May 6, 2021
Upcoming Events and Reminders
Important information, upcoming events, and details can be found further in the Bulletin.
- TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!
- 8th Grade Promotion-Student Questionnaire Deadline
- 8th Grade Speech Contest
- OEHS 8th Grade Athletic Orientation
- School Supplies for 2021-2022
- Current 6th/7th Grade Back-Up Elective Reminder
- Murphy Virtual Drama Production
- Murphy PTO- OEHS Class of 2025 t-shirts
- 2021 Murphy PTO Scholarship Application
- Noodles & Company Fundraiser 05/13/21
- NJHS Applications
- 2021-2022 Returning Student Registration DEADLINE MAY 14
- Student Services Spotlight
- Junior High Summer School Information
- Murphy MakerSpace
- Attendance Reminders
- Health Office Updates
- Murphy Yearbook
- MU LRC Book Check-Out
- Student Services Spotlight
- Upcoming Events/Important Dates
Teacher Appreciation Week!
THANK YOU, TEACHERS!
8th Grade Promotion Questionnaire-Deadline Extended
All 8th grade students have received an email reminder with a questionnaire form to complete to add a personalized slide to the Promotion Night video and to the Murphy Facebook page. This information needs to be completed by Tuesday, May 11th at 4:00 pm. Please not that if the questionnaire is not completed by this time, we cannot guarantee that your name will be in the promotion night video or on the Murphy Facebook page. Please take time this week or over the weekend to get the form completed.
- Promotion Night Video will premiere on Monday, May 24th
- Promotion Night Drive-Through Awards pick up will take place on Tuesday, May 25th (see email sent previously with 8th grade promotion details)
WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR 8TH GRADE YARD SIGNS!
8th Grade Speech Contest for Promotion Night
Would you like to be the 8th grade class speaker? If so, here’s your opportunity! Write a speech about your experience at Murphy.
Entries must be typed in a Google Doc & submitted NO LATER than
TUESDAY, MAY 11.
Please send your speech to Mrs. Zaininger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One winner will be selected and notified by May 14. The winner will record himself/herself reading the speech aloud and will be included in our virtual 8th Grade Promotion Night video on YouTube on May 24!
OEHS 8th Grade Athletic Orientation
Without having the ability to bring families/students into the building in large numbers, we are sending 8th grade athletic orientation via a Google Presentation. This information only pertains to our high school camp and tryout information. All other summer camp information will come out later this week. If you wouldn't mind, can you share the link below via your social media accounts to help spread the word? Thank you!
School Supplies 2021-2022
Ordering is easy!
- Visit www.write-stuff.com/storefront/school/mjhs
- Select the kit needed for the 2021-2022 school year
- Enter student information
- Follow prompts to check out!
Orders placed by June 15th ship to the school for FREE.
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 Virtual Drama Production
Yup, you read that right, Murphy Drama students are currently working on an all virtual production called The Radio Play Disaster!
A recording of our production will premiere at 7PM on Friday May 14 and will be available to watch for free until 7PM on Saturday May 15. To watch, please create a FREE account at broadwayondemand.com and then use the link below to access the recording of our production.
Remember, Friday May 14 is when the production premieres. Don't forget to watch it before the on demand previewing ends!
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
2021 Murphy PTO Scholarship Application
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.
Noodles & Company Murphy Fundraiser
In addition to in-restaurant sales, we are now opening up our fundraisers to online sales as well. For online and Noodles Rewards app orders, guests can apply the coupon code, “GIVING25” in the Coupon Code line at checkout. Ordering online is quick and easy and allows guests to skip the line by grabbing their meal at our Quick Pick-Up station or where pick up windows are present. This is a great option for guests who prefer to dine at home or on-the-go but still want to support your organization.
When ordering, in-restaurant guests must mention your organization or present the flyer upon placing your order prior to paying.
Noodles & Company
13511 S. Route 59
Plainfield, Illinois 60544
2021-2022 Returning Student Registration EXTENDED TO MAY 14
Please be sure to complete your registration if you are returning next school year.
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.
Attendance Line: 630-608-5101
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) a completed dental form to the Nurse Gia. If you have any questions, please contact her at 630-608-5102.
Murphy 2020-2021 Yearbook
Yearbooks that were preordered will arrive before the end of the school year. Thank you for all of your orders!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Elizabeth Fell at email@example.com.
LRC Book Check-Out/Pick-Up
Student Services Spotlight
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by Monday, May 17th. Completed applications can be emailed to email@example.com.
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!
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Brandi Zawacki at email@example.com.
*Don’t forget to include some pictures in your email.
Upcoming Events/Important Dates
- Thursday, May 13th- Noodles & Company Fundraiser
- Monday, May 24th- 8th Grade Promotion Night Video Premiere
- Tuesday, May 25th- 8th Grade Promotion Night Drive-Through Awards Pick-Up
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.
One way to stay up to date with what is going on at Murphy is to see our upcoming events.
Murphy Junior High School is an inclusive and supportive community that promotes student success by ensuring ALL students are college and career ready.
Every student. Every day. Grow. Inspire. Empower.