Upper School Community Finds Silver Linings of COVID-19

The MICDS Upper School Community Service Committee polled students, faculty, and staff in all three divisions to ask the question: What are the silver linings of COVID-19? With the responses, the committee compiled a video highlighting MICDS community members’ acts of service and reflections on the good things to come out of the pandemic. Some examples include the Beasley students creating clay hearts to share with faculty and staff, virtual tutoring of younger students by their Upper School friends, free online music lessons, volunteering with Santa’s Helpers, connecting with residents of a senior center, creating a Little Free Library for the MICDS campus, and more.

shared, “Volunteering this year is challenging, but I’ve been so impressed with the creative and safe ways students have found to help others,” said Director of Global Learning and Upper School Community Service Erin Hamill. “Our students have really stepped forward to enthusiastically support those in need.”

“We are deeply social beings, and the absence of hugs and connection served as a reminder of what’s important in life,” added Head of School Jay Rainey.