Governor Andy Beshear was a virtual guest reader in Noraa Ransey’s first-grade class at North Calloway Elementary School for Read Across America Day.

Murray Elementary first grade students created Leprechaun traps as a science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) project. Students used boxes, paper plates, craft sticks, rocks, paper and paint to design their traps. The students also created a flip grid to describe and verbalize how the L…

A student in the kindergarten class of Ms. Canerdy’s at North Calloway Elementary School, has been learning about his five senses. On this day, he investigated popcorn.

Calloway County preschool students in Mrs. Candice’s class are seen building wacky buildings with  blocks and shaving cream after investigating how buildings are made while celebrating Read Across America Week with a Wacky Dress Up Day. Pictured, from left, are Hali Burnell, Maxton Hicks and…

Third-grade students at East Calloway Elementary School in Ms. Dial’s class used paper plates to create Venn diagrams to compare and contrast caribou and wildebeests. Pictured is Coltin Knieriem.

Calloway County High School students Lee Gore, left, and Kara Buchanan are in Mark Dycus’ intermediate guitar class and are shown practicing an ensemble arrangements of the Spanish folk song, “Mi Caballo Blanco.”

Fourth-grade distance learner Clayton Rogers from Southwest Elementary School is pictured showing his school spirit with his crazy hat for Hat Day in honor of Read Across America week.

Students at Murray Elementary School celebrated Read Across America with a Green Eggs and Ham Day and they celebrated Dr. Seuss Day at home during a district-wide NTI day. Pictured is Rider Lacey, a kindergarten student at MES.

Murray Elementary School celebrated Read Across America with numerous events. Green Eggs and Ham Day was a big event held on district-wide NTI day. Students celebrated this special Dr. Seuss Day from home. Pictured is Chaney Beth Clark, a third-grader at MES.

The First District Education Association of the Kentucky Education Association donated a book to every kindergarten student in the district for Read Across America. Books for COVE kindergartners will go out in the next packet pickup. Pictured is Ms. Boykin’s kindergarten class at East Callow…

Murray Elementary first grade students created Leprechaun traps as a science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) project. Students used boxes, paper plates, craft sticks, rocks, paper and paint to design their traps. The students also created a flip grid to describe and verbalize how the L…

A student in the kindergarten class of Ms. Canerdy’s at North Calloway Elementary School, has been learning about his five senses. On this day, he investigated popcorn.

Calloway County preschool students in Mrs. Candice’s class are seen building wacky buildings with  blocks and shaving cream after investigating how buildings are made while celebrating Read Across America Week with a Wacky Dress Up Day. Pictured, from left, are Hali Burnell, Maxton Hicks and…

Third-grade students at East Calloway Elementary School in Ms. Dial’s class used paper plates to create Venn diagrams to compare and contrast caribou and wildebeests. Pictured is Coltin Knieriem.

Calloway County High School students Lee Gore, left, and Kara Buchanan are in Mark Dycus’ intermediate guitar class and are shown practicing an ensemble arrangements of the Spanish folk song, “Mi Caballo Blanco.”

Fourth-grade distance learner Clayton Rogers from Southwest Elementary School is pictured showing his school spirit with his crazy hat for Hat Day in honor of Read Across America week.

Students at Murray Elementary School celebrated Read Across America with a Green Eggs and Ham Day and they celebrated Dr. Seuss Day at home during a district-wide NTI day. Pictured is Rider Lacey, a kindergarten student at MES.

Murray Elementary School celebrated Read Across America with numerous events. Green Eggs and Ham Day was a big event held on district-wide NTI day. Students celebrated this special Dr. Seuss Day from home. Pictured is Chaney Beth Clark, a third-grader at MES.

The First District Education Association of the Kentucky Education Association donated a book to every kindergarten student in the district for Read Across America. Books for COVE kindergartners will go out in the next packet pickup. Pictured is Ms. Boykin’s kindergarten class at East Callow…

Southwest Elementary fourth-grade students takes notes as science teacher Gina Crider and MSU student teacher Abby Gibson demonstrate the transference of energy through various experiments.

Dijon Miles, Murray High School senior, is pictured visiting Murray Elementary School and working inside the classroom to provide Black History lessons. Miles, a MHS defensive back, is extending his football career at Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska.

