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Extra-Curricular Activities

The mission of the Public Schools Athletic League is to provide opportunities for educating students in physical fitness, character development and socialization skills through an athletic program that fosters teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship.
The goal of the CHAMPS Middle School Sports & Fitness program is to improve student fitness levels and overall health by increasing opportunities for children to engage in physical activity, regardless of athletic ability. The program promotes health-related fitness through a mix of several after-school and before-school activities including traditional sports, non-traditional sports, and fitness activities. The ultimate goal is for students to grow to be CHAMPS — Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated, Positive Students — for life.
The Charter School Athletic Association (CSAA) is a 501c3 non- profit organization supporting New York City charter schools. Through community and school partnerships, the CSAA works with New York City charter schools to develop and maintain inter-scholastic sports leagues and arts programs. By nurturing charter school students’ appreciation for the arts, sports, physical fitness, and nutrition the CSAA gives these students access to high quality programing committed to the values of cooperation, fairness, and respect.

Edward R Murrow High School does not participate in inter-scholastic athletics.

Students are involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities except for interscholastic sports (PSAL). Among the more popular extra- and co-curricular activities are:

  • Theatre: Each year there are two major musicals, two dramas and several other large cast productions. Among recent productions are The Producers, Pirates of Penzance, Sweet Charity, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, The Glass Menagerie, Me and My Girl, Hello Dolly, Sweeney Todd, Little Shop of Horrors, Into the Woods, Raisin in the Sun, Grease, The Diary of Anne Frank, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get your Gun, Our Town, West Side Story, Music Man, Man of La Mancha, Oliver, and Oklahoma. Students also produce Sing, where freshmen and seniors compete against sophomores and juniors, a spring and winter concert and a talent show.
  • Competitions: Although Murrow does not participate in intersholastic team sports, several student groups compete on a competitive level, including the Chess Team which has won several city, state and national championships,and teams or classes winning or placing highly in such contest as the We The People, Mock Trial, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Virtual Enterprise competitions.
  • Student publications include the senior yearbook, the school newspaper (The Murrow Network), a literary mazazine, and various department publications.
  • There is an active student government and dozens of clubs fitting almost every interest. 
  • Athletics In place of competeitive team sports, physical education classes offer a variety of elective classes providing opportunity for individual and group sports, physical fitness and leisure time activities. Several clubs and after-school programs also provide opportunities for students to participate in athletic activities.