Murphy Middle School ENews

September 27, 2018

Career Day Guest Speakers Needed

See the flyer below. Click on the document link for a printable copy of the Career Day Form.


Please complete the form at the bottom and return it to Sylvia Lansing in the Counseling Office or e-mail it to sylvia.lansing@pisd.edu

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MMS Tailgate - Oct 2nd

The Tailgate Party is strictly for students—sorry moms and dads.
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Fall Social- Friday, October 5th

· Pre-sale tickets will be sold in the rotunda during all three lunches on October 1st-5th.

· The pre-sale price is $8 or $7 for student PTA members (we will have a list of members).

· We accept cash or checks made payable to MMS PTA.

· Students may also purchase food punch cards for $5 or $10.

· All food items are $1 at the social.


Parent Volunteers needed. See information in PTA section below.

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Golden Maverick Award Winners

This week’s 6th grade Golden Murphy Maverick winners are: Brady Broeckel, Andrew Earls, and Cassie Lupo



This week’s 7th grade Golden Murphy Maverick winners are: Ava Wynn, Kendall Ward, and Roberto Lopez

Spring PACE Testing

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 Friday, 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 Ms. McAnderson when completed.



Secondary PACE Referral Online Link (click here)

Red Ribbon Week

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Organization Corner

Organization Corner is a place for Murphy Middle School students to come to get organized It is available Wednesday mornings 7:50-8:20 in Mrs. Good's room, E109 every week. AVID students will be available to help.

MMS Choir Fundraiser

It’s the final days of the Murphy Choir Fundraiser! This weekend is your last chance to buy pre-portioned cookie dough and thaw-and-serve items from a Choir student or shop their online store at shop.cashcowfundraising.com. All money and orders must be turned in by Monday, October 1st. Thank you for any support you can give!

MMS Athletics

7th grade Girls Volleyball vs Rice this Thursday (Big Game)


8th Grade Girls Volleyball vs Otto next Wednesday (Big Game)


7th & 8th Grade Football will have their Pink Out game next week at Kimbrough stadium vs Carpenter.


Murphy Fundraiser Cards will be sold from Oct 5th – 19th @ $20 per card.

MMS Volleyball

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MMS Environmental Club

MMS Environmental Club needs you to continue dropping off newspapers in the front office or room E113 until the end of September. Our goal is to kill weeds organically around our school garden.

MMS Chess Club- Chess sets needed

The MMS chess club meets on Tuesday from 3:40-4:20 after school. This year the numbers of students coming is way up. That is great! Because of the increased numbers, please consider donating a new or gently used chess set so we have enough sets for all our students. Thank you!

PTA News and Updates

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MMS Fall Social Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for FUN and supervision at our upcoming Murphy Middle School Fall social. It's going to be a great night and we need your help to make it a smooth and safe event for our students.

The ONLY adults allowed in the building during the social will be those who have cleared background checks AND who have signed up to volunteer.

***PISD Volunteer applications must be completed and cleared by Tuesday, October 2nd in order to volunteer at the Social***

Volunteer signup: https://mmspta.membershiptoolkit.com/volunteer/27034

Parent Workshop

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Pink Out Football Games

Come watch our 7th and 8th graders take on Carpenter at Kimbrough Stadium on October 1st and 2nd, as they show their support of finding a cure and bringing awareness to breast cancer. Games are at 5:30 and 7:00 each day.


Take home some awesome spirit wear at the 7th grade football games on October 1st at Kimbrough Stadium. Cash, checks, or credit cards accepted. We are only selling what inventory we have in stock. No orders will be taken at game. Online ordering re-opens October 1st-30th. Last order of the season.
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Spirit Wear

Online ordering re-opens October 1st-30th. Last order of the season.

mmspta.org/SpiritWear