CDS Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

November 2nd, 2018

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear CDS Community,


It was great seeing so many of you show up to Parent Teacher Conference today to learn more about your child's development at CDS. If there were any teachers who you wanted to meet with but didn't get the chance, please feel free to make an appointment with them for a later date.


I'd like to extend a special thank you to the high school students from the Interpreter Club for helping our parents and teachers understand one another! They did an excellent job!


The CDS MS Halloween Party was a big success again this year! The efforts of the student council clearly paid off as the haunted house exceeded students' expectations for both scariness and fun. I also want to thank Ms. Koetje & Ms. Montelibano for guiding our young leaders in our Student Council through their planning and problem solving. Finally, a great big thank you to the parents who showed their support with preparing and serving dinner.


Looking ahead, Co-curricular clubs (CCs) and After School Programs (ASPs) for the Fall season will end with Thanksgiving Break. In the coming weeks, we will share more information about CC and ASP offerings and sign-ups for the Winter season.


Have a great weekend!


Benjamin Scoville

Director of Middle School

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Parent Teacher Conference - Student work displays

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Halloween Highlights from our Student Council President

The Student Council worked very hard on the Halloween party, and our efforts paid off this past Wednesday! We had a lot of fun activities and a spooky Haunted House planned. Some of the activities included Ghosts in the Graveyard, Musical Chairs, and a Spiderweb Hopscotch.


Almost all of the middle schoolers came to the party! The PTA and other parent volunteers helped out with preparing the delicious, Halloween-themed food, and overall, it was a very successful event. Thank you to the PTA for all of your help preparing and serving dinner!


Sophia Seo

Student Council President

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- Upcoming Events -

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American Drama Group Europe to Perform Macbeth for MS/HS on Monday 11/5

The American Drama Group Europe (ADGE), which was formed in Munich, Germany 40 years ago, now tours in many countries across Europe and Asia. This year, they are bringing their production of Shakespeare's Macbeth to South Korea, and CDS is happy to be a special stop on their tour.


The group will perform for all middle and high school students and teachers on NOVEMBER 5 at 1:25PM.

<This week, Around CDS MS>

7B Swimming in P.E.

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Math with Mrs. Hinds

Often students will ask me how math is used in the real world. They don't necessarily see it because it is usually hidden within other subjects. In this video they discuss how logic and statics, which are both branches of math, are used in a simple game of rock, paper, scissors (가위 바위 보). It is an easy way to see the hidden math in an every day game that we are all familiar with.


- Mrs. Hinds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rudzYPHuewc

5A Long House

Organization is an important skill, especially as students transition to middle school. On Thursday during Long House, 5A and 5B had a special guest, Mr. Bray, who came to explain a couple of options for staying organized digitally. All students tried two different tools, Google Tasks and Google Keep. We are thankful to Mr. Bray for sharing his knowledge with us!


- Ms. Montelibano

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Chinese Class with Mrs. Liu

This week CDS has been celebrating Halloween. In our Middle school Chinese Advanced classes we have learned the traditions related to Halloween in Chinese. We also created a fancy lap book for Halloween in Chinese. We had a lot of fun!


- Mrs. Liu

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< MS Athletics >

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Upcoming Events

11/2 - Parent Teacher Conferences

11/3 - Swimming @SIS

11/5 - Macbeth Performance 1:25 - 4:00pm

11/5 - Acting Workshop 4:00 - 5:00pm

11/6 - 7A Bowling Night (Worldreader Champions)

11/9 - Noetic Math Competition

11/12 - CDS Math Competition Final @Small Theater

11/15 - Highfour Math Competition (Mathletes)