Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Stephen Murray
Welcome! My name is Mr. Stephen Murray, and I joined the Hiram High School family as a science teacher in 2007. I received my bachelor's degree in science education from UGA, and I hold a master's degree in teacher leadership from KSU. Outside of teaching, I enjoy stand-up comedy, podcasts, powerlifting, and mindfulness meditation. Please explore this page to familiarize yourself with important information.You can return to this page at any time by clicking, "About the Teacher," to the right.
Syllabi: Click the link to the right to see the syllabus for your class: Biology, Environmental Science, or A.P. Environmental Science (APES). Here, you can learn about grading policies, class rules, and the schedule for tutoring and recovery.
Info for Students: Please click this link to access the Student Resources page. There, you can see the bell schedule, learn about clubs and organizations, and parking information at HHS as well as other important information.
Info for Familes: Please click this link to access the Family Resources page. There, you can learn about your rights, how to join the Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA), and how to keep up with your students' grades through Parent Portal. If your student has special needs, please review information about 504 plans or your Parent Rights if your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). If you have any questions about IEPs, please contact your student's case manager or Debbie Strickland (firstname.lastname@example.org), the lead teacher at HHS for students with exceptionalities.
Important note about grade reporting: We send home progress reports every 4 and 1/2 weeks, but you can keep up with grades as soon as teachers enter them by signing up for Parent Portal. If you have any questions, the front office staff is trained to help you. You can call them at 770-443-1182 or talk to them in person by visiting the school.
Canvas Learning Management System: By clicking on Class Homepage to the right, you will see a link to my Canvas page. This page has most of the class' content and is accessible by students and parents. Students, you can access this page with the same login credentials you use to sign on to school computers. If you do not have login info, check with a teacher or media specialist at the school for a Parent and Student Acknowledgement Form. If you have a printer at home, click the link to access the form. Once completed, turn in the form to your first period teacher or the media specialist. Be sure to follow up to receive your login info. This is very important to your success at HHS.
School Jargon and Abbreviations: Teachers use a lot of words that may be unfamiliar to you. If you need help understanding any of this terminology, please click this link to explore an excellent glossary of educational terms.
Other Questions?: If you have any other question or concerns, please click this link or the HHS logo below to complete a Google form. Clicking the link will open a new tab or window, depending on your browser settings. Forms completed and sent during the school week will be read and responded to within a 48 hour window. You can also email me directly at email@example.com.