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JOIN PTA TODAY for 2018-2019 school year!

Reason #1 to join PTA: Your child benefits. Many of research studies show that when parents get involved, children do better in school. Murphy Middle School PTA will help you stay connected throughout the school year. Volunteering is not a requirement of membership, although we would love to have your help. Learn more.


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What's happening this week


School Supplies for 2018-2019

SHOP NOW FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES! (Must be logged into Membership Toolkit.)


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Upcoming events



Important Testing Information

Please look over the information below as following these guidelines will make STAAR testing go more smoothly for everyone involved.:

  • Student attendance on testing days is vitally important. Please make every effort to be at school and to be on time.
  • Please reschedule appointments that are slated for testing days.
  • Cell phones are not allowed in testing rooms. Encourage your student to leave his/her phone at home or in his/her locker on testing days.
  • Smart Watches are not allowed in testing rooms. As with cell phones, please encourage your student to either leave them at home or in his/her locker.
  • We encourage students to bring their lunch on STAAR testing days. Because this is a timed test which must be interrupted for students to eat, having a lunch from home simplifies the process for everyone.
  • Student are encouraged to bring an individual snack and water bottle for testing.
  • Free breakfast will be available for ALL students Tuesday, April 10th and Wednesday, April 11th as well as Monday, May14th through Thursday, May 17th.

STAAR EOC Algebra 1 Test Date

Tuesday, May 8th

Murphy's Got Talent 

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MMS Soccer Club

Soccer Schedule for Friday, April 13

  • 3:45 – 4:10pm: Field A -Silly Sallys v Mavericks

  • 3:45 – 4:10pm: Field B - Fast & Furious v FC Blaze.

  • 4:20 – 4:45pm: Field A - Fire Breathing Unicorns v Clout Gang.

  • 4:20pm – 4:45pm: Field B - Smalls v Habibullah

  • CODN and ESPN do not have games

MMS Orchestra

2018-2019 Audition information located at MMSORCH.COM


5th grade Orchestra Night: Thursday April 19th 5:00PM-7:30PM

What Can You Do With Recycled Materials?

Show off your artistic skills and love for the environment and enter the Earth Day Upcycled Art Contest! Entries due to Ms. McAnderson in E105 by Wednesday April 18! See the contest details below. 


**The deadline for entries is approaching soon**

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Summer Engineering Camp for 7th & 8th Graders

The Gateway Summer Engineering Camp registration is now open for incoming seventh and eighth graders. This camp is a hands-on, project-based camp designed to introduce middle school students to the fundamentals of STEM and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses.

Students work together in a fun, exciting environment using leading-edge technologies to sample engineering related activities and projects, build robots, and get a taste of how fun it can be to be an engineer.


For more information about camp or to register.


  • 2018 Session Choices, All sessions run from 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • June 11-14, 2018, Otto, Renner or Schimelpfenig Middle Schools
  • June 18-21, 2018, Otto, Renner or Schimelpfenig Middle Schools
  • June 25-28, 2018, Otto, Renner or Schimelpfenig Middle Schools

GATEWAY Summer Camp

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Plano ISD Theater Summer Camps

Enrollment for the middle and high school theatre camps are now open and have gone 100% digital this year. I enthusiastically recommend both of these camps and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about them. 

If you have a current 6th or 7th grade student, they would attend StarPower, the Middle School Camp: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plano-isd-starpower-middle-school-theatre-camp-registration-44766489776

If you have a current 8th grade student, they would attend CenterStage, the High School Camp: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plano-isd-centerstage-high-school-theatre-camp-registration-44783629040

Both of these camps have a finite number of spaces for actors and technicians so I would encourage you to register ASAP, as the camps book quickly every year!

Lastly, if you would like to apply for a scholarship to cover part (or potential all) the cost of camp tuition, please follow these instructions:
1. Email me ASAP so that I can send you the scholarship application.
2. Do not register through the above links. There is a separate registration process for students receiving scholarship assistance.

Again, I’m happy to answer any questions. I hope your student is able to take advantage of this wonderful and unique opportunity!



Candace Norris

Murphy Middle School Theater



PESH Summer Basketball Clinic Information

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Plano Senior High Speech and Debate Camp


Plano Sr. High School provides a Speech and Debate Camp over the summer for all Middle School students across the district! If your student is interested in competing on the MMS Speech & Debate team next year, the summer camp is highly recommended. At the camp, the students will learn a variety of Speech events that Plano competes in at our 4 tournaments throughout the year. If your student is interested, you can sign up at tinyurl.com/wildcatcamp18 or stop by to speak with Mrs. Norris.

Spirit nights

See all upcoming Spirit Nights


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Volunteer opportunities

The best way to make a difference in your child’s education is to be involved




Purchase your tickets at the gate for $4 for adults and $2 for students. 



Date Time Opponent Location
Mon April 16th 4:00 City Prelims Kimborough
Tue April 17th 4:00 City Finals Kimborough
Wed April 25th 5:00 7th and 8th Grade Cross Country Plano Sr High
Wed May 2nd 5:00 7th and 8th Grade Cross Country Plano Sr High
Thur May 10th 5:00 7th / 8th Cross Country City Meet Plano Sr High


Community Partners



Upcoming Events



Why support MMS PTA?
Our goal is to work with parents and the community to enrich students educational experience, to enhance the overall well being of our students a work diligently to improve our school.
What does the PTA do with the money?
Helps pay for:
• Three socials every year
• Guest speakers
• Teacher breakfasts
• Teacher appreciation gifts
Your restaurant will have exposure on:
• MMS Facebook
• MMS PTA Facebook
• MMS eNews
• Marque flash
Questions? Call Michele Kester at 214-662-7247.