Owl News

  • Homecoming Game vs. SBA

    The Owls host St. Benedict at Auburndale in a bird battle at 7 p.m. in Stokes Stadium for Homecoming and Senior Night.
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  • Spirit Caravan/Senior Section Tonight!

    All MUS students are invited to join the Homecoming Spirit Caravan tonight from 6-6:30 p.m. Then seniors can stay for a senior section on the hill.
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  • Basketball Tryout Info, All Grades

    Lower School tryouts run October 27 - October 29, and Upper School runs November 2-3. Detailed information may be found on THIS form.
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  • Wrestling PhyD Update, Practice Begins: Nov. 2

    Students interested in wrestling this year need to contact Coach Chris Lewis in Lower School Room 110, via OwlHub messages, or by EMAIL. Coach Lewis plans to have a virtual parent meeting soon.
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  • Athletic Injury Gap Insurance Reminder

    We strive to ensure that students are well cared for should they sustain an injury while participating in school athletics. To that end we offer National Accident Health General Agency (NAHGA) gap insurance coverage for our student-athletes while they participate in any of our 14 interscholastic sports (up to $15,000). Read about it HERE.
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  • No Varsity Football Game Tonight

    SBA had to reschedule because of some COVID-19 cases in their school community, so our Homecoming/Senior Night game is now scheduled for Friday, October 23, in Stokes Stadium.
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  • Reunions Planned for 2021

    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!
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  • Swimming Season, Tentative Spring Launch

    The varsity swim season has been moved to early spring because of health concerns and protocols.
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  • Owls at Christian Brothers: Sept. 4

    The Purple Wave hosts the varsity football Owls Friday, September 4, at 7 p.m. in Tom Nix Stadium. No tickets will be sold for this game because of capacity limits and social distancing guidelines, but it will be broadcast on CW30 TV.
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  • US Owls – Join Baseball PhyD!

    Head Baseball Coach John Jarnagin encourages all Upper School students not currently in a fall sport to join Baseball PhyD.
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  • Sign Up for Basketball Phy D: Aug. 29

    Any Upper School student who is interested in trying out for one of our basketball teams (freshmen, JV, or varsity) is invited to join Coach David Willson’s fall physical development program.
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  • Health Screening Form Moved to OwlHub

    The Student Health Screening form has been simplified and moved to an OwlHub Resource Board (behind your parent login).
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  • Fencing Practice Begins Aug. 24

    Fencing practice begins the week of August 24. Due to health and safety protocols, practice will be once a week for each weapon: Tuesday, foil; Thursday, epee; and Saturday, saber. Email Coach Sergey Petrosyan to sign up.
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  • Letter Jacket Orders due by Sept. 15

    It is time for last year’s lettermen to order their jackets! All athletes who earned a varsity letter during the 2019-20 school year should complete this order form and return with payment to Mrs. Beth Taylor in the Business Office by September 15.
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  • Face Coverings/Masks

    We require students, faculty, and staff to wear properly fitting face coverings that cover the mouth and nose.

    Students should bring at least two masks with them to school every day so they can change after several hours. If a student comes to school with no mask or an unacceptable mask, we will provide masks for that day. Continued failure to wear a proper face covering will be treated as a dress-code violation.
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  • Magnus Health – Resource Board

    The school's Magnus Health Resource Board has been enabled. You will find it under the Resources tab when you are logged in to OwlHub.
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  • Chamberlain Named Varsity Tennis Coach

    Phil Chamberlain steps in as head tennis coach upon the retirement of Head Coach Bill Taylor. Chamberlain has been head coach at Hutchison and an MUS varsity coach for 12 years. He has served as director of the school’s Dunavant-Wellford Tennis Center since 2008. During his playing career, he won the Australian National Team Championships as a junior and played No. 1 singles and doubles for the University of Memphis from 1973-76, while achieving a Bachelor of Science in human movement and biology.
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  • All-Sports Banquet Part II: May 18

    In Part I of the sports banquet held April 27, we recognized our seniors and presented the four 2019-20 MUS athletic awards. Monday, May 18, at 6 p.m., we will host Part II by celebrating team lettermen.
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  • JV and Varsity Golf Tryouts: June 24-25

    JV and varsity golf tryouts will be held June 24-25 at Windyke Country Club. The cost will be $70 (no charge for Windyke members) - payable to Windyke. There will be eight varsity and five JV spots open. Those interested in trying out should text Coach Cliff Frisby at (901) 212-0606.
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  • Varsity Cross Country Signup Extended

    If you are interested in participating in varsity cross country this fall, please email Coach Jonas Holdeman by 5 p.m. Friday, May 22.
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  • Top MUS Athletic Awards Announced

