The AMC 8 is a is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in junior high
school (middle school) mathematics designed to promote the development
and enhancement of problem solving skills. MUS's Upper School boys also participates in AMC 10 and AMC 12.
Our own Maria Burke is our contest manager, and she offered this info to us, fresh off the press:
Two Lower School students scored 21 (which qualifies MUS to be considered a Distinguished School), matching last year's winner. One scored 20. We'll announce these names later :).
Last year's Accelerated Geometry class averaged 15.5 compared to this year's 16.6. Last year's Accelerated Algebra 8 class average was a 12.2 as compared to this year's 12.9. Last year's Accelerated Algebra 7 averaged 11.6 as compared to this year's 12.9.
These scores easily place MUS boys in the top quintile of mathematics among all American schools. Great effort, teachers, boys, and parents, who labored so diligently. Congratulations!
It has been a few years since we have been able to compete in this tournament, but it worked out this year. The tournament will be held this Saturday at Germantown High School. Coach Hendricks would like to have practice from 3:45-5:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. If you plan on wrestling in the tournament, you must go to practice so that Coach Hendricks can enter you into the tournament. The lower school season will be done after this tournament. Coach Gehres may be speaking with a few of you to stick around and wrestle with the freshman team.
Coach Clark wants everyone
to know about last Friday night's successful meet at St.
George's as MUS swam Houston,
Briarcrest, and St. George’s.
The Middle School coaches voted that they were not going to score this meet,
however Coach Clark sent us the spread sheet (Download
121407SwimMeet2.pdf) with all the times which show the Baby Owls sweeping
1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the 50 free and a run away in the 100 free, among other
meet is Saturday, January 12 at St. George's at 11:00am.
the sun setting on first semester amidst the chill and drizzling rain here at
mid-December, we set our sights on what the school can do next semester to be
more of a value for your education dollar, not to mention a more positive
experience for your son. I appreciate the blogmail sent thus far (and the phone
calls, and the emails, and the cocktail party information sessions...I really
do!), and as a result of many of your comments and concerns, we have responded
more effectively to you. I'm sure that in some cases you may not agree with our
stance on a particular issue, but I hope that you sense the intimacy of our
small organization with respect for the multitude of particular situations that
arise with Middle School boys.
have wisely referred to these lads as "emerging humans" in a vain
attempt to describe what we as educators and parents deal with during the years
of 12-13-14. Well, that's not too far off the mark. My plea to you as the
emergence continues over the next few months is that you stay in touch with us.
One significant way to do so is to fill out the poll to the left of the page.
Holidays to you and yours...and don't freak about exam grades until January. We
need a break!
Due to my unfortunate blogging oversight of the strong results our Model UN boys produced (we announced results and recognoized folk during an assembly), I provide here sponsor Mr. Whit Tenent's comments of the affair as delivered to and edited earlier by MUS's Kate Metcalf:
30, 2007, Mr. Whit Tenent and thirty three Lower School
students attended the Annual YMCA Youth and Government Model United Nations.
The Conference was very exciting this year will the largest group of students
in attendance on record.
Memphis University School
represented multiple countries in the United Nations. The students formed
resolutions to present to the United Nations. The topics covered included
fighting Malaria in Southeast Asian countries, improving water quality in the Mediterranean Sea, and Global Climate Changes. The
students represented MUS very well. Peyton Klawinski, Hayes Westlake, Andres
Raves, William George, Will Hergenrader, Farhan Kathawala, and Seth Carson
presented their resolution to the entire General Assembly. Nicholas Rouse was
presented with the “Best Delegate” award. The delegations from Algeria (Jazz Singh, Danny Galvin, and Anthony
Hodges) and Republic
of Korea (Andrew Raves)
were both presented with the award for “Outstanding Resolution.” MUS continues
to succeed in the YMCA Youth and Government program. All the delegations,
represented by MUS, did very well.