MURRAY – Murray Independent School District has been recognized as the second best Kentucky public school district with an A+ overall grade in the newly released Niche.com 2021 data. The 2021 data ranks MISD second out of 168 K-12 Kentucky public school districts, and recognizes MISD as numb…

Colt Hance, a first-grader at Southwest Elementary, is hoola-hooping in Melisa Hicks PE class. He is the son of Jake and Jessica Hance.

Murray Independent School District virtual-learning Tigers are sharing their online and in-person instruction photos. Pictured, from left, are Tiger siblings Canyon Bourque (MMS); Grierre Bourque (MMS); and Hollis Bourque (MHS). They are the children of Bob and Phara Bourque.

The seventh-grade science class of Scott Pile’s culminated a project about the study of our carbon footprint. The students raced solar cars and were able to adjust the gears as well as the friction of the tires on the pavement to increase their speed, as well as direction. The overall winner…

Kindergarten students in Ms. Bybee’s class at Southwest Calloway Elementary completed their Dolce word list. This is a great accomplishment this early in the year for kindergarten students. From left, are Gavin Poole, son of Dustin and Lindsey Poole; Cade Musser, son of Nathan and Halee Muss…

First-grader Athena Tidwell of Southwest Calloway Elementary, is pictured with her distance learning teacher Kaysin Higgins

Murray Elementary School first-graders, from left, Emelia Barnhart, Asha Hubbard and Skylar Sanford are practicing their social distancing during in-person instruction.

LEXINGTON – This weekend 27 Calloway County Middle School students competed in the Kentucky High School Speech League State Tournament on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The team placed fifth of 31 schools. Seventh grader Brooklyn Smith advanced to finals in humorous interpretation…

Dr. Christian Duncan, of Southern Family Dental and Murray High School alumnus, visited Kara Brown’s Murray Elementary School’s kindergarten class. Duncan discussed dental health in observance of National Children’s Dental Health Month. During his visit, Duncan provided complimentary dental …

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – On Feb. 29, 10 students from the Calloway County Middle School Academic Team competed in the Regional Academic Bee in Franklin, Tennessee. They were able to advance to this level based on successful completion of the Online Regional Qualifying Exam in January.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D), (second from left) is pictured with WMHS TV 13 students (from left) Skylar Swalls, Korey Knight and Bailey Derby.  WMHS TV 13 students were able to interview Kentucky’s 63rd Governor during his visit to Murray Middle School in February. Beshear answered st…

MURRAY – The Murray Middle School Academic Team placed fourth overall in the Regional Competition held at Heath Middle School. Rianna Peng placed third in the Language Arts Written Assessment and fourth in the Social Studies Written Assessment. Amelie Johnson placed second in Composition and…

MURRAY – The Murray High Speech Team has won the Murray Region for a fifth year in a row. On Saturday, Murray High won the regional tournament with 130 sweepstakes points. The top three schools were rounded out with Paducah Tilghman being the regional runner-up with 53 points and Calloway fa…

MURRAY – The Calloway County High School Speech team competed at the Regional tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Lakers placed third overall, along with three individual region champions. Senior James Frazier won the regional championships in both Broadcasting and Oratory, and sophomore Mol…

MURRAY – On Saturday the Calloway County High School Academic Team earned the title of District Champions in the annual KAAC Governor’s Cup tournament. The Lakers earned 62 total points to take first place, followed by Murray High School with 40.5 points and Marshall County High School with …

Murray High School Basketball Players come every other Friday to Murray Elementary School to be role models and read with students.  The elementary children love having the Tiger & Lady Tigers in their classroom.  Each class has their own Homeroom Hero. Above, MaKenzie Turley is listenin…

Students in Mrs. Marcy Back’s second grade class are pictured with members of Delta Zeta and friend Charles Fiscella. Sorority members pictured are Mackenzie Perry, Rachel Raby, Fiscella, Katelyn Elmore, Emma Pate, Anna Wiggins and Allison Allbritten. Sorority members donated a bench to the …

MURRAY – The Murray High School Speech Team achieved first place at the Paducah Tilghman Speech Tournament Saturday, on the heels of winning first at the recent Graves County/Calloway County Swing Tournament. This past weekend Murray High came in first out of 11 teams from western Kentucky a…

MURRAY – The Calloway County Middle School Academic Team competed in the district Governors Cup tournament on Saturday.  After a great day of competition among the Lakers, Murray Middle, Mayfield Middle and Graves Middle, the Lakers were named district champions for the 12th consecutive year…

MURRAY – Mechelle Morgan, Murray Independent School District Digital Learning Coach, announced Murray Middle School “STEAM in the Middle School,” program is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from Battelle Education TSIN/STEMx STEM Classroom Grants, sponsored by TVA and BVI. 

