CDS Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

June 8, 2020

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear CDS Community,


We've made it to the final week of the 2019-20 school year! And what a year it has been... I commend you all for rising to meet the challenges we've faced together with so much creativity, courage, and patience. We've all grown this year in ways we never could have predicted, but will surely help us to be more prepared for the future.


Beginning today, and continuing throughout the week, all CDS Middle School students will engage in a Phoenix Defense for each of their classes---a reflective, real-time, one-on-one conversation about their learning in Term 5. As an interactive, personalized reflection on learning goals, the Phoenix Defense strengthens and deepens learning, which is ultimately the reason for everything we do. The Phoenix Defense provides students with another chance to "show what they know" in case any evidence of learning was missed in the transition to online learning. We hope that students find it useful and see it as an opportunity rather than a source of anxiety. Very soon students will be free to enjoy some well-deserved rest and time (I hope) far away from screens!


On Wednesday morning we will hold our end of year assembly. We'll wrap up the school year on Friday morning with a virtual Arch Day (all are welcome to attend). On Saturday, June 13th we celebrate the CDS 8th grade Class of 2020 with a physically distanced graduation ceremony!


Let's finish the year strong CDS Middle School!


Mr. Scoville

Director of Middle School

Arch Day & Graduation & Report Card Letter

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[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

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8th Grade Graduation Letter 2020

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Graduation Ticketing Website

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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.

Phoenix Defense Schedules for the Last Week

Letter about the Phoenix Defense

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Collaborative Music in Isolation

During Term 5, students worked on a project called, "Collaborative Music in Isolation," which required students to work with their peers to create a music video.


Students chose a piece of music that they wanted to learn, recorded their parts after practicing, and edited the music together into a video production. As we were unable to put on a final concert this year, the students completed this project instead.


Though the videos may not be perfectly edited together, many are quite fun to listen to as it demonstrates our students' ability to be a musician and perform music, be an audio engineer to edit and sync parts together, and do so in isolation from one another. Though we may prefer to play music together in person, this was a good opportunity for students to be musical and learn about music production.


-Ms. Van Liew

Collaborative Music in Isolation Website

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2019-20 Yearbook Order

The 2019-20 MS,HS Yearbook order is now available. The price of the yearbook has been confirmed as below : Total Price : 30,000won


Please make your payment under your name to the school bank account provided below.

Please wire your payment no later than Thursday, June 11th. Remember, no additional orders will be accepted after June 11th. Due to COVID-19, publishing SY 2019-20 Yearbook has been delayed. You will be able to receive the yearbook after coming back to school from Summer Break.


Should you have any questions regarding the yearbook order, please contact the main office (ext 118). Thank you.


Price : 30,000won

Name of Bank: IBK

Account Number: 955-009331-04-024

Account Name: Cheongna Dalton School

Due date: June 11th, 2020 Thursday

Library Checkouts

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[This week at CDS MS]

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E-learning Expert of the Week

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Self-Determined Learning (SDL) Awards!

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