Special Events

Fundraising Events

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.

Other Special Events

In addition to the yearly fundraising events, the School hosts various events to celebrate students, faculty/staff, culture and diversity.

Alumni Interim Term Night

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.

Celebration of African-American Heritage & Culture

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.

Culture Fest

The Culture Fest event gives Kinkaid families a chance to explore the rich heritage of The Kinkaid School community and experience the traditions of unique cultures from around the world. Each year, the Culture Fest spotlights a different region or category of countries by choosing a specific theme. Attendees enjoy and learn from the rich assortment of information, food, activities and entertainment from this wide array of nations and other global cultures.

Grandparents' Days

Every year our first, third and fifth grade students host wonderful half-day events on campus for their grandparents or special friend. Third grade Grandparents' Day takes place in the fall, while fifth and first grades celebrate their grandparents in the spring.

International Fair

Every year the Lower School transforms two rooms for students to "tour" two international countries. Each class gets the opportunity to discover the culture, customs and history of the chosen countries.

Margaret Kinkaid Holiday Concert & Arts Exhibit

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.

Speaker Series

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.

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.

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