Join us for MICDS Homecoming Weekend on September 24 – 25!
Alumni and families are invited to join the entire School community for this special weekend, which celebrates cherished traditions both old and new and offers something for all ages! It’s a perfect time to visit campus and enjoy great sporting events as the MICDS Rams take on the JBS Bombers, renewing old acquaintances while making new ones.
Get ready for Homecoming by stocking up on MI, CDS, and MICDS spirit wear from our Campus Store! Take advantage of online shopping before Homecoming or visit the Store when you’re on campus Saturday.
Homecoming Weekend Highlights
Food Truck Friday
Friday, September 24, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Service road between athletic fields & tennis courts
Parking: C Lot
Enjoy dinner on campus before the bonfire at Food Truck Friday. A variety of food trucks featuring dinner and dessert will be available. Please bring cash for food purchases, and bring a picnic blanket!
Friday, September 24, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Parking: C Lot
The traditional lighting of the bonfire kicks off cheering on your favorite Rams teams!
MICDS-JBS Family Friendly & Free Fun Run
Saturday, September 25, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Begins at JBS, ends at MICDS (Founder’s Court)
The day’s festivities kick off with a 2.5-mile family-friendly walk, run or stroll from JBS to MICDS. All runners, walkers, strollers, and dogs are welcome! Dress in your spirit wear. A complimentary shuttle will pick up from MICDS and bring participants back to JBS. Registration is at 7:30 and the race starts at 8 a.m. Fun Run t-shirts are available at the event on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saturday, September 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Calling all MICDS families! Bring your kids (of any age!) for an entertaining and free event that features games, prizes, face painters, balloon artists, and inflatables. Enjoy a complimentary BBQ lunch on the north patio of the MAC (bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a meal on the Beasley Playground or Athletic Fields #4 and #5; help keep our campus clean and dispose of your trash after your picnic).
Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
JBS and MICDS Campuses
Throughout the weekend, athletic contests are scheduled against JBS, including the annual football rivalry at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Ron Holtman Stadium. Varsity contests will be played at MICDS and all other games will take place at JBS. Come out and cheer on your Rams! Check our MICDS Athletics Twitter account to stay in the loop. Varsity game schedule:
- 10 a.m. Girls Tennis (Tennis Courts)
- 10:30 a.m. Boys Soccer (Holtman Stadium)
- 11 a.m. Boys Swim & Dive (Steward Family Aquatic Center)
- 11 a.m. Volleyball (McDonnell (North) Gym)
- 12 p.m. Field Hockey (Thomas Field)
- 2 p.m. Football (Holtman Stadium; concessions will be open)
The Activities Committee invites all Upper School students for “A Night Under the Stars” homecoming dance on Saturday, September 25. The dance will be held outside this year for the first time in Hermann Courtyard and Founders’ Court. The attire is dresses, skirts, nice tops, nice/dress shorts, khaki pants/slacks, collared/button-down shirts. The colors are navy blue, black, gold, and white. These are the main colors that go best with the theme. Students do not need to feel obligated to wear these exact shades. As we will be outside on concrete and grass, comfortable shoes are highly encouraged (including sneakers/casual flats).
The evening begins at 8:30 p.m. All students must arrive by 8:45 pm and will be checked in upon arrival. The dance ends at 10:00 p.m. when students will be able to leave. Students will not be able to depart the dance until 10:00 p.m. There will be a DJ spinning tunes selected by the students and fun photo spots throughout the Courtyard. The Activities Committee is excited to provide this opportunity and we look forward to seeing students on Saturday, September 25.