CDS Middle School
November 16th, 2018
From the Director
Dear CDS Community,
We've had an active week at CDS Middle School as students wrapped up their Fall Co-curricular and After School Program (ASP) seasons. On Tuesday, we gathered in the Small Theater to hear teachers share the exciting new co-curricular clubs they'll be offerings for the winter season.
Registration for ASPs ended this morning, and all parents should have received an email from me today indicating which after school clubs your child has enrolled in. Invoices for paid ASPs will be sent out next week. Please contact the MS Office if you have any questions.
Students will have the opportunity to sign up for Winter Co-curricular Clubs on Saturday morning (11/17) at exactly 10:00am. Please visit the CDS Middle School website for the sign up form. Space is limited in certain clubs, so please be up and ready!
Next week is a short week due to Thanksgiving break. On Thursday 11/22, students will attend class in the morning, have lunch and then enjoy some Thanksgiving themed House activities before being dismissed. Buses will depart CDS at 1:15pm.
Have a great weekend!
Director of Middle School
- Upcoming Events -
In Service Day - KORCOS
The theme of this year's conference is "Compassion, Creativity, Change", so many of the sessions will focus on incorporating those elements into our school. There is a wide variety of speakers presenting on many topics, which will provide a wealth of information and resources for our CDS teachers.
Ms. Van Liew will be presenting a session on "PBL and Creativity in the Music Classroom", where she will explain and guide other teachers in how Project-based Learning works in a music classroom. Take a look by clicking on her slide presentation below!
<This week, Around CDS MS>
Spanish Comic Competition and Expo
The exhibition was amazing! First and second prizes were chosen by a team of teachers according to effort, artistic value, creativity, use of language and culture elements displayed. While audience pick prizes were selected by students who voted when visiting the exhibition. Don’t forget to check the Winner’s Display at the Library!
- MS Spanish Department
CDS MS Math Competition
The topic chosen was "Math in the Renaissance". The teams were allowed to research any aspect of this theme. The presentations were very interesting and diverse! They included topics on astronomy, art, clocks, and math history. Prizes awarded were certificates to the Phoenix cafe and Dalton Cup points.
Now, on to the results! In third place, Sky Ha and Eddie Koh with their talk on "The History of Mathematics", in second place, Ivonne Jin and Yuchien Chang with their talk on "Astronomy", and in first place with their talk on "Leonardo da Vinci and his Mathematics in Art", Ahjin Kim and Sophia Seo!
Congratulations to all the participants and winners and a special thank you to our judges, Ms. Morillo, Mr. Howell, and Mr. Keel!
- Mrs. Hinds & Mr. Coward
8A Physical Science with Mr. Keel
- Mr. Keel
Life Science with Mr. Howell
- Mr. Howell
Table Tennis with Mr. Kim
Nanowrimo with Mr. Cavasin
Winter CCs & ASPs Introduction
7th Grade Long House
CDS Mathletes Finish the Fall Season with a Pizza Party
11/17 - Winter C.C. Sign-up Day @10:00am
11/20 - Ends - Advanced Swimming (Fall)
11/20 - SDL Junior Project Brainstorm Session
11/21 - Science Fair @CC time
11/21 - Ends - CDS Band (Fall)
11/22 - Thanksgiving Half Day (Dismissal time: 1:15pm)
11/26 - Winter CCs & ASPs begin