Charles P Murray Middle


F3-Falcons Focused on the Future!


Clubs and Activities

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Art Club

  • Sponsor: Ms. Patterson
  • Meets: Wednesday and Thursday
  • Time: 3:30-5:00  
  • Location: Room 419
  • Description: Art club as an extension of green arts mastery works on painting signs and pouring candles after school for the green arts show.  Currently art club is working on a number of mini murals around the school building.

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books team
  • Sponsor: Ms. Jackson
  • Meets: M-F
  • Time: 8:30-9:10
  • Location: Library
  • Description: Battle of the Books is a competition team that reads books and practices trivia style questions in preparation for the county competition. All of the questions in the competition begin with the words “In which book” and the correct answer is always the title and author of the book.

Beta Club

Beta Club prepares for Thanksgiving
  • Sponsor: Ms. Shook
  • Meets: Every other Monday
  • Time: 3:30 - 4:30
  • Location: Room 401
  • Description: Students may apply for Beta Club after the first nine weeks. It is the student's responsibility to listen to the morning announcements for information about applications. Students must have all A's and B's, 2 teacher recommendations, and outstanding behavior in all classes. Students must be willing to participate in service projects.


Falcon Cheerleaders
  • Sponsor: Ms. Turner
  • Meets: M-F
  • Time: varies - season/sport
  • Location: varies - season/sport
  • Description: Cheerleaders are responsible for setting examples of sportsmanship and raising team spirit. They cheer, dance, do stunts, and tumbling at Football and Boys Basketball home games. The Cheer season lasts from August through January.

Chess Club

chess club board
  • Sponsor: Mr. Highsmith
  • Meets: Thursdays
  • Time: 3;30-4:30
  • Location: 517
  • Description: Chess Club is an after school activity designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn the game of chess, improve their chess skills, and to enjoy competition. All skill levels and grade levels are welcome.  

Falcon Family Book Club

Falcon Family Book Club
  • Sponsor: Ms. Steelman
  • Meets: Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Feb. 21 & March 21
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Location: Library
  • Description: This club has been designed to give families an opportunity to read and talk about a book together. We will start each meeting with dinner at 5:30, then discussion and activities will begin around 6:00, finishing up each evening by 7:00. Dinner will be provided for the entire family at each meeting and each family will be given 1 copy of the selected text, all FREE of cost!  Each participating family will be asked to complete the book within the month in preparation for the next meeting.

Falcon Friends

falcon friends meet
  • Sponsor: Ms. Hill
  • Meets: Thursdays
  • Time: 8 - 8:15
  • Location: Room 407
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  • Sponsor: Ms. Turner
  • Meets: Wednesdays
  • Time: 7:45 - 8:15
  • Location:  Inside or Outside the Media Center depending on weather.
  • Description: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an interdenominational Christian sports ministry to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. We meet for games, devotion, and prayer. You don't have to be an athlete to attend and everyone's welcome. 

Flag Team

American Flag
  • Sponsor: Mr. White
  • Meets: Daily
  • Time: 8 a.m. & 3:25 p.m.
  • Location:  Students are responsible for raising and lowering the United States flag, State of North Carolina flag and Murray Middle school flag each day. Students learn basic flag etiquette, rules and laws.

Garden Club

  •  Sponsor:  Ms. Dunn
  • Meets:  M-F
  • Time:  8:30-9:10
  • Location:  School grounds
  • Description: Students explore the human and environmental impacts on the local ecosystem and take part in the gardening experience. We currently have a vegetable and herb garden, work on school ground beautification projects, and make daily reports to the  Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.

History Day

History Day Team
  • Sponsor:  Ms. Summerlin
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Junior Athletics Club

  • Sponsor:  Mr. Hager
  • Meets:  Every game day 
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Math Counts

  • Sponsor:  Ms. Wells
  • Meets:  October through February on Thursdays
  • Time:  3:30-4:30
  • Location:  Room 506
  • Description: Math Counts is a middle school mathematics competition that builds problem solving skills and fosters achievement through four levels of competition: school, chapter, state and national. The competition at each level is divided into 4 rounds: Sprint, Target, Team and Countdown Round.


MadriGALs Acapella
  • Sponsor: Ms. Guenther
  • Meets:  M-F during mastery and after school as needed.
  • Time:  8:30-9:10
  • Location:  Chorus Room 608
  • Description: This is an auditioned group made up of 7th and 8th graders. It is possible for a 6th grader to audition into Chorus Mastery. We sing all kinds of music all around the community. We work above and beyond the set curriculum of Middle School Chorus - singing upwards of 4 harmonies at a time. We are a family!

Mock Trial

  • Sponsor:  Ms. Summerlin
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Plays & Musicals

cast of Lunchroom
  • Sponsor:  Ms. Peoples
  • Meets:  Tuesdays & Thursdays (may vary)
  • Time:  Fall 3:30-5:30/Spring 3:30-6:00
  • Location:  Room 603
  • Description: Auditions for a fall play and spring musical are held every year. We typically rehearse every Tues. and Thurs. after school. We also have students who volunteer for technical crew jobs for these productions as well. 


ROCAME regional winners
  • Sponsor:   Mr. Meador, Mr. Roth, Mr. Jones
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Students compete at SeaPerch
  • Sponsor:   Ms. Hoffmier
  • Meets:  M-F 
  • Time:  8:30-9:10
  • Location:  Room 416
  • Description: Teams build their own underwater remote operated vehicle and then complete the mission course and the challenge course at the Regional Competition to qualify for the National Competition. 

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad Competition
  • Sponsor:   Ms. Hoff, Ms. Krisanda
  • Meets:  M-F 
  • Time:  8:30-9:10
  • Location:  Room 307
  • Description: Science Olympiad is team much like a football or soccer team and it requires preparation, commitment, coaching and practice throughout the year. The team is divided into specialty squads that focus on their events and require teamwork, group planning and cooperation.  The events are rotated every year or two but come from the fields of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. The emphasis is on learning, participation, interaction, having fun and developing team spirit. 


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  • Sponsor:   Ms. Shook
  • Meets:  Every other Monday
  • Time:  8 - 8:15
  • Location:  Room 401
  • Description: Any student may participate in Student Government.  He/she does not have to be an officer in order to attend a meeting. All students are encouraged to bring concerns to the SGA as they arise. Officers are voted on by the SGA and Murray Staff.

Voices on Race

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  • Sponsor:   Ms Thompson, Ms Theis
  • Meets:  Wednesdays
  • Time:  8:30-9:10
  • Location:   Cafeteria
  • Description: We are a family that welcomes young ladies with open arms.  We strive to build confidence and acceptance.


  • Sponsor:   Ms. Summerlin
  • Meets:  Tuesday
  • Time:  8:30-9:10
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