351 Oxhead Road

Stony Brook NY 11790

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Vincent Vizzo, Principal
Jonathon Rufa, Assistant Principal

School Hours: 7:35 a.m.-2:20 p.m.


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a day without thinking about"

Winston Churchill


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Current News

Baked Holiday Pies

R.C. Murphy Junior High School’s Community Connections Club made the holiday season a bright one for area families by rolling out tasty chicken pot pies.

Working with club advisors Ginger Ferraro and Emma Domino, the group created 16 pot pies from scratch, which were then donated

A Thankful Celebration

R.C. Murphy Junior High School staff celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with their first staff feast.

The event, organized by the PBIS Committee and members Dana DePersio and Melissa Lacapria, ran during school lunch periods and included tasty holiday dishes created by staff members from each department. Each staff member was invited to decorate a paper feather with what they are grateful for this holiday, and the finished creations were displayed on a huge turkey bulletin board during the feast.

This year, as part of the school’s character education program, the building is focused on promoting staff cohesion in order to positively impact the student population.


Jeans for Troops

R.C. Murphy Junior High School and Minnesauke Elementary School students and staff sported their favorite jeans this November to raise funds and awareness for U.S. troops.

Murphy staff raised $500 and Minnesauke raised more than $140. Both schools’ donations will benefit the GI Fund, which helps veterans secure employment, receive job training, continue their education and improve their health benefits, as well as provide basic aid and assistance to low-income and homeless veterans.

My Military Hero

R.C. Murphy Junior High School seventh-grader Amelia Larkin was named a winner in an essay contest held in celebration of Veterans Day. 

Titled “Red, Write and Blue,” the contest, sponsored by Genser, Dubow, Genser & Cona Elder Law Counselors, called for students to draft essays on either “What America Means to Me” or “My Military Hero.” Amelia’s essay on the latter theme, which she drafted in her social studies class with teacher John Black, centered on her uncle Kevin, who has served in both the Navy and Army. In her piece, she noted, “I hope that someday I could be like him, inspiring people and being a hero to America.”

As an award winner, Amelia was honored during the Salute to Veterans: An Inter-Generational Heroes’ Celebration at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook. 

“Our district always embraces the opportunity for our students to see Veterans Day as a chance to recognize past and present individuals in order to remember what has been done in the country to keep us free,” said Dr. Paul Gold, K-12 director for social studies. “Students like Amelia embody the dedication and commitment to citizenship we hope to instill in all our scholars.”

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, ninth-grade students at P.J. Gelinas and R.C. Murphy junior high schools participated in an essay writing contest.  

The freshmen were required to choose a Latino from the past or present with whom they would like to spend the day and explain why in 500 words or less. During their foreign language classes, students visited the library to research several famous Latinos before making their choice. The essays needed to include the students’ own research, writing and original thinking. The winning essays from the in-house contest have been submitted to the Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest sponsored by Cablevision.  

Congratulations to the following winners, who will now compete at the regional level: (Gelinas JHS) Lucia Buscemi, Lizzie Concepcion, Sahil Sangwan, Megan Specht and  Elizabeth Wang; (Murphy JHS) Bre Cohn, Leah Cussen, Thomas DiPietro, Kelsey Ge, Steven Holmquist, Daniel Liquori, Michael Santiesteban, Noelle Walker and Alisa Walsh.

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