AMHS offers dozens of clubs. In addition, students are encouraged to start their own club if they do not see their area of interest on the list below.
Please choose a club from the dropdown above.
As part of the Ambassador Team, students represent AMHS in a variety of ways including giving tours at Open House, hosting shadow visitors, and presenting at local middle schools and churches.
Students have been nominated to be an ambassador by an administrator or teacher because of their:
- Academic Standing
- Involvement in AMHS activities
- Leadership Qualities
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The AMHS Chess team provides students with the opportunity to develop strategy and tactics as well as build friendships. Select students will have the opportunity to represent AMHS by competing at the JV and Varsity levels in the WESCO Chess league.
The five top-rated players compete on the Varsity Chess Team. Other ranked players have the opportunity to compete individually at the JV level. The WESCO Chess season runs from mid-November until the end of February followed by the WA State tournament for qualifying teams.
The team meets during select community periods and Tuesdays after school for practice, coaching, and administrative announcements. Home and away games for competitive players are held on Thursdays throughout the season.
Players of all grades and skill levels are invited to join us for meetings and game play or to try out for the JV or varsity teams. Protect the Bishop!
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Chinese club is a student-lead club based on learning about Chinese and the Chinese culture. Students learn the basic Chinese Phonetics to improve their daily conversation. and communication skills. Students in Chinese club participate in a variety of exciting activities including calligraphy writing.
“My motivation to start a Chinese club comes from my pride in being a Wildcat and love of the Chinese culture. I am an international student from Beijing, China and I want to bring diversity to the AMHS community. We have Chinese Spring Festival Event every year, and our goal for this event is to bring everybody in the community together.” -Yunhao Gu
Costa Rica Trip
DECA is a program preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
AMHS DECA was successful at the WA DECA State Career Development Conference!
From March 2-4, 30 AMHS DECA students attended the Washington DECA State Career Development Conference in Bellevue, WA. The students had a great time presenting business ideas, networking with their peers, and exploring Bellevue. Five students earned medals and were recognized on stage in Principles of Marketing, Career Development Project, and Sales Project events. An additional 6 students will present our two school-based enterprises (SBEs) and one will compete in the Entrepreneurship Virtual Business Challenge. Next stop: Orlando, FL!
AMHS DECA is sending 11 members to the International Career Development Conference in Orlando!
From April 22-25, 12 AMHS DECA students will compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, FL! The students will travel across the country to compete at the highest level. If you’d like to support the field trip with a donation, you can do so here.
Into the Jungle is Archbishop Murphy’s official online newspaper! With the inclusion of articles, photography, artwork and more, we work to provide a quality news magazine created by and for the AMHS community.
Into the Jungle strives to keep the Murphy community connected online, and showcase the incredible talents here at AMHS!
The Leaders of Change at Archbishop Murphy High School strives to empower, educate, and enlighten the Archbishop Murphy community with diverse perspectives and experiences with the student voice. Whether differences be racial, social, economical, spiritual, or familial, we support conversation and action on social justice and communal change when brought together for a common good in a safe space. Our goal is to continue to strive for transformational education and cultural experiences that are possible through catholic education and community. Curriculum topics and experiences built around:
- Community Service & Impact
- Leadership, Modeling, and Mentorship
- Time Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Responsibility & Acceptance
- Perspectives on Current Events
- Public Speaking
- Building Positive Group Dynamics
- Career Advancement and Professional Development
- Life Skills – situational trainings
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Improve Overall Feelings of self confidence, identity, acceptance, place, and value on the campus of AMHS
- Improve overall GPA
- Reduce Absenteeism
- Improve opportunities after graduation
- Support students of familial need outside of the home
- Reduce overall disciplinary actions
- Introduce positive peer to peer mediation and conflict resolution
- Raise awareness of diversity on campus
- Raise Awareness of resources (mentorship, authority, counselors) on campus
During these meetings, we will uphold these standards during all conversations:
- NO CELL PHONES
- Please keep in pockets unless directed to utilize. NO SOCIAL MEDIA! If a student needs to take a break, they may do so with an adult outside.
- THIS IS A BRAVE SPACE
- What is said in here, STAYS IN HERE!
- ASSUME THE BEST
- Let thoughts and words form, change, and create (BE PATIENT!)
