The subject of Middle school bullying seems to be cropping up in the news, and we think it is a subject well worth our attention here at school. Whether it be online bullying in nature or face-to-face, like name calling (below), we have no place for it here.
For what it's worth, we confront directly aggressive social situations that come to our attention, attempting to demonstrate both to the offender and to the offended how and why a bullying behavior is what it is. From self-respect to self-reflection to good citizenship, we aim to craft a positive social culture supported by our school's dedication to strong moral character consistent with the MUS Christian tradition.
For a powerful, creatively articulate perspective on the potentially deleterious effects that incessant teasing can have on someone, consider the To This Day Project, an animated short film and spoken word poem by Shane Koyczan.
push comes to shove, only 55% of 18-24 year olds are actually enrolled in
college or have earned a degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey.
The remaining 45% aren’t in college for a variety of reasons
— from being unable to afford tuition, to choosing to enter the workforce, to
failing to complete high school (16% of 18-24 year olds haven’t earned a high
And, of course, enrolling in college doesn’t mean they’ll
graduate. In fact, only 32% of 25-34 year olds held a college degree in 2011,
including 28% of men and 36% of women that age.
So why is it that so many high schoolers want to go to
college but so few end up with degrees?
The Lower School Civic Service Organization is sponsoring a
drive to provide Care Kits (hygiene supplies) to the Community Alliance for the Homeless (CAH). The CAH is providing a variety of services to homeless men and
women on Valentine’s Day at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. The event is called Project Homeless Connect.
Mr. Eddie Batey (above) will explain what Tuesday afternoon's activity involved.
Seventh grader, Miller Grissinger, is a man in motion!
We got him to slow down for a second, but then he went back at it, for an hour. Students are encouraged to bring a donation into their advising groups in the morning, $20 maximum per student. Winning group gets a pizza party and the satisfaction of knowing that they did quite a good deed for those in need.