Murphy Middle School

October 21, 2016

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NJHS is collecting bags of candy for our October Service Project. Please bring all donations to Mrs. Mullen in room N102.

We will need volunteers to make our "monsters" the week of October 24th. Mrs. Mullen's room will be open for our crafty members both before and after school. Please come help us stuff and make our monsters.

To be in good standing, you need 24 hours by the end of October: 12 from last year, 4 from this summer, 4 from September and 4 from October. Mrs. Mullen has posted the current hour updates on the NJHS wall.
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MMS Athletics Announcements

Cost to attend middle school sports games is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Please bring small bills with you to help out the gate keeper. Ones are always appreciated. You can find our schedule on line on the school website for each sport under the athletic section. We will post the track and cross country schedule when the district releases it.

7th & 8th Grade Football Schedule:

7th Grade Volleyball Schedule:

8th Grade Volleyball Schedule:

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7th and 8th grade Murphy Middle School Science Fair and Engineering Fair

Mark your calendar! November 30th is the Annual Murphy Middle School 7th and 8th grade Science Fair and Engineering Fair in the MMS Library from 8:30-12:30pm (judges only).

If you have a science background, consider yourself a professional in your field of science, and would like to assist with judging, please visit with your preferred area of judging. Your time and expertise is essential in helping our students achieve greatness! Should you like to enlist your shopping or cooking skills, the Judge’s Corner will be needing refreshments such as bottled water, coke, diet coke, sprite, cookies, snack mixes, fruit, breakfast muffins, coffee, coffee cups, etc. Please visit to donate items for the Judge’s Corner. Thank you!

After signing up, please look for and email as time gets closer. Thank you!!! Should you have additional questions, please email

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Homework Hot Spot

The Homework Hot Spot was created because we want students to have a teacher supervised area where they have teacher assistance, peer assistance provided by Murphy NJHS students, or simply a quiet place to finish up homework before their day begins.

The Homework Hot Spot (HHS) is available every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 7:50 – 8:20 in Mrs. Feil’s room - D111. We will be limiting the number of students coming in for assistance, so come early. See you there!

Environmental Club News

The MMS Environmental Club will meet this Friday, Oct. 21st from 3:30-4:30 in room E113. Make sure to dress for working outside. Continue to donate used clothing, shoes, toys, belts, backpacks & pots/pans to the WorldWear bin located in the cafeteria parking lot.

The MMS Environmental Club also recycles ink cartridges, old cell phones, laptops, tablets, and iPods. These are sent to Cartridges for Kids in Colorado. Donation bins are located in the library, front office or room E113. The money received goes toward landscaping projects and garden. Thank you for helping us keep these items out of the landfill.

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Substance Abuse Prevention

Did you know…PISD is committed to providing parents and students with very important information about drug and alcohol prevention? Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists provide students support and guidance in making healthy decisions to be successful in all aspects of their lives. Please contact your campus specialist if you have questions or concerns. The specialists also connect parents and students to resources within our community. Here is the contact information for our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information: “Did You Know” Cigarettes/E Cigs

Did you know…In 2015, approximately 24% of students under age 18 reported using electronic cigarettes or e cigs? These devices are made to look like real cigarettes and use flavored liquids that can produce little to no smoke. Students may refer to using an ecig as “vaping.”

See what the American Lung Association has to say concerning e-cigarettes.

The specialist for our campus is:

Greg Thomas - | 469-752-9226

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Important Dates

October 21st Last day to contribute to the Hygiene kit drive

October 21st Fall Social

October 26th and 27th Spirit Night

October 31st Spirit Wear Sales Deadline

November 8th Reflections Deadline

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The social will be at Murphy Middle School on Friday Oct 21st from 6:30-9:00 pm and the theme will be iSchool#MMS. There will be concessions, a DJ, dancing, bubble soccer, basketball & more so we need a lot of volunteers to make it a safe & fun event for all.

  • Volunteers are needed for set up (4-6pm), to supervise each station (6-9pm) and for clean up. Please go to Log in, click "Forms" on the left side, then select "MMS Fall Social (Oct 21, 2016)" to sign up.
  • The only adults allowed in the building during the social are those who have an approved PISD volunteer application AND who have signed up to volunteer. No visitors will be allowed in the building. So if you want to come check out the social make sure you sign up to volunteer!!

**In order to volunteer for the MMS Fall social on Oct 21st, you must sign up & have completed the PISD online volunteer application by Monday, Oct 17th. **

The PISD volunteer application needs to be done every year. If you have not completed it for this school year yet, please go to:

  • Scroll under the picture & click on "online volunteer application". Log in & fill out the form. Make sure you select Murphy Middle School on the form so that you will be approved to volunteer at Murphy Middle School activities. If you have already completed an application for this year, a screen will appear stating that your application is complete.

If you have a high school student who would also like to volunteer, please send an email to

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Susan Rice is our Volunteer of the month. She went above and beyond bringing a great speaker to MMS. Thank you Susan for helping our parents and students become safer in the Cyber World we live in today!!!

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Spirit Wear

Order your SpiritWear thru October 31st.

NEW MMS Mom Shirt NOW Available! Sizes AS-A2XL $17. Graphite V-neck and just as soft and comfy as our current PTA shirt. GET YOURS NOW!!

Check out the new awesome decals. General decals are $10 and personalized are $12

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Spirt Nights October 26 & 27, 4pm-10pm at Panda Express! A percentage of all sales go straight to MMS!

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It's never too early to start working on your entry to the PTA Reflections Contest!

To download the flier:

To download the student entry form:

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Murphy Middle School PTA Community Partners 2015-2016

Please remember our generous sponsors when shopping for services or supplies!!

Maverick Level

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Silver Level

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Bronze Level

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