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Message from a fellow alumni

I feel certain that all of you, like me, cherish the fond memories you made at this wonderful school. As a current sixth grade teacher and parent to three CMDS students, I can assure you that CMDS carries on its rich tradition of academic excellence balanced with a nurturing, Christ-centered environment, which dates back to 1958.

Each year, our students take part in activities that spell out our school’s mission, taking me back to my days at CMDS. They praise God with timeless songs in weekly chapel programs. They usher in the Christmas season by singing “Happy Birthday, Jesus” and giving gifts to those in need. They place flowers on the cross after the Easter Walk-Through.  In the fall of their sixth grade year, they take that unforgettable trip to St. Louis.  And each May, commended for a job well done, a new class of graduates adds to our growing alumni base.

Take a look around our website or, better yet, come visit us on campus.  There have been quite a few changes over the years. You may notice iPads, Promethean boards, a fancy new playground, and state-of-the-art facilities, but one thing is certain: the heart of Christ Methodist Day School remains the same.  The faculty, staff, and students of our school truly are “devoted to direction.”

Nell Fleming Womack ’95
CMDS Sixth Grade Teacher

Alumni Highlights

Porter graduated eighth grade in May from Woodland Presbyterian School, where he received the Fantastic Friend Award, which is given to a student who is “a friend in every sense of the word.”


Rachel has a BS in Education, Health, and Human Sciences; Child and Family Studies, from the University of Tennessee. We are glad to have her back at CMDS as an intern working under counselor Rebecca Gieselmann while earning her masters in school counseling at the University of Memphis.
Mandy is the daughter of CMDS Bible teacher Cheryl Bryant and proud mother of CMDS alum, Austin (Class of 2013) and fifth grader Aubrey. Mandy works as a Client Services Associate for Raymond James and is working toward getting her Series 7 certification.
was elected by his classmates at MUS to serve as one of two 2015-16 seventh grade representatives on the Lower School Honor Council. The Lower School students voted from a slate created by Upper School students who served as counselors during Owl Camp.
holds a BA in German and fashion design from Auburn University and a law degree from Vanderbilt University. She now lives in Birmingham with her husband, Henson. and new baby boy, Charles Henson (Charlie), born in September.
is the Recreation Coordinator for Streets Ministries, here in Memphis. She and husband Andy welcomed their first child, Lois Elizabeth, in September.
was recently named Director of Development at Northpoint Christian School in Southaven, Mississippi, after serving for two years as the school’s elementary athletic director and assistant high school basketball and baseball coach. Lynn says he hopes to keep helping out with the athletics program.
has a BFA in graphic design (with a minor in art history) from the University of Memphis. She is the Graphic Design Manager for City Gear, a Memphis based men’s clothing chain. Aimee also owns her own business, “Bound to be Creative,” selling one-of-a-kind leather bound artist’s sketchbooks and journals.
holds a degree in educational psychology from Mississippi State University. She is the co-founder and director of Rafiki Friends, an organization that advocates for orphan care and raises support for children at the Methodist Rafiki Village in Ghana, Africa. Now back in Starkville, Katie is Associate Campus Minister for MSU’s Wesley Foundation, where she spent her college days as worship leader and student intern. The singer/songwriter has recorded three albums. Her latest, From the Ashes, was released last spring. She credits CMDS music teacher Linda Plunk with helping her discover her gift for music.
who has served as principal at both Millington Central High School and Germantown High School, was named superintendent of the Lakeland School System in 2014.
is a junior at Rhodes College where he serves on the Honor Council and Inter Fraternity Council. He is also an RA and a member of Kappa Alpha fraternal order.
graduated from MUS last spring and is now a freshman attending the University of Cincinnati on a full golf scholarship.
received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Ole Miss in 2014. She is doing an internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is close to completing the accelerated nursing program at UT Health Sciences Center. She wants to work in pediatric ICU plans to go continue her training to become a nurse practitioner.
is a senior at Memphis University School, where he is a member of the National Honor Society and the MUS Cum Laude Society.
is working on her BSN/RN degree at UT Health Science Center and will graduate in 2016.
has a job waiting for her at Target Pharmacy after she graduates from the University of Mississippi Pharm.D. Program next May. She and fiáncee Trey Lasley are planning a June wedding here at Christ United Methodist Church.
was inducted as a sophomore into the Hutchison Ascensus Society, which is quite an honor because, to be eligible, students must have completed more than 125 hours of community service throughout their upper school career.
got married earlier this year, joined the CMDS faculty (first grade) in the fall, and gave birth to her first child, Caroline Lawrence. Congratulations to Catherine and her husband, Bryan.
coaches sports and teaches P.E. at Presbyterian Day School during the school year and oversees the outdoor adventure activities at Victory Ranch during the summer. Paul is also husband to Meghean Warner, our early childhood art teacher, and father to two young daughters, Gracie and Lilly.
joined the Army National Guard in 2014 after graduating from White Station High School. He is now a freshman at College of the Ozarks and is training to work with the campus fire department next semester. Reid continues to serve with the Army National Guard once a month and for several weeks in the summer.

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