Marie Murphy Chronicles

22 December 2017

SMILE Everyone! We're All Dressed Up For The Holiday Break!

Traveling Art Exhibit Comes to Marie Murphy!

Each year, the Illinois Art Education Association and its members are invited to submit images of stellar artwork created in their classrooms. All art submissions are two dimensional artworks produced through a variety of techniques including: painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, weaving, metal work, photography, and technology.

The year, 720 pieces of 2D art from students in Kindergarten through high school were submitted by 66 art teachers from across Illinois, including Marie Murphy art teacher, Ms. Kelly Sabatini. From the artwork submissions, 40 pieces were chosen to be part of the Student Traveling Show, including Marie Murphy's own Isabella Parekh.

The Student Show travels to the Illinois School Board Association State Conference, the Palatine Public Library, Lisle Library, Amita Adventist Hinsdale Medical Center, and school galleries at all grade levels across Illinois from November 2017 - August 2018. Marie Murphy has had the honor of displaying these pieces in December.

Artwork from the Traveling ISEA Student Show at Marie Murphy

7th Graders Travel to Chicago For a "Wicked" Good Time!

Science Olympiad Shines at Annual MM Invitational

Marie Murphy's Science Olympiad Varsity and Junior Varsity teams had a successful opening to their competitive seasons with first place finishes in the annual Marie Murphy invitational on December 16. Ten schools, four of which ranked in the top-10 in the state last year, competed against the Science Vikings with over 300 students participating overall.

The varsity team's first place finish was highlighted with 15 first place finishes out of the 22 events held! It was a dominating performance against top North Shore and suburban schools. The junior varsity team also excelled with 6 first place finishes in the competition.

Congrats to all team members and coaches on a fantastic opening to the season!

MM Science Olympiad Invitational Success for Varsity & JV!

Honestly...Playing Guitar In Black & White Makes Everyone Cooler. Period.

Marie Murphy 8th Graders Supply Puerto Rico Schools

Each year, the Marie Murphy graduating class engages in a community service project to benefit others. This year, the 8th grade class followed the lead of Student Council by choosing to aid and support Puerto Rico. Specifically, the 8th graders collected school supplies to help struggling Puerto Rican schools reequip for their school year.

Spearheaded by 8th grade parents Mrs. Major and Mrs. Viteri, supplies were donated by MM families and generous business throughout the area. Everything from folders, to paper, to glue sticks, to backpacks were donated to help outfit Puerto Rican students. The MM 8th graders worked to bag and box the donated supplies to prepare for shipment. The supplies will be sent to Puerto Rico this week.

8th Graders Pull Together to Help Puerto Rican Students

Upcoming Events at MM

December 25 - January 5: Winter Break

January 8: School Resumes

January 11: BOE COTW Meeting

January 19: Dodgeball Fundraiser for 8th Grade Graduation

January 23 & January 24: MAP Testing For 6th-8th Students

January 26: 8th Grade Graduation PIctures

January 26-27: Sci Oly @ Wright State University

January 31: Parent Coffee

Happy & Healthy New Year to All Marie Murphy Family & Friends!

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