Enjoy some great selections for the summer. A big thanks goes to MUS English instructor, Elizabeth Crosby, who took on a significant project of reviewing past selections, adding new offerings, and providing brief descriptions of the titles.
Coaches Tyler and Bakke report with smiles some outstanding news from last week's Spring Fling in Nashville. James Rantzow ('14) ran the second leg on the state champion 4 x 200 team. His split was around 23.5. He is also a member of the 2009 State Champion track team.This is the first time an MUS eighth-grader has accomplished this feat with his feet. Congratulations, James!
Math Packs: Many students will be assigned a math pack for summer math exercises. The pack contains a review of pre-algebra skills in over 2,000 problems. Three help sessions are scheduled in the Lower School, room 101. July 13, 20, and 27 from noon until 2:00 p.m. The packs are to be completed in their entirety over the summer and returned to school August 5 in the Lower School office.
Students may wear
khaki (or dress) shorts to school. Proper collared shirt must
be worn with shirttail tucked in. Students may wear tennis (running)
shoes but must wear socks. Sandals, flip-flops, or other shoes without
socks are not permissible.
Students must clean out their
lockers before they leave for the summer. Any personal items left in the building after Friday noon goes either to the Goodwill or to the trash.
Summer reading lists are available now for those of you about to be headed out for vacation. We put some effort in changing the reading list selections, so, as a result, this summer could be the best summer in your son's life. It really could be. All because of summer reading.
As boys sigh up for our Academic Adventures summer courses, we want to announce the details for Summer Reading and Writing: Have You Finished Your Summer Reading , Yet?
Reese- Session 1, June 1-5
(7th Grade): The Graveyard Book
Reese- Session 1, June 1-5
(8th Grade): Ender’s Game
Reese- Session 2, July 13-17
(7th Grade): The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet of
Reese- Session 2, July 6-10
(8th Grade): The Lightning Thief
Also, Science Camp sign-ups are ongoing. I saw some applications come in this morning, and I want to encourage more enrollment into these really cool opportunities. Even if a boy does not attend MUS, he would appreciate these courses which are are a significant addition to the summer offerings in town. Maybe you know someone who would benefit? Think about it, and please send them the information if you would. From the Summer Stuff brochure:
Science Camps Boys, 7th-8th Grades, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Director: Dr. Michael Schwartz Instructors: Vincent Beck, Roz Croce, Laura Lawrence, Shauna Miller, Wayne Mullins, Loyal Murphy, and Analice Sowell
June 8-12 Science Camp: Technology and Engineering
Technology and Engineering week is designed for a boy who has a lot of curiosity about the world around him and how things work. Campers will explore science, nature, and technology through hands-on experiences, experiments, and laboratory participation. A broad range of science topics in physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering will be investigated.
Cost: $175 (includes daily nutritious snacks, camp lab coat, safety goggles, lab notebook, and daily topic-specific items and projects)
June 15-19 Science Camp: Chemical Connections
Chemical Connections week is a unique, inquiry based camp experience designed to explore the relevance of scientific knowledge. Campers will learn via hands-on experiments emphasizing chemistry and biology techniques to acquire basic laboratory skills. The camp will cover a broad range of topics, including food chemistry, forensics, and genetics.
Cost: $175 (includes daily nutritious snacks, camp lab coat, safety goggles, lab notebook, and daily topic-specific items and projects) Campers are encouraged to sign up for both weeks.
The annual dinner was held last Thursday night in celebration of the 2009 edition of the Springfield
Scholars. Each Scholar invited a faculty member of his
choosing to join him at dinner along with his parents. The boys received
the commemorative ties as an enduring sartorial symbol of their
accomplishments at achieving the top ten percent of their class.
2009 Springfield Scholars (left to right) Brian Ringel, Sylvester Tate, William Hoehn, Philip Aiken, Andrew Raves, Zack Olsen, Andrew Miller, Hurston Reed, Jared Ashkenaz, Remy Rea, Farhan Kathawala, Kyle Gossett