Murphy Middle School ENews

September 6, 2018

School Pictures- Tuesday, September 11th

Picture forms went home with students earlier this week. Extra forms are located in the front office.

MMS Career Day- Friday, October 12

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

Do you have the Plano ISD App on your phone or device?

The Plano ISD App is a great way to see information about the Plano calendar, news and alerts, the anonymous tip line, and much more. It is available for iOS or Android. Search for Plano ISD in your App Store.

Attendance Reminder from Attendance Clerk


If your students is absent please return a note to the front office within 3 days of student returning, otherwise it becomes an unexcused absence.

We cannot take emails as absence notes if it doesn’t have a parent signature. You can have a doctor/ dentist email or fax me a note.

Please make sure when writing an absence note to have student’s first and last name, date of absence, reason and parent signature.

Maria Getchell


469-752-7001 fax

Parent Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Engagement Series

Please join us and learn more about social emotional learning in Plano ISD. We will discuss strategies that can be implemented at home to support the SEL competencies and skills. Our first series, "Self-Awareness," will take place on Thursday, September 20th at Shepard Elementary from 6:00-7:30.

Plano ISD Family Education Opportunities

Understanding and Parenting a Child with ADHD



4 Part series. See the flyers below for more information.

Federal Meal Benefits Information

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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 The online version will automatically send an email to Ms. McAnderson when completed.

Secondary PACE Referral Online Link (click here)

History Fair- Dates Corrected

The History Fair is a research competition in which students compete by researching a topic of their choice (that fits the theme) and producing some type of presentation. Students can create a documentary, essay, exhibit, website, or skit. The Theme this year is “Triumph and Tragedy in History”. If you are interested in more information about the Murphy History Fair please come to an informational meeting Thursday, 9/13 at 3:35 in room N103 with Mrs. Watkins.

Citizen Bee- Dates Corrected

The Citizen Bee is a new history competition over US history and government. This competition is set up like the Spelling Bee with students competing for prizes. If you would like to learn more about the Citizen Bee competition please come to an informational meeting on Tuesday, 9/11 at 3:35 with Mrs. Watkins.

MMS Student Council

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FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) has our second meeting on September 18 @ 7:50 a.m. in the big gym. Come on down and get to know other students Walking the same path as you while being active and learning as the year goes on! Everyone is welcome!

MMS Chess Club

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MMS Environmental CLub

The first meeting will be this Friday, Sept. 7th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Pilgrim’s room E113. All students are welcome to attend. Make sure to dress for working outside and you have transportation home. We need newspapers for our landscaping project. Drop them off in the front office or in room E113. Thanks!

PTA News and Updates

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Reflections 2018-2019

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MMS Spirit Wear- Update

Spirit Wear delivery Update!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, spirit wear deliveries will BEGIN 9/14 and all Spirit Wear ordered by the deadline will be completed by 9/21.

Yearbook Orders

How about a great deal on the awesome MMS yearbook? Now is your chance to order at the lowest price of the year - $35! AND, for an additional $5.50 you can order personalization and get 4 FREE icons for the cover of your yearbook! Best deal for the yearbook. This sale starts on Monday, September 3rd and ENDS on Friday, September 14th.

Don’t miss out on the memories, buy a yearbook today -