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News and Announcements

Please fill out your lunch forms!
If you already submitted your application, please disregard!
Dear Murrow Family,
We would like to strongly encourage you to complete a lunch application as soon as possible.
Some of our school's funding is based on the school-wide completion rates of this application.
We are currently at 48% submitted and receiving free lunch.
We need to reach 60% in order to qualify for Title I funding.
Whether or not you think/believe/know you qualify, it is important to fill it out.
Please fill it out ASAP! Every submitted application counts and helps us!
If you already submitted your application, please disregard this email!

Please apply at Apply For Lunch or have your child pick up a form
in room 104 or 118

Music X Technology registration for Spring 2016 will begin December 2015.
Click here for more information.

Audition Information!
Prospective Students who seek admission for September 2016 in:
MUSIC (vocal, instrumental)
Please see pages 239-241 of the HS directory.
You should have received this from your child's middle school.
Audition Types, Dates & Times are listed on page 241.
Pre-registration is required and done so by your middle school guidance counselor.
If there is a conflict with your child's audition, you may call the school and speak with:
Spy Kontarinis, AP Art/Business for Visual/Fine Arts at ext 4400
Tom Toriello, AP Music for Music at ext 5191
Gayle Zeitlin, AP Communication Arts for Studio theater at ext 2600

Prospective Student / Family Tours

Tours are limited in size.

Previously added tours have been filled to capacity.
Click to sign up for:
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Scheduling a tour will be done online, only, by a link provided.

If there is no link, please check back.

Tours WILL NOT be scheduled by phone or email.

Entry WILL NOT be allowed to those not registered.

Please check back for availability.
Thank you!

Visit our Planetarium!
Back by popular demand!
Come on out for a special treat to visit our
Planetarium for An Evening Under the Stars!
There will be live music performed by our students
in the Music Institute and Artwork created by
our students in the Art Institute!
First come first serve!
Seating is limited so sign up now to secure your seat!
WHEN:Tuesday, December 1, 2015
TIME:5:45 P.M. - 6:45 P.M.
The Hubble Planetarium at Edward R. Murrow High School
Please register for An Evening Under the Stars!

Alicia Keys Performs at Murrow
Read more and watch the performance!

Murrow Launches Music Technology Program
Read more about Music X Technology

Art Audition Information
Click for details

Murrow Semester Calendar
Click to view 9/2015 - 1/2016 School Calendar
Check back for updates.

Tutoring Schedule Semester 1
Click to view Tutoring Schedule Semester 1 2015/2016

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Murrow has PSAL Girls Soccer! For more information, please see Mr. Blatt or email him at lblatt@schools.nyc.gov asap. Be sure to return your paperwork to Mr. Blatt before June 26th. The season will start the second week of September (when school starts).

To enhance the safety of everyone at Murrow HS, each exit door has been installed with an alarm.  Only the main entrance (East 17th Street) is to be used during the school day.  We will continue to open certain exits during student entry and dismissal (two entrances on Chestnut and the entrance on East 17th Street), and the Avenue L entrance will be open during the day only for students to use to go to physical education classes outside, and during dismissal.  Please remind your children to only use authorized doors during the school day.  Each door with an alarm has a sign on it indicating that it is for emergency use only, and doors that are authorized during entry and dismissal have signs on them indicating what times they are in use. 

Thank you for your cooperation helping to keep all of our children and staff safe.  Any questions can be directed to Ms. Giberga, AP of Security, at sgiberg@schools.nyc.gov

Digital Device Policy!
We ask that you please review the Digital Device Policy with your child and discuss the importance of using digital devices, including cell phones, computing devices, as well as music and entertainment systems responsibly.

Murrow's Daily Schedule
Click for 2015-2016 Murrow Band Aid 

Have a look at the latest Murrow Newsletter (Sept 2015)
from our Parent Coordinator Ms. Rosie D.
To be added onto Ms. Rosie D.'s Email Blast List
please click and fill out the form:
Parent Coordinator ~ Murrow Parent/Student Email List
To receive messages via text from Ms. Rosie D, text @murrow to 81010

Murrow in the News

Alicia Keys performs at Edward R. Murrow High School! Edward R. Murrow students roared with delight Friday when Alicia Keys gave a surprise performance during the inauguration ceremony for the school’s new music technology program. Click here to read the full article at Sheepshead bites.com

A new exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society explores the history of the borough’s sewer system, researched and curated by a team of high school students through Ex Lab, the society’s after-school program. Read about what Murrow's own, Ana Beirne-Meyer, is up to in The Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily Article.

