Murphy Middle School ENews

December 21, 2018

Have a safe Winter Break! No school December 22- January 7

Don't forget that we have early dismissal today, December 21st. School ends at 12:40pm. Have a safe break and we will see all our students on Tuesday, January 8th.

Congratulations to our Murphy Middle School Teachers of the Year!

We are very pleased to announce our Teachers of the Year for 2018-2019. Congrats to Dena McCutcheon, our Teacher of the Year and Beau Hooten, our Beginning Teacher of the Year. Thank you for all you do for our school, our students, and our community.
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8th Grade Students of the Quarter

8th grade teachers would like to congratulate our Students of the Quarter chosen for their effort in class, their citizenship and their overall academic excellence.


We appreciate all that they do everyday!


Not all students were able to make it to the donut party, but we wanted everyone to be honored. Here is the official list of the 8th Grade Students of the Quarter:


History: Ziada Araya, Sydney Shults, Tania Amos, Daniel Krut, Caroline Behnke, Noah Gonzales, Diego Fazzani, Don Tran and Brennen Platt


Math: Helen Ferreira, Mekdim Dawit, Aadit Walia, Brooke Dion, Evie Pugliese, Madeleine Davidson, Lucas Markman


Science: Abigail Vause, Holden Stokes, Kripa Kannen, William Johnson, Amrit Ghosh, AJ Russ, Donovan Bush, Xavier Figueroa, Caitlin Bellegante, Lexi Pietrasik


English: Labiba Islam, Anette Saenz, Nivriti Boyanapalli, Gursneh Kaur, Kylie Marek, Daniel Oliver, Mia Estrada, Terran Le, Stephanie Hoover, Ryan Guthrie, Salma Mahmoud, Aditi Amin

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McMillen High School Expo- Attention 8th Graders and parents

Dear 8th Grade Parents/Guardians:

In preparing for transition to high school, McMillen High School would like to invite incoming 9th grade families to our High School Expo on Thursday, January 17, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. During the High School Expo, families will have an opportunity to meet with students and staff to ask questions about student life, honors, Pre-Advance Placement courses, band, cheerleading, ROTC, dance, athletics, orchestra, theater, choir, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), computer science, and Career and Technical Education (CATE) courses.

We will have a panel of our student ambassadors on hand to answer any question about McMillen from a student's perspective.

Festivities will also include:
1. Building tours
2. Spirit-wear shopping
3. Performances by the McMillen Band, Choir, Cheerleaders and Dazzlers
4. A chance to tour the building some teachers, counselors and staff
5. A great venue for fellowshipping with our McMillen families

Brian Lyons
Principal
McMillen High School


Queridos Padres de Octavo Grado:

Preparándose para la transición a la Preparatoria, a McMillen High School le gustaría invitar a usted y su estudiante a nuestra Visita de Bienvenida el día 17de Enero de 6:00pm-7:15pm. Usted y su estudiante tendrán la oportunidad de reunirse con los estudiantes y empleados, para hacer preguntas acerca de la vida estudiantil, IEPs/504, honores, cursos Colocación Pre-Avanzada, Orquesta, Porristas, Danza y Atletismo. Tendremos un panel de nuestros embajadores estudiantiles que estarán disponibles para contestar cualquier pregunta sobre McMillen desde la perspectiva de un estudiante. Estas Festividades también incluirán:

1. Recorridos por instalaciones
2. Compras de Ropa de nuestra Escuela
3. Presentaciones de la Orquesta de McMillen, Coro, Porristas y el Grupo de danza "Dazzlers"
4. Oportunidad para conocer a los maestros y empleados de la escuela
5. Un gran lugar de compañerismo con nuestras familias McMillen

Esperamos que usted y su familia hayan disfrutado de estas vacaciones y esperamos contar con su presencia el 11 de enero de 2018.

PTA News and Updates

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LIKE AND FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

Our 1,000th Facebook follower and Facebook page like will receive some MMS Spirit Wear.

https://www.facebook.com/MurphyMiddleSchoolPTA/

Help us be one of the few PISD schools to have over 1,000 followers and page likes.

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WANT TO SHOW A TEACHER HOW MUCH YOU APPRECIATE THEM?

MULTICULTURAL DAY, FEBRUARY 12TH

Sign-up to get involved: http://tinyurl.com/mmsdiversity2019

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GLO Run - February 23rd

Follow Mavericks Stampede on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/MavericksStampede/ .


Early Bird Specials

Early bird Glo Run pricing until February 8th, https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Murphy/MavericksStampede


Mavericks Stampede Sponsorship Agreement

Become a Mavericks Stampede sponsor today by completing this form: https://mmspta.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/00148/2018-2019/Stampede/StampedeAgreement.pdf .

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KEEP MURPHY BEAUTIFUL ART CONTEST, DUE BY JANUARY 17TH

Keep Murphy Beautiful & Republic Services challenges YOU to create a recycling mascot! Using the theme "Don't Mess with Murphy" as your inspiration, create your poster featuring your mascot to help with litter prevention and recycling!

Grand prize winners will have their artwork displayed on the side of the Murphy Recycling Truck! 12 great job winners will get their artwork displayed on the side of our big belly trash cans throughout the city.

WHO: Kids who live in Murphy or go to school in Murphy! Kindergarten through 10th grade!

WHAT: Create a recycle mascot with the theme - "Don't Mess with Murphy" Categories: 5th grade - 6th grade 7th grade - 10th grade

ENTRY FORM & Rules: http://www.murphytx.org/DocumentCenter/View/932/Recycling-Truck-Poster-Contest

PRACTICE SAT & ACT TEST, JANUARY 26TH

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International Baccalaureate World School Student Graduate Panel- January 7th

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