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Catch some fall sports games

There is still time to catch some of Murray’s fall sports games. More than 140 student athletes are currently playing on fall teams.

The boys and girls soccer teams play at the Murray Fields, located at Highway 280 and Como Avenue. The co-ed flag football team plays at the Luther Seminary field across from HealthPartners on Como. You can see the defending champion girls volleyball team at the Murray gymnasium. To find out more about Murray sports, go to murray.spps.org/athletics.

Here is a list of the remaining fall games:

• Tuesday, Oct. 20: home game vs. Roseville, boys soccer, 3:25 p.m.

• Wednesday, Oct. 21: home games for boys soccer and flag football vs. Farnsworth Middle School, 4:30 p.m.

• Thursday, Oct. 22: away game vs. Farnsworth, girls soccer and volleyball, 4:30 p.m.

• Tuesday, Oct. 27: home game vs. Humboldt Middle School, girls soccer and volleyball, 3 p.m. Away game vs. Humboldt, boys soccer and flag football, 3 p.m.

• Thursday, Oct. 29: home game vs. Capitol Hill, girls soccer and volleyball, 3:30 p.m. Away game vs. Capitol Hill, boys soccer and flag football, 3:30 p.m.

• Saturday, Oct. 31: volleyball play-offs at Washington Middle School. Time has not been determined.

Thanks to the school community

Murray Middle School extends a special thanks to the dedicated school community.

More than 90 people have contributed toward the school’s Pilot One-on-One tutoring program, saving it from being cut as a result of a reduced budget. Dozens of adult volunteers support Murray learners each week through tutoring.

The alumni from Murray High School’s class of 1965 donated $20,000 toward Murray’s partnership with the University of Minnesota Raptor Center. This program connects students to learning about wildlife and conservation.

Foundations class eases transitions

To strengthen the transition from elementary to middle school and from middle school to high school, an every-other-day advisory course titled “Foundations” is part of every Murray student’s curriculum.

The two-week course includes two academic days, two character education days and one team- building day.

The program aligns with Murray’s Core Values program and school-wide activities.

Congrats, History Day winner

As a participant in History Day Nationals, eighth-grader Jillian Brenner was chosen for the Salute to Courage Award and won a trip to the World War II Museum in New Orleans.

The museum is planning an opening of the Campaigns of Courage, which features two exhibits entitled the Road to Berlin and Road to Tokyo. Brenner will research a Minnesotan who served in the Pacific campaign for one of the exhibits, similar to the men of the Torpedo Squadron Eight, which was the topic for her history project that sent her to the national competition.

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