2019

Owl News

  • National Honor Society Inducts 43

    Congratulations to our 43 new National Honor Society inductees!
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  • “Great Courses” Scholar Dr. Louis Markos: April 5

    Memphis University School invites you to a presentation in Hyde Chapel at 9:35 a.m. Friday, April 5, featuring The Great Courses contributor, Houston Baptist University professor, and author, Dr. Louis Markos. He will discuss the importance of a liberal arts education and the value of studying the great books of the Western cannon.
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  • College Chat, March 25

    Our next Morning Joe College Chat is Monday, March 25, 8-9 a.m. in the Humphreys Hall Upper School Conference Room. Get advice and learn more about the selection process during this friendly, caffeine-fueled conversation with our college counselors. The session is limited to 25 parents, so register HERE. We look forward to seeing you there!
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  • LS Achievement Tests Begin April 1

    Lower School students will begin achievement testing during morning class periods in early April. The seventh grade will test during the week of April 1, and the eighth grade, April 8. Boys should be at school and on time; makeup testing must be done during study hall periods, which can be disruptive and cause students to fall behind in classwork. The only preparation needed for achievement testing is a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast.
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  • WordSmithing Owls Earn Awards

    Owls competed in the 2019 WordSmith Writing Olympics in late February with four earning honors in their grade-level competitions. Seventh grader Jerry Xiao earned a school trophy and an individual Silver Medal for taking Second Place in the 400-Word Main Event and Third Place in the 80-Word Dash for his grade level.
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  • Honor Roll Resource Board

    Keepsake versions of the quarter and semester Honor Rolls are stored on the Honor Roll Resource Board under your login. Check them out under Resources when you are logged in to the website. Go, Honor Roll Owls!
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  • Speaker Offers Tips on Raising Resilient Kids

    Dave Verhaagen, Ph.D., author and founding partner of Southeast Psych in Nashville and Charlotte, NC, spoke to parents and faculty February 27 about “Raising Resilient Kids.” Although the internet-fueled, 24-hour news cycle feeds the perception that the world today is more dangerous than in times past, Verhaagen provided evidence that the opposite is true.
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  • Make-Up Work, Absences

    Absences due to illness are common this time of year. While students are out, they must remain in contact with teachers by email, check assignments online regularly, and make arrangements to get copies of class notes whenever possible. When they return to school, they should make appointments to speak with their teachers about their work. This Lower School form can be helpful for students organizing make-up work, planning, and communicating with teachers.
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  • Summer Fun Starts Here!

    MUS offers a wide variety of academic, athletic, arts, and leadership opportunities for boys entering Grades 1-12. We also offer several co-ed academic camps. Explore and plan your summer fun now!
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  • Crump Plans Student Travel Endowment

    The man responsible for much of the architectural look of the MUS campus, Met Crump ’60, spoke in chapel February 22 about his life and work. The Crump Firm Architects, which he founded in 1970, is responsible for the design of the Sue H. Hyde Sports and Physical Education Center, Dunavant Upper School, Campus Center, Dunavant-Wellford Tennis Center, Field House, and Stokes Stadium.
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  • Two Owls Advance as National Merit Finalists

    Of the three Semifinalists recognized by the 2018-19 National Merit Scholarship Program, two seniors have advanced as National Merit Finalists: Ethan Hurst and Hudson Miller. Assistant Headmaster Barry Ray congratulated the Finalists during chapel assembly Tuesday, February 19.
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  • Cum Laude Inducts 20 Members

    Family and faculty celebrated 20 juniors and seniors during the school’s annual Cum Laude Society induction ceremony February 15, 2019. An organization modeled on Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude represents the highest academic honor students in a secondary school can achieve.
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  • National Classical Etymology Exam Medalists

    Bubones have risen to the challenge of the National Classical Etymology Exam with 12 students earning medals during the November portion of the competition. The exam tests a student’s ability to handle Latin and Greek derivatives and their usage in the English language.
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  • Seven Owls Commit to Colleges Feb. 6

    Faculty, family, and friends celebrated the school's first National Letter of Intent signing day of the year with these seven seniors: Walker Crosby will golf for Furman University, JoJo Fogarty will play lacrosse for Sewanee: The University of the South, Maurice Hampton will play baseball and football for Louisiana State University, Dorian Hopkins will play football for The University of Tulsa, Bailey Keel will play football for Washington and Lee University, Ev Nichol will swim for Williams College, and Matthew Rhodes will play football for The University of Memphis. Download photos from the event HERE.
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  • Owls Soar on AMC-8

    The American Mathematics Competition honored AMC-8 mathletes at the end of December, and four Owls achieved notable scores nationally. Seventh grader Bryan Ding and eighth grader Varun Krishnamurthi ranked in the top 1 percent in the nation, and eighth graders Reid Chauhan and Henry Yu ranked in the top 5 percent. Pictured, from left, are Chauhan, Ding, Krishnamurthi, and Yu.
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  • Mathletes Take 3rd at Collierville

    Math instructors Mrs. Leigh Packard, Mrs. Nancy Gates, and Ms. Heather Davis took two four-man teams to the 7th Annual Collierville Math Bowl January 26. The A Team, from left, eighth grader Henry Yu, seventh graders Jerry Xiao and Gabe Chen, and sophomore Arjun Puri took third place after battling 19 other teams in the competition. Also pictured are Collierville High School instructor Dr. Matthew Holmes, far right, and the competition reader, Alex Zhang, a CHS sophomore.
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