CDS Middle School
December 7th, 2018
From the Director
Dear CDS Community,
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 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 Wednesday 12/12.
Please encourage your children to get a full night of sleep on Sunday 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 12/14 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!
Director of Middle School
Door Decorating Contest Results
- Upcoming Events -
Final Exams Schedules
Click the button to see schedule changes for December 10th,11th, and 12th.
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
2018-19 Winter Concert
Our annual Winter Concert will take place Thursday, December 13th at 6:00pm in Dalton Hall. On behalf of all the student performers and Music teachers, we would like to personally invite you to attend the performance. The program will feature a variety of ensembles from the Middle and High School. The program will feature MS Band, MS Strings, MS Mixed Ensembles, the CDS Orchestra, and the HS Choir.
We are excited to share these performances with you, which showcase the effort and ability of our students. We hope you will be able to join us in Dalton Hall on Thursday, December 13th for the Winter Concert!
Please help your student prepare their concert dress clothes. Students may wear the following items:
-White dress shirt (No CDS uniform polos)
-Black pants or modest black skirt
-Black dress shoes and black socks/black tights
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!
Candle Lighting Ceremony
<This week, Around CDS MS>
Science with Mr. Howell
- Mr. Howell
Spanish Intermediate Level with Mr. Poch
This week we had our project presentation, a role play activity. We pretended that we were at the restaurant and we ordered some food. Every student created a food truck menu, presented their specialty and made recommendations to the clients (other students).
- Mr. Poch
G8 Science with Mr. Keel
As grade 8 students reviewed for final exams this week, they got a chance to compete in a scientific method experiment matching activity in physical science. Students were able to let off some steam and enjoy a lighthearted interaction with their classmates while reviewing important material for exams.
In the activity, Students outlined different laboratory experiments and aligned each step with the progression of the scientific method. Speed and accuracy were important but the ability to work together, defend and explain choices, and have fun were mandatory.
- Mr. Keel
< MS Athletics >
12/10-12/12 - MS Final Exams
12/12 - High Four Competition (Mathletes only)
12/13 - MS Winter Concert (6 - 7:30pm)
12/14 - Candle Light Ceremony (1/2 Day)
12/14-12/16 - DalMUN Camp (for G7 & 8 only)
12/17-1/4 - Winter Break