At MICDS, developing compassionate leaders is not only part of the Mission—it’s also a tradition. Each fall, the Upper School holds their annual Day of Caring and Leadership, and just like every other, this year’s event was filled with moments of kindness. Ninth and 10th graders heard from Tina Meier, Founder and CEO of the Megan Meier Foundation on anti- bullying, community building and what it means to be an upstander. Juniors participated in team-building activities at Camp Wyman.
Seniors engaged in community service activities to deepen their understanding of the experience of our neighbors throughout the St. Louis community. Specifically, a group of MICDS seniors worked with students at Dewey International Studies School to clean up the Dewey garden for fall planting. In addition, a small group of seniors attended the Project 99 Leadership Conference, which addressed the effects of social media on leadership.
In the Lower School, students celebrated Beasley Community Day, a day of kindness, creativity, friendship and fun. During the day, students made kindness promises, worked together to create service acts of kindness in the greater community and participated in lunch and other activities where they made friends of different ages and grades.