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.

Upper School Architecture Students present their chosen buildings to be studied and drawn

Upper School Architecture Students Play Teacher for the Day

Students in Mr. Huber’s Architecture class got the opportunity to play teacher for the day and present a piece of what they learned during the year to their classmates.

During the first two trimesters, students spent two days each cycle studying architectural history. On those days, Mr. Huber would draw buildings on the white board, and students would copy those drawings into their sketchbooks.

Once the third trimester rolled around, it was time for the students to take the wheel. Each student researched work by an important 20th century architect and drew that piece on the whiteboard, while their fellow students copied the designs into their sketchbooks.

The designs drawn by these future architects included Louis Kahn’s Esherick House (1961) and Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at JFK Airport (1962), among others.