Marie Murphy Chronicles

Spring Break Edition ~ 2018

The Time To relax is When You Don't Have Time For It.

Science Olympiad Earns State Tournament Invite

The Science Olympiad Team earned an invitation to the Illinois Science Olympiad Tournament with a dominating performance at the Oakton Regional on March 17. Twasn't the luck of the Irish that propelled the team on St. Patrick's Day, but rather the culmination of hard work, studying and practice that began back in October.

Marie Murphy's Varsity Sci Oly team took first place, with a score of 49 points (it's like golf...the lower the score, the better). The next closest school scored 129 points. In winning the competition, the Varsity Science Vikings earned first places finishes in 12 events!

Equally impressive was the Junior Varsity team, who finished second, trailing only their Varsity Viking counterparts, defeating all other school's varsity teams! The JV Science Vikings scored 78 points and earned 5 first place finishes, giving Marie Murphy 17 first place finishes of the 23 total events!

Best of luck to the team as it heads to the University of Illinois for the state competition the weekend of April 20!

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7th Graders Visit Art Institute of Chicago

On March 12, the 7th grade traveled to Chicago to visit the Art Institute. Organized by Ms. Sabatini, students spent the day engaged and focused on a plethora of artistic expressions. In a follow-up email from the Art Institute staff to Ms. Sabatini, the staff specifically said that they really enjoyed our students and that they were a "polite, respectful, intelligent and enthusiastic group!" The chaperones felt the same way and left feeling very proud of the kids. Lastly, all students should have brought home a family pass to the Art Institute for you to experience the museum together.

How do you say "Yum" in French?

The 6th grade French students took a trip to Z Breakfast Club in Evanston. The trip afforded the beginning French speakers an opportunity to practice their French food vocabulary in public with others. The class enjoyed escargots, savory crêpes, and sweet crêpes for dessert! A special thank you to the parents who volunteered to chaperone our students!
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Science Olympiad Pancake Breakfast Success!

The annual Science Olympiad Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on March 3 was a huge success. The team hosted more than 250 people at Marie Murphy for breakfast, the second highest attendance ever. Through the overwhelming generosity of the attendees, the event raised $5100. That made it the most successful pancake breakfast in our history and surpassed last year's total by over $1000!

The Science Vikings performed demonstrations of different Science Olympiad events for the attendees including: Wright Stuff, Tower, Hovercraft, Roller Coaster, Battery Buggy, as well as hands on activities for Mystery Architecture, Crimebusters, and Wright Stuff.

Upcoming Events at MM

April 2: School Resumes

April 5: 8th Grade Illinois Science Assessment

April 5: BOE Meeting

April 12-April 19: MM PARCC Testing

April 12-April 27: New Trier Township Art Show

April 19: BOE Meeting

April 20: PTC Movie Night @ MM

April 20-21: Science Olympiad State Tourney

April 26: Spring Play Assembly Performance

April 27: Spring Play Evening Performance

April 28: New Trier Township Innovation & Tech Expo