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Meet the Candidates Night – Oct. 16

Murray PTA invites you to meet the candidates for Murray City Council on Monday, October 16th, from 7-8 PM at Murray High School. Children are welcome. We will have activities for them while voters visit with the candidates. This is an open house, so that you can stay for a few minutes or the whole hour.

If you cannot attend, you can find more information about the candidates at  Thank you!

Great Murray Showing at Statewide Science Fair Competition

Congratulations to all the students who participated in this year’s Science Fair competitions, organized by our Murray PTA.

Once again, Murray was well represented this year and received numerous statewide awards at the University of Utah Science Fair (USEF) competition. They were…

Students and projects who won at the USEF are the following:

Chemistry and Biochemistry – Third Place

Penny Lever and Paityn Wayman, McMillan Elementary; “Concluding Crumbly Cakes”

Energy Chemical and Physical – Third Place

Sawyer Powers, Shaylee Ballard, and Annabella Luna, McMillan Elementary; “What keeps the Heat”

Mechanical and Materials Engineering – Fourth Place

James Sanders, Viewmont Elementary; “Adaptive Kayaking”

Computer Science and Applied Computational Methods – Fourth Place

Milo Patterson, Horizon Elementary; “Clothes-O-Matic 2000”

Chemistry and Biochemistry – Honorable Mention

Charlotte Jacobsen, McMillan Elementary; “Isn’t it Eggscelent”

Mechanical and Materials Engineering – Honorable Mention

Aspen Benjamin and Maren Lane, Horizon Elementary; “Design-O-Pant”


Go here to see a complete list of winners at the state competition.

Matt Pugsley – Horizon Elementary

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Matt Pugsley has been a staple at our school for the last nine years.  He is a great fit for the 6th graders because he allows space for the students to start being more involved in their own education choices while maintaining boundaries to create a good classroom environment.  Mr. Puglsey works hard at making sure the students have a good foundation to continue their Spanish studies at the junior high level.  Mr. Pugsley has a fun sense of humor, is a great dad, loves Disney, and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors.

Science Fair Kickoff… November 16