The BULLetin

April 28th, 2022

Upcoming Events and Reminders

Please read the information in The BULLetin in it's entirety. This is our weekly communication to bring you up to speed on all important information.


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


The BULLetin Information:


  • **NEW** Murphy Celebrations
  • **NEW** AVID Instructional Strategies
  • **NEW** General Updates and Information
  • The Lion King Musical Information
  • **NEW** Spring Book Fair Information
  • Chipotle Fundraiser Night Saturday, May 7th
  • **NEW** Senior Graduation Walk at Elementary Schools
  • Returning Student Registration
  • School Supply List and Purchase Option for 2022-2023
  • Maverick Market
  • Student Support Time plan for students
  • Student Services Information

Murphy Celebrations

Take a look below at some of the GREAT things that are happening at Murphy!
Artists of the Week: Ms. Kunsch's Classes:


Andrew Boulos (7th Grade)

3D Art Class

Steampunk mosquito made of recycled materials from a tractor

AVID Instructional Strategies

In the section below, we are celebrating the AVID Instructional Strategies of our Murphy Staff.
Mrs. Vugteveen- ( 7th SS)- Students examined different sources at stations relating to the Indian Removal Act & Trail of Tears. Through text, songs, images & maps they analyzed experiences and history during this time period.

General Updates and Important Information

End of Year Events:

8th Grade Recognition and Celebration Night will creatively take place inside and outside on THURSDAY, MAY 26 by alphabet in stations. Our team is working through the rest of the details, which will be shared in a separate email message to 8th grade students and families.


The 8th grade dance will take place on Friday, May 13th. THANK YOU to the PTO for helping with this event! If you are able to assist with donations, set-up, clean-up, or event help, please take a look at the link below to sign up options.

8th Grade Dance Sign-Up


Maverick Mania will take place this year on the last day of school. This is our end of the year celebration for students.




Oswego East Sports Camps

Interested in Sports Camps at OE?...check out the link below:


Wolves Sports Camps

The Lion King Musical

Murphy presents The Lion King Musical on May 5th and May 6th at 7:00pm.


For the first time ever, the Murphy Drama Department is offering advanced ticket sales. You can access the website to purchase tickets by using the QR code on the flyer or by going to our.show/murphydrama. Ask Mrs. Tysiak or Mrs. Clausen if you have any questions!


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Book Fair Spring 2022

Murphy is excited to host the upcoming Spring Scholastic Book Fair.An amazing selection of books is headed this way! The fair will take place in Murphy’s LRC next week, Monday through Friday, May 2nd through 6th during the school day. If you can’t make the book fair, you can also help support our school by shopping online.All orders ship free to Murphy.The online fair is available May 2nd through 15th. Parents can even set up eWallet to make shopping at Murphy easier. See the flyer in the LRC Google Classroom, your ELA teacher, or Mrs. Campasano for more details.



Check out the online fair and see how eWallet can help make your child’s shopping a breeze!



Visit: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/murphyjuniorhigh1


Book Fair Spring 2022

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Chipotle Restaurant Night Fundraiser

Murphy Junior High Restaurant Night (Dine-In, Order Out only- no delivery at this time)


Saturday, May 7th from 4:00-8:00pm

Oswego Chipotle

2432 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL 60543


Be sure to order within the time frame and mention the fundraiser so Murphy receives a portion of the sales. Thank you for your support!


Online Ordering Code: 22QQXM8

Online Instructions


Fundraiser Flyer

Senior Graduation Walk

SD308 Elementary Schools would like to celebrate their graduating SENIORS! Please see the linked flyer below for more information.


Senor Graduation Walk

Registration for Returning Students

Registration is now open in Tyler for all returning students. Please complete the registration online by May 1. Directions are linked below, and if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the office.


La inscripción ya está abierta en Tyler para todos los estudiantes que regresan. Por favor, complete el registro en línea antes del 1 de mayo. Se adjuntan instrucciones, y si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda, comuníquese con su escuela.
¡Gracias!


Student Registration Form (English)

Student Registration Form (Spanish)

School Supply List and Purchase Options for 2022-2023

Murphy Junior High 2022-2023 Supply Kit Sale

Online sale now through May 30th


Supply Kit Sale Information


Supply Kit Flyer

The MAVERICK Market

The Maverick Market, our school store, is opening soon! Our AVID students are working diligently to prepare for the grand opening! The store gives all students opportunities to cash in their Bullseyes that are earned for making good choices throughout the week. However, we need your help!


We are respectfully asking for donations for the following items:

  • Individually wrapped small sized candy (jolly ranchers, lifesavers, mints, etc.)

  • Gift cards in smaller dollar amounts ($5, $10, $15) to places like: McDonalds, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Five Below, etc.)

  • Small fidgets (stress balls, rubix cube, or other sensory items)

  • Other items you feel would entice our diverse student population to continue to employ strong character within our school and community.


Disclaimer: At this time snack items and gum should not be donated.


We thank you in advance for your generosity in regards to stocking The Maverick Market! We cannot wait to see your student there!

Student Support Time

Here is a student-friendly copy of the SST weekly expectations. Students can use this to keep themselves organized and prepared for the week.


Student Support Time Expectations

Student Services Information

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 kcasanovas@oswegolandpd.org.


Applications are due by Monday, May 19th. Completed applications can be emailed to kcasanovas@oswegolandpd.org.


CIT Application



Service Hour Information

Current 8th graders will be recognized at promotion night for turning in any service hours during their 3 years at Murphy. Current 7th graders will need to turn in 15 hours by the end of their 8th grade year to be recognized at promotion night. Current 6th graders will need to turn in 25 hours by the end of their 8th grade year to be recognized at promotion night.


Please use the form below to track your service hours and turn them into your counselor by Friday May 6th 2022.


Service Hour Verification form 21/22



Virtual Office Links

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

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

Mrs. Noll -virtual office (School Social Worker, Last Names A-K and Instructional Skills Program)

Ms. Thompson -email (School Social Worker, Last Names L-Z and FBI)

Ms. Brilliandt -email (School Psychologist)




SD308 Community Resource Page

Please visit the district’s website for community based-agencies and services for families. There are many different services listed to assist families including financial, healthcare, housing, mental health/wellness services.


Click Here: SD308 Family & Community Resources Website


If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, these free, confidential resources are available 24/7:


  • Crisis Text Line

    • Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. about any type of crisis



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 bfalli@sd308.org or Brandi Zawacki at bzawacki@sd308.org.


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

Upcoming Events/Important Dates

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.