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Established in 2008, The Distinguished Alumnus Award is given each year to a PDS alumnus who demonstrates a love for the school and represents the goals, ideals, and imagination of Presbyterian Day School.

Friday, March 24


Second Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

Alumni, parents, and friends of Presbyterian Day School are all invited to attend.

Reception and tours offered following the ceremony


2017 Honoree: Trow Gillespie ‘59

Trow Gillespie ‘59Paul Trowbridge Gillespie, Jr. ‘59 is President of NewSouth Capital Management Inc., which he co-founded in 1985. For the ten years prior to co-founding NewSouth, Mr. Gillespie was a co-founder, Vice President, and Secretary of Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.

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Regardless of age, parenting requires a certain amount of uncertainty. But you can be certain that your children look to you to help them discover who they are. And you can only offer that to the degree that YOU know who you are.

David Thomas' Intentional Parenting dispels some of the most common parenting myths and reminds all parents of truths that can empower them to be not only the parents that their children need but that God has called them to be.

Our third Strategic Dads University event: Intentional Parenting will be held on Friday, March 31 at Noon in the Fellowship Hall.

Strategic Dads University events are open to the public.

Free • Friday, March 31, 2017 • Noon

Fellowship Hall at Second Presbyterian Church

Boxed lunch from Holiday Ham available for $7

Webinar Option Available!

Can't make it to the live event? Choose the webinar option at registration to participate online.

Register - Free!

David Thomas

David Thomas

DAVID THOMAS, L.M.S.W., is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar Counseling ( in Nashville, TN, the co-author of six books, including the best-selling Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys (Tyndale House Publishers), a frequent guest on national television and radio, has been featured in publications like USA Today, and speaks across the country. His video curriculum, Raising Boys and Girls: The Art of Understanding the Differences and newest book, Intentional Parenting, are currently available. He recently completed Are My Kids on Track? The 12 Emotional, Social & Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach, releasing in Spring 2017.

He and his wife, Connie, have a daughter, twin sons and a feisty yellow lab named Owen. You can find David giving parenting tips on the blog at

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Young Knights are ripe for learning

Constant movement. Temper tantrums. Dozens of “why” questions. Overturned containers of toys. If any of these things sound familiar, you might live with a toddler. It’s tempting to label this stage “the terrible twos,” but at PDS, we couldn’t disagree more. The toddler years are a time when a child’s brain absorbs information at astoundingly high rates and makes sense of the world in the most imaginative ways. That’s why, in 2015, we launched our Young Knights program — to enable young boys to reach their ultimate potential during this critical learning period.

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Please join Headmaster Steve Hancock for coffee and treats as we discuss issues that are on your mind.

Steve has a great desire to get to know parents and build relationships. After a brief summary of current events at PDS, we will spend time in conversation and questions.

Last year, Rodale Books launched a contest where kids were asked to submit ideas for stories that could inspire a full-length book by a New York Times bestselling author. The winning entry was submitted by Presbyterian Day School 6th-grader Vince Boberski!

Vince and author Geoff RodkeyOver Spring Break, Boberski traveled to New York City where he was surprised and recognized by the Rodale Kids team at their New York City office. His story idea about a pair of modern-day scientists who get stuck in the stone age will become The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age by New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey, author of The Tapper Twins series.

“My advice about writing a new story is write whatever comes to your mind. Even if it doesn’t make sense, you can use your imagination to make it make sense.” – Vince Boberski, 6th Grade

Monday, April 24

$125 per person

Chickasaw Golf and Country Club, Memphis, TN

Open to all! Join us for our 5th annual golf tournament, sponsored by the Presbyterian Day School Alumni Association!

Register Now!

Hole-in-One Prizes

  • 2017 car courtesy of Jim Keras Chevrolet
  • Primo Ceramic Grill courtesy of Bishop Hearth and Home
  • One Year’s Tuition to PDS (or the Cash Equivalent)

There will be contests for the longest drive, closest to the hole, and the straightest drive as well as team prizes.

Hole-in-One for One Year's Tuition Sponsors

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Check-In & Lunch 11:30am
Shotgun Start - 4 Person Scramble 12:00pm


$125 fee covers lunch, green fees, cart fees, beverage cart, and a swag bag.

Rain Date: May 15th.


Hole Sponsors

Keras Auto
Bishop Hearth and Home
Red Door Wealth
First TN Bank
Conway Services
Duncan Williams Asset Mgmt.
Victory Ranch
Evolve Bank
Grandview Window & Door
Pinnacle Bank
Hobson Realty
Albertine Company

Oliver Doughtie Family
Financial Federal
Belly Acres Restaurant
Barton Mini Storage
The Marston Group
Shirley Ann Sweets
Campbell Clinic
Eyewear Gallery
Ducks Unlimited
Staks Restaurant
Iron Tribe

For more information contact Dwight Creasman at or 901–842–4625.

Students win! After being down double digits, the students come from behind to defeat the faculty in the 2017 Student/Faculty Basketball game!

On theCalendar

Our sixth annual online auction. Proceeds go to the Annual Fund. Bid Now!

Make sure to get your bids in! Staggered endings all day! Bid Now!

8:10 am - 8:30 am
Parents welcome!

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A Strategic Dads University event for all dads • Open to the Public • More Info


Campbell Board Room - PDS Lobby
8:00 am - 8:40 pm
A chance for you to meet with Headmaster Hancock and share what's on your mind. More Info




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