MATADORS MADE IT HAPPEN!! (click here for 2016-17 awards and recognition) #AISDProud

Congratulations to our University of Texas at Austin College of Natural Sciences UT PREP 2016 Summer Camp Murchison Graduates:  Marie Elster, Kyra Ely, Drew Eno, Jacy Falxbart, Austin Hotz, Yizhao Peng, Patrick Peoples, and Bella Siu!
Thank you again for your support of yesterday's sampling, needless to say it was an overwhelming success! Below is the link to the feature that aired on KVUE last night, if you haven't see it.
After seeing the student's excitement yesterday, I think this may be a great opportunity to help in raising our student lunch participation.  The BBQ chicken sandwich that Carter Hull's Barbecue Sauce will be served on will be offered at lunch every Thursday, through the school year, and will also be incorporated into other BBQ menu items.  

We want to congratulate the Matador Volleyball teams on a great weekend battling teams at the Bastrop Tournament Saturday. 7th grade A placed 2nd, 7th grade B placed 3rd, 8th grade B placed 2nd, and 8th grade A placed 1st! Way to go lady mats!


Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble who was named as one of the 2016 Commended Winners for the Mark of Excellence.  This means Wind Ensemble is one of the top 34 bands in the NATION for this award!


The Super Hero Fun Run was a huge success yesterday.  A super special thanks to all the super hero attendees yesterday. We raised over $1000. Our goal next year is to inspire more people to attend and donate. Super shout out to Cailin C. for raising the most and Ms. Mahan for attending this special event.



 Thanks to our parent and sponsor donors for making our scoreboard happen!


Congratulations to the 74 band students who auditioned this past Saturday for All-District Band.  We had 47 selected for the All-District Band and 31 advance to the All-Region Audition this coming Saturday!!!  MMS also took first chairs in flute by Max M., Bass Clarinet AND Contra Clarinet by Sydney S., Bassoon by Lea Z., and Tuba by Nick T.!!


Congratulations to Murchison's 7th/8th grade Theatre Production class for taking 1st Division Sweepstakes at UIL this week. For the first time is AISD history, every single member of the cast was awarded a medal.


Just a quick shout out to our campus for setting a record with this year's can & coat drive! We had over 1,000 cans and 115 coats! The entire event was spearheaded by our 6th grade IB Foundations/Study Skills classes and their awesome teachers, Ms. Newton, Ms. Merriman & Mr. Anderson. Last Friday, some of the students went to the Central Texas Food Bank to unload our donations, along with several other AISD schools.  This was a great endeavor to encourage students to give back, it really takes a village to teach compassion & charity! Thanks to all who participated in this event in any capacity.  


The MMS Theatre Arts Department has been awarded a $700 Target Field Trip Grant.  The money will be used to take 6th grade Theatre Production students to The Curtain Theatre, a working replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, located here in the heart of Austin.  This is part of "Spring Shakespeare" at Murchison - a semester long intensive in cooperation with the professional theatre company Austin Shakespeare that incorporates Shakespearean performance and history in a hands-on, student friendly way (including a pretty awesome one-act version of the play A Midsummer Night's Dream).  Way-eth to go, thou mighty Theatre Department! Thou doth continue to rock-eth.  


Please Congratulate the 7th Grade Boy's Basketball Players for winning the Championship game last night against Small Middle School -- They have worked hard this season being excellent student-athletes and securing the title of 2017 7th Grade Boys Basketball Zone Champions!!


Mr. Martin and Mrs. McDaniel would like to say a big congratulations to all of the students who participated in choir UIL last week. All three choirs earned Sweepstakes awards - meaning they got the best possible rating from all six judges!!


Two Murchison VEX Robotics teams competed in the US Open National competition for middle schools in Omaha, Nebraska over the weekend. The competition lasted three days and consisted of 93 middle school teams from around the world (there were several from China). The two Murchison teams finished in the top 16 and had winning records in the qualification round which consisted of ten matches. And to make an even more spectacular finish, 8512F Team Crinegworthy, won the highest honor at a robotics competition, the Excellence Award! This award is given to best all-around team at a competition. The award and banner are in the office right by the entrance to the left if you want to check them out!  Please congratulate the six students who competed and their two team helpers: Josef Ybarra, Jonathon Navarro, Evan Blount, Ketty Nguyen, Leo Martinez, Noah Chapman, Lauren Hooker and Gretchen Schulke.

Robotics 2017


Matadors really make it happen... this weekend the UIL Academic team competed against other schools, including a huge Marble Falls team. Congratulations to Matador 6th graders who placed third overall; 7th graders who placed 2nd overall; and 8th graders who placed 2nd overall. In addition, Matadors brought home a beautiful 2nd place overall trophy for the UIL meet. Come see it in the front office!

UIL 2017


Congratulations to the Murchison 7th & 8th Grade Combined Choir for earning three awards at the Star of Texas Music Festival on April 21st in Dallas. The choir received a superior rating from all three judges, an outstanding performance award, and the Grand Championship: Best in Festival Award! Mr. Martin & Mrs. McDaniel are very proud of our singers!