Middle school families enjoyed a host of activities on the Everglades Campus while getting to know one another better at the annual Middle School Picnic, which was interrupted by lightning warnings but still drew a crowd and offered indoor and outdoor entertainment. The Sept. 18 event organized by the Ransom Everglades Parents' Association offered games on the field and in the gymnasium; arts and crafts in classrooms; a uniform REpurpose shop in the library; and food and beverages.
Middle schoolers – and their younger siblings – challenged themselves with an obstacle course; football, baseball and basketball tosses; pickleball; volleyball; basketball; ping pong; and much more. There were pie-eating and hula-hoop competitions and other games and activities. Parents had the chance to buy RE gear and shop for free RE clothing at the REpurpose shop run by parent Lauren Goff.
They also had the chance to mingle with other parents and school administrators, including Head of the Middle School Eric Boberg and Interim Head of School Rachel Rodriguez.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.