CDS Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

October 12th, 2019

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear CDS Community,


It was a gorgeous day at the Cheongna Lake Park for this year's We Run Cheongna 3K fun run. The air was just cool enough to keep kids moving under the autumn sunshine. We were so happy to see our middle school students bring their full enthusiasm and effort to the event. The theme for the day was Community and Character. A special thanks to Mr. Parmar and our P.E. department for making this day possible.


Our student council also did an excellent job planning and hosting various activities including a relay race, Sharks and Minnows, Mafia, and a bake sale! We're proud of their growing leadership skills and look forward to more successful student council events in the future.


In addition to We Run Cheongna, last week was full of excitement and learning including a special drumming performance from the Seo-gu Pungmul Group--which includes our very own Ms. Vanliew! Grade 5 & 7 had a wonderful time on their field trip to the Seoul Botanical Gardens. You will find more information about these events within this week's MS Newsletter.


Parent Teacher Conferences


Please mark your calendars for our fall Parent Teacher Conferences on October 23rd from 2-8pm. This will be a great opportunity to hear about your child's progress, ask questions, and discuss ways we can work together to support your child's learning goals. Information on how to book your child's teachers will follow shortly. Please note that students will be released from school at noon on this day.


Have a great week!


Benjamin Scoville

Director of Middle School

[Upcoming Events]

Joining the Arirang Festival @Gwanghwamun

CDS Arirang Ensemble Team is going to perform at the 2019 Arirang Festival on this Sunday at Gwanghwamun Main Road. With Korean Traditional Instruments (꾕가리, 장구, 징, 북) and the Xylophones, students will play Korean Traditional Rhythm with K-pop music, BTS' Idol. We hope many of you come to see our students performing on behalf of CDS Middle School in front of enormous amounts of people on Sunday!
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Upcoming Musical Performance!

In Music class during Term 1, the 5th graders have been learning about SE Asian Shadow Puppets and Music using a Project-Based Learning approach. The students have worked hard to write a story, choose and learn 3 songs from SE Asian countries, and made puppets. The time is coming for them to show off the work they have done this term.


Term 1 음악시간에 5학년 학생들은 동남아시아 지역 음악에 대해 PBL과 인형극을 통해 학습하였습니다. 학생들은 스토리를 짜고 세 가지 동남아 지역 음악을 선택하여 이와 관련하여 인형극을 만들었고, 이제 결과물을 발표하는 공연을 진행하고자 합니다.


On behalf of the 5th grade classes, we would like to invite you to our SE Asian Shadow Puppet Shows. The performances will be in the Small Theater at the following times:


이에 저희는 여러분을 5학년 학생들의 동남아시아 음악 그림자 인형극 공연에 초대합니다. 공연은 Small Theater에서 아래 시간에 진행될 예정입니다.


-5A: Monday, October 14th @ 2:00pm (The Festival Journey)

-5B: Tuesday, October 15th @ 11:45am (For the Love of Animals...and Each Other)


We would love to have an audience, so we hope that you can attend and enjoy the show! If you have any questions, please email Ms. Van Liew! We hope to see you there!


학생들이 열심히 준비한만큼 많은 학부모님께서 참석하여 학생들의 노력의 결과물을 봐주시길 바랍니다. 관련하여 궁금하신 점 있으면 Ms. Van Liew (kvanliew@daltonschool.kr)로 연락주세요. 감사합니다!

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[This week around CDS MS]

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Grade 5's Creates Comic Books - Paleolithic Age to Neolithic Age

Last week 5th grade students were hard at work on their comic books that showed the transition from the Paleolithic Age to the Neolithic Age. This week, we would like to showcase their finished product that includes beautifully decorated cover pages along with story pages that dealt with the topics of study. We are proud of the effort that the students put forth and amazed at the quality of work presented.


- Mr. Thach

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Grade 6's Musical Performance

2019-20 CDS MS Korean Traditional Pungmul Performance
2019-20 CDS MS - 6th Grader's Jindo Arirang
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Grade 6 Create 4-Cut Cartoons in Korean Class

이번 학기에 6학년은 짧은 소설 두 개(나무 그늘을 산 총각, 소나기)를 읽고, 가장 기억에 남는 장면을 골라 만화로 표현하는 활동을 하였습니다. 학생들은 먼저 이 두 소설 에서 가장 중요하다고 생각하는 장면을 고르고, 등장 인물의 말과 행동, 생각 등을 말풍선과 생각풍선으로 만들었습니다.. 이 활동을 하면서, 소설 속으로 좀 더 깊게 들어가 자유롭게 상상할 수 있었습니다.


