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  • March

    Hate Ends Now Cattle Car on Campus

    This replica, as well as accompanying Holocaust artifacts, will be displayed on the field east of the security office and in a corner of the CFA lobby, respectively.  As a reminder, this is a student-driven educational exhibit for which Miami Country Day School was selected to be a site. It is appropriate for students in grades 8-12.  All 8th grade and 9th grade social studies/history classes will visit as part of their curriculum, and all 10th-12th grade students have been invited to attend on their independent study periods.  As an educational institution that denounces any form of hatred, this exhibit supports Miami Country Day School’s quest to educate about the past so that we may better our future.  Antisemitism has no place in our community.  

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Glen Turf, Chief Officer for Global Initiatives, Equity & Belonging at turfg@miamicountryday.org.  You may read more about this impactful exhibit here and/or watch this video.
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  • Join us at our Spring Fling Event on April, 3rd

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  • Evening of Dance on March 15th - Register Now

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  • Kinder to College Day!

    On Monday, March 6th, the school held another Kinder to College Day, which provided an excellent opportunity for Lower and Upper students to come together for a day of play. The beautiful weather provided the perfect backdrop for this fun-filled event, which allowed students to interact with one another and develop social skills while enjoying the outdoors.

    Kinder to College mentorship initiative connects seniors with the youngest members of the community for mentorship and guidance. The program allows seniors to serve as "big buddies" and develop leadership skills while fostering a sense of responsibility and empathy in the younger students. 
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  • February

    Girls Varsity 8th State Championship Win!

    On Saturday, the 25th of February, the girls’ varsity basketball team of Miami Country Day School earned its 8th State Championship! It was an invigorating game with a final score of 54-38, and the Spartan fans were ecstatic about the victory. The hard work of the girls paid off, and they deserve all the praise for their outstanding efforts. The girls were under the excellent guidance of Head Coach Ochiel Swaby, and the entire coaching team also deserves recognition for their part in the championship win. The Miami Country Day School girls’ varsity basketball team has achieved something remarkable by winning its 8th State Championship. The girls have made their families, friends, teachers, and the entire spartan community proud.

    Congratulations to the girls’ varsity basketball team of Miami Country Day School, and to the entire coaching team. 
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  • MS Spirit Week in Full Swing

    This year's Middle school Spirit Week at MCDS was full of fun activities and dress down days! Students and faculty came together to show their school spirit and show off their creative sides. Each day was packed full of fun themed activities, from tiki Tuesday where students dressed like tourist, to bringing something wacky instead of your backpack, and concluding on spirit day.

    This was the perfect opportunity for the middle school community to show their school spirit and make some great memories. 

    Click here to view gallery.
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  • Girls Varsity Basketball Wins 58 - 33 vs Providence

    Our Miami Country Day Girls Varsity Basketball Team are headed to the 3A girls' basketball final after a convincing 58-33 win over the Providence Stallions in the semifinal round of the 2023 FHSAA State Championships. Miami Country Day's performance in the semifinals was a testament to the team's hard work and dedication as they played an aggressive and determined game. The Spartans have proved time and time again that they have the talent and drive to be the best in the state. 

    Congratulations, the entire community is incredibly proud of you. The Lady Spartans will take on their opponents at 10 a.m. on Saturday for a chance to bring home the championship. Go Spartans!
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  • Head of School Published in NAIS Magazine

    Join us in congratulating Mariandl Hufford, President and Head of School, for being published in the National Association of Independent Schools' Spring 2023 magazine. This prestigious honor highlights the national prominence of Mariandl’s purposeful leadership. The article "Refocusing Community with a Mission-Centered School Pledge" emphasizes the importance of creating a shared sense of mission and community in independent schools. Our Head of School suggests that our mission-centered school pledge can help achieve this by outlining values and commitments that all members of the school community agree to uphold.

    It provides examples of how our school highlights the benefits of involving all members of the community in the creation of the pledge. Overall, a mission-centered school can serve as a powerful testament for creating a cohesive and focused school community. Her insightful article, 'Refocusing Community with a Mission-Centered School Pledge', is a must-read for educators, learners and the entire independent school community. To read the article please visit the NAIS website at https://www.nais.org/magazine/independent-school/spring-2023/
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  • Georgetown Model UN Congrats

    Thursday through Sunday in Washington, D.C., our 10 intrepid Model UN delegates caucused, made motions and speeches, and represented Switzerland, the Marshall Islands, Madagascar, Belarus, and Suriname! The four-day event included caucusing, motions, speeches, workshops, and embassy tours.

