Principal's Message

  • Welcome back, Mavericks! Welcome NEW Mavericks! We're looking forward to a great school year!

    As we prepare for the year, I'd like to take a moment and reassure you that we know that there is a level of excitement and a level of anxiety for our students, staff, and families with returning to school. As a reminder, please be cognizant and respectful of the levels of comfort each student and family have as we return to school. This is a new feeling for everyone. We are working diligently to plan to return to school safely with providing sanitizing options and social distancing reminders to help keep our students, families, and staff safe. With new expectations coming out from the State of Illinois, we will update our school plans and share specifics with you hopefully next week. Please continue to check www.sd308.org for updates as we get closer to the start of the year. For now, please understand that masks will be required for anyone who enters Murphy.

    This year is a special year for Murphy...we are celebrating 10 LEGENDARY YEARS! We will continue to do the GREAT things we do at Murphy and be sure to share them with the Murphy community with the hashtag #legendaryMAVS.

    We are excited to be back for in-person learning! Opportunities for incorporating collaboration and discussion with students and staff will be endless, and offering learning opportunities through academics as well as extra-curricular activities is something we're looking forward to as well.

    With the return to in-person learning and getting back to 'normal' we are excited to have our community back together within the building. We have been learning in a variety of ways since we were all last together in March of 2020 and much has been out of our control. Being back together means getting back to what we know is successful for learning and the development of our students. While we will focus on content throughout all subjects, we will also focus on other learning skills important for student success.

    We look forward to seeing you!!

    -Laura Bingham

    #LegendaryMAVS