Lacordaire’s Middle School continued its annual Christmas tradition Tuesday night with a performance of the original play, “Operation: Takedown Christmas” by Maggie Coleman, sister to Laco’s own Ms. Coleman. The play featured students from the 5th and 6th grades, while the players’ classmates and fellow Middle Schoolers in 7th and 8th grade provided musical accompaniments led by Ms. Gerdes on piano. Ms. Irwin and Ms. Temnycky assisted backstage, while Ms. Coleman directed from the front. The Upper School even got involved for the first time, with 9th grade students volunteering for roles in the Nativity scene. It was a night fill with holiday cheer and brought smiles to the audience’s faces. Merry Christmas to all, from here at Lacordaire!