CDS Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

May 31st, 2019

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear CDS Community,


We've made it to the last week of the school year and CDS Middle School has come alive with activity and a sense of relief now that final exams are over. The halls of have been filled with singing as students rehearse their Arch Day songs and prepare for the Summer Concert.


Friday's Dalton Soiree was an incredibly fun and memorable way to cap off the school year. I was so impressed with the amount of thought and planning our Student Council put into the evening. Student all looked fantastic! We hardy recognized them in their beautiful dresses and formal wear. I want offer a sincere thank you to the the Student Council, teacher facilitators (Mrs. Koetje and Ms. Montelibano), and the several teachers who volunteered their time on Friday night to chaperone.


Next week we have many end of year events including the continuation of the MS Art Exhibition, the MS Summer Concert, Arch Day, and of course Graduation! Please find information about each of these within the Newsletter.


We sent NWEA MAP test Progress Reports home with students on Tuesday 5/28. These reports will show your child's growth over the entire school year in Math, Language Usage, and Reading. I encourage you to have a conversation with you child about their progress. If you need any help interpreting the results, please contact myself or your child's English or Math teacher.


Please let us know if you have any questions about the final days of the school year.


Have a great weekend!


Benjamin Scoville

Director of Middle School

[Upcoming Events]

2018-19 MS Summer Art Exhibition 5/31 - 6/5

This year's Middle School Art Exhibition will feature over 50 works from students in grades 5, 6, and 8. We encourage everyone to to stop by the CDS Main Lobby between 6/3 and 6/5 to celebrate and appreciate our students' creativity and effort.
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2018-19 Optiphonix (MS Summer) Concert

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The annual MS Summer Concert is right around the corner! The name and theme for the concert is "Optiphonix". The performance is on Monday, June 3rd at 6:00pm in Dalton Hall. The performance will feature MS Band, MS Orchestra, General Music Chamber Ensembles, and Grade Ensembles/MS Choir (ALL 5th, 6th, and 7th graders). Each musical performance will be accompanied with a visual element.


Please help your student prepare their concert dress clothes. Students may wear the following items:


-White dress shirt (No CDS uniform polos)

-Black pants or modest black skirt

-Black dress shoes and black socks/black tights


The concert is not a time to make a fashion statement, it is a time to blend into the group, so please support your student with the correct clothing.


Next Monday, students will have the opportunity to remain at school and will be supervised in the Library and Mat Room. Students will be served dinner at 5:00pm. Then, they need to be dressed and ready to go in Dalton Hall by 5:30pm. We are excited to share some music with you! If you have any questions or concern, please contact Ms. Van Liew!

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Arch Day

Arch Day is our proud tradition in which all students celebrate the end of school year by stepping through the the Arch. Every student enjoys a House breakfast. After Arch Day, the long summer vacation begins and school resumes on Aug 19th (Monday).


이 날은 달튼의 전통으로 우리 학생들이 1년을 잘 마친 것을 기념하며 Arch를 통과하는 의식이 있는 날입니다. 이날 아침 식사는 학교측에서 제공될 예정이며 이를 먹으며 학생들은 한 해를 마무리 합니다. Arch Day를 끝으로 5-7학년은 긴 여름방학에 들어갑니다. 2019-20학년도 개학은 8월 19일(월요일)입니다.


▶ Come to School(등교): By 7:55 a.m. / 오전 7:55 까지

▶ Uniform: CDS uniform / CDS 교복

▶ Depart from School(하교): Dismissal at 11:15 a.m. and school buses leave at 11:30 a.m. /

오전 11:15에 해산하며 11:30에 스쿨버스 출발 예정


* Please send your child to school with a large bag on Arch Day so they can take home all the personal items they have in their lockers.


◉ This is a students only event, please come and pick your child/ren at 11:15 a.m.

학부모님들은 초대하지 않습니다. 학부모님들은 11:15에 학생을 데리러 와주세요.

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8th Grade Graduation

Graduation for Grade 8 students only


Dress code: Black or white suit or dress, black shoes


▶ Please make sure students arrive at 9 a.m. on June 8th(Saturday) to Small Theater to prepare.

· Graduation: 10 a.m. - 11: 15 a.m. (Dalton Hall)

· Photo: 11:15 a.m. - 11: 30 a.m.

· Lunch: 11 : 30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m. (Phoenix Cafe)


6월 8일(토요일)에는 2018-19학년도 졸업식이 있습니다. 8학년만 참석합니다.

복장 : 검정 또는 흰색 정장, 검정 구두

졸업생들은 오전 9시까지 소극장으로 와서 가운을 입습니다.)

· 졸업식 : 오전 10시 - 11:15 (달튼홀)

· 사진 촬영 : 오전 11:15 - 11: 30

· 식사 : 오전 11:30 - 오후 12:30 (피닉스 카페)


◉ We invite 8th Graders Parents / 8학년 부모님들을 초대합니다.

Transfer of Enrollment - If your child won't return for 2019-20 school year

If your family is moving away or if your child will transfer to another school, please let CDS Middle School know before the end of the school year by completing the appropriate Transfer of Enrollment form below and returning it to the Middle School Office.


Enrollment Cancelation (voluntary) - Use this if your child will attend school outside of Korea


Transfer Certificate - Use this if your child will transfer to another school within Korea.


If you have any questions, please contact our office.

[This week around CDS Middle School]

Math Class with Mrs. Hinds

Community is one of the 6 C's here at Cheongna Dalton School and it was nice to get to see it in action this week. The high school seniors from Ms. Brady's Applied Mathematics class created a Math Walk for the 5th graders.


The seniors became the teachers for a group of 5th graders and guided them around the school to solve real-world math problems that they had created. The 5th graders enjoyed getting out of the classroom and I enjoyed that they got more practice with hands-on real-world math. I want to thank Ms. Brady and her class for the opportunity they provided for the 5th graders!


- Mrs. Hinds

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Dalton Soirée Highlights

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLErr_bFGT8&feature=youtu.be
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Upcoming Events

  • 6/3 - MS Summer Concert (6PM)

  • 6/5 - End of School Year Assembly

  • 6/7 - Arch Day (1/2 Day)

  • 6/7 - 8th Grade Graduation Party @Phoenix Cafe (5-8PM)

  • 6/8 - Graduation Day