The BULLetin

May 20, 2021

Upcoming Events and Reminders

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


  • Wednesday, May 26th- Last day of school!
  • Murphy Yearbooks
  • Materials Drop-Off/Chromebook Pick-Up
  • Chromebook Drop-Off (ONLY FAMILIES LEAVING SD308)
  • 8th Grade Promotion Reminder and YouTube Link
  • Murphy Junior High PTO Board
  • OEHS Cheer Try Out Information
  • Oswego Junior Public Safety Academy
  • Murphy PTO- OEHS Class of 2025 t-shirts--Orders Due TOMORROW!
  • 2021 Murphy PTO Scholarship Application--Submissions Due Monday, May 24th
  • 2021-2022 Returning Student Registration DEADLINE TOMORROW
  • Student Services Spotlight


  • School Supplies for 2021-2022
  • Current 6th/7th Grade Back-Up Elective Reminder
  • Junior High Summer School Information
  • Murphy MakerSpace
  • Health Office Updates
  • Student Services Spotlight
  • Upcoming Events/Important Dates

Last Day of School- Wednesday, May 26th

Wednesday, May 26th is our last day of school. This day will be a typical remote day consisting of Go Live! sessions from 8:00-11:30. The schedule is below:

Wednesday, May 26th Bell Schedule:

  • 1st Period 8:00-8:20
  • 2nd Period 8:24-8:43
  • 3rd Period 8:47-9:07
  • 4th Period 9:11- 9:30
  • 5th Period 9:34-9:54
  • 6th Period 9:58 -10:18
  • 7th Period 10:22-10:42
  • 8th Period 10:46-11:06
  • 9th Period 11:10-11:30

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 did not purchase a yearbook and would like to, we will have the extra yearbooks available on Monday from 4:00-6:00pm for purchase as well.

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

Materials Drop-Off/Chromebook Pick-Up

In addition to our Yearbook pick-up on Monday, May 24th from 4:00-6:00 PM, we will also be collecting novels, algebra books or other materials that need to be returned to the school or your teachers. Please utilize this time to drop off any of those items.

If you still need to pick up your 1:1 Chromebook device, provided by the district, we will also be able to offer this time slot to pick up that device. Please come prepared with your old district Chromebook (if you have one) and student ID so we can provide you with your new device, needed for next school year. This also applies to any 8th grader who has not picked up their device for HS.

Students are able to keep their devices over the summer and be prepared with them starting next school year.

Chromebook DROP-OFF (ONLY for Families LEAVING SD308)

If you are LEAVING SD308, you will need to drop off your district-issued Chromebook and charger in order to prevent any fines.


  • Wednesday, May 26th from 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Thursday, May 27th from 8:00am-3:30pm


  • Wednesday, May 26th from 1:00-4:00pm
  • Thursday, May 28th from 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Friday, May 28th from 8:00am-4:00pm

8th Grade Promotion

Modified Promotion:

  • Promotion Night Video will premiere on Monday, May 24th at 7:00pm
  • 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.

We look forward to our Promotion Night Premiere on Monday, May 24th starting at 7:00pm! Here is the link: Murphy Junior High Promotion Night 2021

If you subscribe, you will get a notification when the video is live. Otherwise, you can go to the page and watch the countdown until the even starts at 7:00pm.

Murphy Junior High PTO Board

Are you interested in joining the Murphy Junior High PTO Board? It's a great way to get involved and to make a difference for the MJHS students and staff. There are a few set events each year like the Murphy Monster Mash in October and the MJHS roller skating event (January/February), as well as a few staff appreciation events like the December Breakfast & Hot Cocoa Bar and various treat & snack days throughout the year. The time commitment is minimal (2 general meetings per year + 2-3 board meetings) but the work we do is so very important! Please reach out to Missy Dziewiatkowski for more information (
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OEHS Cheer Try-Out Information


Try outs for the 2021-22 cheer season will be held at OEHS on Friday, May 28 from 10am - 12pm.

Please click on the following links for more detailed information!

2021-22 Cheer Season Information & Expectations

2021-22 Cheer Tryout Registration Form

Questions, please contact Coach Scholle:

This information can also be found on the OEHS athletic website

Oswego Junior Public Safety Academy

Please see the linked flyer for information regarding the Oswego Junior Public Safety Academy.

Oswego Junior Public Safety Academy

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- Submissions Due Monday, May 24th

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

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.

Student Services Spotlight

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

  • Monday, May 24th- 8th Grade Promotion Night Video Premiere at 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, May 25th- 8th Grade Promotion Night Drive-Through Awards Pick-Up
  • Wednesday, May 26th-1/2 day: Last day of school (Go Live! Sessions)

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.