Owl News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Owl Ovation goes to Joe Abrahams

    The February Parents’ Association Owl Ovation goes to Director of Counseling Joe Abrahams ’96. A parent whose son has faced medical challenges described how Abrahams provided support and encouragement for the family, often on a daily basis. He helped the student formulate a plan for his academics, coordinated communication with instructors, and provided counseling. “It did a lot to lift [our son’s] spirit,” the parent wrote.
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  • Black History Month Art Showdown Results

    The Black History Month art contest has ended, and the results are in! Congratulations go to the Upper School winner, senior Matthew Phillips; and the Lower School winner, seventh grader Thomas Donahoe.
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  • Prepare for Visiting Author Jerry Mitchell

    Our visiting author for the fourth quarter will be Mr. Jerry Mitchell, an investigative journalist who has helped solve multiple cold-case murders in Mississippi. He is also founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting.
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  • Spring Break Art Showdown: March 19

    Mrs. Laura Beck has announced the next in a series of Student Art Showdowns. The Spring Break Showdown is underway! Review the following rules and submit your art no later than Friday, March 19.
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  • Want to Play Freshman Football Next Year?

    All eighth graders interested in playing football next fall – now is the time to sign up! Email Coach Bobby Alston if you would like to be a member of the 2021 freshman football squad.
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  • Spring Break: March 5-12

    Spring Break runs Friday, March 5, through Friday, March 12. 
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  • Baseball Opener: March 20

    The varsity baseball team’s home opener is Saturday, March 20, 3:30 p.m. Headmaster Pete Sanders will throw out the first ball!
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  • Record 25 Owls in All-West Ensembles

    The West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association selected a record 25 Owls and three alternates for its 2021 All-West Tennessee ensembles. Auditions were virtual because of COVID restrictions, and students had to prepare two videos to submit for judging – one for an excerpt or etude and one for scales.
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  • College, Career X-Blocks: March 2, 4

    Two career-oriented X-Block events are planned for Tuesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 4. Upper School students will have a chance to speak with alumni in STEM, engineering, and business fields!
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  • Campus Open Monday, Feb. 22

    After a week of record snow, we will have school on campus Monday, February 22, for all students, faculty, and staff who can make it here safely.
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  • Cheer Meeting, Tryouts Ahead!

    The cheerleading coaches will host pre-tryout clinics Monday-Tuesday, March 22-23, 6-8 p.m., and tryouts will be Thursday, March 25, 4 p.m.
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  • BHM Art Showdown, Deadline: Feb. 26

    Mrs. Laura Beck is hosting Black History Month Art Showdown. Students, create an original piece of art using one of the provided prompts to win praises and prizes!
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  • Keel is January Owl Ovation Honoree

    Instructor in Modern Languages Rebecca Keel is the Parents' Association Owl Ovation honoree for January.
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  • Black History Month Programs Begin

    We kicked off Black History Month February 2 with an X-Block presentation featuring an introduction by Assistant Principal Barry Ray, student contributions, and a performance of Lift Every Voice and Sing by Director of Music Matt Tutor ’91 and Music Instructor Chris Carter.
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  • Phillips and Doughtie Earn Art Honors

    Two students earned honors in the Drawing and Illustration category of the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards hosted by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
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  • Spring Meal Plan - Now Prorated!

    Meal plans will be prorated now. The cost will be based on the first day you begin using it. Purchasing a plan versus a la carte saves you an average of 10-20%, so contact Ms. Sylvia Neely for a quote today!
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  • Wrestling Results from Dawg Fights

    The wrestlers rolled up 176 points on their way to winning the Briarcrest Dawg Fights Saturday, January 23.
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  • Lower School Spring Sports Info

    Spring sports are ramping up, and Lower School tryouts are scheduled.
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  • Graham and Chapman Honored

    Two athletic awards were presented to students in early December during a virtual chapel presentation.
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  • AMC 8 Owls Earn National Honors

    Three Owls earned national mathematics honors in the November AMC 8 competition. Eighth graders Alan Cheng and Oscar Liu and seventh grader Albert Ding earned honor roll designations for their performances. Cheng scored in the top 1% nationally and Ding and Liu scored in the top 5%.
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Communication, Media Requests

All media requests, including campus photography, videos, or student, faculty, or staff interviews must be sent to the director of communications at (901) 260-1357. Photographers, videographers, and media personnel must be accompanied by a member of the Communications Office.

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Elizabeth Copeland

    Liz Copeland 

    Communications Director
    (901) 260-1357
  • Photo of Lisa Christopherson

    LeeAnn Christopherson 

    Graphic Designer, Creative Director
    (901) 260-1354
  • Photo of Rebecca Greer

    Rebecca Greer 

    Communications Assistant Director
    (901) 260-1348
  • Photo of John McBride

    John McBride 

    Content Producer


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