Murray Middle School

Photo by Kristen Swisher

As part of the WKMS Youth Radio Project, Matt Markgraf collaborated on a recording activity with Kristen Swisher's 6th Grade Class at Murray Middle School. In this month long project, the students listened to a radio drama from A Prairie Home Companion and then wrote and starred in their own radio dramas, learning along the way how to tell a story through character-driven narrative, dramatic conflict and, of course, sound effects. The parents from each group got a recording of their student's play.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. Murray Middle Schoolers are with us to talk about their project called "Seeing Is Believing" that is taking them to world competition.

Shakespeare in the Schools Partnership

Apr 27, 2012

As National Poetry Month closes were bringing you a glimpse into Murray Middle School classroom activities with the Shakespeare in the Schools Partnership Initiative. It coordinates with the annual Shakespeare Festival at Murray. Murray State faculty member Dr. Barbara Cobb brought the Bards sonnets to Murray Middle and is here to share a sample of student responses. Thanks to Dr. Barbara Cobb and Murray Middle School Fourth Graders Cooper, McKenna, and Garrett for reminding us of the sonnets...