Archive | January, 2014

Students Learn Bard Monologue Tips

January 31, 2014

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Slade Kyle, fight director, education manager, and resident artist for the Tennessee Shakespeare Company, presented a workshop for students preparing monologues for the English-Speaking Union’s National Shakespeare Competition. Kyle shared the secrets of decoding Shakespeare’s words, feeling the rhythm and intent of the language, and transmitting the power of the work through performance. “Your body […]

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Jewish Youth Elect Meyer Regional President

January 30, 2014

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Junior Max Meyer has been elected president of the Cotton States Region for the Jewish youth organization BBYO (formerly B’nai B’rith Youth Organization), boys division. The Cotton States Region, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee, currently has 12 chapters and 600 members, and Meyer is intent on increasing those numbers. His platform, which […]

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iPad Lab and Apps Boost Interactivity

January 29, 2014

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Although students in Mr. Grant Burke’s Photography class build archaic box cameras and make darkroom prints, Burke also promotes the latest technology, including taking photos with iPhones and utilizing the school learning management system, Haiku. Burke recently took advantage of a new Hyde Library technological offering, what students call the iPad Lab, to give a […]

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Hiltonsmith Has Kept the Tunes Coming, the Students Playing and Recording for Three Decades

January 28, 2014

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Several hundred patrons kicked off their 2013 holiday season with the MUS Winter Concert. For many it has become a holiday tradition. For the director and chair of the Fine Arts Department, Mr. John Hiltonsmith, it has been a 30-year tradition. For the musicians it has offered a chance to perform, highlighting their talent, dedication, […]

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The Honor Code Holds Virtues That Endure

January 27, 2014

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By Salman Haque ’14 Of all of Memphis University School’s traditions, the Honor Code is the school’s most defining and enduring. From its founding in 1893, MUS has fostered the virtues of truth and honor through the Honor System, and the emphasis on personal integrity is evident in the school’s Latin motto, Veritas Honorque (truth and […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam Honors Students’ Latin Motto

January 27, 2014

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Mark your calendars to celebrate Latin Language Appreciation Month in April – and express your appreciation to Mr. Ryan Sellers and his Honors Latin I classes. Extend special thanks to eighth graders Alexander Goodwin and Brandon Haney, who created the winning motto – Musica e montibus fluit (“Music flows from the mountains”) – which resulted […]

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MUS Tops Bolton Knowledge Bowl

January 22, 2014

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