Happy Anniversary! Congratulations Carol Morgan School on 85 Years!
We’re glad that so many of you were able to join us for the festivities to celebrate our 85 years at Carol Morgan School last week. From the 14th to the 17th of March, the CMS family came together to enjoy fond memories, make new connections, and celebrate our rich history during our 85th anniversary celebrations. We hosted a variety of activities for the CMS community, including current families, staff, alumni, and special guests. We also introduced new events and activities, such as the CMS Benefit Gala & Auction and the Family Fit Day Athletic Circuit during Spring Fest. We are pleased to have hosted all events on campus in our enhanced and expanded facilities.
MOSAIC Student Art Exhibit Opening & Small Ensemble Performances
On Wednesday, March 14, our talented students and Fine Arts department showcased their talent during MOSAIC Student Art Exhibit Opening & Small Ensemble Performances, an evening filled with music, beautiful artwork, and hors d’oeuvres, to mark the opening of our celebrations. The venue was the beautiful plaza and lobby of the Shark Center.
CMS Benefit Gala & Auction
One of our new events, the CMS Benefit Gala & Auction, was hosted on Thursday evening, the 15th of March 15 on the first floor of the Shark Center. This event provided an opportunity to enjoy and bid on wonderful collectible items, art pieces, and experiences for auction. There were also items for raffle. The funds raised in this event will go towards supporting our innovation programs and student-led community service initiatives.
General Assembly & Class Parade
Our General Assembly & Class Parade took place the morning of Friday, the 16th of March. This event began with a parade of students and graduates starting with our youngest students in PK, future graduates of 2023, working backwards to graduates of 1968 with about 200 alumni participating. It was a wonderful way to begin the Assembly to celebrate CMS history. During this event, we also recognized families with three generations who have attended and graduated at CMS along with the past 5 years of Distinguished Alumni Award recipients for these past 5 years, and all Board Presidents who have played a significant role in CMS’ history. The Shark Center gymnasium and stage were an excellent venue to host this event.
Alumni Reunion Cocktail Party
On the evening of Friday, the 16th of March, CMS hosted our Alumni Reunion Cocktail Party, also hosted on the first floor of the Shark Center. This event was an excellent opportunity for CMS Sharks to reconnect and reminisce with old classmates and friends as they returned to their Alma Mater. Remember: Once a Shark, always a Shark!
Spring Fest & Family Fit Day
To close our 85th anniversary celebrations, our annual, well-known Spring Fest was held on Saturday, the 17th of March. This event included fun activities for the whole family such as inflatable games, a water park, attractive contests and much more! It also included our traditional Business Expo and the International Food Fair, of which the majority of funds raised go to Techo-República Dominicana. This year we also introduced the Family Fit Day Athletic Circuit with the support of specialized workout centers such as Bari, Orange Theory, Rotonda Crossfit, Title Boxing Club, and Yoga+.
Those who were able to join us for some or all of these events have shared that their experiences were very enjoyable. These types of experiences happen thanks to a great deal of time and effort with significant attention to the details and ensuring everything is thought of, planned for, and anticipated as much as possible. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Community Relations Team for the tremendous time, effort, and teamwork to create these events as well as the Maintenance and Security teams for their support. Here’s to the next 85 years at CMS!