Upper School students gathered last Friday for Club Fest ’22, an annual event where students promote their favorite clubs and activities and “shop” for new clubs and volunteer opportunities. It’s a much-anticipated event stretching from the Steward Aquatic Center and Alumni Dining Hall through Founder’s Court and Hermann Courtyard. Students dressed in different color themes for each grade and enjoyed student musicians, demonstrations, and a considerable amount of candy and treats.
Student clubs and activities create enjoyable extracurricular experiences where students can assume responsibility as participants or leaders with others who share a common interest. Guided by a faculty sponsor, students participate in and perform all duties involved in running an organization, learning to lead, learning about the global community, and learning to follow through with commitments.
To start a club, students must first discuss their idea with a faculty or staff member, acquire support from a faculty sponsor, and submit a formal application that is reviewed and voted upon by the Activities Committee. The Committee reviews the strengths of the club, the benefits it provides the MICDS community, goals, redundancies (conflicts with another club), and ensures that it serves the mission of the School.
More than 70 clubs and activities are available to Upper School students to foster an environment of community and joy.
In addition to our Student Government positions and associated committees, the clubs and organizations available to Upper School students this year are listed below.
Thanks for making a difference, Rams!
African American Mentoring Program (AAMP)
African Cultural Exploration Club
Alumni & Development
American Sign Language
Asian Student Association
Battle of the Burets (Team)
Biology Olympiad Club
Black Student Union (BSU)
Business Administration Club
Club for Animal Rights & Education (CARE)
Children’s Activities Program
Domestic Violence Awareness Club (DVA)
Dungeons and Dragons Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Finding the Art in Science
Friends of Beasley Initiative (FBI)
The Gatesworth Project
Gender & Sexuality Acceptance (GSA)
Girl Up MICDS
Graphic Design Club
Greenleaves Literary Magazine
HOSA – Future Health Professionals
Jewish Student Union
Learn to Be
The Literacy Initiative
Manos Unidas (Spanish Club)
MICDS Investment Group
MIST (Mental Illness Support for Teenagers)
Mock Trial (Team)
Model United Nations (Model UN)
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
Period @ MICDS
Rec Sports Club
Red Cross Club
Senior Resident Connection
Speech & Debate Team
Sports Analytics Club
TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science)
The Voice – the MICDS Student Newspaper
Upper School Bridge Mentors
Women in STEM
Yearbook – The Phoenix