Marie Murphy Principal Message

October 10, 2021

Marie Murphy Halloween Party!

What? Our first school party of the year!


When? October 15th from 5:00-7:00pm (students go home after school and return for the party)


Where? The blacktop of Marie Murphy


Cost? $10 per student. Each ticket will cover the entry fee, pizza, and a drink. Students can buy tickets in the office this week during lunch from Mrs. Grandys. On Friday students will receive their wristband for entry to the party.


Activities? DJ, games, volleyball in the gym, Halloween costume contest, and more!


Covid Restrictions? Students need to bring masks to wear when they enter Marie Murphy to go to the bathroom or play volleyball.


What to wear? Students can wear their Halloween costume (please follow the school dress code policy). Costume masks are not allowed. This will ensure we can identify each student in attendance. Hats are allowed.

8th Graders Save the Date! New Trier will send more information soon.

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2022 New Trier Freshman Website (click here)

Visit this website to learn more about your journey to become a Freshman!

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Basketball Tryouts

JV Boys Basketball Tryouts

Monday, October 25th 3:30-5:30pm and Tuesday, October 26th 3:30-5:30pm


8th Grade Varsity Basketball Tryouts

Wednesday, October 27th 11:30-1:30pm ½ day


Girls Basketball Tryouts

Monday, November 1st 3:30-5:30pm and Tuesday, November 2nd 3:30-5:30pm

Panorama SEL Survey for Students

Thank you for being our valued partners as we work together to educate your children. As you may already be aware, building our students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) skills is an important goal for our district this year. Throughout the year students will engage in lessons and activities that directly teach and practice social emotional skills and competencies.


In October, we will be asking for your child to reflect on their own experiences, mindsets and approaches to learning via an online SEL survey they will be completing at school. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes to complete.


The survey content will ask students to reflect on their own self-management, social-awareness, emotional regulation, teacher-student relationships, and sense of belonging and connectedness.


We are asking that all of our students participate in the surveys, as their responses will provide invaluable insights into their experiences at school and how we can improve and adapt our district’s practices to their needs. The responses to these surveys will be completely confidential.


We will be using an online platform called Panorama. Panorama provides research-backed surveys and feedback to help educators act on data and improve student outcomes. Panorama is used in 21,000 schools across 46 states, including New Trier High School.


If you have any questions about the SEL survey , please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Upcoming Dates

October 15

  • Halloween Party 5:00-7:00pm
  • Caramel Apple Sales Close

October 20

  • Caramel Apples home in backpacks

October 27-28

  • Parent Teacher Conferences (Zoom)

Friday, October 29

  • No School- Teacher Institute Day

Saturday, November 13

  • New Trier 8th Grade Placement Test

November 20-28

  • Thanksgiving Break