MICDS Spirit Week 2020

This campaign ended on July 01, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Mary Institute & Saint Louis Country Day School by clicking here!
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Janet Horlacher photoJanet Horlacher matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1976

An Anonymous DonorWilliam A. Wallace matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Alumni/ae

An Anonymous DonorA generous donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDave and Mary Steward matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25,000

Ram Nation truly has no boundaries. From our alumni scattered around the globe to our current families scattered around the St. Louis region, from our faculty and staff working hard from home to our security, housekeeping and groundskeeping teams that keep our campus clean, secure, beautiful and ready for our eventual return, we are an incredible community that continues to live its mission day in and day out, regardless of what swirls in the world around us.

Some of you have already generously offered to help during this crisis, and we thank you for thinking of us. In response, we have established the Ram Relief Fund, designed specifically as an emergency fund that will help ensure the School’s bright future. 

The Ram Relief Fund was established to ensure the financial sustainability of MICDS by providing flexible financial support for unforeseen needs and expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These needs and expenses include, but are not limited to, tuition relief for all current MICDS families as well as additional relief for families who have additional demonstrated financial need.

Spending from the Ram Relief Fund will be at the discretion of the Head of School and the Chief Financial Officer. 

Thank you for your support. We are #RamsTogether.

Additional information on the Ram Relief Fund can be found on the MICDS website.

Groove Your Way Into the Weekend!

Groove your way into the weekend with three decades of Spotify playlists courtesy of Head of School Jay Rainey ('80s), Bob Koplar '98 ('90s) and Lindsey Herzog Shipley '07 ('00s)!

Jay Rainey - 80s Spotify Playlist
Bob Koplar ‘98 - 90s Spotify Playlist
Lindsey Herzog Shipley ‘07 - 00s Spotify Playlist

Across the decades, we are #RamsTogether

1508 days ago by Allison Light
Riffin' in the Kitchen with Raj Tailor '92

Raj Tailor '92 demonstrates how to make Vegetarian Loaf Pan Lasagna that is healthy and easy! "Having the confidence to tackle something like this with no experience is all part of a spirit instilled by my time at MICDS!" ~Raj Tailor

Thank you for sharing this dish with us, Raj! A recipe to last the times!

1508 days ago by Claire Sherman
What I Would Have Told Myself 40 Years Ago - Advice from an alumna!

Lisa "Liza" Acker '80, Show Me Beautiful beauty vlogger, created a video for the Class of 2020 called, "What I would have told myself 40 years ago." This would have been her 40th year reunion, but watch her beauty and life tips from across the decades!

"Be the best version of yourself. Happiness is a choice you make everyday." ~Lisa "'Liza" Acker

1508 days ago by Allison Light
It's Decade Day!

Today is Decade Day! Our students are off for the traditional Margaret Dawes Eliot Day so, for all you alumni out there, it's time to dust off the vintage wear and post a photo or comment on the MICDS Facebook page

We are also hosting a Zoom Q&A with our Head of School, Jay Rainey, so register and submit your questions here

Check out this Now & Then photo of our photography classes.

1508 days ago by Allison Light
The MICDS Tradition of Margaret Dawes Eliot Day

Decades ago, in 1860, Margaret Dawes Eliot, mother of William Greenleaf Eliot, donated $1,000 to the new school bearing her granddaughter's name. She stipulated that "the scholars" henceforth be given an annual holiday "on or near the 11th of May for a May Festival". Known since as "Grandmother's Day", it continues to be enjoyed by MICDS students and is the School's longest-standing tradition. 

1508 days ago by Claire Sherman
Red & Green Ram Dance!

1509 days ago by Allison Light
Then and Now, The Senior Pond Toss!

From the 60s to now, the pond toss has been a favorite tradition of the graduating class, tossing in the first senior accepted into college. Look at how the pond toss has evolved from then to now! 

1509 days ago by Claire Sherman
Grab Your Red & Green Ingredients!

