CDS Middle School
October 20th, 2017
From the Director
We've had a very exciting week at CDS Middle School! As Term 1 ended and Term 2 began our attention was focused primarily on Book Week & Library Night. We want to thank all the teachers, librarians, and parents for modeling collaboration (one of our 6Cs) so well resulting in a very memorable week. CDS students participated with full engagement and energy and we hope they came away with a joyful attitude about books and reading.
Dalton Cup Soccer for Term 1 finished up with Team Korea in the lead, and Team Cheongna trailing close behind. Although we won't have Dalton Cup athletics during Term 2, there will be opportunities for students to earn Dalton Cup points through various academic activities.
This weekend our Boy's Soccer team will compete at Seoul International School.
Our Badminton team is hosting a jamboree tomorrow at CDS from 9:00am - 1:30pm. CDS MS students will compete with teams from Chadwick and Seoul Foreign School. They will play singles during the first half of the day, and doubles during the second half. CDS parents will be selling food and snacks throughout the event. We encourage all of you to show up and support our athletes!
Our CDS Middle School KAIAC Swimming team is coming together! We need a minimum of 5 students to form a team. Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, and the first jamboree is on November 4th at GSIS. If your student is interested in joining the team, please contact Ms. Ko in the MS Office.
In closing, we were happy to welcome 5 new students to our middle school this week. We look forward to these students and families becoming a part of our community.
Inho (Issac) Park
Donghyun (Jason) Lee
Have a great weekend!
Parent Information Session 2: Digital Citizenship
Thursday, Oct. 26th, 3-4pm
CDS - HS Conference Room
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Student Council is Busy Planning the CDS MS Halloween Party 2017-18
LPGA KEB Hana Golf Championship - CDS Visit
Students Learn from Author Rob Lloyd Jones
Mrs. Koetje made an awesome Platform 9 3/4 and was very generous with letting us use her art supplies. Mr. Brennan made Pin the Scar on Harry possible. Mr. Cavasin and Mr. Menzel guided students to write another zany story for more Library Night fun, not to mention dressed up in awesome costumes. Mr. Harris, Mr. Howell, Mr. Drews, Mr. Coward, Ms. Fitz, Mrs. Menzel, and Principal Shim all came to help out and run activity stations.
Mr. Lyke and Ms. Liu sold last-minute raffle tickets. Mr. Biarje, Mr. Cavasin, Mr. Menzel, Mr. Scoville, and Ms. Ko formed a clean-up crew. Of course, we also had other hands to help, too - Mr. Kwon and Mr. Yu with tech, Ms. Ahn who assisted with many preparations, and high school volunteers. Through everyone's efforts, we had a very good night.
- Ms. Choo
Book Week Recap
Monday & Tuesday
The week began with a visit from author Rob Lloyd Jones who sparked our imaginations and inspired us think and write more creatively.Book Trivia also began on Monday and continued throughout the week ending in a win from House 7A!
On Tuesday students spent the combined Lab and SSR time decorating their lockers with their favorite book quotes.
Wednesday saw one of the best Library Night's we've had at CDS Middle School. The Harry Potter theme was truly magical thanks to the hard work of the PTA. Be sure to read Ms. Choo's summary of the event above.
Thursday & Friday
On Thursday students tested their middle school book knowledge in a game of Book Jeopardy! The week ended with Book Character day which the Student Council took a part in organizing. House 6A was clearly the best dressed and won a doughnut party for their Dr. Seuss awesomeness.
Mr. Cavasin & Mr. Menzel took their English classes to the book fair to browse and buy.
School Improvement Project in Mr. Brennan's Class
10/19-20 CDS Book Fair
10/24 Term 2 Assembly
10/26 Parent Session 2 - Digital Citizenship
10/31 Halloween Party
11/3 Parent Teacher Conferences