Over the past four days at six sessions in Boston, our 22 MCDS Model UN delegates caucused, made motions and speeches, and represented New Zealand, Korea, and two historical characters, Col. Emiliano Ramirez and Soong Qiling (Mme. Sun Yat-Sen) with distinction. We toured Harvard’s campus and attended workshops. It was a very full time and we came home tired and happy last night.
The thousands of delegates were part of a truly international conference; many of the top schools were from other countries. In their committees, students truly were able to work collaboratively with peers from all over the U.S. and the world. While awards are far from the only goal at a conference, after the four days of deliberation and writing, it was especially cool to see our two Head Delegates, Sophia and Scout, take home awards as Outstanding Delegate on the Legal Committee as South Korea (ROK) and Honorable Mention on the Futuristic General Assembly as New Zealand. We are so proud of them and all our delegates, several of whom gained valuable experience as novice or younger delegates.
Special shouts to my amazing fellow chaperone, Wyatt Ashby, Hiram Rosas, who guided and encouraged us, and Jill Robert, Alice Florin and the business office staff, Bianca Ricart, Iara Coltro, Jackie Gerry for their work in helping make this trip possible. Special thanks to all of you who teach these students too!
I hope this email finds you well! We are thrilled to invite you to THE STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS, presented by Mariandl Hufford, President & Head of School, along with Matthew Whitman Lazenby, President of the Board, and James W. Moore ’65, Chairman of the Board.
This is a night you won't want to miss! We will be unveiling the exciting campus master planning process and sharing all the latest updates and plans for the future of MCDS. This event will not only be about the future but also a celebration of how far we have come.
Enjoy delicious Hors D'oeuvres and cocktails while mingling with fellow MCDS supporters and leaders. This is an adult only event, so be sure to make arrangements for a fun night out.
Miami country day school is proud to announce that Christina Pla-guzman, our Thespian Troupe director and Upper School theater teacher, has been named the National 2022 Stephen Schwartz Musical Theater Teacher of the year. The award, which is presented by the ASCAP Foundation and the Educational Theater Association, is the highest recognition a middle or high school theater teacher can receive and honors the many ways theater teachers impact students and colleagues, as well as their career accomplishments and reach beyond the classroom. Pla- Guzman, an 18 year teaching veteran, is beloved by her students and the entire MCDS community and has created a relevant and thriving program that transforms the lives of students. Under her leadership, the Miami Country Day Upper school theater program puts on two main stage productions, a theater showcase, a holiday production and theater for social change programming each year. In addition, select seniors write, produce and star in a one person showcase yearly. Pla- Guzman also prepares her students for the International Thespian Excellence Awards and numerous national showcases and competitions. Cristina Pla- Guzman reaches beyond the classroom each and everyday and is changing lives as she brings to life Country Day’s whole child mission. It is with much Spartan Pride that the entire MCDS community congratulates Ms. Cristina Pla-Guzman.
Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner and so is the 27th Annual Holiday Bazaar! Join us for the PA's largest fundraiser of the year on November 7th and 8th.
We couldn't do this without you and we need your help! Sign up to volunteer, buy raffle tickets and donate money to help sponsor our yummy food court! You can even buy gift certificates for your favorite teachers and administrators...