Take a look at this WPIX11 ARTICLE on how Murrow's own 2015 Graduate, Nurshat Pasha is breaking Muslim women stereotypes surrounding hijab and their culture!

Want to see what we have been up to? A little summer project.

Murrow rated as one of NYC's best High Schools by the Daily News! October 2014
click here for the article

Also see NY Post article "Top 50 High Schools in NYC"
click here for the NY Post article

Our Goals

Instructional Focus 2015-2016
We are committed to providing the CARE that our students need and deserve to prepare them to be COLLEGE READY, CAREER READY, and LIFE READY. 

Our Instructional Focus for this school year is Lesson Planning as well as the components that are associated with effective instruction such as Questioning and DIscussion Techniques, Student Engagement, as well as Using Assessment in Instruction. 

Look for the following initiatives during semester 1 to help us achieve our goals:
  • more professional development to provide the CARE that our students need 
  • Mr. Barge's CARE Corner - and instructional blog designed to promote student achievement 
…because at Edward R. Murrow, we CARE about our students!!!

School Leadership Team 2015/2016

Allen Barge ■ Principal

Lillian Baer Sharoff ■ Guidance           

Miriam Boland ■ Parent                  

Theresa-Ann Crivelli  ■ Teacher       

Daniella DiLacqua  ■ Teacher   

Charlene Tuff ■ UFT Chapter Leader/Chairperson

Matt Fenton ■ Parent                      

Spy Kontarinis ■ CSA                           

Celeste Kurland ■ Parent/PA President        

Erik Lieber ■ Parent                        

Patricia Napolitano ■ DC37               

Shari Puntorno ■ Parent      

Heather Fiorica ■ Parent           

Kelsey Reyes ■ S/A, President              

Alison Rona ■ Parent                             

Zoe Tirado ■ S/A, V.P.                            

Oleksandra Zovdun ■ Jr. Senator         

Rosalind De Innocentiis ■ Parent Coord. (Official Guest)               

Linda Antzoulis ■ Recording Secretary     


School Leadership Team Meetings 2015/2016

09/17/15, 10/15/15, 11/19/15, 12/17/15, 01/21/16
more TBA

2013-2014 Quality Review- PROFICIENT 
2013-2014 Quality Review Report 

Our 2012-2013 Progress Report

2014-2015 School Quality Snapshot and Guide
School Quality Guide
School Quality Snapshot

Murrow Video

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Guardians:

On behalf of the exceptional faculty and staff of Edward R. Murrow High School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year. We are very proud of the 40 years of educational excellence that has come to define our community and we are eager and excited to continue our efforts to make Edward R. Murrow High School the best comprehensive high school in New York City.

“Edward R. Murrow High School is a large community with a small school feeling” (NYC Schools Chancellor – 4/4/2013). Our community consists of individuals who are committed to providing the CARE needed to prepare all students to be COLLEGE READY, CAREER READY, and LIFE READY. This commitment extends well beyond our classroom walls. With a wide range of award winning teams, clubs, activities and events in addition to our renowned visual and performing arts programs, Edward R. Murrow High School affords all students the chance to feel involved and invested in their high school experience.

This year our efforts will continue to add to our students’ overall learning experience with a state of the art Planetarium, the development of a new digital media program, more internships in various fields, and a Writer’s Institute. I invite you all to explore our website (ermurrowhs.org) to follow all the wonderful news and announcements of our community and learn more about the tradition of excellence that sets our school apart from other schools in New York City. Please remember that you can also download the Edward R. Murrow app to get information about our community on your smartphones as well.

… because at Edward R. Murrow High School, we CARE about our students!


Allen Barge                                 


School Calendar

Tuesday, December 1
Players' Circle of Friends Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parent group for the theater and technical arts department.
Lite refreshments & snacks will be provided.
Tuesday, December 8
Parents Association Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
...in the students' cafeteria. Lite snacks & refreshments will be served.
Wed, Dec 9 - Sat, Dec 12
Anzalone Production ~ Miss Saigon
December 9-12, 2015
Please dial the Box office at ext 3050 for ticket information!
Monday, December 14
Murrow Music Sponsors
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parent group for the Music Institute.
Lite snacks & refreshments will be provided.
Wednesday, December 16
Murrow Art Patrons Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parent group for the Art and Visual Arts Dept.
Lite snacks & refreshments will be provided.


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