It’s time once again for the Madison Country Day School Winter Concerts. On the evenings of Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 12 Lower and Middle and High School students will bring a celebration of festive music to the MCDS stage. Ten ensembles will perform a repertoire of holiday music over two nights in the MCDS Gym, and all are welcome. So join us for the Lower School concert on December 11 at 6:00 p.m. and for the Middle/High School concert on December 12 at 6:30 p.m. and start your holiday season in song!
MCDS is proud to announce that MCDS Athletics will include two new sports next school year: Boys Soccer and Girls Basketball. Boys Soccer will be part of our cooperative with two area high schools while Girls Basketball will be an MCDS independent team. Head over to our athletics page or contact Athletics Director Jeremy Clements for more information on MCDS Athletics.
The 2013 Middle/High School Musical was a great success. This year, MCDS produced The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the recipient of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. The sparkling performances of so many students, along with the dedicated work of MCDS faculty and volunteers, helped MCDS Theater take another huge step forward.
A dedicated group of parent and student volunteers joined members of our faculty and staff during the MCDS Open House on November 16. We’d like to thank a moment to thank all of those MCDS community members who took time out of their weekend to help us connect with new families. Seeing so many enthusiastic volunteers giving their time to our school makes the difference for so many potential families. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!
For three weeks in early November, the students of MCDS showed how generous they can be as gifts of pocket change and volunteer time poured in. The Fundraiser took on something of a new face this year, with three different events planned, one for each devision. The Big Hairy Social was a chance for our Middle School students to spend an evening playing games, dancing, and eating pizza after a week of pledging donations. The Big Hairy Caper was a week-long game played by High School students for the right to choose Head of School Luke Felker’s wig for a week, and our youngest students spent the last week of the Fundraiser guessing at Mr. Felker’s Big Hairy costume. The Big Hairy Fundraiser was a great success, and helped demonstrate the incredible attitude that exists throughout the MCDS community. So, many thanks to those who pledged to give of their time or of their treasure to MCDS, we couldn’t ask for more supportive students.
While participating in this year’s WIAA State Cross Country championship, one MCDS athletes finished in 16th Place; the highest-ever finish for the school in that competition. The race in Wisconsin Rapids marked the second time this athlete competed at the State Finals. Click here for more information on MCDS Athletics.
MCDS is proud to announce the launch of our brand new website, a wonderful way for our community members to interact with the school and a beautiful new window for those we’re connecting with for the first time. There are several changes to both the website’s design and it’s structure, and as a way to make this transition easier for our users we’ve put together this Introduction to the New Website for your reference and planned a seminar and question and answer session open to all of our community members (stay tuned for details). So, please, take a look through the new digital face of MCDS, and enjoy!