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Students that did not come to school on picture day will get a picture tomorrow.

Parents if you did not like your childs pictures, please send them back and they will get a picture retaken.


Sparks 25 day challenge

Starting on September 29th, 2014 students of Murphy will begin Sparks 25 days of activity! We Challenge the students to move their bodies as much as they can! Schools all over the country will be participating in this challenge. What is physical activity? If you’re moving more than your fingers, you can count it for physical activity! That means doing helping clean, walking dogs, riding bikes, gardening, active video games (Wi and Xbox connect) and of course any sport or after school activity counts as well! Time spent in P.E. class and recess will also count! We are challenging students to get at least sixty minutes of activity per day, five days a week. Feeling active? Continue the challenge on the weekend and really show us how you can move! There will be prizes for the most active school, class, and the most active students will receive individual prizes! Students will fill out their log sheet at the end of each day. Please do NOT throw the logs sheets out. You will find them stapled in your child’s tracker for safe keeping!  On Monday November 3rd, students log sheets are to be turned in to their teachers. Don’t forget to have a parent sign to prove you did your activity! 

Congratulations To Our Imagine Learning Play At Home Winner

RLAS-116 to Host Family Engagement Workshop for Families on October 17

Murphy Makes Top Ten List for Attendance
Three RLAS-116 Schools Make Attendance Week Top 10 List

Congratulations to 3 RLAS-116 schools for making the 2014 Regional Office of Education's Attendance Top 10 List!

Round Lake Middle School

W.J. Murphy Elementary School

Village Elementary School

New Virtual Backpack Page Now Available on Website Under Parent Center


<<Click here>> to access the new Virtual Backpack page which features flyers for local community events and opportunities.


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 

Several RLAS-116 Community Members Receive ISBE Those Who Excel Award!

Murphy Open House Tuesday, Sept. 9th 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Please join us at the
Murphy Open House
Tuesday, Sept. 9th 6:30 – 8:00 PM
6:30 - 7:00 - Introduction of Teachers & Referendum Presentation
7:00 -8:00 - Meet the Teachers, See Your Child’s Classroom, and
Learn How to Support Learning at Home
Por favor venga a la
Noche de orientación de la escuela Murphy
Martes 9 de sept. 6:30 – 8:00 PM
6:30 - 7:00 – Introducción de maestros y presentación del referéndum.
7:00 -8:00 – Conozca los maestros, vea el salón de su hijo y aprenda como apoyar el aprendizaje en casa


Tours of Round Lake High School - Fridays, 9:00am-10:00am


Target will give the school money when you shop!

go to find your school and sign up your red card with Murphy


Get the Facts Here About the November 4, 2014 Referendum

The RLAS-116 Board of Education voted in July to place the following question on the November 4, 2014 ballot.  

Shall the Board of Education of Round Lake Community Unit School District Number 116, Lake County, Illinois, build and equip additions to, improve the site of, alter, repair and equip a portion of the Round Lake High School Building, including constructing new classrooms, new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) labs, an additional gymnasium, and a new student commons, installing technology and security improvements and constructing improvements to enhance student circulation, and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $29,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

<<Click here>> for additional information regarding the referendum.

Murphy Elementary School staff accepted and completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Murphy Elementary School staff accepted and completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. 

see the link below: 

RLAS-116 Receives the Certificate of Excellence Award!

Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 received the Association of School Business Officials International's (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program's high standards for financial reporting and accountability.

The district was recognized for its Comprehensive Annual Financial report for the fiscal year ending 2013.

<<Press Release>>

2014-2015 Arrival-Dismissal Procedures

Attention Parents/Guardians!

The arrival and dismissal procedures for Murphy students have changed! Please read the following documents carefully!




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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Welcome to the 2014/2015 School Year

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