Varsity Bowling Tryouts are in late August. The season runs from Labor Day to the third weekend in January. Practices/matches are Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30-5:30 p.m. The team is comprised of 10-12 upper school students, so rising ninth graders be advised.
To prepare for tryouts, we recommend: Option #1: Join the Junior Bowling League that takes place Saturday mornings at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes (1576 S. White Station; 901-683-BOWL) from 10:00 a.m. to noon. It is a 13 week league that started May 7; go this week to sign up – you are not too late. It’s about $16 a week and includes professional coaching. Option #2: Join Kids Bowl Free, and get two free games PER DAY all summer (now through August 31) during the day (Monday-Friday 10-4).
Eighth graders Jonathan Huang, Kyle Koester, Robert McFadden, Reid Chandler, Churchill Akhigbe, Benjamin Lindy, James Thomas, Arjun Puri, Loi Vuong, Jr., and Cole Saenz take their positions with the legacy of John Murry Springfield (right portrait) peering over their shoulders.
The eleventh edition of the Springfield Scholars was held on campus last Thursday night announcing the Lower School's most elite academic honor society. We acknowledged eleven eighth-graders, the academic top ten percent of the class, with a dinner joined by parents and invited faculty guests of each Scholar.
Newly-tapped Order of the Owl member Akbar Latif (left) assumes the role of incoming Lower School Student Council president as Second-year Order of the Owl member and outgoing Student Council president Gregory Guo passes the peace at last Friday's ceremony in the Dunavant Lecture Hall of the Hull Lower School. Mr. Smythe presided in order to ensure that no funny business emerged.
Last Friday, we acknowledged the excellence of our academically high-achieving students who exercise strong moral character. Eighth graders who achieved a weighted average of at least 90 and seventh graders who achieved a weighted average of at least 93, all of whom demonstrate the Community Creed tenants, qualify for our Order of the Owl. Check the photos!
First-year recipients receive an official school tie along with a certificate and lapel pin. Second-year recipients receive a unique owl lapel pin mimicking the Order's logo taken from the official school crest and shield, a certificate, and, additionally, a limited edition metal U trophy.
We suggest that you make multiple color copies, and plaster this information all over Junior's room.
There is every reason to expect that our boys' exam results (25% of the semester grade) can exceed their semester average going in to the exam given adequate review. Boys are encouraged to see their teachers, share notes from class among each other, even organize study sessions. Please help to alleviate Junior's potential for anxiety by seeing that he produce review work (working math problems, handwriting chapter notes from subjects and seasons this semester where it is evident that he did not master the material).
Bottom line: studying/review is manual labor. There must be a body of work produced for proper studying to occur. The good news is that this attached review schedule is an excellent guide toward that end.
The Lower School Lacrosse A team started off the season hot, with victories over ECS, St. Georges, Briarcrest, and Houston. On Saturday April 2nd, The A team played our Nashville Rival, MBA. The Big Red started off hot ending the first quarter leading 5-1.
The Owls slowly started to chop at the lead getting the score 7-4 at halftime. MBA once again made a run dominating the Face-off X and gaining possession for the majority of the game. In the fourth quarter, the Owls made a run with Gus Carter winning face-offs, Edwin Shy’s clearing, and Stratton Barousse, Collins Robinson, and Connor Hamilton’s dodging and riding.
Everything the Owls gave the Big Red had an answer and the Owls lost 14-10. Luckily, this is the first of the pair of the games the Owls have against MBA. Hopefully the Owls can even out the series when they play them in Nashville on April 16.
The Owls hope to comeback from this loss with league play against Brothers on Tuesday, April 5 (*note, MUS won). The Lower School A team is currently 5-1 and is hoping to win another City Championship this season.