Happy Halloween from sculpture instructor Mr. Jim Buchman (seventh grader Clay Harrison, with box cutter). Clay was the lone student brave enough to wear a costume, and for that, we applaude his school spirit.
While the week presents Halloween to us this year on a week night (Thursday), we want to encourage all who seek candimonium Thursday evening and on into the night that Friday is a school day. Be advised.
The only costumes allowed on October 31 during school are those of students dressing in order to depict the faculty, coaches, and administration...and they better be good depictions!
It's Homecoming T-Shirt Day as seventh grader, William Pollard, gets confronted in the seventh grade hallway by his inquisitive classmates as they demand his explanation for loading up his "frocket" with the tools of his trade.
"Pencil pouches are so, like 'yesterday,'" offered the wiley student. "Frockets are where it's at...er, where it is, what it is...whatever."
We'll call this, "Duck Dynasty Celtic" or "Redneck Gothic." Either title suits eighth grader, John Keegan, who dressed the part for Homecoming Week's "Culture Day."
Seventh grader, Stephen Christenbury, broke out in what is reportedly his "Fourth Grade Square Dance outfit" from his days roaming the halls back at Dogwood Elementary. Culture Day obviously struck a nostalgic chord with the lad because he was so fired up that he broke two guitar strings somewhere during the day.
Eighth graders Akaash Padmanabha and Jackson Howell paused amidst a shady spot in the comfort of their PJs following lunch as they tried to imagine just what they will wear next, this time for Wednesday's Cultural Heritage dress-up day.
After a brief session, Akaash unashamedly claims to picture himself in the movies as Shah Rukh Khan, playing the Bollywood star's savvy protagonist "Don" in Don 2 whereas Jackson reports seeing himself more along the lines of the quirky "David," Matthew Broderick's computer wiz kid who gets-the-girl-and-saves-the-world-character in War Games.
What these roles have to do with Cultural Heritage is anyone's guess, but, hey, it's middle school.
All seventh and eighth graders interested in playing Shelby League interscholastic basketball should first sign-up in the Springfield Foyer either on the seventh grade Broer Table or the eighth grade Ray Table.
Second, tryouts are scheduled for Monday, October 28 in the Todd-Snowden Gymnasium and Tuesday, October 29 in the Ross Lynn Arena. Both nights eighth grade tryouts run from 5:30 -7:00 p.m., and seventh grade from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Buzzards Basketball teams play in the ESCRA league, and those teams will receive information later after the school teams are decided.
MUS attempts mightily to split the Hull Lower School seventh and eighth grades into two, equal squads. Last night's game verified the claim as the Red team came from behind to win it late in a nail-biter, 8-6.
The winners, Coach Jim Burnett and his Red Team. Congratulations to both squads of our boys, the able and energetic alumni volunteer coaches, the exhausted parents, the jilted girlfriends, and the understanding teachers who supported these players all season. Go Owls!
The Renegades are a skilled local Drumline comprised of a diverse assortment of drummers including two MUS students, seventh grader RaShad Oliver and junior Ahmed Latif. We knew about the middle schoolers and the high schoolers in the troupe, but what the crowd didn't expect was these wee ones who clearly knew exactly what they were doing!
Maybe these young musicians can inspire MUS to create our very own drumline? #BuzzardBeats?
For some sights and sounds, please enjoy the Renegades of Rhythm:
That's right. Hop right out of bed, run a little toothbrush over your teeth, and stay in those jammies.
We celebrate Tuesday Pajama Day as Day Two of Homecoming Week 2013.
As we reminded the boys, regulation pajamas are required for participation. No ad-hoc slacker sleeping outfits will be allowed to pass for what is to be an authentic display of our students' legitimate, store-bought, matching sleepwear ensembles.
Download Open House Presentation 2013 LowerSchool is a PDF file of Sunday's Lower School Open House PowerPoint presentation in the Dunavant Lecture Hall. Please review and contact us as needed in order for us to try to answer questions and/or point you to people who can.