Understanding and Supporting Your Son Through a Time of Transition presented by Laurin Maddux, LPC-MHSP and Amy Poag, LPC-MHSP, is an excellent, economical fly-over of the big issues that our boys face as they enter adolescence.
The Civic Service Organization sold concessions with proceeds going to the Mid-South Food Bank. Thanks go to Mr. Eddie Batey and the host of CSO volunteers whose thoughtful offerings greatly enhanced the morning's boisterously celebratory Zeitgeist.
Red's Stratton Barousse applied consistent defensive pressure all game, here breaking down on Benjamin Sklar.
Chartrouse's Keithran Hopson, a beast in the paint, watches his ball drop for two amid a a bevvy of Red defense.
Get a court-side feel for the electricity!
The Seventh Grade Buzzards Gagliano Trophy match-up looked more like a rugby scrum for the majority of the morning, but the Red pulled away at the end, sealing yet another successful Buzzards season for the seventh grade teams.
Coach Sam Faber gets credit for rallying his troops in the face of an offensive malaise that wasn't without significant attempts from both the field and the free-throw line.
The Gagliano Seventh Grade Buzzards Champs, Red 7.
An alert Press Corps maintained the stats and the clock for two halves of the morning's festivities, the seventh grade game preceding the eighth grade game, two halves of a 20-minute running clock, stopping with 5 minutes remaining.
The second game featured the eighth graders in a highly publicized competitive draw, The Team Formerly Known As Coach Torrey's Eighth Grade Owls vs. Black Buzzards 8.
Deon Harris, Kendall Thomas, Land Phillips, Kyle Koester, Thomas Pitts, and Cole Saenz commentate before tip-off.
Phillip "DJZ" Zanone and Phillip Wunderlich contend with Maurice Hampton for possession in the raucous nail-biter that came down to the last possession. In the end, Black Buzzards 8 came from behind to secure bragging rights in preparation for an exciting Upper School Grade Nine preview of good things to come.
Walker Crosby leads The Former Torrey's Owls in transition as Liam Turley hustles back on defense.
No Buzzards Tournament Finals is complete without game-time commentary, so we asked Dion Harris (7) to weigh in:
Speaking of Tanenbaum, here he charges at the end of the game in a desperate effort for a three-point shot in order to sneak into overtime, but the balls didn't drop in the end for the savvy perimeter player.
Feel the zeal!
The 2015 Inaugural DeBardeleben Cup goes to the Eighth Grade Packard Trophy-winning Black Buzzards 8! Thanks to Coach Matt Bakke for organizing a thoroughly exciting tournament.
In a highly unusual chain of mundane events, depending upon whom you ask, the Shelby League interscholastic eighth grade Owls basketball team reported enthusiastically that they want a piece of the recreational league ESCRA eighth grade champion Buzzards. The gauntlet thrown down, reportedly by the Buzzards, the challenge accepted by the Owls, and the game will be played.
Therefore, today after school, 2:30 p.m. the BITE tournament advances.
Two eighth grade teams that remain compete for the Packard Eighth Grade Buzzards Championship in the Todd-Snowden, and the seventh grade semis hammer it out for Friday's championship.
Seventh grade semi-finals, White 7 vs, Red 7, Chartreuse 7 vs. Blue 7, Ross Lynn Arena
Eighth Grade Packard Buzzards Championship final: Black 8 vs. Blue 8, Todd-Snowden
The Gagliano Seventh Grade Buzzards Championship final 9:30 a.m. with Eighth Grade Buzzards vs. Owls game following.
Seventh Grade will play a 20-minute game followed by the Eighth Grade 20-minute game. All Friday's action will be featured in hallowed Todd-Snowden Gym.
Students are to dress according to traditional Friday dress code, coats and ties.
With all due respect to the famed Rules of Civility, March offers us the unique month to switch it up a bit and celebrate 5-digit multiplication as a curriculum adjustment for those who otherwise may seek to follow their own program. #MarchMathness!
Please join us on Thursday, March 26, at noon in the Wunderlich Auditorium. Ms. Laurin Maddux, program director at Lakeside Child and Adolescent Services, along with Mrs. Amy Poag, incoming Lower School counselor at MUS, will speak to parents about life transitions, both developmental and emotional, and the stresses that accompany these changes.
The speakers will specifically address the transitions and potential stressors our Lower School students face as they progress through adolescence, and they will offer suggestions to help parents navigate what can be a difficult process for both students and parents. We hope you will decide to join us for this event. Lunch will be served, so RSVP.
March Madness hits campus March 24, 25 and 27 as we welcome the annual Buzzards Intramural Tournament Extravaganza (the B.I.T.E.).
Brackets are forthcoming, first round grade-level games will be played Tuesday March 24 with championships played Wednesday, March 25, all games tipping-off immediately after school. Games will be played in the Ross Lynn Gymnasium, side-by-side.
The grade-level champions meet for the seventh-grade Buzzards (Gagliano Trophy) vs. eighth-grade Buzzards (Packard Trophy) Friday morning, 9:30-10:30 a.m.in the Todd-Snowden Gymnasium.
Parents, girlfriends, speed coaches, and personal tutors are invited to spectate.
All eighth-grade students received three sheets detailing the registration process for ninth grade. Students need to go over their choices, make decisions, and complete the green sheet. We encourage parents to go over the class options with your sons, and please sign the sheet where it asks for a parent signature.
Your son is to return the green sheet and review with Mrs. Schuhmacher. This will complete your son’s registration process for ninth grade.
Lots of sports going on in the Fourth Quarter around these parts. Therefore, eighth-grade student, Warren Turner, serves as the Lower School Sports Information Director as he keeps an updated calendar for the students to use as they plan out their days for after school hours.
As a small school attempting to field numerous sports, we have a strong majority of students on the rosters of the eight teams we outfit. It's difficult for our boys to be able to witness their classmates compete in a sport unless they are on the same team, therefore we encourage the boys to take note of their classmates' schedules as they plan on catching each other's events where possible.
The below links take you to the MUS official athletic calendars for your scheduling purposes.