The MICDS community came together for a weekend of fun and school spirit for this year’s homecoming. The weekend kicked off with the Beasley parade, the Middle School Pep Rally, and a food-truck Friday in the evening. Students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff gathered in Founder’s Court and Parking Lot A to eat and socialize as well as listen to music performed by Upper School students.
Next, the community moved into McDonnell Gymnasium for the Pep Rally. Led by bagpipers, varsity sports teams then entered in one-by-one, pumping up the crowd and introducing themselves in a boisterous fashion. Bagpipers then led the crowd across campus, where the football team lit a bonfire and sang the CDS fight song.
Saturday began with a literal “bang” from a starting gun which gave racers the signal to take off for the MICDS-JBS Fun Run. Dressed in spirit wear, racers started their 2.5-mile walk or run at MICDS and finished at JBS campus.
Families gathered at the MAC later in the day to attend the MICDS Family Carnival. Featuring games, prizes, face painters, balloon artists, and inflatable playhouses, the carnival had something for kids of all ages.
All the while, several athletic contests were going on at John Burroughs campus. Below are the results of all athletic contests from the weekend, along with a video recap!
- Girls Tennis – Rams fell to JBS, 1-8
- Girls Golf: Rams won 187-171
- Boys Swimming & Diving – Rams won 109-71
- Field Hockey: Rams won 6-2
- Girls Cross Country: Rams won the “Battle for the Belt”
- Boys Cross Country: John Burroughs won
- Volleyball: Rams fell to JBS, 2-3
- Boys Soccer: Rams fell to JBS, 2-3
- Football: Rams win 42-0