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R.C. Murphy Junior High School

Address: 351 Oxhead Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Main Office: (631) 730-4800
Fax: (631) 730-4804 
Principal: Vincent Cereola
Asst. Principal: Dawn Nachtigall, Ph.D.
Dean of Students: Chris Murphy
School Hours: 7:40am - 2:25pm

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Junior High School Students Step on Stage

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Students from both junior high schools stepped on stage for their spring productions in front of live audiences. P.J. Gelinas presented “Little Women,” whereas R.C. Murphy students put on a performance of “Grease.” Both shows engaged the audience with wonderful musical numbers and acting!

Click here to view the Gelinas Little Women photo slideshow.

Click here to view the Murphy Grease photo slideshow.

Date Added: 4/3/2024

Students Contribute to Seed Lending Library

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Students from the Murphy ecology club visited teen services librarian, Emily Ostrander, at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library. Ms. Ostrander gave the students a tour of the historic building and highlighted all the services and programs available to teen patrons. During their visit, students contributed to the new Seed Lending Library by donating heirloom Long Island Cheese Pumpkin seeds that they had saved. The Seed Lending Library will debut on March 19 and is available for all Emma Clark patrons.

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Date Added: 3/14/2024

Murphy Hosts Regional Science Olympiad

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R.C Murphy Junior High School hosted the Science Olympiad Eastern Long Island Regional Competition on March 3. More than 400 students from across Long Island gathered to compete in team-based and collaborative STEM challenges.

Both P.J. Gelinas and R.C. Murphy Junior High Schools did exceptionally well at the tournament, earning medals in several events. Overall, Gelinas took first place and Murphy came in second. Both teams will head to the state tournament in April.

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Date Added: 3/8/2024

High Achievers on AMC 8 Exam

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Several Three Village students placed exceptionally well on the AMC 8 Math Contest. The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. It gives students the opportunity to apply classroom skills to unique challenges.

At Gelinas Junior High School, Valentina Trajkovic and Marvin Yin, a Nassakeag Elementary School student, tied for first place. Both students scored in the top 5% nationally. Ziya Yin placed third out of students who took the exam at Gelinas.

At Murphy Junior High School, Michelle Lu took first place, Lewis Wu took second place and Brandon Xu was awarded third place.

Congratulations to all!

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Date Added: 3/7/2024

Junior High Schools Place in Science Olympiad Invitational

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Teams from both Gelinas and Murphy junior high schools competed and placed at the Science Olympiad at Cornell invitational. Overall, the team from Gelinas came in fourth place and Murphy took fifth place.

Students competed in several events in all disciplines of science. Science Olympiad at Cornell is an organization at the university where undergraduate students dedicate time to improve and expand the experience of middle and high school students in Science Olympiad, while also organizing an annual invitational.

Date Added: 2/20/2024