CDS Middle School
May 3rd, 2019
From the Director
Dear CDS Community,
It's hard to believe that Term 5 is already here!
In only five short weeks the 2018-19 school year will come to an end. Although the year is winding down, and the weather is warming up, it's important that students maintain their focus as we prepare for Spring MAP testing and final exams. I know these end of year assessments can be tough, but there is still much to look forward to between now and June 7th.
The student council is hard at work planning this year's Dalton Soiree. We have the Middle School Athletic Banquet coming up, as well as the SDL Showcase, MS Art Exhibition, Summer Concert, and Arch Day! It's an exciting time for CDS Middle School.
Please take a moment to enjoy highlights from the past week including the Term 5 Assembly, 8th grade field trip to the Korean War Memorial Museum, Spring Book Fair, and many great learning moments.
Have a great weekend!
Director of Middle School
Grade 4 - MS Transition Week
We know that transitioning from primary grades to middle school can be an exciting and sometimes frightening period for students. The activities we have planned for the Grade 4s this week will ensure our new students will feel safe and prepared on their first day of middle school. We look forward to welcoming them!
MS Summer Concert - "Optiphonix"
We are running to the end of 2018-19 School Year and here is information regarding 2018-19 CDS MS Summer Concert. I hope to see many of parents come and cheer our middle school students up. Thank you.
- Date: Monday, June 3 @ 6:00pm
- Location: Dalton Hall
- Participants: All 5th-7th Grade students will be performing.
*If a 5th, 6th or 7th grade student will not be coming to school on June 3 (ex. family travels), please notify Ms. Van Liew immediately explaining the situation. She will find an alternative way for the student to participate in the concert and earn their Music grade for Term 5.
[This week, around CDS MS]
Music class with Ms. Van Liew
Some students, like Sophia, composed a piece of music on a notation software called Flat. Then, they learned how to play it on their instrument and performed it. Other students, such as Sanghyuk, created an .mp3 file on a program called Soundtrap. Then, combined the file with some other non-musical element to accompany the music. Sanghyuk made a stop-motion video. Many students demonstrated great understanding and skill as they presented their projects. Watch the sample videos to enjoy the music making made from the 5th graders!
- Ms. Van Liew
English with Ms. Montelibano
Several times as the students were reading their letters, they would say things like, "We have so many things in common!". This week, they wrote their last letters to their pen pals as it takes about 3 weeks for mail to get from Incheon to Minnesota.
- Ms. Montelibano
Science with Mr. Keel
The identification of each plant gave way to a discussion of how each unique species spreads pollen, attracts pollinators and distributes their seeds. As the vibrant colors of spring come to life around CDS, the fifth graders are pondering what they have learned and how they have blossomed over the course of this school year!
- Mr. Keel
Grade 8 - War Memorial Museum Field Trip
Term 5 Assembly
2018-19 Spring Book Fair
Grade 5's Basketball Game @KIS Pangyo
5/6-10 - Grade 4 MS Transition Week
5/10 - Parent - Teacher Forum: 8th Grade High School Transition
5/11 - Grade 5 Soccer @CI
5/11 - Boys Basketball @CI
5/11 - Girls Basketball @KIS
5/13-15 - Spring MAP Testing
5/15 - CEMC contest (@CC Time)
5/16 - SDL Showcase Rehearsal