CDS Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

June 1, 2020

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear CDS Community,

We've had an incredibly active week at CDS Middle School! I'm so grateful for the hard work and dedication of our faculty for making sure we offer meaningful events and learning experiences even though we're wrapping up the year online.

The Fine Arts department did a wonderful job this year with the 7th Annual CDS Silent Art Auction. With the help of students, teachers, and parents, we were able to raise 909,000 KRW to support the charity Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR). We're proud of all the creativity and talent generated by our community in support of this worthy cause.

I am also grateful this week for Mr. Drews and Mr. Thach for their excellent work leading the 7th and 8th grade Self-Determined Learning showcases. We sincerely appreciate the many parents who showed up in virtual spaces to offer their feedback and support. 7th & 8th grade students produced some amazing work and the whole community is now more informed and more prepared to face the challenges of the 21st century.

I also extend a big thank you to our Athletics Coordinator, Mr. Monette, as well as all the coaches and parents who supported our athletics program this year. Although seasons were cut short, I hope all middle school students will have plenty of opportunities to compete and develop their teamwork and sportsmanship in 2020-21.

Still ahead we have Phoenix Defense week (in place of final exams), an End of Year MS Assembly, Virtual Arch Day, and the 8th Grade Graduation ceremony. Please find more information on these events by clicking on the button below.

Stay safe and healthy in the week ahead!

Mr. Scoville

Director of Middle School

Arch Day & Graduation & Report Card Letter

Please click the button for more information.

[Announcements / 공지사항]

Arch Day - Online

We believe in the importance of honoring our school traditions and rituals. We will, therefore, hold a Virtual Arch Day celebration to mark the end of the 2019-20 academic year. We hope all students will join us online to mark the passage of time and symbolize a transition into the next stage of their CDS journey.

▶ All are welcome to attend.

▶ A Zoom link will be shared via email on the day of the event.

Arch Day는 달튼의 전통으로 학생들이 1년을 잘 마친 것을 기념하는 날입니다. 이번 2019-20 학년도에는 온라인 Arch Day가 진행될 예정입니다. 한 해의 마무리와 다음 학년으로의 진학을 축하하기위해 모든 학생이 이번 온라인 Arch Day에 참여하길 바랍니다.

▶ 모든 분(학생, 학부모)이 참여하실 수 있습니다.

▶ 행사 당일, 이메일을 통해 Zoom 링크가 공유될 예정입니다.

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8th Grade Graduation

Graduation for Grade 8 students and their parents:

Dress code: Black or white suit or dress, black shoes

▶ Students will arrive at school at 2:30 and go directly to the Small Theater. Guests will be directed to a designated area to wait until they are ushered to Dalton Hall.

· Graduation: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Dalton Hall)

· Photos in front of arch: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

8학년 학생과 학부모님을 위한 졸업식 내용 요약

복장: 검정 또는 흰색 정장, 검정 구두

▶ 졸업생들은 오후 2:30까지 소극장으로 와서 가운을 입습니다. 나머지 가족분들은 정해진 장소에서 대기하다가 안내를 받고 Dalton Hall로 이동합니다.

· 졸업식: 오후 3:30 - 4:30 pm (달튼홀)

· CDS 아치 앞 사진 촬영: 오후 4:30 - 5:30

Transfer of Enrollment - If your child won't return for 2020-21 school year

If your family is moving away or if your child will transfer to another school, please let CDS Middle School know before the end of the school year by completing the appropriate Transfer of Enrollment form below and returning it to the Middle School Office.

*Enrollment Cancelation (voluntary) - Use this if your child will attend school outside of Korea

*Transfer Certificate - Use this if your child will transfer to another school within Korea.

If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Grade 8 ONLY - Textbook Deposit Refund

Grade 8 - Textbook Deposit Refund

Please click the button to see more information

[This week at CDS MS]

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E-learning Expert of the Week

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7th Annual Silent Art Auction

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Self-Determined Learning 2020 Showcase

We invite you to click on the button below where you will find links to the excellent research and work products created by our 8th grade students over last several months.

**You are also encouraged to navigate to their individual skills projects to see evidence of their process and development over time.

8th Grade SDL Website

Click the button to see student presentations

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Grade 7 SDL Showcase

Dear CDS Community / CDS 학부모님께,

7th grade SDL students have worked very hard on their projects and we hope to provide them with an audience and thoughtful feedback on their work. Your presence and feedback----as parents, teachers, and students---will mean a lot to them and will positively impact their learning and development.

7학년 학생들은 SDL 프로젝트를 오랫동안 준비해왔습니다. 이에 많은 분들이 참여하시여 학생들에게 건설적인 피드백을 주시길 바랍니다. 학부모님, 교사, 그리고 학생들의 참여는 7학년 학생들의 학습과 발전에 큰 힘이 된다고 말씀드립니다.

Please be sure to visit the website throughout the week to see students' work and offer your feedback.

아래 링크를 통해 SDL 웹페이지에 접속하시어 이번주동안 학생의 작품을 보고 피드백을 주시기 바랍니다. 감사합니다.

- Mr. Thach

7th Grade SDL Wesbite

Please click the link below.

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MS Athletic Banquet

MS 5th Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony 2019-20
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Coffee Art Gallery

CDS Term 5: Art Gallery

Please click the link to take a look at student's works in Art class with COFFEE!

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Online Book Fair!

Dear CDS Community,

Today is the start of our online book fair! We are very excited to work with Kids Book Sejong to host a virtual book fair during this time. Please take time to browse through the website below to see the available best sellers. The book sale will be held from May 27-June 7, 2020.

The website is in Korean and the delivery address should be written in Korean. For

non-Korean speakers, please call or send a message to 010-2725-2974. Kids Book

Sejong will be happy to help with ordering or answering questions. Office hours are

10am to 6pm M-F.

In order for CDS Library to receive 10% commission, please type “DALTON” in the

delivery line as shown below.


Emma Carley

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[Distance Learning]

**Please scroll down for links to your child’s online learning plans

**자녀분의 온라인 학습계획과 관련하여 아래 링크를 클릭해주세요.

CDS Continuity of Learning Plan

Click the button to review our plans to ensure learning continues despite campus closure

**Our Continuity of Learning Plan (linked above) was adapted from the collective best practices of several international schools in Asia including The American School in Japan. We thank these schools for making their plans public.
E-Learning Class Schedules 5A - 8B

Click to see the e-learning schedule for your House for April 2020

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