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 that typically do not have strong home support and are often living in crisis. Students work with a tutor individually each day. 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.

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 1:08-2:00 p.m.

For more information or to sign up for a training session, contact coordinator Cindy Thrasher at 651- 293-8740 or cindy.thrasher@spps.org.

Be a judge at Murray’s science fair

The 2017 Murray Middle School Science Fair needs volunteers to help judge projects on Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 6:40 to 9 p.m. Murray will provide guidelines and training on being a judge from 5:40 to 5:55 p.m. that day.

A light meal will be provided, as the event runs through the dinner hour. Judges review and discuss the displayed projects with students. Each project has three judges who independently view the project and evaluate it. Judges evaluate about 10 projects.

If you can help, please mark your calendar and reply by email to stefanie.folkema@spps.org.

Students trek to Wolf Ridge

Seventy Murray students trekked to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in northern Minnesota in November just before a big snow hit. The students spent the evening getting to know the names of other classmates in some team-building and problem-solving activities.

Students participated in a variety of classes and learned about raptors, renewable energy at Wolf Ridge, geology and much more.

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