From browsing books at the Book Fair to winning a fish at Field Day, from teeing off at the Zack Semander Memorial Golf Tournament to placing a mobile bid during the Auction, there is no shortage of exciting ways you can help support The Kinkaid School!
Join us in supporting our upcoming events through volunteering, donating or attending.
In addition to the yearly fundraising events, the School hosts various events to celebrate students, faculty/staff, culture and diversity.
- Alumni Interim Term Night
- Celebration of African-American Heritage & Culture
- Culture Fest
- Grandparents' Days
- International Fair
- Margaret Kinkaid Holiday Concert & Arts Exhibit
- Speaker Series
Alumni Interim Term Night is an evening of continuing education and fun for the Kinkaid community. Following a dinner reception, current and former faculty, alums, parents and friends of the School offer a variety of interesting programs that take place in the Kinkaid classrooms. Attendees comment that this event helps them feel more connected to the School and gives them a good taste of high school again, especially stirring up fond memories of their Interim Term and classroom experiences.
During the 2014-2015 school year, in our collective and on-going efforts to embrace the diversity that is Kinkaid, the School, under the leadership of our Assistant Headmaster, instituted an annual celebration in the month of February. This annual event coincides with Black History Month and, under the umbrella of One Kinkaid, includes representation from all Kinkaid constituencies including lower, middle, and upper school students, faculty, parents, and alums. Kinkaid students and guests share contributions and reflections of the African-American experience in all facets of American life, including education, the arts, athletics, entertainment, business and medicine.
These presentations embrace and display the diverse cultural impact and noteworthy accomplishments of African-Americans in both the past and present and related future implications. Each year, the event includes students from all divisions, and those students are directly involved in leadership during and organization of the event. An African-American alum of Kinkaid is also a featured speaker. In some cases, the event uses a panel discussion format which includes African-American alums and current upper school students and is moderated by a current upper school student. Like all Kinkaid events, our entire community is invited to attend and participate in this celebration. The wide array of cultures and ethnicities involved in various aspects of this annual celebration is indeed One Kinkaid.
This event is always a special time for our community and a highlight of the Fine Arts season. The Margaret Kinkaid Visual Arts Exhibit showcases and celebrates our talented visual artists. The Student Life galleries are filled with wonderful work, including vibrant prints and paintings, powerful photography, imaginative journals, creative collages and ceramic masterpieces. The Concert brings the entire community together during the season of thanks.
The Advancement Office hosts two special speaker events on a bi-annual basis, The Moss Speaker and the McMillan Character Education Speaker. Both events attract high-profile speakers.
The J. Barry Moss Distinguished Speaker Series
The Series is named after Mr. Moss, a beloved former teacher, debate coach, Upper School principal and Dean of Faculty, who was a prominent part of life at Kinkaid for over 40 years until his death in 2005. The focus of the Series is Civil Discourse in a Democracy, a topic that includes a number of the skills and values so important to Mr. Moss as a teacher: clear and convincing written expression, public speaking and debate, the development of analytical skills, service to others, and the commitment to excellence. The Series will feature a broad range of speakers, including scholars, journalists, business leaders, and those in public service.
Past Moss Fellows:
2015 Wes Moore, youth advocate, army combat veteran and best selling author of The Other Wes Moore
2014 Larry Temkin, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University
2013 Douglas Brinkley, American author, professor of history at Rice University
2011 J. Pittman McGehee, D.D., Diplomate Jungian analyst and the Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality
2010 Clark Kent Ervin, '77, Director of The Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program
2008 Dick Brass, inventor and technology futurist
2007 Edward Hirsch, author of The New York Times best seller How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry
2006 David Finegold, Ph.D., ‘81, Dean of Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations
The McMillan Character Education Speaker Series
In 2005, the Hrncir Family founded the Hrncir Character Education Speaker Series to help promote character development, integrity, enthusiasm, love of youth and athletics. Betty and John Hrncir have two sons, Garrett and Trent. The family has a great interest in athletics and character development, which is what inspired them to create this series.
In 2010, the series was renamed in honor of Coach Garry McMillan, long time coach, teacher and mentor at Kinkaid. Coach Mac embodies all the aspects that the Hrncir family envisioned this speaker series would be about – most importantly his passion for athletics, youth and Kinkaid. In addition to coaching his teams to 16 SPC football titles, Coach Mac has coached almost every sport at Kinkaid and has served as a mentor to students, teachers, coaches and alumni.
The series brings speakers to Kinkaid every two years. Past speakers include former NFL player Joe Ehrmann; Senior Vice-President of the Orlando Magic Pat Williams; Jerry Levias, the first African-American athlete to earn a football scholarship in the Southwest Conference; Hall of Fame high school basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr.; former Olympic Champion track & field athlete and best selling author Marion Jones; and former University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown.