From the Principal

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Marie Murphy School in Wilmette utilizes philosophical characteristics of both a middle school and a junior high school to help recognize our high expectations. We strongly believe in our mission: to ensure that every student is challenged and engaged in the learning process to the fullest extent possible, thus supporting the district’s mission of, “Maximizing the Unique Potential of Each Student.”

Marie Murphy is equipped with a outstanding facility to meet the needs of our approximately 270 adolescents. The student body is a microcosm of the world-at-large, with over 20 different nationalities being represented. Our diversity yields enriching exchanges, wide ranging student talents, and richly textured classroom discussions. Our students develop a worldview that is compassionate and well-informed. They are presented with opportunities to participate in outreach projects that benefit local, state, national, and international service organizations. Simply put, our school community takes great pride in learning to make a difference in the lives of others.

Collaborative teacher teams, who author curriculum, engage in best practices in instruction, and monitor student wellbeing are at the heart of our Marie Murphy's success. Each grade level has its own master schedule and is centered around a core academic course of study that includes English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Each core academic class is one-hour in duration. The daily schedule is balanced with daily classes of  physical education, world languages, and allied arts (art, creative writing, music, and theatre), which are conducted in forty minute periods.

The goal in every classroom is to promote growth and achievement for all students. We accomplish this endeavor through the promotion of student inquiry, both academically and socially. Technology is woven into classroom instruction to create unique opportunities collaborate with peers. Every student is assigned their own laptop or iPad to help create transformative educational experiences.

Our students consistently earn accolades for their outstanding performances on national, state, and local academic assessments. Additionally, recognition for excellence in interscholastic sports, clubs, Science Olympiad, and fine arts performances and competitions occur regularly. A culture of growth and achievement permeates all we do. 

As you read through our site, we hope you find the experience to be informative and instructive. We also are interested in your reactions or insights, whether pertaining to our web site, or to specific programs in our school. These may be shared by emailing me at palcerm@avoca37.org.

We appreciate your visit today.

Matthew J. Palcer
Principal

Marie Murphy School
2921 Illinois Road
Wilmette, IL 60091

847-251-3617
palcerm@avoca37.org

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Marie Murphy Update-November 1, 2019
11/01/2019
The latest update and news from Marie Murphy for November 1, 2019.
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The Marie Murphy Update-October 18, 2019
10/18/2019
The latest updates for Marie Murphy School brought to you by Principal Matthew Palcer.
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Marie Murphy Update-October 4, 2019
10/04/2019
The October 4, 2019 edition of the Marie Murphy Update.
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Marie Murphy Update-September 20, 2019
09/20/2019
The September 20, 2019 Edition of The Marie Murphy Update.
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The Marie Murphy Update-September 6, 2019
09/06/2019
The September 6, 2019 edition of The Marie Murphy Update.
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The Marie Murphy Update-August 23, 2019
08/23/2019
The August 23, 2019 Edition of The Marie Murphy Update.
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The Marie Murphy Update-July 27, 2019
07/26/2019
The Marie Murphy Update will come out every other Friday during the 2019-2020 school year. The purpose of the MM Update is to keep families informed of student success, classroom and grade level highlights, extra curricular achievements, calendar updates, and parent education and information. This is the first edition for the 2019-2020.
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Scholastic Winners
Scholastic Art and Writing Contest Regional Winners
02/15/2019
Marie Murphy proudly announces our regional winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest!
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School Supplies for 2018-19
06/22/2018
2018-19 School Supplies Lists for all Marie Murphy Grades
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