night
Emilia McDougal: Personal Essay/Memoir – Piano
Chanel Pudrycki: Personal Essay/Memoir – The Holidays
Julia Stesal: Personal Essay/Memoir – The Great Truth
Emma Taylor: Journalism – Clinical Trial: Providing New Hope
Sarah Trunsky: Personal Essay/Memoir – Songa 2016
Alena Balassa: Personal Essay/Memoir – A Christmas Walk
Isabelle Hester: Personal Essay/Memoir – Scrambled
Dahee Lee: Personal Essay/Memoir – Journal In America
Chelsea Lu: Personal Essay/Memoir – Stereotype
Divya Mehta: Personal Essay/Memoir – The Last Time
Divya Mehta: Personal Essay/Memoir – Tiramisu: The Day I Moved
Emma Taylor: Personal Essay/Memoir – Starbucks Runs and Family Fun
This past week, several Marie Murphy students were recognized for artistic excellence in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. MM students competed against 7-12th graders from over eight different states. Congrats to all MM students who competed!
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:
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!