Back to School Night

Back to School Night
Posted on 08/28/2017
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200 E Drummond Ave       ~              Ridgecrest, CA 93555         ~              760-499-1820

Kirsti Smith-Principal      ~     John Cosner-Assistant Principal     ~     Stephanie Bailey/Curtis Sweet-Counselors



August 22, 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians of Murray Middle School Students:


You are cordially invited to attend Back-to-School Night at Murray Middle School on Tuesday, August 29th, 6:30-8:30 p.m., an event intended for parents ONLY not students.   We’re very excited to share our “new” campus!!  Additional parking will be available at Burroughs High School which is directly east of Murray; see map on back.  This very important event, which is co-sponsored by the Murray Parent Teacher Organization, provides an excellent opportunity for parents and teachers to meet each other and to discuss District curriculum standards, course content, homework requirements, and grading.


We are fortunate to have a very dedicated Parent Organization, and we strongly encourage you to join and become an active member of this fine organization.  Parent help is critical to successful learning, and working together we can provide our students with the best possible education.


We encourage you to visit our website at and to check out the Parent Square communication tool as this will be our main avenue for school to home communication; make it a weekly practice to peruse our website.  Also, please let us know if you are not receiving our weekly automated messages or emails with important school information.  For those of you without a smartphone or internet access, all school to home communication will be sent home via your student per your request, with the exception of report cards/progress reports which will be mailed.  Also, please communicate with your student before school regarding appointments, afterschool transportation arrangements, etc., as we do not deliver messages to students; as a suggestion, messages may be left on your child’s “turned off” cell phone for them to retrieve at the end of the school day.


We are proud of our students and our school, and we look forward to meeting you at Murray Back-to-School Night! 






Kirsti Smith



Please ask your middle school student to complete the class schedule at the bottom of this page, and bring it with you to the Murray Cafeteria on Tuesday, August 29th.  Your “school day” will begin at 6:30 p.m. with “orientation” in the Cafeteria and then follow your student’s schedule. 












It is a Murray Tradition that 7th Grade parents provide refreshments for Back to School Night.   Please bring one dozen cookies to the cafeteria on Tuesday evening, 6:30 p.m.  Thanks!