The BULLetin

May 13, 2021

Upcoming Events and Reminders

Important information, upcoming events, and details can be found further in the Bulletin.


  • Noodles & Company Fundraiser-- TONIGHT!!!
  • Murphy Virtual Drama Production
  • Murphy Yearbooks
  • Model Mavericks 2020-2021
  • Murphy PTO- OEHS Class of 2025 t-shirts
  • 2021 Murphy PTO Scholarship Application
  • 2021-2022 Returning Student Registration DEADLINE TOMORROW
  • Student Services Spotlight


  • 8th Grade Promotion
  • OEHS 8th Grade Athletic Orientation
  • School Supplies for 2021-2022
  • Current 6th/7th Grade Back-Up Elective Reminder
  • Junior High Summer School Information
  • Murphy MakerSpace
  • Attendance Reminders
  • Health Office Updates
  • MU LRC Book Check-Out
  • Student Services Spotlight
  • Upcoming Events/Important Dates

Noodles and Company Fundraiser- TONIGHT!

Calling all Noodles fans! Noodles & Company in Plainfield is hosting a fundraising night on Thursday, May 13th from 4:00-8:00 pm. With this fundraiser, 25% of all qualifying and in-restaurant sales will go directly to Murphy.

In addition to in-restaurant sales, we are now opening up our fundraisers to online sales as well. For online and Noodles Rewards app orders, guests can apply the coupon code, “GIVING25” in the Coupon Code line at checkout. Ordering online is quick and easy and allows guests to skip the line by grabbing their meal at our Quick Pick-Up station or where pick up windows are present. This is a great option for guests who prefer to dine at home or on-the-go but still want to support your organization.

When ordering, in-restaurant guests must mention your organization or present the flyer upon placing your order prior to paying.

Noodles & Company

13511 S. Route 59

Plainfield, Illinois 60544

Fundraiser Spanish


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Murphy Virtual Drama Production

Yup, you read that right, Murphy Drama students are currently working on an all virtual production called The Radio Play Disaster!

A recording of our production will premiere at 7PM on Friday May 14 and will be available to watch for free until 7PM on Saturday May 15. To watch, please create a FREE account at and then use the link below to access the recording of our production.

Remember, Friday May 14 is when the production premieres. Don't forget to watch it before the on demand previewing ends!

Any questions, contact Mrs. Tysiak ( or Mrs. Clausen (

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Murphy 2020-2021 Yearbooks

The yearbooks have arrived! Yearbooks will be distributed Monday, May 24 during first period. We do have some available to purchase for $32. These will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Remote students can pick up their yearbooks outside the main office on Monday, May 24 from 4:00-6:00 PM. We will offer a drive-up to pick up those yearbooks.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Elizabeth Fell at

Model Mavericks 2020-2021

Each year, we award those 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who continually illustrate the Maverick Way with a prestigious award- Model Maverick. This year, we would like to award the following students with this award.

  • Abhinay Keshavamatham
  • Alexandria Gaston
  • Allissa Cooper
  • Ardit Ademi
  • Ava Stiller
  • Brittany Freese
  • Caleb Herring
  • Carson Fell
  • Colin Sadauskas
  • Connor Viall
  • David Vasquez
  • Emilee Brown
  • Gianna Lazatin
  • Giselle Llamas
  • Hannah Roark
  • Henry Quntar
  • Jeniah Bonifacio
  • Kian Watkins
  • Kira Milicic
  • Lia Paribello
  • Lincoln Hoger
  • Ling Ciochon
  • Lucy Cashman
  • Mackenzie Ouellette
  • Maliah Glass
  • Miranda Fish
  • Mohammad Huda
  • Noah Bogdan
  • Ricardo Hernandez
  • Sahar Kazmi
  • Sean Truesdale
  • Shirel Gonzalez
  • Sophia Williams
  • Xavier Lopez

Congratulations on your award! Model Maverick awards will be delivered to each in-person learner's 1st period class on Friday, 5/14. Awards will be mailed to each remote learner's home address. Congrats, again!

8th Grade Promotion

Modified Promotion:

  • Promotion Night Video will premiere on Monday, May 24th
  • Promotion Night Drive-Through Awards pick up will take place on Tuesday, May 25th

8th Grade Promotion Night Information

*Please note that we will be turning off the form to sign up for a drive-through time slot on Friday, May 21st at 4:00pm.

OEHS 8th Grade Athletic Orientation

School Supplies 2021-2022

It's here!...the Murphy School Supply Kit for 2021-2022 Sale!

Ordering is easy!

Orders placed by June 15th ship to the school for FREE.

Murphy School Supply Kit Document

Murphy School Supply List

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Current 6th and 7th Grade Back-Up Elective Choices

Current 6th and 7th graders were asked this week to fill out the form below to pick back up options for their electives for the 21/22 school year. This was completed during their ELA class, if your student did not complete this please click the link below. They may only fill it out one time and must be logged in with their student email to fill it out. Students were emailed a copy of their 21/22 course requests on Wednesday 5/5 if they are unsure of the choices they made in January.

