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Annual Magazine Drive Fund Raiser

Once again we are partnering with the Great American Family Reading Program to raise money for our Associated Student Body fund.  This is the major fund raiser for the year at McMurray.  Profits from the sale are used for many student activities and supplies.  ASB funds must be used exclusively for extra- curricular expenses such as club supplies, sports equipment and uniforms, after school programs, student scholarships for field trips, lunch activity equipment, and other non-classroom items.

A variety of items are being offered this year.  Of course, magazine subscriptions, are available, as are digital subscriptions.  In addition, an assortment of snack items are being sold.  Also available is the “to remember this” program.  All the digital photos from your computer, mobile device or social networking can easily become photo keepsake products such as books, cards, posters, calendars and more through this program.

Magazine subscriptions and “to remember this” products may be ordered online, but snack items must be ordered directly through a student.  The drive runs October 3 through October 19, but you can order online any time during the year.

Ordering online saves us time with accounting and you get your items more quickly.  To start shopping online just click on this link:

You may also forward this link to family and friends.

McMurray receives 40% of total sales!  Thank you for supporting our students.

Magazine Subscriptions for McMurray Library

The McMurray Library is grateful for your past donations of magazine subscriptions purchased through the annual Magazine Drive. Your generous support provides engaging and valuable reading choices for our students. If you would like to donate a magazine subscription this year, please contact Julie Jaffe, McMurray librarian (call 463-9171, ext. 3139 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) to determine which of the following titles have not been donated by other parents. SPECIAL NOTE: Please use Julie Jaffe as the name of the person to receive the magazine; the school address is 9329 SW Cemetery Rd., Vashon, WA 98070.

BMX,      Ride           Cat Fancy      Cricket      Dig      Dog Fancy           Muse          Popular Mechanics           Transworld  Skateboarding

Transworld Snowboarding   


Healthy Youth Survey

Dear McMurray Families, Our district is participating in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey during homeroom time on October 15th.  

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State. This year, schools from small districts are also giving the survey to students in grades 7, 9 and 11.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Please read the attached Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey. 



Enrolling Non-Resident Students at McMurray 2015-2016

Each year around this time the phone begins to ring with parents calling who are interested in exploring McMurray Middle School and learning about the process for students commuting to Vashon as a “non-resident.”
McMurray offers a series of tours for students and their families aimed to give a broad overview of our Middle School programs as well as familiarize visitors with our campus, facilities, and extracurricular programs.Tours are led by Principal Greg Allison. Following a welcome and overview, a student panel will offer their perspective on commuting to McMurray Middle School. Information will bshared about what is involved in navigating the commute to Vashon for those coming from off-Island. Tour participants are encouraged to ask questions.

If you are interested in attending one of our tours, please contact Greg Allison at 206-463-9168 ext 3166 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to sign up.

Tours are currently scheduled for the following dates, and align with the 10:20 boat leaving Fauntleroy and the 10:10 boat leaving Southworth :

Wednesday December 10th  11:00 am
Wednesday January 21st  11:00 am
Wednesday March 4th  11:00 am

The Enrollment Process

The process for enrolling as a non-resident student at McMurray involves a few simple steps:

1. Join us for a tour to learn more about our school. We encourage you to bring your student along.

2. Apply for admission using our Non-Resident Student application

3. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year; these forms are date-stamped and considered in the order they are received.

4. McMurray has two application cycles: Early enrollment forms are due by February 13th enrollment applications are due by April 30th  2015, with notifications regarding acceptance mailed out by March 2nd. Late enrollment applications are due by April 30th, with notifications mailed out by May 15th.

5. When receiving an acceptance letter for enrollment at McMurray, you must obtain a “non-resident inter-district transfer agreement” from your local Superintendent’s office and send this form to McMurray. You will also complete and return McMurray’s enrollment packet that contains a form used to request records from your student’s current school along with immunization forms, and other critical documents. Your student’s enrollment will not be finalized until all of these documents have beenreceived by the McMurray front office.

6. Families who decide to “decline” enrollment at McMurray are asked to notify the school’s Principal, Greg Allison in writing as soon as a decision has been reached.

Events for October

October 2014:
          15        Healthy Youth survey in homeroom
          15       Volleyball home vs. Woodward
          16       Earthquake drill, 9:40
          16       Boys Soccer at Lochburn
          20       Photo Retakes during first period
          20       Volleyball at Sedgwick
          22       Volleyball home vs  TBD
          23       PDD, late arrival
          23       Boys Soccer at Charles Wright
          23       JV League JV Championship for 1st place,  McMurray at Central Kitsap                                                      

          28       Flu shot clinic at Vashon High School

          31       Halloween Dance,  2:45 to 4:30


Back to school info

Back to school message from Principal Greg Allison (includes school supply list)