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.
“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 – Curriculum Connections: English and History
Monday, December 7, 6:00-6:45 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.
From the Hearth – Embracing World Languages, Cultures, and People
Tuesday, December 15, 6:00-6:45 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.
From the Hearth – Student Life at MICDS
Tuesday, January 5, 6:00-6:45 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.
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.
From the Hearth – Nurturing Our Diverse Learning Community
Monday, January 11, 6:00-6:45 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.
From the Hearth – Curriculum Connections: Physical Education
Tuesday, January 19, 6:00-6:45 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.
From the Hearth – Winter & Spring Sports
Thursday, January 21, 6:00-6:45 p.m. CST
MICDS Athletic Director Josh Smith will be joined by coaches of our spring sports programs to share information about MICDS’ tradition of excellence in athletics, exceptional facilities, and many opportunities to play sports.
From the Hearth – College Counseling
Tuesday, January 26, 6:00-6:45 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.
From the Hearth – Curriculum Connections: Fine & Performing Arts
Thursday, January 28, 6:00-6:45 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.