2024

News Archive

  • McCracken Named Athletic Director

    Headmaster Pete Sanders announces the appointment of Thad McCracken as athletic director. McCracken comes from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, where he has served as assistant athletic director since 2011 and men’s basketball head coach since 2010. He will join the faculty later this spring.
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  • Spring Break: March 8-15

    MUS will observe Spring Break on March 8-15, with offices open Friday, March 8, and Monday, March 11, from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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  • Edmundson Examines Sanitation Strike

    In celebration of Black History Month, junior Tyler Edmundson delved into the background of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike and noted that the city is filled with history and historical sites.
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  • Sports Events: March 3-9

    Check out the sports events for March 3-9 in baseball, lacrosse, soccer, and track!
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  • Lacrosse Owls Host McCallie

    The varsity lacrosse Owls host McCallie in Stokes Stadium, Saturday, March 2. Faceoff is at noon.
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  • Owls Win WordSmith Awards

    Twelve students participated in the 2024 WordSmith Olympics February 25 at the University of Memphis, led by Instructor in English Eric Dalle ’93. Among the awardees, seventh grader Gus Williams and senior Jerry Xiao each placed second in the 40-word dash in their age groups.
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  • Cum Laude Society Inducts 26

    The Memphis University School chapter of the Cum Laude Society inducted 26 members from the classes of 2024 and 2025 during a ceremony February 23. Membership in the Cum Laude Society is the highest academic honor students in a secondary school can receive. The MUS chapter, modeled on Phi Beta Kappa, was chartered on December 14, 1967.
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  • Sports Events: Feb. 27 - March 3

    Check out the following sports events for February 27 - March 3 and show up to support the Owls!
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  • Shaw Explores Tom Lee’s Background

    Senior Makhi Shaw made a presentation in chapel about Tom Lee, whose heroism in 1925 was memorialized with the dedication of Tom Lee Park along the Memphis riverbank in 1954.
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  • King Searches for Community

    Junior Chrishton King took a historical look at the Orange Mound neighborhood in a chapel presentation to examine the question, “Is the sense of community still there?”

    King described Orange Mound as “the epitome of black achievement” after the subdivision was created in the 1890s.
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  • Rhodes President Speaks in Chapel

    Mrs. Jennifer M. Collins, the 21st president of Rhodes College, spoke to the MUS community today, noting the strong connection between the two schools, including nine faculty alumni and 15 students currently enrolled at the Memphis liberal arts school. She told how Halliburton Tower on the Rhodes campus, where her office is located, is named for world adventurer and writer Richard Halliburton, MUS Class of 1915.
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  • Bridges USA Program

    Know any shy students who would benefit from participating in Bridges USA - Bridge Builders Youth Program? Consider nominating them.
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  • Owls Flourish at Robotics

    The MUS robotics program hosted its inaugural VEX Robotics Competition in Todd-Snowden Gym February 10, welcoming 28 teams comprising middle and high school students from across West Tennessee.
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  • Owls Place Third at MathCounts

    The Owls math squad finished third out of 12 teams in this year’s MathCounts regional team competition. Gus Williams ’28 qualified for the state tournament with his individual score while Joseph Zhao ’28 placed first in the head-to-head competition of the Math Countdown Round.
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  • Seal of Biliteracy Deadline: March 7

    Seniors who have achieved proficiency in more than one language may be eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy. Students qualify for this award through a combination of English coursework, GPA, and language proficiency test scores. The application deadline is Thursday, March 7, 2024.
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  • Eight Qualify for the AIME II

    Eight math scholars qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination II February 9. Pictured just before they began the three-hour, 15-question test are, from left, Alan Cheng ’25, Bryan Ding ’24, Jerry Xiao ’24, Parth Patel ’24, Alan Zhou ’24, Oscar Liu ’25, Albert Ding ’26, and Dannie Dong ’24.
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  • Dr. Anthony Bradley Metcalf Speaker

    Dr. Anthony Bradley visited MUS as the guest speaker of the 25th Metcalf Symposium. Bradley spoke to fathers, mentors, and sons on masculinity, boyhood, and growing up during his evening session February 8. He returned to campus February 9 to address the MUS community in Hyde Chapel, encouraging the boys to ask the question, “Who is it that God made me to be?”
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  • Four Receive DAR Essay Honors

    Four Owls received honors for their submissions to Daughters of the American Revolution essay contests. Representatives of the DAR Watauga Chapter Maria Burke (former MUS math teacher) and Jean McSwain came to campus to make the presentations.
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  • Families Matter Director Speaks in Chapel

    Executive Director of Families Matter Carol Jackson spoke in chapel about the work of the faith-based nonprofit to strengthen marriages, fathers, and families. This was the first of our Black History Month presentations.
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  • Parent Book Club: Join Us!

    All are welcome to come, even if you have not had a chance to purchase or read the book, "Erasing the Finish Line" by Ana Homayoun. Your perspective, insight, and questions will be valued throughout our conversations. Come join us in the Wiener Hospitality Room!
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  • Chubb Named Football Head Coach

    MUS Headmaster Peter D. Sanders announces the appointment of 18-year MUS defensive coordinator Mark Chubb as the school’s varsity football head coach after an extensive search. He will assume the role immediately.
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  • Montgomery Civil Rights Tour: Feb. 16-18

    Join Ms. Elizabeth Crosby and Dr. Jonathan Jones for the Montgomery Civil Rights Tour on February 16-18!
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  • Re-Enrollment Time

    Thank you for entrusting us with the education of your sons. Your support of our teachers, coaches, and programs helps us uphold a liberal arts tradition designed to meet the needs of boys as they grow into young men of character, service, and leadership.

