Murray Middle School news
The Murray Rock Band will play its final show of the school year Thursday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Awards night June 6
The Murray Middle School eighth-grade awards night will be held Monday, June 6, at 6 p.m.
History Day results
Twenty-seven Murray students participated in the Minnesota State History Day competition at the University of Minnesota on May 7. Sam Skinner, placed first with his website, “Discovering the Truth: State of Minnesota v. Phillip Morris, Inc.” and will attend the national competition held in June in Washington, D.C.
The following students received honorable mentions at the station competition: Amelia Moseman for her performance, “The Orphan Train”; Nora Thomey for her performance, “The Invisible Ultra Bombe Machine”; Fiona Blank and Anna Gaudio for their performance, “Ruth Underhill and the Exploration of Native American Culture”; Bridget Lee, Claire Driscoll and Fiona Juarez-Sweeney for their performance, “The Little Rock Nine: Exploring and Encountering Through Integration”; and Kiersten Howatt and Lily Gordon for their website, “Hernan Cortez and the Conquest of the Aztecs.”
Soren Sackreiter received fifth place for his website, “The Relocation of Hibbing.”
A community dialogue builds community
On April 21, the Murray community came together to share multiple perspectives of parents, community members, teachers and district leadership. Areas that the participants would like to address at Murray are (1) increase parent partnerships that reflect the diversity of the school and (2) increase access to physical education, health and recess.
Next the Educational Leadership Team, Parent Advisory Council and School Climate Improvement Team will review the input from the meeting and suggested action items and determine implementation plans. More information will be provided to the community as to opportunities for involvement and continued input.
PTA donations help student groups
As a result of generous donations from the PTA, Murray’s Language Academy students visited the Science Museum in downtown St. Paul and students with disabilities received funding to learn transition, public transportation and community-independence skills.