School News

RLHS Construction Project Groundbreaking Ceremony - June 15, 6:00pm

Please join us for the Round Lake High School Construction Project Groundbreaking Cermony on Monday, June 15, 2015, 6:00pm.

R.S.V.P. to Heather Bennett at or 847-270-9007 by June 5, 2015.


Attention 5th Grade Parents!

Don't forget that Tuesday June 2nd will be the promotion ceremony for the 5th graders. It will be in the Murphy Gymnasium starting at 6:30.



If you have not sent in your child's permission slip for the diabetes walk click on the link below.



Selection of Round Lake High School Panther Logo

With the impending construction project at Round Lake High School and ongoing conversations about whether the Panther logo needs a refresh or not, we thought this would be the perfect time to put it out for a vote!

We are seeking advice from all students (past, present and future), staff and community members in selecting the Round Lake High School panther logo. Please help us get the word out!

Please take just a moment to cast YOUR vote at the link below!  The survey will be open through June 5, 2015.


Summer Camps / Sports Camp

Attention Murphy parents and students, the BEST organization is offering a scholarship for one of the Round Lake Park District Summer Camps to one student from each school in RLAS 116!

If you will likely be attending a summer camp run by the park district and are interested in applying for the scholarship, please contact the Murphy office as soon as possible!

Click on the links below to access camp registration and information forms.





First Tee Open House - Saturday, May 30

What: Open House and Skills Competition

When: Saturday, May 30th  11:30am-1:30pm

Where: Renwood Golf Course  701 E Shorewood Rd, Round Lake Beach

Who: Murphy, Beach, and Village Elementary participants and families.

FREE T-Shirt for participants!

Come and show off your new skills and compete for your school!

For more information about The First Tee, please visit

Questions: Please contact Renwood staff at 847-231-4711

Saturday June 6th from 9:00 - 2:00 come and support the summer reading club kickoff & craft show!

You are invited to the Parent University & Student Recognition Night on Tuesday, May 12th, at 6:30 PM because ???? has made Target Growth from Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 in Reading & Math!

Due to the amazing number of students making their Target Growth this year, we will be holding TWO Recognition Nights, one on Tuesday, May 12th and one on Wednesday, May 13th. We have grouped students alphabetically by their Family ID number so each family should only need to attend one evening. If you have a conflict with your assigned date, please contact the Murphy office to coordinate a switch. 

A representative from Imagine Learning will give a short presentation on the PLAY@Home program that students can do over the summer. Then, each student will be recognized individually and awarded a certificate and bumper sticker.

RLAS-116 Takes Another Step Toward Completion of Next 5-Year Strategic Plan

Please click <<here>> to access information regarding the 5-Year Strategic Planning process.

Board of Education Holds Organizational Meeting


Thank you to the 2015 Fine Arts Extravaganza Sponsors!
Fine Arts Extravaganza

What a great night we had as a district!  The students art, singing by the tres amigas, and so much more!  

Student Registration for 2015-2016 School Year Now Open!
4th Grade Classes go to Feed My Starving Children

What a way to show what a Mustang is!  Some of our fourth grade classes went to Feed My Starving Children.  They did an awesome job.


Round Lake HS Winter Guard

Spin-Fest 2015

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PARCC Practice Test Tutorials

The ISAT test if gone! This year, it is being replaced by the PARCC test which will be administered completely online. The first part of the test will be given before Spring Break. The second part will be given in May. Practice tests are available at, please try them out with your children and view the following tutorials to assist with navigating the test and learning the tools it provides.

PARCC Practice Test Tutorial - Part 1: Navigating the Test -

PARCC Practice Test Tutorial - Part 2: Test Tools -

PARCC Practice Test Tutorial - Part 3: Test Taking Skills -


Congratulations To Our Imagine Learning Play At Home Winner

Murphy Makes Top Ten List for Attendance


Murphy Elementary School was ranked in Lake County’s top 10 list for having high attendance records during Attendance Awareness Month. September is Attendance Awareness Month, a nationwide event recognizing the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. Murphy Elementary School was ranked in Lake County’s top 10 list for having high attendance records during Attendance Awareness Month. September is Attendance Awareness Month, a nationwide event recognizing the connection between school attendance and academic achievement.


Box Tops for Education

Dear Parents and Students,

     We will continue to collect BOX TOPS here at Murphy School.  This extra money helps fund various programs for our school, supplies and any “extras” for classrooms.  Last year we earned $1,304.30!!!  That has been our highest earnings so far!  Please send your BOX TOPS with your child to school whenever you collect them.  You may use the attached sheet to collect your box tops.  Please ask your child’s teacher if you need more sheets!  Thanks for your support!


The Box Tops Coordinator- Mrs. Williams 


We are starting something new this year with birthdays!  Instead of bringing cupcakes, cakes, icecream, or anything else food related we will ask you to bring in non food items!  Examples of non food items would be pencils, bookmarks, coloring books, anything that is not food related! 

Please see the attached flyer!


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W.J. Murphy Elementary School
220 N. Greenwood Drive
Round Lake, IL 60073
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Phone: 847-270-9950
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