A Spirit Week of #RamsTogether

Last week, we came together virtually to honor and bridge all corners of our MICDS community as part of our first-ever virtual Spirit-Giving Week! A big THANK YOU to all those who submitted lovely messages for our graduating Class of 2020 and shared your recipes, tips and music for all Rams to enjoy. We are delighted that many of our community members chose to join the opportunities to connect, feel united and to support our Ram Families who need our help.

Many provided our students and their families with the stability and continuity of their educational experience at MICDS. Their gifts to the Ram Relief Fund support our families with tuition assistance who suddenly have a need for more aid, families who are requesting temporary financial aid due to a change in circumstances and other urgent needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and help ensure that 100% of our employees experience continuity of pay and benefits.

Enjoy the Highlights of Spirit Week Below!

Our Class of 2020 Choir Students sing “High Hopes” by Panic! at the Disco.

Meet Nelson, the newest member of the Ram Family and tour Mr. Rainey’s favorite spots on campus!

Meet our new Head Football Coach, Dr. Fred Bouchard!

Since our seniors couldn’t take part in one of their final MICDS traditions—the last walk-through on campus—we brought it to them!

After the Class of 2020 was dismissed for the last time, parents drove their seniors to campus, where they were cheered and celebrated by the faculty and staff and sent off with a toasted ravioli lunch to-go.

While students and faculty were off for our traditional Margaret Dawes Eliot Day, we hosted a Q&A with our Head of School, Jay Rainey!

Students and Alumni Showed Off Their Skills!

Explore Our Other Virtual Experiences and Resources Below!

Music is Food for the Soul

  • Enjoy “Mr. Rainey’s Senior Mix Tape” playlist on Spotify and on Apple Music, featuring gems from the 80s!
  • Prefer the 90s? Check out this Spotify playlist from Bob Koplar ’98!
  • For anyone from the 00s, enjoy this playlist of Spotify jams from Lindsey Herzog Shipley ’07!

Then & Now: State Champ Highlight Reel
In 2004-2005, our MICDS varsity football team brought home a State Championship win under the leadership of Coach Ron Holtman, defeating Harrisonville (coached by none other than our new Head Coach Dr. Fred Bouchard). How times have changed! Check out the highlights!

Mr. Rainey’s Message to Seniors
Mr. Rainey delivered this video message to seniors on their final day of school last week.

Recipes, History, Zoom Backgrounds and More!

Browse our unique-to-MICDS downloads here which include the following:

  • MICDS Campus Zoom backgrounds
  • The MI Prayer for the Graduates
  • The CDS Centennial History book
  • A vintage MI cookbook – The Yum-Yums book, circa the 1950s – which includes Mrs. Wibbing’s popcorn ball recipe
  • Instructions for searching past issues of the CDS News
  • The beloved MI Yellow Rolls recipe

Give Today

To make a pledge payment or to support the Ram Relief Fund, the MICDS Fund or your Reunion Class Gift before the end of our fiscal year on June 30th, click here!

We Are #RamsTogether

The greatest strength of our beloved School is and always will be its people. Every week is Spirit Week when we are #RamsTogether. Thank you, again, from the bottom of our Ram-shaped hearts for making Spirit Week meaningful and vibrant for our school community!