Save the date
Murray’s annual Barnes & Noble book fair will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, at HarMar Mall in Roseville. A percentage of all sales—books, food, games, toys and more—will go to Murray Middle School.
Friends and relatives can visit bn.com/bookfairs between Dec. 4 and Dec. 9 to support the school online. Enter Bookfair ID 11461589 at checkout. The Murray Parent Association sponsors this event.
Murray’s magnet science students met with Dr. John Ward from the University of Minnesota and several of his graduate students on Oct. 22 to discuss science fair topics, ranging from measuring chlorophyll in plant leaves to extracting DNA. Ward has been reaching out to Murray Middle School students for more than a decade. Students can ask questions via email regarding their literature search, the development of their procedure, as well as getting help in analyzing their data. Science teacher Tim Chase says, “It’s an opportunity for seventh- or eighth-graders to meet a real scientist, discuss real science and develop a good experiment that builds the deep understanding of the scientific process that Murray has had such a rich success in for decades.”