Upcoming Alumni Events

We invite you to join us for our local and virtual alumni events. Learn about upcoming reunions, gatherings, and activities for our MI, CDS, and MICDS alumnae/i. Alumni Events for the 2020-2021 school year will be posted throughout the year.

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MICDS Alumni Virtual Series

Virtual Alumni Film Discussion on Vertigo with Tex Tourais, Upper School English Teacher

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 — 6:30 p.m. CST via Zoom

This alumni film discussion will focus on Vertigo, the 1958 masterpiece film by Alfred Hitchcock. We encourage attendees to (re)watch the film prior to the event and note any questions for the discussion.
Register here* and download flyer!

Lunch & Learn: The MICDS Maker Space Featuring Janet Purdy, MICDS Upper School Math and Computer Science Faculty, & Brian Purlee, MICDS Upper School Maker and Robotics Coordinator

Thursday, March 11, 2021 — 12:00 p.m. CST via Zoom

Come experience The Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Robotics Lab and The Biggs Family Maker’s Lab with Brian Purlee and Janet Purdy. Explore the innovative tools that are used by our students and adults, and hear about the exciting projects happening across many grade levels and departments at MICDS.
Register here* and download flyer!

Lunch & Learn: Managing Stress and Anxiety During the Pandemic, Featuring Vicki Thurman, MICDS Director of Student Support Services, and David Hotaling, MICDS Upper School Counselor

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 — 12:00 p.m. CST via Zoom

Please join us for this informative lunchtime session where we will offer practical suggestions for managing the stress of these times for you and your family. Some questions we will address include: Can stress be a good thing? How much is too much? What self-care and wellness steps can you take to find balance for yourself? When might it be time to consult with a professional?
Register here* and download flyer!

Unflappable, a Session on Improv-Based Resilience, Presented by Steve Hughes ’84

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 — 7:00 p.m. CST via Zoom

What do you do when something doesn’t go your way? What if you could remain calm and find your footing in short order? What if you were more resilient after setbacks? Unflappable is a dynamic, interactive program that gives you simple-to-use tools to unlock your EQ to be more present and think better on your feet. Borrowing from the world of improv comedy (with a splash of science), you’ll learn to stay cool under pressure no matter what life throws your way. Come to this lively session and you’ll get to try out these skills in real-time, meet other alums, improve your resilience, and walk away a better person.
Register here* and download flyer!

Lunch & Learn: “I’m Never Moving Back: Teaching Teenagers to Love St. Louis” Featuring Marshall McCurties, MICDS Upper School History Faculty

Tuesday, April 22, 2021 — 12:00 p.m. CST via Zoom

This session will focus on the History Department’s flagship course, St. Louis History. St. Louis is a microcosm for the rest of the United States. A thorough understanding of St. Louis reveals the challenges and opportunities presented to modern cities. Helping students dive deep into the rich history of St. Louis helps students reposition themselves as agents of change within their community. Our session will highlight some of the key takeaways from the course and discuss how we approach teaching history to teenagers who often say, “I can’t wait to leave St. Louis!”
Register here* and download flyer!

*Note: You must have an MICDS Portal account to register. If you need to activate your portal
account, please email Louise Jones, Director of Alumni Relations at ljones@micds.org.