Pilot One-on-One stays at Murray (and needs tutors)

Thanks to the incredibly generous donations received this summer, Murray, 2200 Buford Ave., St. Anthony Park, is able to offer the valuable Pilot Tutoring Program to its students again this year. Now the program needs additional tutors.

If you can spare a few hours per week to work with students (and teachers) to facilitate student learning, your talents are welcome. No experience necessary.

Pick your own day and time. Monday-Friday from 11:25 a.m.-12:14 p.m., 12:18-1:07 p.m. or 1:11-2:00 p.m. Subjects include English, science, math or social studies. Training is provided.

Please contact Cindy Thrasher, coordinator, at cindy.thrasher@spps.org or call 651-293-8740.


Murray scientist makes Broadcom semifinals

Valerie Bares was named a semifinalist in the 2015 Broadcom MASTERS, a program of the Society for Science & the Public Science that offers a nationwide technology, engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle-school students. Bares, who graduated from Murray Middle School in June, submitted her eighth-grade science project, “How Do the Wood Anatomical Properties of Different Plant Species Affect their Ability to Filter Water?”

She was one of 300 semifinalists named from more than 6,000 nominees throughout the United States. In her application, Bares said Murray science teacher Tim Chase was the teacher who inspired and assisted her with their science fair project. Winners of the competition will be announced Oct. 1.


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