In this semester, the sixth graders read two short novels (나무 그늘을 산 총각, 소나기). They chose the most memorable scene and created a 4 cut cartoon. The students first picked out the most important scene in these two novels, and they created the characters' words, actions, and thoughts into speech balloons and thought balloons. In doing this activity, we were able to go deeper into the novel and imagine freely.


- Mr. Kim / 김용회

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Grade 5 & 7's Field Trip - Seoul Botanic Park


This week 5th and 7th grade students went on a science field trip to Seoul Botanic Park. The brand new state of the art facility showcases a range of different plant species from different ecosystems around the world. The facility contains a massive indoor greenhouse area with multiple climates, an interactive area, and a seed library. Surrounding the biodome lies is a sprawling outdoor garden full of native Korean plant species and exhibits that allow students to interact with local flora and fauna.


Dalton students did an incredible job of documenting what they saw, contemplating the adaptations of plant species, and exploring the vibrant diversity that the plant kingdom has to offer. Many students brought back seeds from the seed library that they will be growing at home or in their science classrooms. We may soon see seedlings emerging from the soil and growing along with these brilliant young students!


- Mr. Keel


It was a great day full of adventure and exploration. Students had the opportunity to view numerous varieties of plants in their native climates, such as tropical and mediterranean. They also investigated and received seeds to plant on their own.


After a picnic lunch outdoors we took some time to view the gardens around the park and also let loose on the nearby playgrounds. Plenty of snacks and games helped to re-energize our batteries. Finally we returned to school full with a much deeper knowledge and appreciation for plants.


- Mr. Howell

2019-20 CDS MS - Seoul Botanic Garden
2019-20 CDS MS - Grade 7's Human Bowling

We Run Cheongna

2019-20 CDS We Run Cheongna

This Friday, we held our annual We Run Cheongna fun run at Cheongna Lake Park! Both High School and Middle School Students had so much fun. We want to recognize and extend a special thanks to Wendy (Yoonji) Park for designing this year's WRC t-shirt. It was wonderful to see the whole CDS Middle School showing pride in our school by wearing the shirt. Way to go Wendy!
2019-20 CDS MS We Run Cheongna

Top Middle School Finishers

Boys - 3K

Eric (Jaehyun) Jung - 7:45

Girls - 3K

Bella (Dahae) Lee - 9:56

5th & 6th Grade 3K Top Runners

5th Grade 3K Race


Boys


1st Place

Hassan Khalifa - 9:01

2nd Place

Siwon Kang - 9:16

3rd Place

Jaehyun Sha & Ryan Cho - 10:33


Girls


1st Place

Jung Won Kim - 11:40

2nd Place

Sophia Sung - 11:55

3rd Place

Sandy Lee & Wendy Park - 13:28


6th Grade 3K Race


Boys


1st Place

Sanghyuk Kim - 8:54

2nd Place

Joseph Jun - 9:02

3rd Place

Edward Hwang - 9:43


Girls


1st Place

Bella Lee - 9:56

2nd Place

Cailyn Park - 12:04

3rd Place

Suji Park - 12:43

7th & 8th Grade 3K Top Runners

7th Grade 3K Race


Boys


1st Place

Eric Jeong - 7:45

2nd Place

Sky Ha - 7:52

3rd Place

SH Choi - 8:31


Girls


1st Place

Yejin Bu & Bea Kim - 10:08

2nd Place

Nawoo Kim - 11:25


8th Grade 3K Race


Boys


1st Place

Junghyuk Park - 8:56

2nd Place

Youngjun Cho - 9:22

3rd Place

Bryan Kwak & Ian Kim - 9:24


Girls


1st Place

Yerin Shin - 10:06

2nd Place

Minji Lee - 10:55

3rd Place

Seongeun Kim - 11:00

2019-20 CDS MS WRC #1
2019-20 CDS MS WRC #2 - Dodgeball
2019-20 CDS MS WRC #3 - Relay Race

MS KAIAC Athletics (Fall Season)

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10/13 Arirang Festival Performace @Gwanghwamun

10/14 5A Shadow Puppet Show @2pm, Small Theater

10/15 5B Shadow Puppet Show @11:45am, Small Theater

10/19 Boys Soccer @SFS

10/21 Faculty Prep Day (NO School)

10/23 Parent-Teacher Conference (PTC) @14:00-20:00 (1/2 Day)

10/26 Boys Soccer @YISS

10/26 Badminton @CDS

10/16 Grade 5 X-Country @GSIS

10/29 Term 2 Assembly

10/30 Halloween Party