Murphy Middle School ENews

February 1, 2018

Cultural Celebration

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Nurse News

To protect all children from communicable illnesses, students infected with certain diseases are not allowed to come to school while they are contagious. Students should be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school. Contact your campus nurse if you are unsure whether or not your child should return to school.

The guidelines below have been developed for the exclusion of students who have communicable or contagious diseases. These regulations are in compliance with the requirements of the local health authority, Plano ISD Administrative Guidelines and the Board of Trustees’ appointed medical officer.

1.A student with any of the following symptoms will be excluded from school until such time as the student is free of symptoms, has been satisfactorily treated or submits a signed physician’s statement that he/she is not contagious.

•Temperature of 100 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.

•Pain and/or swelling at angle of jaw.

•Undetermined rash over any part of the body.

•Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp.

•Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Student must be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before re-entry.

•Red, draining eyes.

•Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection.

•Open, draining lesions.


2.The Principal or his/her designee, in collaboration with the school nurse, will notify parents that the student must be excluded for medical reasons.

3.It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to transport the student from school to his/her home.

4.For readmission, some diseases may require a statement from the student’s physician affirming that the student is not contagious.

American Mathematics Competition

Murphy Middle School is pleased to host the American Mathematics Competition 10B on Thursday, February 15, 2018. This international math competition will be hosted by Murphy Middle School in the cafeteria during 1st & 2nd period. The AMC 10B will be open to Murphy Middle School students only. The first 50 people signed up will sit for the exam on Thursday, February 15. To sign up, your student will pick up The Contract in the Counseling Office before or after school and return it signed to Mrs. Dau in room N105 by February 2

Family Education- 2018 Plano ISD Parent Workshops- Click on the attachment below for a larger copy

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7th Grade STAAR Topical Tutorials

7th Grade STAAR Topical Tutorials will begin February 6, Tuesdays 7:50 A.M. in J105. This month we will investigate the following:

2/6 - Number & Operations (TEKS 7.2 & 7.3)

2/13 - Mathematical Processes (TEKS 7.1)

2/20 - Proportionality (TEKS 7.4 & 7.5)

2/27 - Equations & Inequalities (7.7 & 7.10)

Note all information covered in the tutorial will be available through Google Classroom

MMS Volunteer Club

Second Thursday of the Month from 3:30-4:30 is Volunteer club. 1 hour credit for all NJHS and NEHS students that attend. Each month there is a different volunteer project done at the school in room B120.

Please donate to Volunteer Club meeting on Feb 8th any supplies to decorate cards Valentine or Thank you cards for teachers such as stickers or paper doilies etc—bring any items to Mrs. McCutcheon’s room (B120)

PRIDE OF PLANO 1st Annual Visual Arts Juried Exhibition

Congratulations to Murphy 8th Grader Phydy-dy Chu who was presented a certificate of achievement for her drawing “Rose”.
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Congratulations Murphy Achievers Academic Team

Local students of the Murphy Achievers Academic Team, Xavier Brewington, Wade Dennis and Nate Malone, all of Murphy Middle School, competed in the 9th Annual Aiming for the Stars Academic Competition hosted on January 27th by The University of Texas at Dallas.

The African American Male Academic Bowl is a 3-tiered Middle School Competition that includes a Jeopardy-style Quiz Bowl, Engineering Design segment, and a MathCounts Quiz round. There were 18 teams competing from across the metroplex, including teams from Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and Frisco ISD.

In their first year competing, the team earned First Place in the MathCounts division, winning a graphing calculator for each team member.

The Murphy Achievers Academic Team is coached by Warren Dennis, a Senior Engineer and Murphy resident.

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PTA News and Updates

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Who's Ready for the Maverick Stampede?....

It is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 24th. The new and improved color run will be a GLO run. What does that mean? It will still be a color run, but it’ll be at dusk, and the powder will GLO under black lights. Come see what the hype is about glowing. This also means, we need new t-shirt. We cannot wait to see the terrific designs our talented MMS students can come up with. See the attached flyer for specific details and rules. And MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the evening of Mar. 24th to get your glowing color on.
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Celebration of Diversity

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SAGE Summer Expo

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Reflections 2017-2018

We had a great turnout at the awards reception last week. Too many to count, but I think we had about 120 students in attendance.

I would like to remind students, if they would like their entry back, go to the front office. All the entries that were received for judging (and have not already been picked up), are located in a box in the front office. The entries are in alphabetical order by last name, so hopefully yours will be easy to find. They are also separated by category.

All entries that are not picked up by Friday, February 2, will be discarded.

Thank you again for making the program a success and I will be posting the theme for next year, later in the spring.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day.


Minoo Wille

MMS PTA - Reflections Chair

Restaurant Spirit Nights

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