Pilot One-on-One needs tutors

Murray Middle School is looking for tutoring support beginning in December and January. Tutoring is offered Monday through Friday, during the following hours: Period 5, 11:03 a.m.- 12:14 p.m.; Period 6, 12:18-1:07 p.m.; and Period 7, 1:11-2 p.m. Tutors choose the day(s) and time(s) that work best with their schedule. All volunteers are asked to participate in a 90-minute training and orientation session prior to tutoring.

Contact Cindy Thrasher, program coordinator, at 651-744- 5232 or cindy.thrasher@spps.org.

Wolf Ridge Leadership Retreat

Seventy-plus learners, parents and community members went up north in November to attend the annual Wolf Ridge Environmental, Culture and Leadership Retreat. Thank you to teachers Tim Chase and Carrie Bittner for putting in endless hours organizing the event. A big shout out goes to St. Paul Public Schools board member elect Jon Schumacher. He has been supporting this experience for our Murray Pilots for years through donations from the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation and as a member of the chaperone team. Schumacher is the executive director of the foundation. Finally, kudos to the Wolf Ridge leaders and student participants. Their leadership, learning and commitment to our school makes it what it is: an amazing community.

Congratulations all around

Congratulations to all Murray community members for a successful first quarter. Congratulations to all learners who earned honor roll status. Congratulations to Murray’s volleyball team, whose undefeated season earned them the city championship. Congratulations to all students who participated as a member of a sports team; all of our teams had amazing seasons. Congratulations to our student leadership groups that have madethis a great quarter. Congratulations to the Murray band, as they were again invited to play at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Congratulations to all Murray pilots who took risks to try something new as middle school students.

Science fair needs judges

Murray’s annual science fair takes 90 volunteer judges to score and give feedback to the student participants. The science fair will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 6-9 p.m. No experience is necessary. Contact Stefanie Folkema at 651-744-3922 or stefanie.folkema@spps.org to find out more.

Yearbooks for sale

Murray Middle School yearbooks cost $16 each. Students can pick up a flier from the school office or at lunch. The easiest way to buy a yearbook is to purchase it online at yearbookforever.com.

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