2023

Owl News

  • Aitken ’23 Commits to Memphis

    Senior Stryker Aitken committed to continue his football career at the University of Memphis. He put pen to paper in front of friends and family in the lobby of the Sue H. Hyde Sports and Physical Education Center.
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  • Business “Generalist” Speaks to DECA

    Executive Director at USRowing Rich Cacioppo spoke to the DECA club on “The Case for Being an All-Around Athlete” or becoming a well-rounded businessman.
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  • Upcoming Sports Thru Feb. 11

    Get out and support the Owls in these upcoming events. Tickets and Sport Passes for home events can be purchased HERE. Live streams for most home contests can be found under the athletic pages HERE.
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  • School Resumes Friday, Feb. 3

    School will be in session Friday, February 3, opening at the regular time. Dress code is Friday attire: coat and tie. The Massey gate will be closed, so please use the Park or Ridgeway gates.
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  • Food Distribution Event: Feb. 4

    The Civic Service Organization will host their next food distribution event on campus Saturday, February 4, in the Lower School parking lot. Volunteers should arrive at 8:30 a.m., and their work will be completed by 11 a.m.
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  • All-West Band and Orchestra Honorees

    Owls Earn All-West Band Honors

    Congratulations to the Owl musicians who auditioned for the All-West Tennessee Bands. They performed difficult musical excerpts and scales, and they were required to sight-read in front of a judge who is a professional musician and/or teacher.
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  • Swimmers Win County

    The Lower School swimming team won the Shelby County Middle School Championship in a meet at St. George’s in December.
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  • The Week in Owl Sports

    Owl basketball is going into the final stretch while state wrestling titles are on the line in early February. Tickets and Sport Passes for home events can be purchased HERE. Live streams for most home contests can be found under the athletic pages HERE.
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  • Hunters Needed for CSO Project!

    The CSO and the MUS Hunters for the Hungry club plan to serve duck and venison to Memphians in need throughout the month of February. CSO leadership will grant service hours to those who donate duck or deer meat to the cause. Please talk to CSO Advisor Jonathan Large if you have meat to donate or if you would like to volunteer to help cook.
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  • LS Baseball Evaluations: Feb. 7-9 

    Lower School baseball evaluations are Tuesday-Thursday, February 7-9, 4-6 p.m., on Thorn Field. We hope to have both seventh- and eighth-grade teams. Players will participate in the Middle School Coaches League, and the schedule will be posted once set.
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  • LS Lacrosse Evaluations: Feb. 4

    Lower School lacrosse evaluations are Saturday, February 4, from 2-4:30 p.m., on Hull-Dobbs Athletic Field.
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  • LS Spring Golf: March 22

    Tryouts for the Lower School spring golf team will take place Wednesday, March 22, at Irene Golf and Country Club.
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  • LS Track Signup: Feb. 6-10

    Sign up for Lower School track Monday-Friday, February 6-10! The signup sheet will be posted in the Lower School, and all LS students are welcome. Practices will be after school 2-3 days a week. The meets will take place Thursday afternoons and will begin in April.
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  • Seal of Biliteracy Deadline: March 9

    Seniors who have achieved proficiency in more than one language may be eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy. Students can qualify for this award through a combination of English coursework, GPA, and language proficiency test scores. The application deadline is Thursday, March 9, 2023.
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  • Zhou: Stats of the Last Shot

    Senior Lou Zhou reported in chapel on his independent study in sports analytics with Math Instructor Darin Clifft. Using random forest decision making and statistical computing, he quantified NBA players’ ability to make the last shot in a game, calling it DAWG, for Daggers Adequately Winning Games. “Through a combination of a metric which measures the importance or pressure of each shot as well as a metric which defines the difficulty of the shot, we can describe using math a player’s ability to hit that last shot.” Among his Top-10 were DeMar DeRozan, Trae Young, Damian Lillard, and Steph Curry, players “known pretty well for their clutch shooting ability.”
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  • Lower School Grandparent Reception: March 3

    Grandparents of seventh- and eighth-grade Owls will be invited to campus Friday, March 3, for a brunch and a customized tour led by their grandsons during the regular chapel timeframe. Students with no guests on campus will attend chapel.
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  • Lower School Soccer Tryouts

    Soccer tryouts for Lower School are scheduled for February 6, 8, 9 on Blankenship Field. Players must wear soccer socks and temperature/weather-appropriate athletic clothing. Bring shin guards, tennis shoes, and cleats.
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  • Taylor ’11, About Finding His Lane

    Mr. Scooter Taylor ’11, co-founder of West Peek Productions, spoke to students in chapel Friday about discovering their own paths in life.
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  • Cheer Auditions Meeting: Feb. 15

    Anyone interested in trying out for the 2023-24 basketball or football cheer squads should attend an informational meeting Wednesday, February 15, at 7 p.m.
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  • Five Owls Win Art Awards

    Five Owls earned honors in the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards for work they produced during the first semester. See their work HERE.

    Andrew Xu ’23 entered an illustration titled “Poli Sci,” which earned a Gold Key. Xu’s art will be on display at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and it will be sent to New York for national judging.
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  • Celebrating Our Memphis Home

    Memphis Day 2023 – dubbed Memphis Day Mayhem – showcased the best of the city with a little wrestling on the side! 

    The morning kicked off in Hyde Chapel with Studio Band playing Memphis tunes and Headmaster Pete Sanders framing the school’s vital connection to the city. He cited the 572 alumni who hold seats on nonprofit boards, the 486 Owls who are high-ranking corporate officers, and the alumni behind 20 of the top private companies in Memphis.
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  • Applying for Financial Aid

    We encourage every family to apply for need-based financial aid, even if they think they might not qualify. Some colleges are surprisingly generous with their financial aid awards, so it is worth applying to receive full consideration. 
     
    Also, to be eligible for aid consideration all four years, some colleges require families to apply for financial aid the first year.
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  • Mr. Willie Gregory Offers Words of Wisdom

    Often described as the man who personifies the slogan, “Just do it,” Mr. Willie Gregory, a Nike executive, has worked with top pro athletes, helped bring the Grizzlies to Memphis, spearheaded the largest sports athletic contract for the University of Memphis, worked to quell community unrest, and joined forces with organizations from the Greater Memphis Chamber to the 100 Black Men of America to the National Civil Rights Museum.

    Illustrating his talk with examples from his life, he advised the boys to remember three words: relationships, opportunity, and appreciation.
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  • Practice ACT for Sophomores: Feb. 25

    The College Counseling Office is partnering with Compass Education Group to offer a free practice ACT for sophomores Saturday, February 25.  Testing will begin at 8 a.m. in the Campus Center. Register online with Compass by Friday, February 10, to take the practice test.
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    Liz Copeland 

    Communications Dir.
    (901) 260-1357
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    Rebecca Greer 

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

    Communications Specialist
    (901) 260-1416
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    Kaitlan Koehler 

    Graphic Designer
    (901) 260-1354

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