CDS Middle School

Director's Newsletter

August 18th, 2017

Benjamin Scoville, Director

First 3 Days of School

We have had a wonderful start to the 2017-18 school year! Many thanks to you and our fantastic staff for their enthusiasm and effort. This year, we decided to spend the entire first day of school engaging in team building activities.

The day began with a Student Orientation in which we introduced the new CDS teachers, discussed changes from last year, and emphasized the importance of showing kindness and being inclusive. Other events included 6Cs activity stations, a Growth Mindset lesson, the Fall Co-curricular introduction, Beginning Band introduction, and time to prepare binders and learn how to keep Chromebooks safe.

On Thursday, students attended their first classes of the school year and learned the expectations of their new teachers. The energy was high in Long House as many students continued with their Growth Mindset lessons or finished organizing and color coding their binders.

Nomination forms for this year's Student Council were due today at 4:00pm. 22 forms were submitted to Mr. Brennan. We're excited for the campaigning to begin next week!

Message from Principal Shim

CDS MS가족 여러분! 드디어 신학기가 시작되었습니다. 어제 아침 우리 친구들은 긴장된 모습으로 등교했지만, 분주한 첫날을 보낸 오후에는 많은 친구들이 웃는 모습을 보여 마음이 놓였습니다. 아직 어린 학생들이기 때문에 잔잔한 어려움들은 계속 생길 것입니다. 학생들이 어려움을 잘 극복할 수 있도록 바른 해결 방법을 안내해주시기 바랍니다. 중등의 전 선생님들은 언제고 마음을 열고 우리 친구들의 말을 듣고 도와줄 준비가 되어 있습니다.

이미 예고해드린 바와 같이 8월 23일(수)은 ‘Back to School Night’입니다. 올 한 해 동안 우리 CDS MS가 어떤 목표로 어떻게 학생들을 지도할 지에 대해 학교의 방침만이 아니라 각 교과 선생님들을 만나 이야기를 들을 수 있는 시간이니 바쁘시더라도 꼭 참석해주시기 바랍니다.

학교가 교육하고자 하는 정보를 바르게 이해하는 것은 여러분의 여러분들의 자녀를 효율적으로 도울 수 있는 가장 좋은 방법입니다. 8월 23일에 학교에서 뵙겠습니다.

Co-Curricular Sign-ups on Saturday 8/19 @ 10:00am

Please remember that CC Sign-ups will take place at 10:00am on Saturday (8/19) morning. Please make sure your children visit the CDS Middle School website and are ready to sign up as CC clubs fill up fast!

After School programs will be discussed during Back to School night.

Beginning Band!

Ms. Van Liew is excited to offer Beginning Band again this school year. Interested students have been sent home this weekend with registration forms. Please encourage your children to return these by Monday, August 21st.

*Students who have already pre-registered in the spring are not required to turn in a registration form on Monday.

Beginning Band will happen after school on Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:00 pm in the Orchestra room. If you have questions please contact Ms. Van Liew.

Band Promo Video

Back to School Night 2017-18

Parents, you are invited to attend our Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This year, we will begin in the Small Theater, and later you will have the opportunity to visit your child's teachers' classrooms. Teachers will briefly explain the content of each course and will tell you their requirements and expectations of students.


August 23rd , Wednesday (8/23) at 6:00pm

8월 23일 수요일, 오후 6시


Small Theater (located next to the main admin office)

Small Theater (메인 행정실 옆에 위치)


Overview of 2017-2018 school year

2016-17년도 전반적인 학사 계획

For whom?

CDS MS Parents

CDS 중등 학부모님

Textbooks & Chromebook Care

See slideshow below for information on keeping textbooks safe!

MS KAIAC Athletics (Fall Season)

Boys & Girls Soccer

Sign-up forms for Boys and Girls Soccer have been posted outside the MS Office.

* Everyone is encouraged to participate regardless of current ability.

Important Dates:

In order for soccer uniforms to arrive before our first game, students must bring money for soccer uniforms to their coaches on Wednesday 8/23. Students who do not bring the uniform fee will wear pinnies on the first game day.


22,600 for one #

23,700 for two #s

Girls Soccer

Coaches: Aaron Menzel, Karissa Van Liew

Orientation: August 23 & 25 W/F (4-5:30/ 3-4:30)

Practices: W/F (4-5:30/ 3-4:30)

9/2 @ SIS

9/9 @ TCIS

9/16 @ KIS

9/23 @ GSIS

10/14 @ YISS

10/21 @ DCS (tentative)

Boys Soccer:

Coach: John Park (HS Teacher)

Orientation: August 23 W (4-5:30)

Practices: To be determined (4-5:30 / 3-4:30)

9/9 @ CDS (tentative)

9/16 @ SFS

9/23 @ CI

10/14 @ APIS

10/21 @ SIS

10/28 @ YISS


This year CDS is participating in KAIAC Badminton for the first time ever! All are welcome regardless of current ability. Information on uniforms will follow soon.

Badminton (Co-ed)

Coaches: Shawn Monette & Daniel Cavasin

Orientation: August 25 F (3:00-4:30)

Practices: F (3:00-4:30)

9/23 @ CDS (tentative)

10/14 @ SFS

10/28 @ CI

Upcoming Events

8/19 Fall CC Sign-ups, 10:00 am

8/21 Beginning Band Registration Due

8/21 Student Council Campaigning Begins

8/23 Boys Soccer Orientation, 4:00 pm

8/23/25 Girls Soccer Orientation, 4:00 pm / 3:00 pm on Fri.

8/23 Back to School Night, 6:00 pm

8/25 Badminton Orientation (co-ed), 3:00 pm

8/28 Co-curricular Clubs Begin / Beginning Band begins 4:00 pm

8/28 Student Council Election Day & Acceptance Speeches