Student Standouts and Faculty Features for April 15

Student Standouts: Brown ’22, Clark ’22, Macam ’23, Gelven ’22, Harrell ’22, Jan ’22, Moore ’24, Ilko-Stiehr ’25, Boys & Girls Track & Field, and Girls Lacrosse

Faculty Features: Broberg, Marberry, and Kay

Congratulations to this week’s standouts below. Way to go #RamNation! And as always, if you have a story to share, please email

Several Rams to Perform in Muny's 104th Season

Senior Harrison Brown ’22 will be performing in two Muny productions this summer! Be sure to cheer him on as he performs in the cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (August 12-18) and as an off-stage singer for Legally Blonde the Musical (July 25-31).

Zoe Clark ’22 will also be performing with the Muny Teens this summer. She’ll be on stage for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Noah Macam ’23 will also take to the stage at The Muny this summer! He will be performing in Mary Poppins (July 5-13) and Legally Blonde The Musical (July 25-31) with the Muny Teens performance troupe.

We can’t wait to cheer on these Rams onstage!

Senior Announced as One of USA Lacrosse High School Boys' Players of the Week

Landon Gelven ’22 has been dubbed the USA Lacrosse High School Boys Player of the Week in the Midwest according to USA Lacrosse Magazine. Gelven has led the team in assists and points with multiple points per game. Along those lines, on April 12, Gelven set the MICDS single game scoring record with 10 goals and four assists in the first half of the game on April 12. Keep it up, Landon!

Senior Earns Photojournalist Prize

Congratulations to Zaire Harrell ’22 who received Honorable Mention in the Landscape category of the 2022 St. Louis Public Radio Teen Photojournalist competition. Zaire was one of 202 submissions from 48 schools for the contest. Her work can be seen here. As an honorable mention recipient, Zaire is invited to a master class with STLPR photojournalist Brian Munoz.

Jan Wins No. 1 Singles Flight Championship Match

Senior Justin Jan ’22 defeated his opponent on Tuesday in the championship of the Number 1 singles flight in the Metro League Boys Tennis tournament. Read the recap of the match by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here. Way to go, Justin!

Sophomore Accepted into WashU's Olin Business School's Olin Fleischer Scholars Program

Ava Moore ’24 was accepted into the Washington University Olin School of Business 2022 cohort of the Olin Fleischer Scholars Program (OFSP). According to the WashU Olin Business School, “OFSP is a free, week-long residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students will spend the week under the tutelage of distinguished Olin faculty member Doug Villhard, who will guide you through an introduction to entrepreneurship, the world of business, and help you and your team navigate a case study that you will present at the end of the week. This will be complemented by site visits and recreational excursions across the St. Louis metropolitan area and an introduction to the college application process and the required components.” We can’t wait to see what you learn this summer, Ava!

Freshman Scores 8th Place in Gymnastics Competition

Ellie Ilko-Stiehr ’25 competed in Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Districts this past weekend in gymnastics and placed 8th. She will compete in AAU regionals and nationals this summer. Way to go, Ellie!

MICDS Track & Field's Dual First-Place Finishes

Boys and Girls Track & Field both took home first-place finishes at the Skippy Keefer Invitational on April 9. Way to go, Rams!

Girls Lacrosse Defeats John Burroughs School

The MICDS Girls Lacrosse team defeated John Burroughs on Monday, 9-6. Kendall Curry ’23 is in the spotlight in the game summary by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for her dominating 13 saves. The summary also highlights Alex Johnson ’22 and Olivia Rickers ’22 each scoring three times, Mikaela Mikulec ’24 causing errant passes, and Amber Peterson ’22 scooping up ground balls.

Faculty Features: Math Teachers Launch Math Circles

At the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conference in Indianapolis, Dr. Jody Marberry, Middle School Math Teacher, learned about Math Circles. According to MathCircles.Org, “Math Circles are communities focused on the enjoyment of mathematical problem-solving. Meetings are lively, interactive, and often ‘funstrating:’ challenging but in a highly rewarding way! Math Circles can take many forms, including after-school programs for students, professional learning communities for teachers and mathematicians, or groups of parents or families who want to become more involved with mathematics education. There are nearly 300 Math Circles around the U.S., including approximately 150 Math Teacher Circles and another 150 Math Student Circles.”

Upon learning about Math Circles, Marberry shared, “I had an absolute blast exploring creative, fun, and challenging mathematics with other math teachers.” Marberry and JK-12 Math Department Chair Diane Broberg have taken it upon themselves to start a Math Circle for middle and high school math teachers in the St. Louis area. Their first meeting is coming up on Tuesday, May 3.

We can’t wait to calculate all of the fun and learning to take place in their Math Circle!

Andy Kay

Coach Kay Talks Lacrosse in Interview

Boys Lacrosse Head Coach Andy Kay was interviewed this week by Jim Powers on “Scoops with Danny Mac.” In the interview, Coach Kay talked about the state of lacrosse in the St. Louis area, some of his star players this season, and his incredible 200 wins as the Boys Lacrosse coach. Listen to the whole interview (linked above) which plays from 18:24 to 33:16.