Murphy PTO- OEHS Class of 2025 T-shirt

Murphy PTO is working with a local vendor to again offer an OEHS Class of 2025 t-shirt. We want to celebrate our graduating 8th graders! Ordering and paying is very easy. Just fill out the order form using the link below, make your payment online and our volunteers will make a contact-free delivery to your house. The cost of the t-shirt is $15 (which includes a $1 service fee). Orders are due Friday May 21, 2021. We will send order updates out via our Facebook page (Murphy PTO- Home of the Mavericks). Please contact if you have any questions.

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2021 Murphy PTO Scholarship Application

The Murphy Junior High PTO is pleased to announce the establishment of a scholarship fund for Oswego East High School seniors who attended Murphy Junior High. To be eligible, you must have completed your 8 th grade year at Murphy and be attending an accredited institution of higher learning. We will be awarding two $500 scholarships (one male/one female). You may use a second sheet of paper if needed.

2021 Murphy PTO Scholarship Application

2021-2022 Returning Student Registration EXTENDED TO MAY 14

ATTENTION!...Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is open in Tyler for returning students. Some components of the registration process are not functional on a mobile device at this time- so a computer should be used. Returning registration is open in Tyler through May 14, 2021.

Please be sure to complete your registration if you are returning next school year.

Junior High Summer School Information

Information for Junior High Summer School went live on the district website this week.

SD308 Direct Page for Summer School

Direct Link to Registration

Murphy Makerspace!

We are excited to announce that we will be starting to build a Murphy Makerspace in the LRC! It will take some time, but we are VERY excited to start the process!

If you are willing to donate any items to the Makerspace, we'd really appreciate it! Items such Legos, K'nex, small/medium covered storage bins, Play-doh, marbles, supplies for marble runs, etc. are a great start. We are open to ideas and any donated items that could make this space a great addition to our building.

Thank you!

Health Office Updates

Attention Parents of 6th Grade Students

A dental exam is required for all 6th grade students. An exam dated between 11/15/2019 to the current date will meet this requirement. Please fax (630-608-5191) or email ( a completed dental form to the Nurse Gia. If you have any questions, please contact her at 630-608-5102.

LRC Book Check-Out/Pick-Up

Want to check out and pick up books at Murphy? Visit Murphy's catalog-Destiny and find a book and put it on hold. Wait for an email and then pick up your book at Murphy in the lobby area from the LRC Check-Out bin. Check out this flyer fore more information!

How to Put a Book on Hold

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Student Services Spotlight

Summer Counselor-In-Training Opportunity through Oswegoland Park District!

Students Entering Grades 7-10 next year: Oswegoland Park District has an opportunity for you to join their team as a counselor-in-training. You will work with Park District staff and assist in leading recreational activities during summer camps, athletic programs and other Park District events.

Questions about this program can be directed to Krista Casanovas, Oswegoland Park District CIT Coordinator, at

Applications are due by Monday, May 17th. Completed applications can be emailed to

CIT Application

OEHS Virtual Calming Resources

During overwhelming times in our life, especially now, it is important to find ways to relax and cope. The Virtual Calming Room is a place for students, parents, and staff to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings. Take a deep breath and find some calm and peace.

Click here to view the OEHS virtual calming room!

Click Here: Family & Community Resources

This page provides information for families regarding resources from both SD308 and a variety of Community-Based agencies and services. This includes mental health, financial, housing, food, COVID-19 and healthcare resources.

Virtual Offices Links

Mrs. Zawacki (School Counselor, Last Names A-K)

Mrs. Noll (School Social Worker, Last Names A-K & ISP Program)

Mr. Falli (School Counselor, Last Names L-Z)

Mrs. Weihler (School Social Worker, Last Names L-Z & FBI Program)

Student Absences

If your student is absent, you must call the attendance line (630-608-5101) to report the absence and absence reason. Please feel free to have your student email teachers directly for missed homework. To find contact information for teachers, please use the staff list here: Teacher Directory. Your student can also check their Google Classroom(s) for missed assignments and reach out to teachers for further clarification regarding assignments, homework, or activities.

The Maverick Way Outside of School

Murphy Junior High students are doing amazing things in the classroom as well as demonstrating “The Maverick Way” outside of school. If any student is demonstrating “The Maverick Way” outside of school we want to know about it! Please contact Brian Falli at or Brandi Zawacki at

*Don’t forget to include some pictures in your email.

Upcoming Events/Important Dates

  • Thursday, May 13th- Noodles & Company Fundraiser
  • Monday, May 24th- 8th Grade Promotion Night Video Premiere
  • Tuesday, May 25th- 8th Grade Promotion Night Drive-Through Awards Pick-Up

If you are looking for directions to AWAY events, this link will provide directions to many area schools.

Use the "Murphy Building Calendar" link below to see all the things going on at Murphy Junior High.

Murphy Building Calendar

One way to stay up to date with what is going on at Murphy is to see our upcoming events.

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Mission Statement

Murphy Junior High School is an inclusive and supportive community that promotes student success by ensuring ALL students are college and career ready.

Vision Statement

Every student. Every day. Grow. Inspire. Empower.