As fall nears, and with it, the harvest, Upper School World Language Teacher Lily Childs and her students celebrated the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. The important holiday is comparable to Thanksgiving and is celebrated with family and friends gathering together when the moon is the fullest and brightest of the year. As is MICDS tradition since 2015, members of our School community gathered to make and share mooncakes, one of the hallmarks of the festival. In Chinese culture, a round shape symbolizes completeness and reunion. Thus, the sharing and eating of round mooncakes among family members signify the completeness and unity of families. The cakes are given a thick filling; this year Mrs. Childs used nearly 12 pounds of ingredients, including Oreo truffles, taro, and red bean, to fill the cakes.
More than 10 parents and guardians came to help make the cakes. Students from Childs’ class were also joined by seventh graders, other Upper School students during their free periods, as well as by Jay Rainey, Head of School, Sally Maxwell, Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning, and Grace Lee, Dean of Faculty, making it a community-wide event in the spirit of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.
Well done, Rams!