Halloween in our MICDS community was celebrated in a number of heart-stopping and jack-o-lantern-grinning ways this year. From carving pumpkins and dressing up to acting out Halloween scenes and parading around in costumes, leave it to our Rams to figure out creative ways to celebrate the special occasion in this unique year.
Spooky Halloween Drive-Through
For the first time ever, Upper School drama students worked hard to create a spooky Halloween Drive-through. They transformed Carpe Diem Drive into a series of scary scenes. Ram families drove by witnessing zombies and witches, mad scientists, and corpses! Attendees also received popcorn and glow sticks as they drove along.
Zombie Make-Up Tutorial
To prepare for the drive-through, Upper School Performing Arts Teacher Carolyn Hood’s drama students had fun with a zombie make-up tutorial.
Lower School Halloween Parade
Junior kindergarteners through 4th graders donned their costumes and paraded around Olson Hall to the tune of such holiday favorites as Thriller by Michael Jackson, Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett, and Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. Check out our video on the Magazine’s website.
Dressing up in Middle School and 5th/6th Trunk-or-Treat
Middle Schoolers donned creative costumes from bats, cows, and Winnie the Pooh characters to M&Ms, Starbucks baristas, and gumball machines! On Halloween Day, 5th and 6th grade students participated in a Trunk-or-Treat on campus.
Upper School Halloween Parade
Per tradition, only seniors in Upper School get to dress up in their costumes for Halloween. They paraded through the Upper School as lobsters, secret service agents, bananas, and the characters from Scooby-Doo to name just a few!
Pumpkin Bowling in the Upper School
You’ve heard of bowling, but have you ever heard of pumpkin bowling? Upper School students took to the MICDS fields to bowl with pumpkins on hills across campus.
Spooktacular Circuit Building Experience
Fourth graders in Lower School Science Teacher Laura Pupillo’s class learned about electricity. Pupillo partnered with the Upper School to set up a Halloween-themed circuit building experience. Students created light-up Halloween circuit cards that taught the science of using a circuit push switch. Grant Purdy ’21, MICDS Senior and Football Team Captain, collaborated virtually with 4th grade students to help them create their festive circuits.
Pumpkin Carving and Contest
Our Parents Association delivered Pumpkin Decorating Kits to all of our Lower School families early in October, and Upper School Student Council oversaw a school-wide pumpkin carving contest for all Rams.