MSE October Newsletter

Looking back on October at MSE

From the Desk of A. Pruitt

Happy November MSE Family!

It is hard to believe November is already here and we are in our second nine weeks of school. Here at MSE, we are currently implementing initiatives and activities to increase student achievement, school attendance, and positive social/emotional learning. Our teachers are encouraging all students to be the very best that they can be, stretch them collegiately, and encourage them towards their personal excellence. We are extremely excited about what we have to offer and look forward to a “Noble November!"

If you have any questions about our programs, initiatives, or anything else happening at Memphis School of Excellence High School, please feel free to contact me or visit our website

As always, our goal is to encourage an environment where excellence is the only choice!

We want, we need, and we value everyone’s continuous engagement and support in our students' education.

I hope everyone enjoyed their first nine weeks of the school year. Now let’s look at what the "Soaring Eagles" have done in our first weeks back at school!

MSE Wins $25,000 Athletic Grant

At the beginning of October, MSE entered a national competition hosted by Good Sports called the Let's Play High School Athletic Equipment Makeover. The challenge was to create a 60-90 second commercial explaining why we needed a makeover of our athletic program. Competing against four other schools in Memphis and countless school across the country, MSE came in 2nd place and received a grant of $25,000 to be used for the next two years!

Not only was MSE recognized by Good Sports but we were also recognized on local TV. You can catch us on Channel 5 website! If you missed the live broadcast, check out Coach Gray and Ms. Ward's interview here! They did a wonderful job representing the school and we're so proud to have them on staff at MSE.

Counselor's Corner

From the desk of Ms. Ward we have a few reminders for our students:

Character Trait for the Month: Responsibility You accept personal, relational, career, community, and societal obligations even when they are difficult or uncomfortable. You follow through on commitments and proactively create or accept accountability for your behavior and choices.

All Seniors Must complete their FAFSA by 2/1/19. Use website:

College and Career Fair: November 9, 2018

MSE Volleyball Scores Again as District Champions!

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Academic Coordinator's Report

October was a busy month for our students. We had groups of students take the ASVAB and the PSAT. All seniors took the ACT on October 30th. Students in state tested subjects took their second round of benchmark tests during the week of 10.29 We look forward to seeing how our students did.

Report cards went home with students during the week of October 22. If your student didn't share their report card with you, feel free to reach out to the front office. Students who received failing grades had an additional copy of their report card in the mail.

As we move into November, please continue to remind your student to study for assessments, complete their assignments, and participate in class so that they can have great first semester grades!

Upcoming Dates

10th and 11th Grade Field Trip

11/16/18 The Hate U Give - form and $12 due 11/9/18

Basketball Games

11/27/18 at 7:30pm vs. Oakhaven @ MSE

11/29/18 at 7:30 pm vs. Soulsville @ Soulsville

12/04/18 at 7:30pm vs. City University @ City University

Memphis School of Excellence

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.