CDS Middle School

Director's Newsletter

May 4th, 2018

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear CDS Community,


It's hard to believe that Term 5 is already here! In only five weeks the 2017-18 school year will come to an end. It's important that students maintain their focus in the coming weeks as we prepare for Spring MAP testing and final exams. I know these assessments can be challenging, but there are also many things to be excited about in May.


Coming up next week, for example, we will hold our Term 5 Assembly. Next Friday students studying Chinese will participate in the annual Chinatown field trip. The MS CEMC Math competition is scheduled for May 16th. Later in the month CDS will host a Boys & Girls Basketball jamboree, and the month will wrap up with the MS Athletics Banquet.


Please take a moment to enjoy middle school highlights from earlier this week including the Spanish Speech Contest results, and the 8th grade field trip to the Korean War Memorial Museum. Also, don't miss information and about next year's textbooks and a CDS Art Camp taking place over the summer!


Have a great weekend!

CDS Textbooks for 2018-19

Dear Students and Parents,


The 2018-2019 textbooks are now available to order online through Page 7 Book. You may order them through the website linked in the document below. Cheongna Dalton School cannot guarantee that this is the fastest or most economical way to get the textbooks; however, we have partnered with Page 7 Book to offer a convenient way to order all of your textbooks from one source.


현재 Page 7 Book 웹사이트에서 2018-2019 학년도 교재 구매가 가능합니다. 아래에 첨부된 링크를 클릭하셔서 주문해주시기 바랍니다. 시중에서도 교과서를 구매하실 수 있지만 Cheongna Dalton School과 Page 7 Book이 오랫동안 파트너를 맺어왔기에 모든 교재를 한 번에 편리하게 구매하실 수 있다는 점을 알려드립니다.


If you encounter any difficulty with ordering textbooks, please contact Page 7 Book.

교과서를 주문하는데에 어려움이 있으시면 Page 7 Book으로 연락주시기 바랍니다.

(050-5300-0710, page7learning@gmail.com).

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Grade 8 Visits War Memorial of Korea Museum

On Thursday, May 3rd, the 8th Grade visited the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul to explore and expand their understanding of the Korean War. Students participated in a guided tour given by a gentleman who was 2 years old at the start of the war and whose extended family has since been separated across borders without being able to contact each other for the past 75 years. The 8th graders also had time to freely explore the museum and complete a photo essay.


During the Korean War, the Republic of Turkey contributed troops and resources to the South's cause. To pay his respects to those who sacrificed in the conflict, the president of Turkey, Recep Erdogan was scheduled to make an appearance on Thursday. Students were very excited at the chance to see the Turkish president. However, at the last minute, he declined to show up. Better luck next year!


-Mr. Drews

MS Grade Level Project & Quiz Dates - Term 5

Teachers at CDS Middle School know that it can be challenging for students to manage their time and workload across so many different classes.


To help with this issue, teachers have begun documenting their major due dates and test dates on a shared spreadsheet for each grade level. When we see that students have too much happening in a given week, we make adjustments to our units to prevent them from feeling too overwhelmed.


Students have had access to this document in the bookmark bars of their Chromebooks. We encouraged students to use it as a tool to manage their time and workload.


To see these grade level documents, please click on the button below.

MS Grade Level Project & Quiz Dates - Term 5

Click the button to see the workload and due dates for each grade

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Spanish Speech Contest

On Wednesday 2nd May we had our MS Spanish Speech contest and it was an absolutely blast! We couldn’t be prouder of all contestants and our MC Adriana Ballesteros for their great work.


You displayed amazing communication, critical thinking and curiosity skills. Presentations were related to the 21 Spanish speaking countries and their touristic opportunities. We bet that after this event everyone wants to plan a trip to those countries as soon as possible! We were also very happy to see our community supporting the event with all the students that attended as audience, thank you!


Congratulations to the award winners!


Beginner Level


First Place: Minju Kim


Second Place: Jueun Lee



Intermediate Level


First Place: Mina Kim


Second Place: GyuRi Hwang


Third Place: Alex Noh



Advanced Level


First Place: Hyorin Shin


Second Place: Seoyoung Kim


Third Place: Doheon Lee


- Spanish teachers

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CDS Art Camp Interest Form

Please click the link and complete the form to express interest in the camp

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Upcoming Events

5/7 - 4th Grade MS Orientation

5/10 - Term 5 Assembly

5/11 - Chinatown Field Trip

5/15 - 5/17 - Spring MAP Testing

5/16 - MS CEMC Math Competition

5/19 - MS Boys / Girls Basketball Jamboree @CDS

5/24 - Parent Info Session: Teen Brain: Behavior, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

5/24 - MS Athletics Banquet