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Counselors

School Counseling Team at Murray Middle School

Murray Middle School's counselors are Justine Revermann and Lisa Engelstad.

School counselors can support students in many areas, including with academic, social/emotional, and career/future planning concerns. Please contact the counselors with concerns about class schedules, bullying, behavior issues or to discuss personal issues a student may be experiencing. 

Students - Request a meeting with a counselor

Murray School Counseling Mission Statement: 

The Murray Middle School Counseling Program challenges all students in the building to reach their highest potential and create meaningful goals for high school and beyond. Our school counseling team collaborates with stakeholders and our community to best support our learners. The counseling team addresses academic, social-emotional, and academic areas through individual, group, and classroom meetings with all students. School counselors advocate for students to have equitable access to resources to promote their learning, growth, and social-emotional wellbeing. 

Murray School Counseling Vision Statement: 

Murray Middle School students have the academic, social-emotional, and career skills to discover their goals and reach their highest potential in preparation for success in high school and beyond. Murray students have the skills of valuing diversity, learning about their own level of social-emotional self-awareness, learning about skills of empathy, learning about successful academic skills, and they are prepared for their future. Murray Middle School alums are lifelong learners who seek to continuously improve themselves and the diverse world that they live in. Murray Middle School students embark on a wide variety of world-wide accomplishments and adventures, while making meaningful impacts on the communities in which they live, work, and interact in. 

Overall Murray Information:

SPPS Registration: 

If you would like to enroll at Murray or another SPPS school for the 2023-2024 school year, please call the Placement Center at 651-632-3760. 

New Students/Families for 2023-2024 school year:

Academic resources: 

Tutoring resources:

Resource Name

Location/How to Access

SPPS Homework Help 

OTL Homepage for Homework Help: /Domain/1260 

Homework Centers at the Libraries

List of Locations and Hours found here: https://sppl.org/homework/ 

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse App with St. Paul Library Card - go here to download app: https://sppl.org/resources/homework-help/ 

 

Live Tutoring everyday 1-11:00pm 

  • English and Spanish

Flipside

Study Skills Flipside typically offered

TutorMe

24 hours a day, live tutoring through an online app. TutorMe Resources: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15nTYh0QkCGqLX-57e0txER_xXvQQDfr3?usp=share_link 

2023-2024 School Year Highlights - District calendar here

  • Quarter One: September 5 - November 9
  • Quarter Two: November 13 - January 25
  • Quarter Three: January 29 - March 28
  • Quarter Four: April 1- June 10

*Grades can viewed online via Schoology. Electronic grades reports will be sent upon request.

Career/Postsecondary Planning:

  • Xello is an engaging online program that helps students build their skills, knowledge, and plans to be future, college, and career ready. K-12 SPPS students use Xello to create their Personal Learning Plans (PLPs). Students can navigate Xello through Clever on their iPads.

Link: Video log in instructions for Xello for students

  • High School: Most students who finish 8th grade at Murray Middle School, go to Como Park Senior High School for 9th grade. We also have about 10-20 students who go to Central High School each year. A small number of students attend non-SPPS schools. Counselors work with 8th graders and families throughout the year to get them ready to choose their high school and register for classes for 9th grade. 

Attendance: 

 

Social/Emotional: 

Chemical Health Information: 

  • Anthony Louis Center - Walk-In Assessment Appointments & treatment option, Woodbury 651-409-9017
  • C.L.U.E.S. (Communidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) - Assessments in Spanish only; Must be 16 years or over - 651-379-4200
  • Handy Help, LLC: Walk-in assessment appointments, Mon. through Thur. 9-3, 500 Grotto Street North Saint Paul, 55104 - 651-76-3236
  • Karen of Minnesota (KOM) 2353 Rice Street #240 Roseville, MN-651-788-7593
  • Minnesota Care Partner: Walk-in assessment appointments, Wed. through Fri. 9-12, 393 Dunlap Street #736 Saint Paul, 55104 - Located in the Central Midway Building - 612-289-5656
  • Options - Day Treatment Program for youth ages 12-19, with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health diagnoses. Locations in Roseville and Burnsville -  952-564-3000

Activities: 

Every Meal

  • Register with counselors in Fall of 2023

We are excited to partner with Every Meal to offer a free weekend meal program to all our students. Every Meal is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to fight child hunger through community and school partnerships. They strive to make a difference in children’s lives by focusing on food gaps like weekends, school breaks, and summer when they can’t receive food in school.

  • Registration will be online in fall of 2023 here, paper applications are available through the main office or the counselors 
  • Free for all families
  • No qualifications required
  • Students enrolled in the program will receive a 4-5 pound bag of nutritious, nonperishable food each week
  • Every Meal does not collect information from families; privacy is protected
  • Families may choose to participate in the program anytime throughout the school year
  • Families may choose from a variety of different weekend food bag options
  • Please contact Lisa Engelstad (lisa.engelstad@spps.org, 651-744-2397) or Justine Revermann (Justine.revermann@spps.org, 651-744-7130) for more information

Food Resource

- Free Farmer's Market

Mental Health Resources

  • Suicide and Crisis Prevention Life Line: 988
  • Ramsey County Youth Mental Health Crisis Team: 651-266-7878
  • Ramsey County Adult Mental Health Crisis Team: 651-266-7900
  • Call CRISIS (274747) from anywhere in MN to reach the local County crisis team
  • Crisis Text Line: Text Hello to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • FastTracker: Mental Health Resources
  • Trevor Project: Text Start to 678678 or call 1-866-488-7386, chat here 

Outside Resources:

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