    At the end of the event, two ninth-grade delegates, Andrei and Phillip, from the Disarmament and International Security Committee, were recognized with a Verbal Commendation for their hard work and preparation. Congratulations to them and all the other delegates as well.

    The trip was made possible by the hard work of chaperones Jessica Machado and Jon Saintil, and faculty members Jill Robert, Alice Florin, Bianca Ricart, and Jackie Gerry. The business office staff also deserves special recognition for their efforts.

    This successful trip was a great learning experience for all involved, and a reminder of the power of international collaboration. More pictures from the group's time in Washington, D.C. can be seen here
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  • Girls Varsity Basketball Invited to Nike Store Opening

    The MCDS Girls Varsity Basketball team had an unforgettable experience when @Nike invited them to the opening of their new store in Aventura Mall. The team was excited to meet three-time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medalist, Lisa Leslie, DBC Fitness Founder/Owner, David Alexander, and Nike representative, Kenzy Isnady. The Lady Spartans participated in a Q&A session and expressed their commitment to and love for basketball.

    🚨🏀GAME DAY ALERT🚨🏀 Our MCDS Girls Varsity Basketball team is playing in the state semifinals against Providence High School on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd at 10:00am! Join us in cheering them on by connecting with Carroll Kelly to catch a ride on the fan bus 🚌 and tune in to the live stream on NFHS Network to watch the game!
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  • National Merit Finalists

    It is a great achievement for our Spartan students, Kenneth, Max, Isaac, and Zak to earn Finalist status for National Merit. This prestigious recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and academic excellence of these students. The National Merit Scholarship Program is a highly competitive academic competition that recognizes outstanding high school students based on their PSAT scores, academic achievements, and other factors. 
    Congratulations to Kenneth, Max, Isaac, and Zak for their impressive accomplishment!
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  • 2023 Scholastic Visual Art Awards

    Congratulations go out to our US art students and all their teachers! It is the collective effort of everyone that has brought these students to a high level of thinking and doing. As art students, Asher Hare and Debora Sirotsky have been standing out in their classes. Their hard work has paid off when they earned Silver Keys in the Fashion and Digital Art categories for their respective pieces, "Mangroovy" and "Russian Roulette." 
    These two pieces will be displayed at the Rubell Museum, a prestigious art museum in the United States. It is a testament to their hard work and dedication that they have been recognized for their art. Asher Hare earned a Silver Key in the Fashion category for "Mangroovy," Debora Sirotsky earned a Silver Key for her digital painting in the Digital Art category for "Russian Roulette," and Isa Possin 11 earned an Honorable Mention in Photography for her piece, "Sonia." 

    This is a reminder that hard work pays off, and that anyone can achieve success with enough dedication.
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  • EBO at New World Symphony

    On Wednesday, EBO was invited to attend New World Symphony’s first rehearsal of Tchaikovsky’s 5th symphony. The experience was extraordinary. It made a visible impact on our students and provided motivation for our young musicians in orchestra. Part of what made it special was the hearing and seeing a live orchestra. But perhaps what was truly unique was the opportunity to hear professionals working on their craft, striving to make a collective musical statement. It wasn’t perfect…There were mistakes, there were discussions, and there were changes made as an ensemble and individually that made the music come to life. It was special!
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  • New Upper School Announcements Feb. 6

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    Anchors: Jada Johnson and Kaliyah Morales Special Guest: Ella Gilderman
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  • Visiting students from Colegio Yapeyú

    Today our visiting students from Colegio Yapeyú in Corrientes, Argentina had the opportunity to meet with President and Head of School @mariandl_hufford. The students were warmly welcomed by the entire school community and had a chance to learn more about the school's educational approach. We are grateful for their visit and look forward to welcoming them back in the future. Thanks to everyone in our community for making them feel so welcome!
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  • January

    Harvard Model UN Trip this week

    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!
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    state of school

    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.
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