Summer Newsletter

After a successful year, we're ready for a restful summer!

Information for Summer School

Students required to attend summer school will be contacted by the school. Parents must sign summer school paperwork. Registration for summer school will be held on Friday, June 7th. This is the only day for Charter School registration, and parents must attend. Registration will take place at the site the student plans to attend. Dates for summer school:

Middle School Information:

Time: 7:30 AM-1:30 PM

Dates: June 10th - July 9th, 2019 (Closed July 4th and 5th)

Locations: A. Maceo Walker MS, Grand View Heights MS, Kate Bond MS, Ridgeway MS, and Sherwood MS

Cost: $0

High School Information:

Times: 8:30 AM-11:15 AM and/or 11:45 AM- 2:30 PM

Dates: June 10th - July 19th, 2019 (Closed July 4th and 5th)

- 1st Semester June 10th - June 27th and 2nd Semester June 28th - July 19th

Locations: Central HS, Craigmont HS, Mitchell HS, Ridgeway HS, and Southwind HS

Cost: 1/2 Credit $100 and Full Credit $200 (Payment is non-refundable)

Please contact Mrs. LaQuesha Sherman ( with questions about middle school summer school or Ms. Relista Ward ( with any questions regarding high school summer school.

College Signing Day

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Michelle Obama created a College Signing Day on May 1st for schools to rally around students who have committed to higher education. While traditionally College Signing Day was a celebration saved for high school athletes recruited to college, Ms. Obama wanted to give all students the pomp and circumstance surrounding the decision to further one’s education. Our seniors celebrated college signing day on May 1st with a special guest, an announcement of the scholarship offers, and the opportunity for students to sign the logo of the college they will be attending in the fall.

MSEE Field Day

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MSE Elementary Has Some Fun in the Sun

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, all elementary students participated in the field day. We had blow up bounce houses, a water slide, cotton candy, concessions, face painting, relay races, and more! We are grateful for all of the volunteers who helped make the day run as smoothly as possible, but the MSE high school students who helped run each of the activities in particular. Much fun was had by all!

MSEE Awards Day 2019

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Celebrating Excellence

On Friday, May 17, 2019, MSEE celebrated the academic achievements of all first through fourth grade scholars. Students were given certificates of excellence for earning distinctions such as Honor Roll, Principal's List, Perfect Attendance, Citizenship, membership in the National Elementary Honor Society, Sportsmanship and Highest Academic Averages in each core subject.
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Read To Be Ready Summer Literacy

During the month of June, MSEE will host its first Read to be Ready Summer Camp for a group of 24 rising first through third graders. This half-day summer camp will be STEAM-themed and will provide our young scholars with opportunities to explore the worlds of zoology, engineering, meteorology, ecology, and the arts through literature. Classes will spend time reading, writing, engaging in experiments and exploring various places in the city of Memphis. We are excited about this learning adventure!

Elementary Science with Stakeholders

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On Thursday, May 9, 2019, our second through fifth graders participated in the first annual Science with Stakeholders event. Teachers, parents, students and community members actively engaged in the celebration of scientific processes as students had the opportunity to explain their projects in great detail to all that attended.

Middle School STEAM Fair

At Memphis School of Excellence, students work throughout the school year on their self-selected STEAM Fair projects. These projects allow students to learn more about scientific concepts on their own terms. Top projects from each grade level were selected by their science teacher to be featured in the school-wide STEAM Fair, which is open to all MSE students and their family members.

High School STEAM Fair

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Our high school put on an extensive STEAM fair for our school stakeholders. Students were chosen for their interest in math and science. Students created a flying robotic shark, a keep-away game with a robot, and even thermodynamic examples with a heated coke can and an ice bath. All of our students had the opportunity to visit the fair and participate in the experiments.
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Kindergarten Graduation

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On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, MSEE recognized and celebrated the newest group of Kindergarten graduates! Our first grade-ready eaglets provided entertainment through song to showcase the immense amount of learning they've accomplished in their first year as scholars, and each student was individually recognized for social and academic achievement.

5th Grade Promotion

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On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, MSEE promoted its first ever fifth-grade class to the middle school. All fifth graders and their families attended the event, which afforded students the space to reflect on their elementary school journeys and showcase the learning and growth they've done this year. While we are sad to see this group of scholars go, we look forward to following them in their middle and high school careers!

Our 8th Graders are Ready for High School

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8th Grade Graduation

During their last full week of school each year, the eighth-grade class enjoys "8th Grade Week" and a graduation ceremony. The class of 2019 had a great time bowling, visiting their future MSE high school, and running around Golf n' Games with their friends. Our graduation ceremony paid tribute to students who have shown academic excellence and student involvement over their years at MSE. We had the best time celebrating their achievements. Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

100% Graduation Rate for MSE Seniors

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Our senior class is ready for college!

On May 17th, our senior class graduated from the New Sardis Baptist Church. All 46 students graduated and have been accepted to a secondary education program. Our students have been awarded over 5 million dollars in academic scholarships! Our valedictorian and salutatorian gave insightful speeches and we were excited to welcome Mr. Stan Bell as our special guest.

MSE Prom 2019

After a year of academic success, our MSE seniors took part in our end of year prom. We celebrated all night long at Events Beyond Imagination. Our students wore their finest and showed up to show out before they officially graduated from MSE.

High School Track Update

Jermichael M., Corneilus F., and Makela T. competed in the Memphis Sub-Sectional meet. Makela came in the top 8 for the girls' shot put and qualified for the sectional meet against the 16 best throwers from West Tennessee. She placed 10th overall. We are proud of all our track athletes!
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Celebrating a Successful Baseball Season

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The baseball team fell short at Regional Semifinals, but played a great game against a solid team! Coach Nichols could not be more proud and truly appreciates everything each player gave to the team and MSE Athletics!

Click the image below to access the 2019-2020 academic calendar!

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The mission of MSE is to provide a safe and collaborative environment which will cultivate the academic and social development of its students by emphasizing math, science, and technology for the purpose of students setting and meeting higher education goals.