Civic Service Organization
A student's responsibility to the community is a priority at MUS. A student at MUS is given much: an excellent education, strong support, a chance for growth, and an opportunity to realize his potential. We expect our boys to give something back to their school and to the community that nurtures and supports them.
Through the Civic Service Organization, MUS students are committed to participating in a variety of community service projects each school year. The two major categories of activities are fundraising for charitable purposes and service to various community organizations and agencies.
Projects have included: MIFA Handyman, Students vs Hunger for Memphis Food Bank, Activities at Lester Community Center, tutoring students from the Emmanuel Center, working with the Binghampton Development Corporation, sponsoring an annual canned food drive, arranging an annual blood drive, and a wide variety of other activities.
During the 2008-09 school year, the executives of the CSO created the organization's honor society. Societas Caritatis, meaning Society of Charity, recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding charitable leadership and service to the local community. The CSO established the requirements for membership. The CSO Executive Board selects those students who have met the requirements.
Through their involvement, the boys at MUS learn important lessons about people in need, about problem solving, about leadership, and about working together.
Clubs offer an outlet for activities and interests that do not fall within existing programs. Clubs which have been established in the past include Billiards, Ultimate Frisbee, Philosophy, Chess, and Pep Club, for example. Student Council grants charters to any student groups that can demonstrate sufficient interest in the formation of a club, that can articulate a reasonable purpose for existence, and that can secure a faculty advisor who will participate in club activities.
Student-led publications have always been an important extracurricular activity at MUS. In recent years all publications have set high standards and have involved many students in their creative efforts.
We offer students the chance to contribute to four major publications:
The MUSe, an annual literary magazine
The Owl, the school yearbook
The Owl's Hoot, the school newspaper