Explore endless possibilities.

These events are designed to give you and your family a taste of what life is like at our School. From Lower School and Middle School to Upper School and beyond, we cannot wait to get to know you! Sign up for our upcoming events to explore the possibilities of an MICDS education.

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Virtual Curriculum Night – Register Here

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:30 – 8 p.m. CST

Prospective families are invited to learn about our school curriculum from junior kindergarten to 12th grade. School leaders, faculty, and students will discuss our innovative curriculum as well as the breadth and depth of our academic offerings. Specific Zoom details will be shared with registrants prior to the event. This is a night your family won’t want to miss!
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“From the Hearth” Virtual Conversations Series – View All Events

Join us “From the Hearth Room” in the Upper School, a favorite gathering place for our seniors, for in-depth talks on specific programs at MICDS.

From the Hearth – College Counseling

Thursday, October 22, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CDT
Matt Essman, Director of College Counseling, will walk through MICDS’ unique four year college counseling process and the impressive outcomes of our graduates. Time will be provided to ask questions about our program.
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From the Hearth – MICDS Parents Association

Tuesday, October 27, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CDT
Learn more from MICDS Parents Association President Stephanie Kolman about being a part of our community and how parents get involved. Time will be provided to ask questions about our program.
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From the Hearth – Affording MICDS: Need-Based Tuition Assistance

Wednesday, October 28, 5:30-6:00 p.m. CDT
Kathy Fagin, Director of Financial Aid, will answer common questions and share more information about our tuition assistance program and the affordability of an MICDS education.
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From the Hearth – Technology for Learning

Tuesday, November 10, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Join our three divisional Coordinators of Instructional Technology — Greg Stevens, Pat Woessner, and Christian Borja — as they discuss our philosophy behind technology as a learning tool and our approach to guiding students to be engaged and responsible digital citizens. Time will be available to ask questions about our JK-12 technology program.
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From the Hearth – Academic, Social, & Emotional Student Support

Monday, November 16, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Vicki Thurman, Director of Student Support Services, Ashley O’Toole, Lower School Counselor and Learning Specialist, Taquera Walker, Middle School Counselor, and Sam Cummins, Upper School Learning Specialist, will discuss the MICDS philosophy of educating the whole child through our approach to supporting students’ academic, social, and emotional learning. Time will be available to ask questions about our JK-12 program.
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From the Hearth – Fall Athletics

Thursday, November 19, 6:00-6:45 p.m. CST
MICDS Athletic Director Josh Smith will be joined by coaches of our fall sports programs to share information about MICDS’ tradition of excellence in athletics, exceptional facilities and many opportunities to play sports.
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From the Hearth – Curriculum Connections: Math and Science

Tuesday, December 1, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
JK-12 Math Department Chair Diane Broberg and JK-12 Science Department Chair Bob Shaw provide an in-depth overview of our STEM curriculum and unique student-centered approach to experiential learning.
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From the Hearth – Affording MICDS: Need-Based Tuition Assistance

Wednesday, December 2, 8:00-8:30 a.m. CST
Kathy Fagin, Director of Financial Aid, will answer common questions and share more information about our tuition assistance program and the affordability of an MICDS education.
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From the Hearth – Curriculum Connections: English and History

Monday, December 7, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Our JK-12 Department Chairs for English and History & Social Sciences will discuss the broad opportunities, alignment, and scaffolding of the MICDS English and history curricula, as well as our pedagogical approaches to facilitating student learning. Time will be available to ask questions about our JK-12 program.
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From the Hearth – Embracing World Languages, Cultures, and People

Tuesday, December 15, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
World Languages Department Chair, Patrick Huewe, and Director of Global Learning & Upper School Community Service, Erin Hamill, will share specifics about our JK-12 program and approach to enriching student learning through language immersion and travel opportunities.
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From the Hearth – Student Life at MICDS

Tuesday, January 5, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. CST
Karen Wildman, Upper School College Counselor, will lead a conversation with Upper School students about the community, spirit, and opportunities for students at MICDS.
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From the Hearth – Affording MICDS: Need-Based Tuition Assistance

Wednesday, January 6, 12:00-12:30 p.m. CST
Kathy Fagin, Director of Financial Aid, will answer common questions and share more information about our tuition assistance program and the affordability of an MICDS education.
Register Here

From the Hearth – Nurturing Our Diverse Learning Community

Monday, January 11, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Director of Faculty Equity & Inclusion, Erica Moore speaks about our community values and the MICDS mission which calls upon every member of our community to “embrace all of the world’s people with compassion.” Learn about our inclusive and welcoming community and how adults and students continue to learn and grow together. Time will be provided to ask questions at the end of this program.
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From the Hearth – Curriculum Connections: Physical Education

Tuesday, January 19, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Director of Fitness & Athletic Development and JK-8 Physical Education Department Chair Eric Lay will lead this program about physical fitness and how our “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” philosophy serves the health and wellbeing of ALL of our students at MICDS. Time will be provided for asking questions.
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From the Hearth – College Counseling

Tuesday, January 26, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Matt Essman, Director of College Counseling, will walk through MICDS’ unique four year college counseling process and the impressive outcomes of our graduates. Time will be provided to ask questions about our program.
Register Here

From the Hearth – Curriculum Connections: Fine & Performing Arts

Thursday, January 28, 5:30-6:15 p.m. CST
Brad Heinemann, Upper School Fine & Performing Arts Department Chair and Fine Arts Teacher, and JoAnne Vogel, Middle School Fine Arts Department Chair and Visual Arts Teacher, discuss our pedagogical approaches and opportunities in the arts from JK-12th grade. Time will be provided for asking questions.
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