351 Oxhead Road

Stony Brook,NY 11790                         Phone:  (631)730-4800                        Fax :  (631) 730-4804


Attendance/Health Office: 730-4810

Transportation Office: 730-5070

Weather Related Information: 730-4050

Vincent Vizzo, Principal
Jonathon Rufa, Assistant Principal Kerri Kilkenny, Dean of Students

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

   Quote of the Month

"The best things in life aren't things."

John Ruskin



2017-2018  Course Verification Letters NEW!

Incoming Grade 7 Parent Letter

Grade 8 & Grade 9 Parent Letter


Elective Course Change Request

Updated Information

Grades 7 & 8 NYS Math Exam

5/2, 5/3 & 5/4 NEW!


Grade 9 End of Year Events NEW!


2017 NYS Grade 7 & 8 Math Exam

Bell Schedule NEW!


Spring Concert Schedule 

2017-2018 Program of Study


Spring into Art and Technology Exhibit

 Saturday, April 22nd


Ward Melville Heritage Organization

Educational and Cultural Center

Purchase A Yearbook


Student Yearbook Survey

Murphy PTO Registration Form


Murphy Food Pantry




Murphy & Gelinas Wrestling Match


Murphy & Gelinas Girl's Volleyball Teams



Chamber Orchestra & Chamber Choir Performance

Long Island State Veterans' Home






2016 Homecoming Carnival



Big Thank you to the Community Connections Club from 

Stony Brook Medicine 


R.C. Murphy JHS & Longwood JHS Student Exchange

May 12th





Current News

Conversations on Second Chances

R.C. Murphy Junior High School students learned about the effects that choices have on one’s life and the importance of working to overcome obstacles during a Town Hall assembly with inspirational speakers Jerry Figgiani and Robert Aliano.   

During the assembly, both men shared messages of determination, overcoming adversity and perseverance as they told Robert’s story – which included how he sustained a traumatic injury that almost ended his life and the path he took to change his future. That path included working with Jerry who inspired him to learn how to walk again with the help of karate.

After the event, the students participated in a Google Classroom activity where they were provided with the opportunity to reflect on their experience and share how they overcame obstacles in their own lives and who they go to for support.

Using History to Create News

Using History to Create News Photo 1
Using History to Create News Photo 2
R.C. Murphy Junior High School seventh-grade students in Michelle Hanczor's honors English class recently completed a technology infused project that called for them to become broadcast news reporters using a program called News Maker. 

After reading a historical book, the students worked with library media specialist Betsy Knox to create and perform a news script based on the information they learned. In addition to this, they investigated the time period of their novel in order to produce a formal research paper.

By using News Maker, the students were able to actively participate in 21st Century literacies and enjoyed using their creative talents and personalities while discussing and sharing their independent quarterly reading.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist Cast Photo

R.C. Murphy Junior High School’s musical theater company took to the stage to perform the Broadway hit musical “Oliver!” before packed audiences this March.

The musical followed the life of Oliver Twist, an orphan in England who runs  away from an orphanage headed by the cruel Mr. Bumble and the life of crime he learns about when meeting a new friend named the Artful Dodger. Oliver’s life appears to turn around when a kind and wealthy gentleman rescues him after Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit. 

Throughout the show the talented cast of student-actors and vocalists dazzled audiences with their flawless performance of classic and beloved songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love.” In addition to the regularly scheduled evening performances, the students offered a free showing of the musical to area senior citizens and district sixth-graders before opening night.   

Powerful Persuasive Projects

Powerful Persuasive Projects
Ninth-grade honors students in Cathy Duffy’s English classes at R.C. Murphy Junior High School learned about argument, persuasion and the use of rhetoric during a recent interactive lesson.

Before reading Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s inaugural address, where the students would look for rhetoric and examine its effect on the listener/reader, they learned about the subject hands-on. Working in small teams, the students conceptualized a new product to solve a common life problem and then made short video commercials using the rhetorical concepts of ethos, pathos and logos to convince the viewer to purchase said product.  

“The students loved working with the subject matter in this way,” said Ms. Duffy. “They were able to better understand the concepts and will hopefully be better able to spot these types of rhetorical devices in the future as a result.”

Warm Treats for a Warm Winter

Warm Treats for a Warm Winter
Prior to this year’s winter break, R.C. Murphy Junior High School’s Community Connections Club rolled up their sleeves and made 13 chicken potpies for local families in need.

The students used their culinary skills to prepare the delicious filling of cooked chicken, vegetables and spices, and then froze the mixture in a flakey piecrust for the receiving families to heat and enjoy at their leisure. Cooking instructions were included in the care packages so each family could fill their home with the delicious aroma before enjoying their meal.

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