CDS Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

January 27th, 2020

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear CDS Community,

I hope all of you found some quality time over the Lunar New Year holiday to rest and recharge among family and friends.

Our students continue to amaze me with their enthusiasm and sincere desire to grow and improve. Not a day goes by where this isn't evident. It's a great joy to be a part of it, and I'm sure all of our Middle School teachers feel the same.

I want to thank all the middle school parents who participated in our Parent Information Session last Thursday. In case you missed it, the session was a simple review of our reasons for using NWEA MAP testing to measure student progress and guide instructional choices throughout the school year.

Many students will be finishing up their MAP tests next week, and we hope to send home results the week of February 3rd. If you would like more information on MAP testing I encourage you to contact your child's English or Math teacher. They will be happy to sit down with you and share more detailed information about your child's growth.

새해 복 많이 받으세요!

Benjamin Scoville

Director of Middle School

[This week around CDS MS]

Term 3 Assembly

On Monday last week CDS 8th graders led our Term 3 Assembly. This was our first CDS Middle School assembly entirely planned and organized by students. We are proud of our 8th graders for their leadership, creativity, and initiative. The assembly turned out to be a great success and we look forward to more student led assemblies in the future. Well done Grade 8!!
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Volleyball & Table Tennis Practice

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Fun math puzzles!

Logic puzzles are a fun way for children to strengthen their math and critical thinking skills. While the puzzle may seem too difficult at first, encouraging your child to keep trying. Feel free to work with them or get other family members involved.

Children who keep trying despite setbacks strengthen their resilience and to learn ways to cope when there are difficulties. I think this puzzle is a great one because the only math skill needed is multiplication which all middle schools are familiar with; however, the skill of patience is something in which we all have room to grow.

In this puzzle, each letter represents a different number. Work through the puzzle to discover how a CAT times a CAT could possibly equal a BOBCAT! The answer will appear at the bottom of the newsletter! Have fun!

- Mrs. Hinds

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Creating Lasting Bonds in Physical Science

This week in 8th Grade Physical Science we studied the structure of atoms and how they combine in specific ways to form molecules.

Students used molecular ball and stick model kits to build common organic molecules found in our everyday lives. Students got firsthand experience examining the geometry that manifests as the electrons of bonding atoms interact and link to one another.

As the week of MAP testing progressed this lab was a hands-on break that allowed students to collaborate. Throughout the activity, students did an excellent job of overcoming challenges, solving problems, and creating lasting bonds with one another.

- Mr. Keel

Vote for your Favorite Book!

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The answer for CAT x CAT = BOBCAT

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[CDS MS Announcements & Reminders]

AFTER HOURS POLICY / 방과후 교내 체류 정책

All non-dorm students who wish to stay after school to participate in clubs and other school related activities must complete a permission slip. The After Hours Permission Slip is available in the MS Office and also on the middle school website: This document must be signed by the supervising teacher and a parent/guardian before 12:00pm on the day the student plans to stay after school. Non-dorm students must arrange their own ride home and may not stay on campus after 5:50pm.

기숙사 학생을 제외한 모든 학생은 방과 후에 교내에 남아있기 위해 After School Permission Slip을 작성하여 제출해야합니다. ‘After School Permission Slip’은 MS Office와 CDS 중학교 웹사이트: cdsmiddleschool.weebly.com에서 찾으실 수 있습니다. 해당 동의서에는 학생이 남아있는 시간동안 학생을 감독할 교사학부모님의 서명이 있어야하며, 학생이 방과 후에 남아있을 당일 낮 12시까지 MS Office로 반드시 제출해주셔야합니다. CDS 규정상 기숙사 학생을 제외한 모든 학생은 5:50pm 이후에 교내에 남아있을 수 없습니다.

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[Upcoming Events]

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Auditions for "Just One Heart" on January 29th!

We are pleased to announce that we will be having our very first musical at CDS MS! The musical is called "Just One Heart" and will be performed on May 29th.

We will be having auditions for characters this coming Wednesday, January 29th!!! Every student in 5th-7th grade will be required to be in the musical in some capacity. Students who would like to have a speaking part in the musical must come to the audition. They should prepare a memorized section of the script and sing a section of the song, which are available on Google Classroom. We are thrilled to have our students put on this musical and look forward to giving them this opportunity and experience!

- Ms. Van Liew

Talent Show Sign-up

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Korean Writing Competition

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International Youth Leadership Conference

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[MS KAIAC Athletics (Upcoming Winter Season)]

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MS Volleyball & Table Tennis Registration

Hello everyone,

Season two for MS athletics is just about to get underway.

If you are interested in playing for the MS volleyball or table tennis teams. You MUST register for the team on the athletic website found on each team page. Click on the link on each team page and fill out the form. This form must be completed before you can attend orientation. You must also fill out an after school permission form before you can attend the first orientation session.

Please keep in mind that the team fees for this year will be as follows:

Table Tennis team - 75,000 won

Volleyball Teams - 90,000 won

These fees and an athletic participation form (also on the athletic website under team registration & forms) must be completed and handed into your coaches and paid for 1 week after the last orientation day has taken place or you will be removed from the team.

Below is the link that will lead you to each team page. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me or any of the coaches.

- Mr. Monette

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Upcoming Events

1/24-27 Lunar New Year Holiday

1/30 - MS KIMEA Honor Choir Festival

2/4 MS KIMEA Honor Band Festival

2/5 Korean Writing Competition

2/14-15 MS KIMEA Honor Festival

2/22 NHD Korea