    Three seniors and one coach received the school’s top athletic awards at the annual Jake Rudolph All-Sports celebration:
    • The Paul T. Gillespie Scholar Athlete Award: Vaught Benge
    • The James R. Haygood III All Around Best Athlete Award: Charlie Gilbert
    • The Al Wright Christian Character Award: Knox McQuillen
    • The Lee Murray Spirit Award: Head Tennis Coach Bill Taylor
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  • Magnus Health Portal Open for Updates

    We sent an email this week to let parents know that the Magnus online health management system is open for updates. You will see that the target date for completing all required forms – including some new sections – is June 15. We ask that you try to complete the requirements by this date, but we realize obtaining an updated physical for PE and sports might be a challenge now, as medical offices may be operating with limited staffing and hours.
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  • Owl Athlete Accolades, Winter Sports

    Local newspapers and sports associations have begun announcing athletic recognitions for winter sports. Congratulations to these Owls for their accolades:
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  • 2020-21 Cheerleaders Announced

    We appreciate all the talented athletes who participated in our cheerleading tryouts, and we proudly announce the 2020-21 squads by rising grade and school:
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  • All-Sports Celebration: April 27

    We are looking forward to celebrating our 2019-20 varsity lettermen Monday, April 27, 6 p.m. We will honor our senior athletes online and present the Al Wright Christian Character Award, the Paul T. Gillespie Scholar-Athlete Award, the Lee Murray Spirit Award, and the James R. Haygood III Best All-Around Athlete Award. Click on the Watch Live link on the main Athletics page beginning at 6 p.m. Monday.
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  • Extended Holiday: April 10-13

    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!
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  • Owls Host Brothers Tonight, Senior Night

    The basketball teams host CBHS tonight – the last regular home game of the varsity season. The freshmen begin their game at 4:30 p.m., JV plays at 6 p.m., and varsity takes the court at 7:30 p.m. Tonight we celebrate our senior players and cheerleaders!
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  • Think “Camp U” for Summer Fun!

    We are introducing an all-new MUS experience this summer. Camp U offers an immersive, high-energy day camp for boys entering first through seventh grades in 2020-21. Enjoy half- or whole-day, two-week sessions beginning June 1, June 15, and July 6. Get to know our campus, family of instructors, and camp counselors as you enjoy indoor and outdoor games, science experiments, makerspace activities, arts and crafts, and more. We’ll be on the go, eating well, getting creative – and sometimes wet. Are you in?
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  • Pictured from left, Assistant Coach Jerry Peters (MUS senior), Bradley Snider, Assistant Coach Zack Street (MUS Class of 2018), Joakim Dodson, Andrew Ogbeide, Marcus Moore, Cooper Solberg, Milling Chapman, Caleb Ellis, Michael Ray, Hall Thompson, George Steffens, Jackson Peters, Thomas Craig, Head Coach Jason Peters (MUS Class of 1988)

    7th and 8th Grade Basketball Teams Win Shelby League

    The seventh and eighth grade basketball teams recently completed their seasons, with each capturing Shelby League Championship honors.
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  • Magnus Health System

    MUS uses the online student health management system Magnus. After the initial registration, the system requires less input from parents in subsequent years and provides the school accurate and up-to-date online information.
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  • Sports Physicals: April 20

    Mark your calendar for Upper School Sports Physical Night, Monday, April 20. On this date MUS will offer free PE and sports physicals for all new and returning students who will be in Grades 9-12 for the 2020-21 school year.

    This event gives Upper School students the opportunity to receive a convenient, no-cost physical exam conducted by local physicians who donate their time. It also offers athletes the opportunity to fulfill the TSSAA requirement of being medically cleared to participate in interscholastic athletics.
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  • Owls Host Briarcrest: Jan. 24

    The Owls host Briarcrest tonight with JV playing at 6 p.m., and varsity taking the court at 7:30 p.m.

    East and west doors of Sue H. Hyde Sports and Physical Education Center will be open, so we encourage Owl students to park in the Lower School lots and enter from the Campus Center area.
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  • LS Spring Sports Tryouts, Info

    Lower School spring sports are getting ramped up and ready to roll. You still have time to join the action. Some teams will have tryouts soon, others simply need you to sign up.
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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.

Communications Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Elizabeth Copeland

    Liz Copeland 

    Communications Director
    (901) 260-1357
  • Photo of Rebecca Greer

    Rebecca Greer 

    Communications Assistant Director
    (901) 260-1348
  • Photo of Lisa Christopherson

    LeeAnn Christopherson 

    Graphic Designer, Creative Director
    (901) 260-1354


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