In honor of Red & Green Day, Junior Sebastian Neumann '21 shows how to make game night guacamole (with green avocados and red tomatoes, of course) in this video for Spirit-Giving Week. Thanks, Chef Sebastian! #RamsTogether

1509 days ago by Allison Light
Red & Green + Class of 2020 Day!

Today is Red & Green Day AND a day to honor the MICDS Class of 2020! Do you have a special message for our Seniors? You can submit a video message directly from Give Campus! Just click on Advocates > Personal Plea (this may require you to login or take a few extra clicks to set up an account). Submit non-video messages here.

1509 days ago by Claire Sherman
Then & Now

Check out the 2004-2005 Football State Championship game highlights! Our MICDS team brought home a win under the leadership of Coach Ron Holtman, defeating Harrisonville (coached by none other than our new Head Coach Dr. Fred Bouchard). How times have changed!

1510 days ago by Allison Light
Keep Moving! Exercise Tips from Alyson Domoto '95

This Team Day, former trapeze artist for the Circus and alumna Alyson Domoto '95 (Owner of IMX Pilates St. Louis) talks through some workout tips using a deck of cards and a list of exercises. Gather your team! We can't wait to try these ideas!

1510 days ago by Claire Sherman
Home Workout Pro-Tips from Joe Goldberg '95

Joe Goldberg '95, owner of TruFusion STL, shares an important pro-tip on working out at home! Stay healthy and keep exercising, your home team needs you to stay strong. 

1510 days ago by Claire Sherman
What's Your Team Day Dance?


1510 days ago by Allison Light
Today is Team Day!

Gimme an M-I-C-D-S! Today is Team Day! Show your spirit with your favorite team gear and post a pic here

Join us at 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. CST today for a Zoom Q&A with our new football coach, Fred Bouchard.

Register here: https://forms.gle/po3x2T4y4z5f... (advanced registration required)!

1510 days ago by Claire Sherman
Then & Now: Our Heads of School and Their Dogs!

1511 days ago by Allison Light
Q&A with MICDS Football Coach, Fred Bouchard - Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is Team Day for Spirit/Giving Week, and we are hosting a Zoom Q&A with our new football coach, Fred Bouchard! Wear your favorite team gear and sign up and submit your questions here!

1511 days ago by Claire Sherman
Pet Show & Tell

Today's Pet Day for virtual Spirit/Giving Week is throwing us back to when our students had a pet show and tell day during distance learning!

1511 days ago by Claire Sherman
Meet Nelson, our Head of School's New Dog

Meet Nelson, Mr. Rainey's Golden Retriever puppy! The newest addition to the MICDS family loves to take long walks on campus with Mr. Rainey. Join them on a tour of their favorite spots!

1511 days ago by Claire Sherman
Today is Pet Day!

Our campus favorite is Charger, the MICDS Ram mascot! Show us your best Ram - chalk it on your driveway, build a Ram out of objects in your home, draw it, paint it...you get the idea. Let's see YOUR version of the MICDS Ram!

1511 days ago by Allison Light
Need a New Playlist?

See if you can recognize music from our Head of School's graduation year while enjoying this playlist created by Jay Rainey himself! 

Spotify Playlist: https://bit.ly/senior-rainey-mix2 

Apple Music Playlist: https://bit.ly/senior-rainey-mix

1512 days ago by Allison Light
We Have High Hopes!

Enjoy the Upper School Spring Pops Choir's performance of "High Hopes" originally by Panic! At the Disco. Thank you for supporting our students and our Ram Families.

1512 days ago by Allison Light
Today is Music Day!

Wear your favorite concert shirt or dust off that clarinet in the closet. It's going to be a great day filled with notes to lift our spirits!

1512 days ago by Allison Light
Our Full Community Spirit-Giving Week is LIVE!

Thank you for being part of our family. We are #RamsTogether 🐏

1513 days ago by Allison Light

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