Murphy Middle School ENews

November 8, 2018

MMS Food Drive Going on NOW!

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MMS Theater Production- 1st Performance TONIGHT!

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 and CASH ONLY will be available at the door. Please contact Candace Norris if you have any questions.

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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

Watch an overview video for each program at

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MMS Toy Drive

Murphy MMS Toy Drive, sponsored by the PAL Class, will begin after Thanksgiving from November 26th through the December 7th. In the meantime, as you do your holiday shopping at stores or online on Amazon in the next few weeks and see a sale, please consider opening your heart and wallet and buy the toy to donate during our Toy Drive.

Top 5 items on wish list: Daniel Tiger, Nerf toys, legos, baby or LOL dolls, and trucks.

Your kindness and generosity are truly appreciated. Your donations will help to create some beautiful holiday memories for years to come.

Please click on the Toy Drive Flyer for more details. Email if you have any questions.

MMS Environmental Club

The next meeting is Friday, Nov. 16th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Pilgrim’s room E113. We will work outside planting milkweed for a butterfly garden. Dress for working outside & make sure you have a ride home at 4:30.

The last meeting for the semester will be Friday Nov. 30th in room E113. The MMS Environmental Club will enter the City of Murphy’s tree decorating contest. Meet in Mrs. Pilgrim’s classroom E113 and be ready to make tree ornaments out of plastic bags. Bring all ideas of creativity.


MATHCOUNTS TESTING DATES ANNOUNCEMENT- For those interested in representing Murphy MS in the chapter competition on Saturday, February 2, the last test will be 40 minutes long 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 last test is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13. Please pick up your student by 4:30 P.M. on those dates. If your student missed one or both of the first two tests, please have your student come take the last test and make-up days will be November 27 and December 11 in J105.

Orchestra Skate Night

Orchestra Skate Night , Thursday Nov 15th 6-8PM at Thunderbird Skate, Plano TX

MMS Soccer Club

So far we have 8 teams forming and finalizing their rosters. All the forms are due Friday, Dec 21st. All students participating in Soccer Club need to return a signed parent permission form and take home a copy of the rules and regulations. The rules are attached in the document below.

Congratulations to some Murphy MS Teachers!

Congrats to Mr. Murtaugh, Ms. Byrd, and Ms. Edenkrans for being chosen as Plano Education Foundation Grant to Educators recipients! Awesome job!
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PTA News and Updates

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GLO Run T-Shirt Contest

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Spirit Nights are a partnership between MMS PTA and local businesses. We advertise their business and in turn they give back a portion of their proceeds from that night to MMS PTA.

Don't forget to tell these restaurants you are supporting MMS PTA before you pay.

* Wednesday, November 14 - Friday, November 16, all day, Jersey Mike's
* Monday, December 3, 5-8 p.m., Chick-fil-A
* Monday, December 10 - Friday, December 14, all day, Nothing Bundt Cake