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Spring Band Concert: Thursday April 25

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Strategic Dads - Training World Changers • Wed., April 24

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Social Media, Smart Phones, and Gaming: What is Right For Your Family?

Tue, Apr 4 in Strategic Parenting Blog

Grandparents' Day 2019 - October 25 - Save the Date

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Parent Book Club: Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

Wed, Apr 4 in News

The Spring 2019 Issue of PDS Spirit is Here

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Summer Camps 2019!

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Calendar at a Glance - 2019-2020

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Want to Be a Better Dad? Announcing the 2019 Spring Sessions for Strategic Dads

Wed, Jan 1 in News

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Presbyterian Day School is excited to announce that Howard Graham has agreed to serve as the PDS Chaplain and Executive Director of Building Boys, Making Men.

Howard is no stranger to our school. He has been a parent at PDS continuously since 2006 and currently has a son in both the Early Childhood and Elementary Divisions. He has served the school as a trustee since 2013 and been Board chair for the past two years.

While he has spent the last 30 years building businesses, developing leaders and helping companies communicate their value, his main purpose and passion has been serving God. His experience with mentoring fathers, coaching boys and leading ministries places him in a perfect position to serve the PDS community. His forward-thinking, entrepreneurial spirit will help us take our Building Boys, Making Men program to even greater heights.

Wilson Orr, former Board chair, will assume the duties of acting Board chair. We are blessed to have many who are willing and able to serve our great school.

Please welcome Howard to PDS.


Moving this summer?

Change in email address?

Change in phone number?

If you have any changes in your contact information, please let us know so that we can list your information correctly in next year’s Student Directory.

Contact Kim Bridgforth with changes.

Email Kim Bridgforth


MUS Student Council

Congratulations to our alumni who were recently elected to the student council at Memphis University School:

Rising Ninth Grade Student Council representatives:

  • James Allen
  • Brooks Croone
  • Edward Grinder
  • Will Jenks
  • K.J. Milan
  • Fred Schaeffer

Rising Eighth Grade Student Council representatives in alphabetical order:

  • President, Curtis Givens
  • Vice-President, Van Abbay
  • Jack Cousins
  • DeWitt Shy
  • William Tayloe
  • Tanner Williams
  • Andrew Xu

Destination Imagination State Tournament Results

All of our Destination Imagination teams had a strong showing at the state tournament:

DI of the Tiger- 3rd Place Finish

  • William Levy
  • Henry Lindeman
  • Lee Couloubaritsis
  • Wallace Bell
  • Sai Madasu
  • Ihsan Omer
  • Parth Patel

Flaming Fajitas- 4th Place Finish

  • Owen Gooch
  • Wills Frazer
  • Charlie Bragg
  • Sam Scull
  • Whitt Stockburger
  • Matthew McKay
  • Davis Rudd

Nerd Herd- 4th Place Finish

  • Kevin McCullers
  • Henry West
  • Will Ballard
  • George Calzada

Titanium Speedsters- 6th Place Finish

  • John Norfleet
  • Trey McDonald
  • Charles Doughtie
  • Aadil Omer
  • Sohum Verma
  • Tread Kiser

MemKids- 2nd Place Finish

  • Jack Fowler
  • Stephen Nash
  • Elston Liles
  • Amrik Chakravarty
  • Marcus McCullers
  • West Lewis
  • Carson Smith

Talented Boys!

On May 1st, we held our first-ever After-School Talent Show:


Children's Author David Greenberg Visits PDS

Boys learned about poetry and Civil Rights history on April 30 when children's author David Greenberg visited. Mr. Greenberg’s father, Jack Greenberg, was the leading Civil Rights attorney for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960’s.

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Bowling with Mentors

Mentoring is a crucial component of our Building Boys, Making Men character education program. To celebrate the end of a great year, Fifth-grade boys and their mentors went bowling on Tuesday, May 8.


Sixth-Grade Boys and Their PK Buddies

Our boys don't just receive mentoring, they pass it on. Each year, our sixth-grade boys meet with a PK buddy throughout the year.


PDS Bands in Concert

Now in its third year under the direction of Stephanie Hancock, our Beginning Band and Crusader Bands performed in concert on April 26 and again on April 27 at an assembly for PDS students.


Congratulations to Tyler Dang for winning this year’s Motsey Hudson Speech contest with his speech titled, “The Benefits of Traveling.”

Tyler will be presenting his speech at the 6th Grade Graduation Ceremony.

Jackson Ransom’s speech, “Beyond Skin Deep,” and Andrew Tancredi’s speech titled, “My Passion for Flying,” tied for second place. Both will present their speeches during Class Day.

Follow the Read More link to watch the top 3 speeches.


On theCalendar

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Monday

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Apr
Tuesday

24
Apr
Wednesday
Fellowship Hall at Presbyterian Day School
6:45 am - 8:00 am
For all dads • Breakfast or lunch sessions available • More Info

24
Apr
Wednesday
B100 (Church)
8:15 am
Meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Join other moms in praying for our boys, families, faculty, and school.

24
Apr
Wednesday
Fellowship Hall at Presbyterian Day School
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
For all dads • Breakfast or lunch sessions available • More Info

25
Apr
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 am

25
Apr
Thursday
Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

26
Apr
Friday

Thank you to all the PDS faculty, boys, and parents for clipping Box Tops. Enjoy a Dress Down Day on Friday, April 26 for all your efforts this school year.

Since the inception of the program 10+ years ago, PDS has received over $29,600 from Box Tops for Education. That’s A LOT of Box Tops!

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