Coy Samons, Murray Independent School District superintendent, is pictured with Murray Elementary School students in Vaneece Alvey’s first grade class and Beth Wood, MES Librarian, inside the MES Library. The group waved a 2020 New Year greeting to the MISD and community, and sent wishes for…

Murray Elementary School inducted 13 students into the AR 100 Point Club the first semester.  These reading leaders read books, passed Accelerated Reader tests, and earned over 100 points before the winter break. Front row, from left, are Bridger Eye, Milo Dillard, Eliora Archibong, Alice Dy…

MURRAY – The CCHS Academic Team earned second place overall at the West Kentucky Community & Technical College’s President’s Cup Tournament on Thursday, January 9th, 2020.  McCracken County High School took first place, while Paducah Tilghman earned third place, and Ballard Memorial High…

James Ray Williams, a third grade student at East Calloway Elementary School, had artwork chosen to participate in the “ Arts for All Kentucky” Traveling art exhibit. His artwork entitled, “Beautiful Rose” is currently on exhibit in schools throughout the state. His art teacher Sherry Darnal…

MURRAY – Murray Elementary School kindergarten students received a surprise holiday surprise.  They were provided with complimentary books from Season’s Readings, Inc., a non-profit corporation located in Murray.  Denise Whitaker, MES principal, said students participated in a math lesson la…

A group of Calloway County and Murray Elementary School students are pictured with Leadership Tomorrow Students from Murray and Calloway County High School. Ther junior and senior high school students were there with their younger counterparts during the After School Holiday Fun event at the…

The Brad Deming Bicycle Fund started in October of 2015 by Brad Deming. Deming was an avid outdoorsman and joined with fellow outdoorsmen to help raise money to buy bicycles for children at Christmas. This money was raised by selling guided hunting and fishing trips throughout the year. Mr. …

MURRAY – Voluntary donations by farmers who purchase farm vehicle license plates, also known as ‘Ag Tags’ have finished the 2019 fiscal year with the second highest amount in history. Kentucky farmers made $613,246.37 in voluntary donations to the Ag Tag Program, the second-highest total in …

Pictured, in no order, are Murray High School Students selected by blind audition for the 1st District KMEA honor band. The 1st District KMEA honor band is made up of students from 13 different schools and placed in an ensemble to rehearse and provide a concert Jan. 11 at Paducah Tilghman Hi…

MURRAY – Recently, the sixth-grade Laker Academic Team brought home their 12th championship in the past 13 years at the Academic Showcase. The event was sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Academic Competition and was hosted by Graves County Central Elementary, as it consisted of six ot…

MURRAY – Recently Murray High School Seniors were inducted into the 2019-2020  National Honor Society during a special ceremony held inside the Murray High School Gym. Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is based on a student’s fulfillment of four requirements:  scholarship, leade…

Fourth-grade students from North Calloway Elementary School presented their science projects recently to other students as well as parents and teacher judges at their annual science fair.

The Creature collaboration was a joint effort by Murray Elementary third-grade students and Murray High School art students.Under the direction of Emily Chipman, MHS art teacher, the third-grade students designed a creature from their imagination and wrote a detailed description about it. MH…

Mitch Ryan, who was recently named to the Calloway County Board of Education, helped serve Thanksgiving lunch to East Calloway Elementary students Friday.

MURRAY – Murray Middle School sent 42 seventh and eighth grade students to attend the Kentucky Youth Assembly in Frankfort with MMS advisors Hope Foster, Heidi Mallory and Tommy Shown. MMS Advisors, Sherri Muehleman and Krista Fielder worked with students during second period, prior to atten…

Pictured are Murray Middle Students who were recognized for perfect attendance during the first nine weeks of school. From left are Drew May, eighth grade; Ayushi Patel, fourth grade; Jayden Woessner, sixth grade; Olivia Smee, fifth grade; and Michael Newton, seventh grade.