CDS Middle School
December 8th, 2017
From the Director
On Monday and Tuesday next week, students in grades 7 and 8 will take their Term 2 final exams. Students in all MS grades will take World Language exams on Monday 12/11.
Please encourage your children to get a full night of sleep on Sunday and Monday night. Several scientific studies link proper sleep to our ability to recall information, focus, and make good decisions. Getting a good night's sleep will go a long way in helping your children perform their best exam days.
Next week is sure to fly by as we wrap up Term 2 with the Winter Concert and Candle Lighting Ceremony. As you may recall, next Friday 12/15 will be a half day. Students will be dismissed at 11:20 AM, and buses will depart at 11:30 AM.
Have a great weekend everyone!
6A Long House - Self-esteem & Kindness Activity
We're proud of 6A's on going efforts and sincere desire to be good people. We also thank their House teachers Mr. Drews and Mr. Howell for their guidance.
CDS Winter Concert
Please help your student prepare their concert dress clothes. Students may wear the following items:
-Black dress shirt or 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.
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!
NaNoWriMo Wraps Up With Excellent Results
BY THE NUMBERS:
- 9 Different Genres of Writing: Horror, SciFi, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Poetry, Memoir, and Humor.
- 12 Total Students Participating (2016-2017)
- 29 Total Students Participating (2017-2018)
- 62, 869 Total Words
- 2,167 WPS (Words Per Student)
Great work everyone!
CDS MS Facebook Wall - MS Lounge
Middle School Music Projects - Click Links for Video
7th Grade Music History Chamber Performance
Students have been learning about the various time periods in Western Music. For the final project, students researched and learned how to play a piece from a specific era, then performed it for the class. Click Here for Video
6th Grade Korean Traditional Music Performance
5th Grade Holiday Mash-up Performance
Students learned about how music is used to celebrate various holidays from around the world. For a final project, students worked together to mash-up holiday songs of their choice. Click Here for video link
Motivational Quotes on Taking Exams
Overcoming Fear of Exams
Don’t stress. Do your best. Forget the rest.
Don’t think about tomorrow. Think about the task at hand.
The best view comes after the toughest climb.
Final Exam Quotes on Hard Work and Diligence
There is no substitute for hard work. -Thomas Edison
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
Encouragement for Exams Quotes
Life only has one rule: Never quit. – Unknown
In the middle of ever difficultly lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein
Do something that your future self will thank you for.
Ready for Exam Quotes
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Dreams don’t work unless you do.
Quotes on Examination Success
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Dream big and dare to fail. -Norman Vaughan
Work until your idols become your rivals.
Words of Wisdom for Exams
Wake up with determination and go to bed with satisfaction.
Finals Quotes on Tenacity and Persistence
Persistence is failing 19 times and succeeding on the 20th
A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.
Nothing worth having comes easy.
Exam Quotes on Taking the Initiative
You don’t have to do it right; you just have to do something.
Do something that scares you everyday.
Do something everyday that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
Exam Quotes on Confronting Challenges
We don’t grow when something is easy. We grow when something is challenging.
When life gets harder, challenge yourself to get stronger.
Exam Quotes on Facing Failures
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison
12/11 - 12 Final Exams
12/14 MS/HS Winter Concert
12/15 Candlelight Ceremony (1/2 Day)