CDS Middle School

Director's Newsletter

January 12th, 2018

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear Parents,


I hope all of you had a restful winter break and a joyful holiday season. It was wonderful to see students return on Monday looking happy, rejuvenated, and ready for Term 3!


As you may have heard, our middle school assistant, Ms. Jihae Ko, has left CDS to pursue a different path. She will be sincerely missed and we appreciate the excellent work she did for CDS Middle School while she was with us.


We are also happy to welcome our new assistant, Ms. Hyun Seung Lee. She is excited to be working with us and is learning about our school very quickly. Feel free to drop by the MS Office any time and say hello to her.


This week, students jumped right back into action with a Spelling Bee, Term 3 Dalton Cup (Dodgeball), along with their regular academic work. There are many events on the horizon including our Term 3 Assembly, Volleyball & Table Tennis season, a 5th grade Futsal Tournament, SKYMUN, KIMEA events, and more. Please find details within the newsletter.


In closing, we are pleased this week to welcome 10 new students to our CDS community. We look forward to getting to know them and their families better in the coming months.


5th Grade:

(5A) Jiyu Kang


6th Grade:

(6B) Yoonsuh (Ashley) Choi


7th Grade:

(7A) Taehun Kim

(7A) Gaain Lee

(7A) Eunhyung Nam

(7A) Dongmin Seo

(7B) Minju Kim

(7B) Xuanming (Hue) Zhang


8th Grade:

(8A) Tane Robertson

(8B) Soobin (Ashley) Kim


Have a great weekend!

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MS Spelling Bee - Results from the Preliminary Round

During Thursday Long House, CDS Middle School students participated in the preliminary round of our first Spelling Bee!


High School organizers and hosts, Jenny Choi and Hyewon Hong were happy to see real enthusiasm from our 5th and 6th grade students, and some great results in 7th and 8th grade as well.

As you may recall, only four students from each grade could make the preliminary cut and move on to the final round.


Looking through the results, however, only two students in each grade were clear winners and the rest were 3 and 4 way ties! This means we must have a tie breaker round on Monday morning during House to determine the remaining two from each grade who will go on to the final rounds on January 22nd.


Clear Winners Moving on to the Final Round on January 22nd during C.C.


5th Grade

Liz Kim

Daniel McCarthy


6th Grade

Henna Jeong

Ian Kim


7th Grade

Sophia Seo

Taehun Kim


8th Grade

Minjeong (Lucy) Seong

Mina Kim


3 & 4 Way Ties - Tie Breaker Round scheduled for Monday 1/15 in Morning House


5th Grade:

Jisoo Hong

Shine Lee

Scott Lee

Yu-Chien Chang


6th Grade:

Donnie Kim

Alex Noh

Hayden Lee

Ashley Choi


7th Grade:

Minseong Park

Daniel Hong

Han Na Shin


8th Grade:

Ashley Kim

Ethan Hong

Jihwan Jang

Hyungmin Song


Congratulations winners, those who tied, and those who tried!


All final round winners will receive points for their Dalton Cup teams and an award. The 1st place winner will be getting the additional prize of a crown and a bumblebee onesie.


The only preparation you have to do is to make sure you know how to spell the words provided in the list (see document linked below)


If you have any questions, please contact Jenny or Hyewon for more information.


Jenny Choi, yoonjinchoi2018@daltonschool.kr

Hyewon Hong, hwhong2018@daltonschool.kr

Volleyball & Table Tennis KAIAC Athletic Season Begins

* Please make sure to complete After School Permission Slips for the orientation dates.
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SKYMUN - South Korea Youth Model United Nations

Hello 7th & 8th Graders! CDS has just been invited to participate in SKYMUN again this year! SKYMUN V will be held on March 3rd, 2018, from 9 AM to 7 PM at Seoul Foreign School.


SKYMUN, hosted jointly by Seoul Foreign School and Korea International School, is an annual one-day Model United Nations conference in its fifth iteration. The conference is dedicated to fostering an environment in which student delegates from grades 7 to 10 can freely explore their potential to become young diplomats in an increasingly globalized world. Furthermore, the conference is an opportunity for 10th and 11th graders to become chairs and for 12th graders to give back as mentors. The theme for the upcoming conference is “United In Action”.


If you would like to participate, please sign up using your Dalton email address. It will require one C.C. period per week for approximately one month prior to the conference.

SKYMUN Sign Up Form - 7th & 8th Grade Only

Must be logged into Dalton email to sign up

Upcoming Futsal Tournament at Chadwick - FP & 5th Grade

Chadwick International School will host a Futsal (indoor Soccer) tournament on Saturday, Jan 27th. Two teams from the First Program will participate and we'd like a 5th grade boys and girls team to participate as well. The tournament is 5 vs 5, but we would like at least 6 students on each team.


The bus will leave at 8:45 am and return at approximately 3:00 pm.


The sign up deadline is Tuesday Jan 16th. We apologize for the short notice, but we're grateful that the FP has invited the 5th grade to participate.


There is a 15,000 won participation fee. Once you've signed up, we will send information about payment transfer.


Students should also remember to bring food or money for lunch, as well as a water bottle, shin pads and non-marking indoor shoes. Those students who wear glasses should also bring sports goggles or be prepared to play without their glasses.


Please sign up before Tuesday, January 16th by clicking on the link below and completing the sign up form.

Upcoming Events

1/15 & 1/19: Boys Volleyball Orientation

1/16 & 1/17 : Girls Volleyball Orientation

1/17 & 1/18: Table Tennis Orientation

1/16 - Term 3 Assembly

1/22 - Spelling Bee - Final Round: (CC Time)

1/25 - KIMEA Honor Choir Festival (@ GSIS)

2/1 - KIMEA Honor Band Festival (@ SFS)

1/30 - 2/1 -Winter MAP Testing

2/5 - Korean Writing competition

https://youtu.be/x54sVfgPx58