Summer Assignments and general supply lists for next year will be distributed to students on June 16. Any student and/or family can access the summer assignments and the supply lists by clicking the quick links to the right.
On Saturday May 7, 2016, UMASS Boston’s Chancellor, J. Keith Motley, recognized the Richard J. Murphy K-8 School for their participation in the Do the Write Thing Challenge at the Boston recognition ceremony. The challenge is an essay contest that gives middle school students the chance to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives and to communicate what they think should be done to change the culture of violence. Megan Cassidy, a Murphy 6th grader, was chosen as one of the six Boston winners. Dr. Motley presented her with an ipad mini and citations from both the City of Boston and the MA State House of Representatives. In addition, Megan was selected as one of two national ambassadors to represent Boston at the National Do the Write Thing Conference in Washington D.C. later this summer where she will get a chance to present her views on youth violence to national leaders. She will travel with a parent and her teacher, Lee Franty, to Washington D.C. Her writing will be published in the Library of Congress with the other Do The Write Thing National Ambassadors from around the country. Congratulations to Megan, her teachers, Principal Sheppeck, and all the Murphy students who participated.
They work hard and play hard! The Boston Fire Department took some time recently to play a friendly game of dodgeball with the students at the Murphy School in Dorchester. The kids have a great time, both playing and cheering for their classes and teams. The event is a great way for the first responders to show the students the faces behind the badges and let them know they can always count on them. It's a great day for everyone; the first responders even joke that they may have more fun than the kids. Thanks for all you do in our community! Check out the video from the morning newscast. http://www.myfoxboston.com/specials/firehouse-friday/firehouse-friday-boston-fire-department-plays-dodgeball/202000101
The Sports Museum awarded The Richard J. Murphy School in Dorchester the inaugural #BostonvsBullies School of the Year Award! On December 2, 2015, Mr. Crowley, Murphy Community Field Co-ordinator, accepted the award on behalf of the Murphy School. Principal Sheppeck and Assistant Principal Feeney were on hand to support Mr. Crowley at the TD Garden where he sat upon some of Boston's greats - Roger Clemens, Danny Ainge, and Richard Seymore. Mr. Crowley brought this wonderful program to the school three years ago with great success. We are proud to continue our work with the program to stop bullying in our school. The Murphy School was honored at The Sport's Museum's annual award show "The Tradition." Check out other 2015 honorees at#Tradition2015. To check out the video that was shown about the Murphy School, click on the About Us tab and under Murphy Events click on Boston VS Bullies or cut and paste the following link into your browser. https://drive.google.com/a/bostonpublicschools.org/folderview?id=0B-mdba3Sn4Tccmd6YnRuZXROaFU&usp=sharing#
The Murphy School developed its Instructional Focus. To find out more about it look under the About Us tab. Our focus is..."Teachers with the support of Murphy School leaders will create and engage students regularly in challenging academic tasks that require deep understanding of content and extended thinking and over time will encourage perseverance. By modeling growth mindset, teachers and leaders will be demonstrating the very practices they hope to foster in their students."
The Mighty Murphy School promotes a safe respectful community with rigorous standards where diversity, creativity, and integrity are the foundations of lifelong success.