    As you previously signed a contract, you need only complete a few steps and pay the deposit by Friday, February 2, 2024, to reserve your spot(s) for next year. After February 3 the deposit increases by $100. Your re-enrollment will be considered binding on May 1, 2024. See instructions HERE.
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  • Owls Robotics Earns Honors

    Two Owls Robotics teams earned honors at the VEX at the Nest tournament held January 27 on the campus of St. Benedict at Auburndale.
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  • Breazeale, Manhood Breakfast

    Glenn Breazeale of Alpine Camp for Boys in Mentone, Alabama, spoke with seventh and eighth graders during Manhood Breakfast January 26. Breazeale, co-director of the camp with his wife, Carter, got the boys going with a game of rock, paper, scissors but with a twist: cheering on each winner until one remained. Then he directed the guys to pair up and talk about their physical scars or injuries.
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  • Eleazer Shares Holocaust Story

    In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), Ms. Ida Notowitz Eleazer spoke in chapel about the experiences of her late father, Mr. Max Notowitz, in Poland during WWII, including time spent in forced labor and as an escapee before he was liberated at war’s end. His family was killed by the time he was 14, but he survived the labor camp and hiding in the woods for 21 months. After coming to America, he eventually settled in Memphis.
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  • Parent Book Club - Join Us!

    All are welcome to come, even if you have not had a chance to purchase or read the book, "Erasing the Finish Line" by Ana Homayoun. Your perspective, insight, and questions will be valued throughout our conversations. Come join us in the Wiener Hospitality Room!
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  • 2024-25 At-a-Glance Calendar

    The 2024-25 At-a-Glance Calendar is now available. You can see it HERE and on the Parent Quicklinks Resource Board.
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  • Scholastic Art Awards

    Seven Owls earned Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards for their work in the Drawing and Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, and Photography divisions.
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  • 28 Owls Earn All-West Honors

    Twenty-eight musicians earned chairs in All-West Tennessee bands and orchestras, and five received alternate status. In addition, a record 12 students qualified for All-State honors, six in orchestra and six in band.

    The West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education, hosted auditions for bands January 13 and orchestras November 18. During the weekend of February 8-10, students receiving All-West honors will attend a clinic at the Memphis Convention Center and perform in a concert at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
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  • Sports: Jan. 22-27

    See you at the following January 22-27 sports events (weather permitting!) for basketball, bowling, swimming, and wrestling:
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  • Hilliard Helps Owls Find Purpose

    Herbert Hilliard – a man who has seen success on the basketball court, in the business world, and in community involvement – took the Hyde Chapel stage to urge Owls to find their purpose.
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  • Glenn Rogers, Jr. Inducted into M Club Hall of Fame

    The University of Memphis M Club Hall of Fame has named Coach Glenn Rogers, Jr. to its class of 2023.
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  • Bowling Team Headed to State

    The bowling team defeated Harding Academy, 24-3, at Billy Hardwick’s All-Star Lanes on January 4 to finish region runner-up and clinch its first appearance in the TSSAA tournament since 2017.
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  • Flu Season - Protect the Flock!

    Help us protect the MUS community! Students must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.
     
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  • Try Out for Lower School Spring Golf

    Tryouts for the Lower School spring golf team will be Wednesday, March 20, 3:15 p.m., at Irene Golf and Country Club. Complete details can be found HERE.
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  • Weather Closing Notifications

    If weather conditions require us to close school or change school hours, we will notify you via email, phone message, and/or text (per the contact instructions you have already provided). In addition, we will post it on our website, in social media, and through local news stations.
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  • Wu named Regeneron Scholar

    Evan Wu ’24 is one of 300 scholars named in the 83rd Regeneron Science Talent Search, a prestigious national science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. He is the only scholar from Tennessee.
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  • Sports Events: Jan. 15-19

    Temps are cold but the action is hot in basketball, bowling, swimming, and wrestling events for January 15-19.
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  • Felsenthal Rogers Leadership Speaker

    Mr. Edward Felsenthal ’84, executive chairman of TIME and senior advisor, Office of the CEO, at Salesforce, spoke in Hyde Chapel as the 2024 Rogers Leadership Forum guest.
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Communications Team:

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Elizabeth Copeland

    Liz Copeland 

    Communications Dir.
    (901) 260-1357
    University of Memphis - BPS
    2012
  • Photo of Rebecca Greer

    Rebecca Greer 

    Communications Asst. Dir./Webmaster
    (901) 260-1348
    Union University - BA
    2010
  • Photo of Jonah Jordan

    Jonah Jordan 

    Communications Specialist
    (901) 260-1416
    University of Memphis - BA
    2022
  • Photo of Kaitlan Koehler

    Kaitlan Koehler 

    Graphic Designer
    (901) 260-1354
    Berry College - BA
    2021