ALUMNI BASKETBALL LEAGUE The Alumni Basketball League began in the summer of 1981, when 50 alumni composing six teams began playing games of shirts and skins basketball in the former Lower School gym. The MUS ABL was founded by cousins and former Owl basketball players Tommy Peters '73 and Judd Peters '81. The ABL plays in the summer and has two divisions. The "B League" is for players who participated in athletics in high school or college and want to continue playing in a more competitive environment. The "C League" is best described as the league for the person whose love and appreciation for the game outweighs his abilities on the court. For more information on the ABL, contact the commissioner.
Students took Advanced Placement exams on 22 subjects in the spring, and 65 received recognition from the College Board for their high achievement. Seven Owls earned the top honor of National AP Scholar.
Students will have an additional day of Holiday Break! Monday, January 4, will be a holiday so we can provide our teachers a day on campus for professional development and to make final preparations for second semester. Students’ first day of class will be Tuesday, January 5.
We have launched a virtual tour to help prospective families learn more about MUS. We need your help spreading the word! Please share any (or all!) of our social media posts to help us attract more Owls to 6191 Park Avenue!
As we continue following local health department guidelines, we are not able to gather this September to celebrate reunion activities for our 0 and 5 graduates. As we set dates and plans for our 2021 Homecoming weekend, they will be communicated - and we look forward to having twice as many Owls on campus next fall!
Last fall the English Department decided to launch the all-school Owls Read program, a required summer reading assignment for all students in Grades 7-12. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and the “I Have a Dream” speech were selected for the inaugural assignment.
Junior Mock Interviews have gone virtual and global! This June and July we will host our annual Junior Mock Interviews – but in a new and exciting format. Alumni from throughout the country are already signing up to interview our rising seniors. Their response has been instant, robust, and exciting – so we need every member of the Class of 2021 to get on board.
In acknowledgment of how hard everyone is working to adapt to online learning, we have added Monday, April 13, as a school holiday. Friday, April 10, is a previously scheduled school holiday in observance of Good Friday and the beginning of Passover. We hope you can relax and enjoy the four-day weekend!
For his accomplishments as the star point guard for a nationally ranked men’s basketball team at Rhodes College (1979-81), Assistant Athletic DirectorMatt Bakkewas honored in November with induction into the Rhodes College Athletics Hall of Fame.
MUS instructor in French, ambassador for la culture française, purveyor of French baked goods, superlative host – guests at the Alumni Executive Board’s 15th portrait unveiling October 24 heard about the fascinating life and times of this year’s honoree, Dr. Reginald Dalle.