Alert

School Closed - Monday, January 30, 2023

Inclement weather conditions have created hazardous conditions on local roads and highways. In the interest of the safety of our families and employees, MICDS will be closed today, January 30. No classes will be held, all on-campus activities will be canceled, and parking lots will be closed. In view of the lost instructional day today, the Middle and Upper Schools will run block schedules through the end of the week (C, D, E, and F rotations). This calendar change means that, except in the Lower School, we will NOT run a late-start Wednesday schedule on February 1. Lower School will still have a late start. Middle and Upper School classes will begin promptly at 8 a.m. this Wednesday.

Middle School Students Compete in the National Geographic Bee

Middle school students competed in the National Geographic Bee on Thursday, an annual competion organized by the National Geographic Society. Thousands of students across the United States participate, and this year at MICDS it came down to two seventh graders.

The final question was “What country, located on a peninsula in the Persian Gulf and once dependent on pearl diving, now has one of the region’s highest per capita incomes?” Jake Hausler ’22 answered correctly with “Qatar,” making him the winner and eligible for advancement in the competition. Ian Ellinwood ’22 finished in 2nd place.