Calloway County High School senior Alexzandria Bear is pictured working on one of the CCHS’s First Tech Challenge Robotics Team’s robot, preparing for the remote FTC State Championship. She is a student in Mr. Slaten’s class.

MURRAY - Murray State University has awarded Claire Whitaker of Murray High School with the prestigious Presidential Fellowship scholarship, which includes full tuition, housing and meals for up to four years at the university.

MURRAY - Murray High School students were recognized for their excellent performance on the 2021 National Spanish Exam. MHS students earned a total of one gold, seven silver and three bronze medals along with six honorable mentions for their performance on the national level. Additionally, f…

The Murray Elementary School’s first and second grade Odyssey team placed first in the state virtual competition in Problem 1, Division 1, and the OMer the rOMer. The group was required to build a ride-on vehicle that takes an OMer character on an adventure in search of humor.  The vehicle s…

The following students placed in the Kentucky Junior Duckstamp Awards. The KY Junior Duckstamp Contest educates students on the importance of wetland and wildlife conservation, while allowing them to practice art techniques that depict realistic waterfowl in the correct habitat. Pictured is …

Two Calloway County High School FFA members advanced to the Kentucky State FFA Association Impromptu Speaking Contest. Pictured is Annabel Wilmurth, fruit and vegetable impromptu speaking regional champion.

Creativity and math come together as eighth grade students in Ms. Scott’s class at Calloway County Middle School plan their own city on a coordinate plane. Students got practice with graphing ordered pairs, linear equations and parallel and perpendicular lines.

The following Calloway County High School Lakers are now certified in Microsoft PowerPoint. Pictured, from left, are Nick Tyson, Aidan Poston, Cana McDonald, Isabel Housden, Caleb Ticknor, Cadwell Turner, Danny Esparza, Andrew Adams, Trace Johnson, Sam Chapman, Gavin Driscoll and Daniel Puckett.

Southwest kindergarten students competed in a Derby Day event as a culminating activity to their unit on the state of Kentucky. The students ran races until they found the fastest kids in kindergarten. Pictured is Principal Mallory with the winners, Taeshun Frame and Makenzie Nance.

The Calloway County High School FFA chapter, along with 20 other chapters from Kentucky, traveled to Murray State University to compete in a COVID-19-friendly career development competition where students utilized their knowledge from the classroom and past experience to win the FFA Field Da…

Calloway County High School senior Alexzandria Bear is pictured working on one of the CCHS’s First Tech Challenge Robotics Team’s robot, preparing for the remote FTC State Championship. She is a student in Mr. Slaten’s class.

MURRAY - Murray State University has awarded Claire Whitaker of Murray High School with the prestigious Presidential Fellowship scholarship, which includes full tuition, housing and meals for up to four years at the university.

MURRAY - Murray High School students were recognized for their excellent performance on the 2021 National Spanish Exam. MHS students earned a total of one gold, seven silver and three bronze medals along with six honorable mentions for their performance on the national level. Additionally, f…

The Murray Elementary School’s first and second grade Odyssey team placed first in the state virtual competition in Problem 1, Division 1, and the OMer the rOMer. The group was required to build a ride-on vehicle that takes an OMer character on an adventure in search of humor.  The vehicle s…

The following students placed in the Kentucky Junior Duckstamp Awards. The KY Junior Duckstamp Contest educates students on the importance of wetland and wildlife conservation, while allowing them to practice art techniques that depict realistic waterfowl in the correct habitat. Pictured is …

Two Calloway County High School FFA members advanced to the Kentucky State FFA Association Impromptu Speaking Contest. Pictured is Annabel Wilmurth, fruit and vegetable impromptu speaking regional champion.

Creativity and math come together as eighth grade students in Ms. Scott’s class at Calloway County Middle School plan their own city on a coordinate plane. Students got practice with graphing ordered pairs, linear equations and parallel and perpendicular lines.

The following Calloway County High School Lakers are now certified in Microsoft PowerPoint. Pictured, from left, are Nick Tyson, Aidan Poston, Cana McDonald, Isabel Housden, Caleb Ticknor, Cadwell Turner, Danny Esparza, Andrew Adams, Trace Johnson, Sam Chapman, Gavin Driscoll and Daniel Puckett.

Southwest kindergarten students competed in a Derby Day event as a culminating activity to their unit on the state of Kentucky. The students ran races until they found the fastest kids in kindergarten. Pictured is Principal Mallory with the winners, Taeshun Frame and Makenzie Nance.

The Calloway County High School FFA chapter, along with 20 other chapters from Kentucky, traveled to Murray State University to compete in a COVID-19-friendly career development competition where students utilized their knowledge from the classroom and past experience to win the FFA Field Da…

Murray Middle School sent two STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) groups to the state finals. Project one was “Weekly Two-Minute News,” with Adeline Pitman and Nate Dyer, which is a fun weekly new program for grades 4-8 with book suggestions, new science updates, holidays and things…

Murray Middle School sent two STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) groups to the state finals. Project one was “Weekly Two-Minute News,” with Adeline Pitman and Nate Dyer, which is a fun weekly new program for grades 4-8 with book suggestions, new science updates, holidays and things…

Murray Middle School friends are back together after Spring Break. Pictured, from left, are Malaika Gachoka, Avery Vanover and Ella Parker.

Kindergarten students in Ms. Randolph's class at North Calloway Elementary School learned about how they can help the Earth recently in honor of Earth Day. They gathered ideas and wrote 5-star sentences.

Tony Jarvis, Murray High School principal, pictured, and MHS Guidance staff visited Murray Middle School’s eighth-grade students. They discussed high school expectations and upcoming registration.

Murray Elementary School second-grade students, from left, Ali Bautista, Elsie Hopkins, Lillian Jarvis and Lawson Houston, are pictured with the annual Spring Swing Basket for the upcoming annual Spring Swing fundraiser. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all baskets will be displayed virtually w…

For the 20th consecutive year the Calloway County Future Farmers of America chapter has earned a Gold Chapter Rating from the Kentucky FFA State Association. Less than 30% of the state’s chapters received a Gold rating, and only three from the Purchase Region (Carlisle, Graves and Calloway).…

Calloway County High School senior Alexzandria Bear is seen here working on one of the CCHS First Tech Challenge Robotics Team's robots preparing for the remote FTC State Championship. She is a student in Mr. Slaton's class.

The Murray High School American History team and the World History team claimed first in the 2021 History Day competition at Murray State University. Both teams won first place in both 2020 and 2021. MHS junior Chase Renick was second in individual competition in American History and junior …

MURRAY - Maggie Mae Drew, a Murray High School sophomore, was selected to receive a Global Citizen scholarship from the National Spanish Exam. She is the first MHS student to receive this award and one of only eight students selected from across the country to receive this highly competitive…

The Murray Middle School seventh and eighth grade history team competed in the West Kentucky History Day competition hosted by Murray State University. Students participated virtually which included 100 U.S. history questions, current events and tiebreakers. The results will be given in late…

The Calloway County Middle School MathCOUNTS team had three students compete at the recent virtual state tournament. Amber Wu, Aubrey Naber and Connor Pile qualified for the tournament after scoring high enough at both the chapter tournament and the chapter invitational tournament. At the co…

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…

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 …