Eighth Graders Don’t Need a Reason to Celebrate

On Wednesday, September 21, MICDS eighth graders were surprised with the School’s first ever “Just Because Day!” The day was created by the eighth-grade teaching team to show their Middle School students how much they are cared for and appreciated as a whole class. Students were given the day to take a break from the daily pressures of school to relax, have fun, and get to know new and old classmates. Students celebrated with a special breakfast and lunch while enjoying bounce house obstacle courses, kickball, connect four, spike ball, and a surprise visit from the ice cream truck.

The class was asked to think about gratitude throughout their surprise day and encouraged to share their gratitude with each other. “It was awesome to see the many opportunities our 8s took to ‘rising up’ with manners and appreciation for each other. You could feel the positivity in the environment,” said Callie Bambenek, Middle School Science Teacher. The surprise day ended with a chance for the eighth-grade class to silently reflect how they can carry out gratitude outside of school and perhaps help plan a “Just Because Day” in their own homes!

Well done, Rams!