The ICSB Winter Classic was held February 10th and 11th this year. While things still look a little different than our traditional tournament would on this weekend it was wonderful chance to gather as a community for these events.
Leading into the weekend we had schoolwide dress-up days. A cozy start on Monday with pajama day, a chance for students to show off their creativity on Tuesday's character day, Wednesday's formal day was fun and fancy, and to kick off the weekend crazy hair and green day helped reign in the ICSB school spirit for Thursday's pep rally. The schoolwide pep rally included the introduction of the boys and girls varsity basketball teams, our middle grades pep band, and even Bowser the Bulldog came along for the fun.
To kick off the competition the varsity boys went head to head with Kyiv Christian Academy (KCA) Eagles, one of our usual tournament rivals. It was a close and well-fought game for both teams, in the end, the Bulldogs came out on top with a final score of 36-35. Next up the ladies faced the Budapest British International School (BBIS) and brought in another ICSB victory with a score of 28-17. Finishing off the night the boys played against a local Budafok team bringing in another victory at 55-33. It was a great night for some Bulldog basketball!
Friday's fun included basketball, ping-pong, and volleyball tournaments. Teams for basketball and volleyball consisted of staff, upper school students, and parents. Ping-pong was open to students in the middle grades and up in addition to staff and parents.
Other fun features of the weekend included the annual used book sale orchestrated by Tricia Fraser and the junior class concessions including the American candy sale.
Thank you so much to all those who were involved in bringing this together. This event could not have happened without the support and help of so many. Special thanks to our athletic director, Brittany Burgess for organizing and orchestrating the events, Bekka Olandt (Junior Sponsor), and Rachel Stowell (Junior & StuCo Sponsor) for the work they put in to help things run smoothly and the work they have done with the students in organizing their responsibilities, maintenance staff for all the work in setting up for events, and the junior class parents in preparing baked goods for concessions. We are so grateful for all those involved in this event and those who volunteered their time to be here.