Murphy Middle School ENews

Thursday, September 7th

7th & 8th Grade Open House

Dear Parents,


Murphy Middle School looks forward to welcoming you to our annual “Back-to-School” parent night on Tuesday, September 12th.


Parents will begin their “mini-school day” at 6:30 p.m. At that time, you will begin moving through an abbreviated version of your child’s daily schedule, meeting his/her teachers, and becoming acquainted with the curriculum. We will have eight-minute classes with four-minute passing periods in between. Below, you will find the evening’s “bell schedule.” That schedule is also linked below so that you can print it and write out your child’s class information if you'd like. Please have your student help you fill it out and then bring it with you that evening; schedules are still available through parent portal, so you could also get room numbers and teacher names through that avenue.


Students are welcome to attend open house, escort their parents throughout the evening, and then remain in each classroom throughout their teacher’s presentation. Our hallways are designed to accommodate the natural flow of our 1,270 students, and our classrooms are designed to comfortably house 30 students; please prepare for a bit of a crowd and some elevated temperatures as we double or triple the normal population in a classroom.


The book fair will open early at 6:00, so stop by the library to stock up on the latest books our kids love to read.


Additionally, our Cafeteria Manager, Amber Ramos, will be available to answer questions about lunch, student accounts, etc. You can find her in the cafeteria!


First period will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., so please don’t be “tardy.” We look forward to seeing you on the 12th.

School Picture Day!

Picture day is next week on Tuesday, September 12th. Picture forms were sent out yesterday with students.

Progress Reports are Coming!

Progress reports will be sent home tomorrow with your student. Be sure to ask your child for their progress report so you can see how they are doing in their classes. It is early in the year, but its never too early to start being successful!

Important Attendance Information

Absence notes are to be turned into the front office within 3 days of returning to school.

(This is a state rule )


Please make sure the absence note has the student’s first and last name, date of absence, reason for absence, and a parent signature on it.


We cannot accept an email as an absence note, but you can send a doctor/ dental note via email or fax ( 469-752-7001).


If a student will be out on a planned absence, an absence request form must be filled out 1 week prior to the absence.

PTA RISE Program

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Career Day- Friday, October 13th

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Hurricane Recovery

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Environmental Club

The first MMS Environmental Club will be Friday, September 15th from 3:30-4:30 in Mrs. Pilgrim’s room E113. Depending on the weather, we may be going outside so dress appropriately and make sure to have transportation home at 4:30. All MMS students interested in recycling and organic gardening are welcome to attend.

PE & Athletics- Jersey Friday- September 8th

On Friday the PE and athletic department will be celebrating the kickoff of the NFL season this weekend. If your student has an NFL jersey of their favorite team we would love to have them wear it to school on Friday. Students that have an NFL shirt or jersey on will not have to dress out in PE for the day if they would like. Have a great weekend.

Coach Ragsdale

Student Council Information

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PACE Information

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. 12 to Ms. McAnderson in E105. If you have any questions about the process please contact her at melissa.mcanderson@pisd.edu. The online version will automatically send an email to her.


Secondary PACE Referral Online Link (click here)

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Upcoming MMS Spirit Nights

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PTA Community Partnership

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Fall Social- Save the date...

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Murphy Middle School Spirit Wear