Murphy Middle School ENews

November 1, 2018

ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS AND THEIR FAMILIES- PLANO ISD ACADEMY PROGRAMS

Parent and student information meetings for the Academy Programs of Plano will be hosted during the month of November for incoming ninth graders (and their parents) considering attending one of the Academy Programs of Plano. Each academy program will host three information nights between November 5 and November 15 (follow the link below). All meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Online applications will open on November 16 and close December 14. Students will receive notice of placement on January 11 and student commitments must be received by January 18, 2019.


Learn more at www.pisd.edu/academies.


Watch an overview video for each program at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVcNW-DvhSHX64qUL4meOnpqtY4PTpwxH

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LAST CHANCE to Order a Yearbook!

Yearbooks are on sale Monday 10/22 to Friday 11/2. This is the LAST CHANCE to purchase your MMS Yearbook AT the CURRENT

PRICE of $35. The price of the yearbook will go up at midnight on Friday 11-2!!!


Order online at http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01068334


or at school with check or exact cash ($35). Please makes checks payable to Plano ISD and include student id# on memo line. Please turn in order form and payment to the front office or bring to Mrs. Flabiano in Room F102. Remember: It’s Scary not having a yearbook.

MMS Theater Production

The MMS Theatre Department Proudly Presents… The Wizard of Oz: Young Performers Edition!


Performance days are Thursday, November 8th and Friday, November 9th at 7pm as well as a Saturday, November 10th matinee at 2pm. Tickets are $8 and PISD employees get in for free! Presale


Tickets are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/murphy-middle-school-14785676272 and CASH ONLY will be available at the door. Please contact Candace Norris if you have any questions. Candace.norris@pisd.edu

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MMS Food Drive- November 5-16

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MMS MathCounts

There will be 3 tests for those interested in representing Murphy MS in the chapter competition on Saturday, February 2. Each test will be 40 minutes long; two of them without a calculator and one with a calculator. I will provide a school calculator for those testing, but you may bring your own. All tests will be in the Distance Learning Room (DLR). The following dates are as follows: October 30, November 6, and November 13. Please pick up your student by 4:30 P.M. on those dates.

Spring PACE Testing

Spring PACE Testing will be here soon. Is your student interested in participating in PACE next year? Testing for consideration to be admitted into the Plano Academic and Creative Education (PACE) program for next school year will take place next spring. Referral packets can be submitted online or on paper by Wednesday, Jan. 16 to Ms. McAnderson in E105.


If you have any questions about the process please contact her at melissa.mcanderson@pisd.edu. The online version will automatically send an email to her.

Secondary PACE Referral Online Link (click here)

McMillen Cheer Clinic- This Saturday!

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PTA News and Updates

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Reflections Due Date- November 9th

Reflections is a National PTA sponsored arts recognition program that encourages artistic expression. The Reflections theme for 2018 – 2019 is “Heroes Around Me”. Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine. You may enter as many times as you like in as many categories. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form.


Be sure to reflect the theme in your work.

Murphy Middle School won the award for the most student participation in Reflections among all the middle schools in Plano ISD, for the last two years! We had 12 Council Award winners last year! So let’s keep the tradition going!


All entries will be due Friday, November 9, 2018.

Entries can be turned in to the front office starting in mid-October. There is no limit to the number of entries a student can turn in, but each entry must be accompanied by an entry form.

Learn more.