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School Traditions

MONDAY MORNING MEETING

The entire school gathers together for this weekly tradition that also welcomes the attendance of parents, grandparents, and friends. Classes present skits and songs, achievements are celebrated, sports teams results are announced, and the students present messages about the school’s Big Ten Code for Self-Discipline and the weekly V.I.P. (Values, Integrity, and Principles), which focuses on developing positive character traits.
 
Lower School students bow during a Monday Morning Meeting performance.


CONVOCATION

New Kindergarten students are led to their first Monday Morning Meeting by their own special ninth grade buddy.
 

TEDDY BEAR PARADE

To culminate their month-long study of bears, the kindergartners sing and lead a parade at Monday Morning Meeting.
 

SPRING FLING

Student Council organizes a carnival for the Lower School to welcome warmer weather.
 

RING CEREMONY

A special service at Monday Morning Meeting where eleventh graders receive their class rings and speak about their composition, design, and symbolism.


PROM

A formal dance for Millwood Upper School students in the spring. Traditions initiated at this event include the cutting of the Prom Cake by the Juniors and serving to the Seniors, and the signing of the Prom Guestbook.

BLUE & GOLD GAMES

On the final day of school, Millwood's traditional Blue and Gold Teams compete in athletic feats to determine the victor.
 
Blue vs. Gold - let the games begin!


INTERNATIONAL WEEK

Several countries are studied and explored to improve students' cultural awareness, respect for different languages, traditions, and cultures. Parents, who are either native to these countries or have lived there for extended periods are invited to share their experiences with the students, and provide memorable lessons complete with authentic costumes, food, and artifacts.
 
Millwood's School Mascot: The Bobcat - showing
its school pride during a local parade!

Blue & Gold Games '19

Lower School students work their way through hula hoops!
Upper School students partake in a game of "Tug of War".
Students exercise their agility by running through and around cones.
Upper School students, often referred to as "buddies" to the Lower School, play alongside during this day of games.
Cornerstone Gym offers indoor games.
Students compete in a multitude of events in order to secure the team victory for the respective color!
The annual "Blue & Gold Games" went down to the wire and Team Blue came up with the big victory breaking Gold's winning streak.
There are corn hole games.
Students from JK through 12th grade participate in this annual tradition.
There is never a dull moment on "Blue & Gold" day.


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