Did You Know…Ben W. Murch, the school’s namesake, was a prominent local educator and served as supervising principal of the public schools in Northwest DC from 1916 until his death in 1927.
In 1982, Murch kindergarten and first graders began using 15 new IBM computers as part of a pilot program in DC. This week, the HSA approved the purchase of 30 tablets for kindergarteners and first graders to use in the school’s media center, adding to the Chromebooks, laptops, and other devices the HSA has purchased for the school over the last several years.
Did you know… The Murch HSA began as the Grant Road Portables Home and School Association. Their first meeting was in October 1928 and the agenda included the effort to replace trailers with a new school. Come to the first HSA meeting of this year on Tuesday, September 9 at 7 pm to find out what is happening with the same issue, 86 years later. 9/15/14