- SPEAK TO THE EXAMPLE & GENERALITIES
- You do NOT have to share personal stories if you do not want to (positive or negative)
- EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THEIR MIND
- Nothing is permanent nor finished… we are always working to move forward
FRESHMEN SUMMER CAMP
Please note, the camp runs from Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22 with the final day at the Snohomish Courthouse on Friday, June 23.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP
2021: 13th Place State Finish
2020: State Qualifier
2019: 14th Place
2018 -18th Place State Finish
2017- 4th Place State Finish
2016 – 3rd Place State Finish
2015 – 7th and 8th Place State Finish
2014 – 2nd Place State Finish
2013 – 3rd Place State Finish
2012 – 18th Place State Finish
2011- 3rd Place State Finish
2010 – 6th Place State Finish
AMHS MOCK TRIAL (founded in 2005)
- 7 District Championships (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2019)
- 6 Top-6 Rankings at State Meet (5th in 2007, 6th in 2008, 6th in 2010, 3rd in 2011, 3rd in 2013, 2nd in 2014, 4th in 2017)
- State Runner-Up in 2014, appeared in championship trial on government cable channel TVW in May, 2014
- Competed at the American Mock Trial Invitational, North Carolina (2008)
- Competed at the Empire Mock Trial Invitational in San Francisco (2016)
- Received YMCA Values Award for Respect, Courtesy, and Professionalism (2011, 2013, 2015)
- The Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court Scholarship winners: Annie Dang (2012), Claudia Morales (2014)
- Mock Trial Alumni competing in College Mock Trial: Jessica Elekes–Gonzaga, Amy Purdy—Notre Dame, Jake Dini—Gonzaga, Hillary Longoria—Gonzaga, Chris Damitio—UW
- 2015: JV 7th at State, Varsity 8th at State. YMCA Values Award winners.
- 2016: Varsity 3rd at State, JV 18th at State. Zane Carlton 2016 Inns of Court Scholarship Winner. Jessica Elekes graduates from Seattle University School of Law. Jake Dini (’11) enrolled at University of Washington School of Law.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
In an impressive display of organization, presentation skills, and teamwork, 12 middle school students from schools all over Snohomish County participated in the 3rd Annual AMHS Middle School Mock Trial Camp, culminating in a full trial held at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Friday, June 21.The event was hosted by the Archbishop Murphy Mock Trial team. Judge Ken Williams presided over the trial, which was rated by AMHS mock trial coach Roger Brodniak. AMHS mock trial students Jaida Ivy, Thea Zabala, Mitch Abramson, Blake Coleman, Ashley Crawford, Andrew Davenport, and Eric Yarnot also served as raters and camp counselors. Each skillfully coached various middle school campers all week long.
The 2019 middle school mock trial camp case involved a fictitious theft prosecution of Tyler Banks, a teenager accused of stealing $3,000 from the ATM debit card and pin of her best friend’s mother. Campers were instructed in several skills during the week-long camp, including legal case theory, research and organization, presentation, thinking on your feet, team building, acting, and legal rules of evidence.
Students receiving special recognition included:
Best Witness: Ivy Gonzalez, Chloe Hogue
Best Attorney: Kathleen Joyce, Sophie St. Jacques
Honorable Mention Best Witness: Olivia Leslie
Honorable Mention Best Attorney: Elliott Montoya
Other participating students included:
Graham Cumpston, Audrey Gibson, Cady Richardson, Troy Slocum, Grayson Thomas, and Samuel Thomas
Special thanks to Judge Janice Ellis for facilitating use of courtroom space at the Snohomish County Courthouse.
The Archbishop Murphy Mock Trial Program also sponsors a middle school mock trial tournament each January. This year, St. Mary Magdalene, Immaculate Conception-Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and St. Thomas More will field teams that will compete against one another at the Snohomish County Courthouse. If you would like more information about the middle school mock trial tournament, or mock trial in general, please contact AMHS head coach Jennifer Flynn at email@example.com.
The National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in this organization since it began in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in activities of the NHS and NJHS. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: “To create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools.” (from the NHS Constitution) These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.
NHS is sponsored and supervised by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
NHS serves the school community by providing tutoring for fellow students, help for teachers, and staffing for events.
The Archbishop Murphy Robotics team, “Murphy’s Law,” is a team of dedicated students who strive to achieve greater heights in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, engineering, business, and marketing. With the guidance of our mentors and coaches, the ultimate goal of our team is to create an atmosphere of professionalism, teamwork, and excitement as we prototype and build excellent robots that will compete in several VEX Robotics competitions each year. These competitions are a great way to test your skills, learn from other teams, and have fun!
On the robotics team, students will learn about:
- Engineering design
- Computer programming
Benefits of joining the robotics team:
- Learn about the latest technologies in coding and engineering principles.
- Foster creative thinking, problem solving and teamwork, skills in great demand in engineering and other STEM fields.
- Compete in robotics challenges and have fun!
- Gain valuable experience for college and future careers.
No prior experience is necessary. We will teach you everything you need to know! All you need is curiosity, patience, creativity and drive.
For more information, contact Yanira Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are grateful for our mentors and sponsors.
- Cochran, Inc.
- James Lea Foundation
- AMHS Families
In addition to these, AMHS and the REC FOUNDATION provide ample support.
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