Marie Murphy Principal Message

November 7, 2021

Principal Note

On October 28th I took time away from being the principal to return to junior high! I experienced Marie Murphy from the view of a 6th grade student, which was both educational and tiring. Giving 100% effort in wall ball during PE might have been the end of me that day. In addition to PE I was able to attend Science, Math, and Spanish. Overall, I found this to be a great exercise as a leader to learn about student needs and experiences at Marie Murphy. I look forward to doing the same thing in 7th and 8th grade soon!

Construction at Illinois and Hibbard

Starting November 5th and running through this week, Commonwealth Edison will be conducting pole and line upgrades at the intersection of Illinois Rd. and Hibbard. This will include the use of flagmen, which will dramatically slow down traffic in all four directions at that intersection, causing extensive backups.

For pick up and drop off time, we recommend you enter the Marie Murphy parking lot (east drive) from the east. This is a change from our current practices. This will take more time, but will probably enable you to avoid extensive delays getting to school. Likewise, I encourage you to exit and go east for the same reason, especially since traffic through the Illinois/Hibbard intersection will already be severely congested.

I will do my best to direct traffic in an orderly and efficient manner during this time. Once we know the ComEd work is concluded, we will let you know.

6th Grade: New Trier Township Qualifying Math Test

Tuesday, November 9th is the optional New Trier Township Qualifying Math Test at Marie Murphy for our sixth graders from 3:30-4:45pm. Final registration to participate is due Monday, November 8th. Click here to register.

Good Luck 8th Graders!

Saturday, November 13th is the 8th grade New Trier placement test.


Reminders from New Trier:

  • The test will be held at the Northfield campus.
  • Students can enter the campus at several entrances: between the D bldg & Cornog Auditorium, the F entrance and between the B and C buildings.
  • Room assignments for testing will be posted outside the A building.
  • Students must wear a mask when indoors and remain socially distanced.


For more information click here.

Class of 2026 website.

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, November 9

  • Optional 6th Grade New Trier Township Math Qualifying Test (NTTMQT) 3:30-4:45pm at Marie Murphy

Wednesday, November 10

  • School Picture Retake Day

Saturday, November 13

  • New Trier 8th Grade Placement Test at New Trier

November 20-28

  • Thanksgiving Break

December 10-17

  • Marie Murphy Book Fair

December 13

  • Band Concert at 7:00pm