We have some sizable red-tailed hawks circling the skies around campus, and the other morning, a certain field vermin met his demise at the business-end of this raptor's talons. It was quite a sight as he whisked suddenly out of the trees dangling his buffet choice for all to see and ascended atop the light pole. When you're on campus, take some time to see these sizable birds as they soar above, as if they're keeping watch over us...or at least looking for another meal. They seem to eat about as much as these boys do!
From his breakfast perch above the Lower School parking lot, our hawk must sense the flurry of activity with school about to start. Maybe the helpless squirrel/chip monk symbolizes the dying ember of summer's waning glow? Could the conquering bird of prey be symbolic of the entering student, getting on top of his priorities, grabing his responsibilities by the neck, taking command of his environment!? We'd like to think so. Let's keep the imagry alive.
When you get to campus, pictured here are a few of the new sights and developments that will greet you.
On the south side of campus where all those vermin are running from the hawks, the Field House structure rises from behind the trees at the Dunavant-Wellford Tennis Center. They made great progress this summer.
That said, we remind families and students to avoid the Massey Road gate on the east side of campus. That's for construction trucks, and the road is in bad repair for street vehicles. Continue to enter and exit off of Park Avenue on the north side of campus for closest access to the Lower School.
These loitering-look-a-likes are actually working quite diligently, transforming the Ross M. Lynn Arena into the Back-to-School Bookstore, a two-day project under the deft direction of Mr. Rankin Fowlkes, Director of MUS Business Operations. Monday's completion of the sizable pop-up shop will see that by Tuesday morning, August 6, the seventh graders are ready to get all of their books and supplies with the eighth graders headed in for theirs following lunch.
Faculty reports Monday, seventh grade Parent Camp is Monday night (5:30-6:30 p.m.), and the Book Sale kicks off Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. and runs all week.
Lower School football practices from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday night, and we advise parents of players to monitor all football information on the MUS Football Blog for times, dates, and details. Information concerning other Lower School fall sports (golf, cross-country, and fencing) will be forthcoming.