Murray’s AVID 7 reporters: back row, from left, Audrey Dehler, Kenadid Farah and Barnabas Preble; front row, from left, Curtis Love Jr., Julia Yang and Lilianna Barton.

Murray Middle School teacher Carrie Bittner’s AVID 7 class plans to report on happenings at the school each month in the Park Bugle. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a class offered to help students prepare for high school and college.

As the new school year began, we wondered, what is going through the minds of our classmates? So we asked them.

Here is what they said:

“I am surprised how many students are in a middle school.”

“It’s really hot in here.”

“Middle school is exactly how I expected it to be.”

“I was scared at first and I didn’t know what to do.”

“It is fun and I like it.”

“The teachers are nice; a lot of them have been here for a long time.”

“The sports are supposed to be good; I am excited to play sports.”

“Some kids are really tall.”

This is about what we expected. Our friends are excited and a little nervous to be starting middle school. We know that things will get easier, and harder, as time goes on.—AVID 7

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