Owl News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Owls Top Perennial Math Competition

    Two teams of Lower School Owls met in the Lower School Computer Lab May 6 for a quick Chick-fil-A and donut breakfast before tackling the online Perennial Math Competition. When the results were in, both teams had placed first in their divisions.
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  • School is Out, Summer is Here!

    Our regular academic year has concluded, and fourth-quarter grades will be available online Friday, June 2. MUS will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. Summer programs begin soon - see details HERE.
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  • Summer Math Packet Help Labs!

    Summer Help Labs will be open selected Tuesdays (July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1) from 9 a.m. – noon for students who need to ask questions about Summer Math Packets.
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  • ACT Math Prep Class: June 5, July 10

    Owls in rising grades 9-12 should check out this new ACT Math Prep Class, offered in June and July. Practice makes perfect, so get ready for the upcoming ACT with Mathematics Department Co-Chair Phillip Stalls! You will take a practice exam each day and review areas that proved challenging. Gain experience and prepare for success!
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  • AP History Prep Class: June 19, 26

    Rising sophomores and juniors should take advantage of the NEW AP History prep classes offered beginning June 19 or June 26! These one-week courses introduce the AP exam format and hone testing skills.
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  • IMPORTANT: New Opt-In for Emergency, Other Notifications

    MUS weather closings, emergency notifications, and athletic team messages are sent to families via our texting system – and the system is changing our number June 2.
    IMPORTANT: Text YES to the new number, 79041, to opt-in so you will begin getting MUS text notifications after the number change, and save 79041 in your contacts so it won’t be blocked.
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  • Summers Named to Hergenrader Chair

    Headmaster Pete Sanders has named Dr. Kyle Summers as the Sally and Wil Hergenrader Chair of Excellence in Science. Summers has taught Biology and AP Biology since arriving at MUS in 2020 and serves as co-advisor for the school’s HOSA Club.
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  • Taylor Receives Jean Barbee Hale Award

    Ask anyone in the Athletics Department who is the most valuable member of the team, and they are likely to name this staff member: Athletics Administrative Assistant Beth Taylor. When Headmaster Pete Sanders announced that Taylor was the 2023 recipient of the Jean Barbee Hale Award for Outstanding Service, employees assembled for the Faculty Luncheon rose for a standing ovation.
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  • Varsity, JV Baseball Tryouts

    Varsity and JV baseball tryouts will be Wednesday-Thursday, May 31-June 1, 5-6:30 p.m., on D. Eugene Thorn Baseball Field.
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  • Class of 2023 Videos, Photos

    Baccalaureate and Commencement were wonderful celebrations! You can download the videos HERE.

    We have posted many Class of 2023 pictures in our Photo Gallery Look for Baccalaureate, Commencement, Graduation Awards, Headmaster Lunch/Grad Rehearsal, and Senior Picnic folders. You can download the photos free from there.
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  • Valedictorian Frederick Huang

    Valedictorian Frederick Huang is an inquisitive scholar, an accomplished swimmer, a gifted musician, and a caring friend. His insatiable intellectual curiosity and tireless work ethic are hallmark traits. His focus on overall wellness – physical, mental, and social-emotional – including prioritizing sleep, sets an example for all. 
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  • Order of the Owl, Latin Honors

    Lower School students and families gathered in Dunavant Lecture Hall of Hull Lower School to celebrate the Order of the Owl and Latin Honor Society inductions May 12.
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  • Salutatorian Jeffrey Liu

    Salutatorian Jeffrey Liu is a scholar distinguished by independent research, academic competition, and support of fellow students. 
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  • 2023 Commencement Awards

    Faculty members presented awards to graduating seniors at the 2023 Commencement ceremony on May 15.
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  • 60 Owls Earn Spanish Honors

    Sixty Spanish students garnered national recognition for their performance on the 2023 National Spanish Examinations. Owls earned a total of 10 Gold, 14 Silver, and 13 Bronze Medals, along with 23 honorable mentions. Patrick Burke ’25 achieved a perfect score on the Spanish II examination.
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  • Springfield Society Inducts 10

    Faculty and families celebrated 10 eighth-grade Springfield Society inductees during a banquet May 11. These scholars are in the top 10% of their class and demonstrate character consistent with the high standards of the school’s Honor Code and Community Creed.
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  • Owls Win Hunters Challenge

    On behalf of Tennessee Wildlife Federation, Hunters for the Hungry Program Director Matt Simcox presented the MUS chapter of the program the regional championship trophy.
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  • Be a 2023-24 Peer Mentor!

    The Counseling Department is accepting Upper School volunteers for next year’s Peer Mentoring program - become a Wingman! Help a newer, younger student learn about the U! You will get training before you are paired with an underclassman. This is a great leadership and service-hours opportunity, so contact Mrs. Candy Harris with questions or sign up today!
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  • Johnson Talks Mental Health

    Kristopher Johnson ’23 spoke about his mental health journey during chapel May 10. A member of the MUS Mental Health Club, the outgoing senior wanted to encourage students who may be struggling with mental and emotional issues.
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  • Lower School Football Sign-Up

    This is your invitation to join the 2023-24 Lower School football team. We will have separate teams for seventh and eighth grade players. Both will participate in a municipal and independent schools league. We are fortunate to have a very experienced group of alumni who coach our Lower School teams.
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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 Dir.
    (901) 260-1357
  • Photo of Rebecca Greer

    Rebecca Greer 

    Communications Asst. Dir./Webmaster
    (901) 260-1348
  • Photo of Jonah Jordan

    Jonah Jordan 

    Communications Specialist
    (901) 260-1416
  • Photo of Kaitlan Koehler

    Kaitlan Koehler 

    Graphic Designer
    (901) 260-1354


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