If you are a seventh-ninth grade tennis player who would like to participate in a developmental program to prepare for the spring season, send your parents to an upcoming meeting Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 p.m., in Wunderlich Auditorium.
The Lower School cross country team will begin practices Monday, August 19. Practice will run 3:30-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. If your son would like to run cross country, please contact Lower School Cross Country Coach Antony Eddy.
MUS uses a communication system that notifies families of game and practice cancelations and other time-sensitive athletic reminders as well as our Owls Alerts – notifications of school closings due to weather and emergencies. The system simultaneously calls, texts, and emails you if your information is accurate in our database. We’re testing this system Friday, August 9, around 10 a.m.
Digital season passes and individual tickets are available for purchase online. Go to the Athletics Home Page and click the tickets button to purchase a sports pass for $80 or individual game tickets at $8 each.
Surrounded by the family members, friends, and teachers who supported them along the way, the Class of 2019 celebrated graduation on Sunday, May 19, at Second Presbyterian Church. Click here to see selected photos from the event. Kathy Daniel Patterson took photos during Commencement, and the images should be loaded on her website by May 23. Under Client Viewing, enter the Event ID MUS2019.
We will mail the parents of each graduate a complimentary flash-drive copy of the Commencement video.
Upper School Assistant Principal Mark Counce ’77 was recognized at the year-end faculty luncheon for 25 years of service at MUS. As an alumnus, Counce has school connections that began some 10 years before his teaching tenure (1983-1993 and 2004 until today). He has taught math, coached basketball, overseen discipline,and raised three alumni (Stephen ’07, Robert ’09; and Andrew ’14). As a token of the school’s appreciation, Headmaster Pete Sanders presented him with an Honorary Master of Arts.
Family and friends gathered to celebrate these college decision makers today: Jalen Hollimon will play football for Millikin University, Warren Turner will swim for United States Naval Academy, Sellers Shy will play football for University of Mississippi, and Billy Weiss will join the lacrosse team for Loyola University Maryland.
MUS will host free physicals during the evening of Monday, April 22, for all rising Upper School students. Current physicals (received after April 15, 2019) are required for participation in sports and physical education classes. Log in to the website and see details on the Health Records board under your Resources tab.
Mr. David A. Willson has been named head basketball coach at Memphis University School. Willson, a 1999 graduate of MUS, has served as head basketball coach at Emory & Henry College in Virginia since 2013. He takes over for Coach Matt Bakke, who is stepping down from coaching after 20 years with MUS basketball and seven years as head coach.
Faculty, family, and friends celebrated the school's first National Letter of Intent signing day of the year with these seven seniors: Walker Crosby will golf for Furman University, JoJo Fogarty will play lacrosse for Sewanee: The University of the South, Maurice Hampton will play baseball and football for Louisiana State University, Dorian Hopkins will play football for The University of Tulsa, Bailey Keel will play football for Washington and Lee University, Ev Nichol will swim for Williams College, and Matthew Rhodes will play football for The University of Memphis. Download photos from the event HERE.