The MUS Vineyard Vines Buzzard flip flops are on sale now, $25, in the Schaeffer Bookstore in the MUS Campus Center. Bookstore staff requires cash or check, but I bet that we will bill your account if you insist. Boys can wear these beauts to school this Friday, April 30. Foreign flip-flops are illegal. No huaraches.
Amidst horrific weather predictions, evening dance cancellations, and the powerful allure of ASAP on a Friday afternoon, the seventh grade figured out a way to turn it all into some lemonade defeating their cross-isle rival 3-nil. Congratulations to Coach McGuire and the lads.
Congratulations to next year's eighth grade Honor Council representatives Nick Dunn and William Merriman who were elected Thursday after a series of very close voting exercises aimed to determine mathematical majorities in each election. The students nominated should count it as an honor, and the elected must prepare for the serious work that is the stewardship of our cherished Honor Code.
Next year's eighth Student Council elections were held in homeroom sections this morning. Congratulations to president Sherman Tabor and vice-president Will Farnsworth. The six representatives are Pierce Rose, Robert Gooch, Selden Montgomery, Joseph Preston, Hays Moreland, and Patrick Demere.
Eighth grade elections for next year's ninth grade will be next week.
Varsity Soccer coach Vincent Beck and Dr. Bruce Erskine bask in the zeitgeist that proceeds The Beck Cup's annual liturgical procession. Coach Beck is a good sport for allowing us to exploit his Scottish mojo with our shenanigans.
The assembled standard bearers before the processional get on their game faces in the Springfield Foyer before Friday's assembly.
With Scotland the Brave filling the air, the processional catches the seventh graders a bit by surprise while the seasoned eighth graders prepare to fall in behind as we march outside to the Torrey Athletic Field for the annual games. The Beck Cup pre-game aims to pump up the spirits of weary scholars at year's end. The two teams plan to leave it all on the field for the evening's Shelby League seventh versus eighth grade annual soccer game.
Amidst the assembled sodality at our ceremony's end, Jack Henke hoists the cherished Beck Cup, currently held by the eighth grade class as a result of last year's defeat of the seventh grade.
Standard bearer Broady dons the Tartan Army jacket while presenting the 2010 Beck Cup standard.
Tate Solberg shows good form while besting Reggie Anthony in the shootout. Initial attempts to fashion Will Morrison as a "goalie in waiting" devolved into Mr. Tenent and Mr. Rutledge taking over as the keepers. A concerned Luke Stallings rests at the rear of the goal. William Merriman won the Longest Kick, "Dr." Drew Bell secured his win in the Pitching Wedge Challenge, and Chris Galvin out-drove all challengers, including Coach Tyler (below).
Each student was encouraged to write his initials on one of about 100 foam practice balls strewn about the Torrey in order to determine who shot the farthest. Coach Tyler vows to return after school to the scene of the event to prove his loss to Galvin was a fluke.
All seventh and eighth grade
students will take achievement tests (CTPIV) on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. No studying is required for these tests. Students need to be at
school on time (8:00 a.m. arrival at the latest is best for these days) nourished, and well-rested. Please make all attempts to be
here those three days. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Schuhmacher.