Download Open House Presentation 2015 LSPDF as a PDF file for a copy of Sunday's Lower School PowerPoint presentation. The links to the film shorts are provided in substitution for the movie files for copying and pasting in order to view on YouTube.
Here are the films for those who don't want to do that!
If you know of anyone interested in applying to MUS, please contact Mrs. Peggy Williamson, Director of Admissions as tours are in full swing.
If you have questions about what your son should attack with these lovely offerings, select the grade level into which he is rising.
We highly suggest that parents both create and oversee a schedule that encourages the lads to approach these tasks with a deliberate plan rather than the, "O, man...it's August!" reaction panic. We then ask parents to verify that said schedule has, indeed, been executed. Trust and verify.
While avoidance and cramming may be a plan for some, it is a plan to fail. We want these lessons to be an encouragement and a skills-sharpening exercise, therefore some measured work throughout the summer is prescribed.
Welcome back! Now we ready ourselves for the multiplicity of options and tasks that confront these boys in addition to their immediate academic and extra-curricular responsibilities.
Short Term: In addition to practices, games, and studies on the regular schedule and assignment page, this Wednesday all students attend a Memphis Leaders off-campus project: No money required, lunch served, but eighth graders will want a little spending money for souvenirs.
Seventh Grade Day of Service welcomes Hutchison School (#girls) who join our boys at Perea Preschool, Kingsbury Elementary, and the Mid-South Food Bank for working in their warehouse and office store. Wear jeans and a collared shirt, sneakers allowed.
Eighth Grade Civic tours of STAX Museum and Downtown Memphis greet the older boys as they learn more about the people and history of Memphis. Wear regular school attire.
ASAP: Fourth Quarter offers ASAP as usual from after school until 5:30 p.m., M-F, but attendance is not required for students staying on campus following school.
Long Term:Summer programs are extensive at MUS, and the most important program to distinguish among them all is Summer School. Once Summer School requirements are met by any student recommended or required to attend, then that student is available for any Summer program.
Summer programs are often week-long, half-day electives like Academic Adventures. They differ from Summer School in that they are not recommended or required by MUS for a student to attend. However, they can enhance academic subjects while also covering some fun stuff like film making, creative writing, science, or Drumline Camp. Check the extensive listings, and see what can fit in with your family's June and July.
SLAM requires an application and recommendation, and it is an excellent introduction to the MUS culture for a student interested in adjusting to a competitive school environment.
A math teacher is at school each Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 12 N, June 4 through July 23, if he wishes to drop by for math packet help; he may come as many times as necessary (only to ask questions, not to sit and complete the packet). To determine where the math help lab is located each Tuesday, he should stop by the Upper School Office and ask where the math teacher is.
Time with the lab instructor is limited – each student should plan accordingly and arrive prepared with a short selection of questions. Once his questions are answered, he should leave so other students may receive assistance. Under no circumstances should students be dropped off and left at the school for an extended period. Your consideration of the instructor’s time and the school’s available resources is appreciated.
Soccer players are encouraged to register for MUS Soccer Camp held on campus June 17-21 from 9:00 a.m.--Noon. Varsity Head Coach Vincent Beck is encouraging the concept of a Team Camp where players and coaches can bond, setting the stage for a healthy 2013-14 run for all of our numerous teams.
Students from other schools are both encouraged and welcome to attend, so pass the word to potential campers in order that we receive a good number of players where the competition and spirits will be strong.
Now that official grades are released for the 4th Quarter Progress Report period, parents and students can eyeball where Junior will finish academically before he heads into exams.
A subset of each Progress Report, each quarter, and each semester grading period is the D/F list. Students on the D/F list for the 4th Quarter may be required to attend MUS Summer School in either math or English for the month of June.
Please be advised that there should be a lot of opportunity between now and semester exams to avoid Summer School should any student prioritize his time and effort into a focused blitz of his studies. The labs are available, teachers' office hours are available, and the After School Academic Program is available until 5:30 p.m. M-F. Among these three opportunities are vast amounts of time and space into which a student can entrench himself in order to correct any lacking subject area.
We suggest that parents work through their son's Assignment Book and assist with his seeking specific teacher appointments and scheduled homework and study hours, day by day.
The proven method: Parental specificity and clarity with sure and certain consequences for Junior, both for abiding by and/or for avoiding personal responsibilities. Junior will be better for it, and we want to see him rise intrinsically to the occasion this late in the year as he demonstrates some maturity with the confidence that he can, indeed, finish well.
If he is required to attend Summer School, parents will be notified in a couple of weeks as we learn more about his response to his circumstances. That said, Summer School is really executed very well, and the remediation can gratefully assist with shoring up fundamentals.