The MICDS community came together for a weekend of fun and school spirit at this year’s Homecoming Weekend. The weekend kicked off with the Beasley parade, the Middle School Pep Rally and Food Truck Friday in the evening. Students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff gathered in Founders’ Court and Parking Lot A to eat, socialize and listen to performances by Upper School students.
Next, the community moved into McDonnell Gymnasium for the Pep Rally. The bagpipers led the way as varsity sports teams entered one by one, pumping up the crowd and introducing their teams. The crowd then followed the bagpipers across campus, where the football team lit a bonfire and sang the CDS fight song.
Saturday’s festivities began with a literal “bang” as racers took off during the MICDS-JBS Fun Run. Dressed in spirit wear, racers started their 2.5-mile walk or run at MICDS and finished at the JBS campus.
Families gathered at the MAC later in the day to attend the MICDS Family Carnival. The carnival featured games, prizes, face painters, balloon artists and inflatable playhouses, offering something for kids of all ages.
All the while, varsity sports contests took place on John Burroughs’ campus. The Rams were victorious in many of those contests, making for an incredible end to a great Homecoming Weekend.