Back to school: School has started and Murray sports are under way. Last year Murray saw a near-record 410 students play on its sports teams. This year the number of students this fall looks to exceed last year. Team practices began Sept. 12.

Murray has seen increased numbers of soccer and volleyball player each of the last three years. Because the school does not cut players and looks for players of all skill levels to participate on a team, many players have gone on to participate on the high school level.

Come support Murray sports teams. There is always a game every Tuesday and Thursday at Murray Field behind HealthPartners, Como Clinic, 2500 Como Ave. Flag football plays across the street from the clinic on Luther Seminary campus lawn, just off Highway 280.

The volleyball games are at the school. Check sports.spps.org for the dates and times of all games.

 

Tutors needed at Murray: Murray Middle School provides an intentional-intervention program called the Pilot One-on-One Program for at-risk students who are academically challenged. The program, now in its ninth year, focuses on students who typically do not have strong home support and are often living in crisis.

Students work with a tutor individually. Both the tutor and student study English, math, social studies or science together. Students also work on developing the tools they need to improve their study skills.

Studies show that developing a caring relationship is critical to academic success in school. Volunteers get to know the middle school student because they see each other every week.

Tutors are needed Monday through Friday for one to three hours, from 11:08 a.m.-12:08 p.m., 12:12-1:04 p.m. and 1:08-2 p.m. Pick a day and time that works best for you for the semester.

Murray is located four blocks from the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus.

Contact program coordinator Cindy Thrasher for more information at 651-293-8740 or cindy.thrasher@spps.org.

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