From the Principal

Supporting the Vision And Strengthening Our Village
Murphey Middle School
Mavericks Must Succeed!

Maverick Parents and Guardians,

As members of this family, you are part of the vision of academic success that we have created for the 2014-2015 school year. This year, we are “strengthening our village” which means we are including everyone in ensuring Murphey’s students increase their academic achievement. Our village is not limited to students, teachers, and administrators, but includes our support staff, school nutrition staff, custodial staff, bus drivers, community partners, feeder schools and, yes, parents and guardians.


General Announcements


Assistant Principal: Mrs. Vanessa Darling

Student Hours:  8:50am-4:15pm
Teacher Hours: 8:25am - 4:25pm
 Office Hours:    8:25am - 4:25pm

Grading: 9 weeks grading period


Murphey Mavericks Football Championship 2013-2014

(Click above for Slideshow)

Parent Handout

Murphey Parent Handout 2014-2015.pdf

Principal's Book Club

The PRINCIPAL'S BOOK CLUB is designed to increase comprehension and promote the joy of reading. Each month a book will be featured for discussion. Students will read the selected book and write a reflection of what they read to submit to the principal. Several students wil be chosen each month to eat breakfast, chat, reflect and expound on the BOOK OF THE MONTH.
The BOOK OF THE MONTH for August 2014 is How To Survive Middle School. The author of the book is Donna Gephart.


Parent Email Alert Registration

Hey Parents!! Want to stay up to date on your student(s) assignments? Sign up for a Parent Class Email Alert!  

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Today, 8/21/2014
High: 100 Low: 75
Slight chance thunderstorms
15% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/22/2014
High: 102 Low: 73
Slight chance thunderstorms
15% chance of precipitation.

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Construction Information


Murphey Middle School is currently involved in major renovations through our SPLOST Building Program.  For important information and project updates, please click here.

Daily Announcements


Character Education!

July ~ Citizenship - patriotism
"Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy."    Ralph Waldo Emerson

August ~ Respect - courtesy & manners
"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up."    Jesse Jackson

September ~ Responsibility - dependability & duty
"Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day." 
 Booker T. Washington, American educator (1856-1915)

October ~ Cooperation - teamwork & support
"Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities."    Terry Josephson

November ~ Self-Discipline - self-control 
People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else.”   Unknown

December ~ Caring - kindness, compassion & forgiveness

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."    Aesop, Greek fabulist 

January ~ Perserverance - endurance
"Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall."    Oliver Goldsmith

February ~ Integrity - honesty & morals & ethics
"Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people."    Welsh proverb

March ~ Good Judgment - goal-setting & decision-making & good choices
"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide."    Unknown

April ~ Fairness - justice
"It is reasonable that everyone who asks justice should do justice."    Thomas Jefferson

May ~ Courage - bravery
"In times of stress, be bold and valiant."    Horace, Roman poet (65-8 B.C.)

June ~ Optimism - hopefulness & confidence
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."    Albert Einstein


FBLA Organization
The group is under the leadership and supervision of Alfreda Polite.

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As the parent of a student currently enrolled in our school system, we are notifying you that under a new state law you may request to transfer your child to a public school in the Richmond County School System, other than the one to which your child is currently zoned, for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. You can request a printed form from the school if you can't access them from the school page.

See the forms attached:
Parent Choice Notification Letter.pdf

School Calendar

Monday, August 25
Title I Parent Facilitators' Meeting @ 9:00AM
RCSS Title I Classroom
Title I Intervention Specialists' Meeting @ 1:00PM
RCSS Title I Classroom
Monday, September 1
Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, September 9
Wednesday, September 10
Progress Reports


Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Richmond County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities for students.  The following persons have been designated to investigate any complaint communicated to the Board of Education alleging non-compliance of non-discrimination policies regarding student activities.

RCSS Connections

A Parent Guide to Destination Math and A Parent Guide to Destination Reading are available to give insight on using the Houghton Mifflin website. The web address is


The RCSS Wellness Committee is collecting information on how to better serve our employees because we are concerned about your health and well-being. We would appreciate your taking a few minutes to complete this survey.  You may also like to review the student wellness policy. Thank you in advance for your participation!

School Bus Route Information

RCSS online School Bus Webquery is now available to access your child's school bus number and route information for the 2014-2015 school year.


Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

Applications are available at your child's school or you may enroll online.  To access the online enrollment, please click here.  For additional information, please visit the Athletic Department's website.