Sherlock Holmes, the Unabomber, and murder were topics in chapel recently as English Instructor Tim Greer and Science Instructor Rosalyn Croce gave students a sneak preview of next summer's MUS in Europe trip, which will blend literature and forensics in Edinburgh and London May 25 - June 3.
During your Hyde Chapel grade-level college counseling meetings this fall, counselors referred to a new management system that would replace Naviance. This system, called MaiaLearning, is launched October 9.
Eight senior Owls were named National Merit Semifinalists this year by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). They are, from left, Gregory Guo, Reid Chandler, Parth Dahima, Rob McFadden, Churchill Akhigbe, Arjun Puri, Seth Richey, and Kyle Koester.
For Owls in Grades 9-11, we offer FREE Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test preparation for three weeks beginning September 17. These students will take the test at school October 16, so we encourage them to attend these valuable study sessions provided by MUS teachers in Wunderlich Auditorium. If you have questions, contact Director of Counseling Joe Abrahams.
Navigating Microsoft Office 365 and our school website are key to staying connected and completing school work at MUS. During a general assembly, Technology Instructor Raina Burditt walked students through accessing our website and Office 365 tools.
The College Counseling team is excited to invite you to attend our grade-level meetings for students and parents. These meetings are mandatory for students, so mark your calendar now! Our Grade 11 meeting is Tuesday, October 1, 6:30 p.m., in Hyde Chapel.
During Fall Break, Mr. Zach Hansen and Mr. Curtis Johnson, college counselors, will lead a group of students on college visits. Interested students must submit a registration form and deposit to the College Counseling Office no later than August 30.
Eighth grader Varun Krishnamurthi and seventh graders Bryan Ding, Evan Wu, and Jerry Xiao advanced to the state MATHCOUNTS competition in Nashville in early March where the fearsome foursome took third place, and Ding, as an individual winner, earned the chance to play on the Tennessee team at the national competition in Lake Buena Vista, FL, this May.
Surrounded by the family members, friends, and teachers who supported them along the way, the Class of 2019 celebrated graduation on Sunday, May 19, at Second Presbyterian Church. Click here to see selected photos from the event. Kathy Daniel Patterson took photos during Commencement, and the images should be loaded on her website by May 23. Under Client Viewing, enter the Event ID MUS2019.
We will mail the parents of each graduate a complimentary flash-drive copy of the Commencement video.
Junior Arjun Puri earned a Gold Medal for his performance in the 2019 Physics Olympiad and has been named a USA Physics Olympiad finalist. Approximately 6,000 students participated in the first round of the competition hosted by the American Association of Physics Teachers in late January. Less than 7 percent of those students qualified as semifinalists, advancing to the next round in late March.
Lower School Principal Loyal Murphy welcomed families as Order of the Owl and National Latin Honor Society inductees were celebrated Friday, May 10, 2019. Order of the Owl eligibility demands high academic performance and demonstrated excellent citizenship in accordance with the school Honor Code and Community Creed. In order to qualify for the NLHS, a student must be a member of Junior Classical League, must attend one of the Latin conventions during this school year, must maintain an A average, and must gain approval from his instructors.
Ten eighth graders joined the Springfield Scholars May 9 in an evening filled with moving testimonials, proud parents, and crisp new ties. During the 13th annual dinner, Jack Blackwell, Vince Boberski, Jaxon Hammond, Frederick Huang, Varun Krishnamurthi, Kevin Ma, Jackson Oswalt, Alyaan Salman, Jack Zaptin, and Lou Zhou each received a commemorative tie, certificate, and lapel pin, and a favorite teacher spoke in his honor.
A total of 26 students earned recognition on the 2019 Classical Association of the Middle West and South Latin Translation Contest. Competing against 1,000 or more students from Virginia to Colorado, Owls earned cash, books, or certificates for their performances. Cash award winners scored in the top 2-3 percent in their grade level, book award winners scored in the top 5-6 percent, and certificates of commendation winners scored in the top 20 percent.
Spanish students collected a ton of hardware for their performances on the 2019 National Spanish Examinations. Students scoring at or above the 95th percentile for their grade level nationally earned Gold; 94th-85th percentiles; Silver; and 84th-75th, Bronze. A 50th percentile score equals the national average.
Director of Admissions Buck Towner announced the biggest class of ambassadors to date this week: 30 sophomores will join the current 26 junior ambassadors as official school hosts for 2019-20, leading tours of campus for prospective families and representing MUS at a number of additional events throughout the year.
Mr. John Knaff, instructor in economics, lead the team of seniors Sonny Charbonnet, Wood Davis, Alden Southerland, and junior Jack Fernandez in the Personal Finance Challenge in early April. The Owls took third place out of 127 teams in the Wild Card Division.
Our Latin scholars won first place – for the 12th consecutive year – this weekend in the 63rd annual Tennessee Junior Classical League convention in Chattanooga. A total of 32 schools from across the state competed in the event. MUS fielded a delegation of 41 Upper School and Lower School scholars, all of whom contributed in some way to the 1,421 points scored by the team. University School of Nashville came in second.