CDS Middle School

Director's Newsletter

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September 22nd, 2017

Benjamin Scoville, Director

From the Director

Dear Parents,

I would like to thank those of you who attended our first parent session of the school year Most Likely to Succeed. I hope you found the event informative and worthwhile.

It's been an active week of learning and engagement at CDS Middle School. The Student Council launched their first SCBS Newscast of the year after some early struggles with live stream technology. Later in the week, the Justice League created a short video for Morning House responding to several questions from their peers about their role within the school. Dalton Cup is in full swing and kids are enthusiastic and happy.

Please see the pictures and videos posted throughout the newsletter for a snapshot of what's been happening in classrooms this week.

Important Notice: The MS Boys and Girls Soccer jamboree at Chadwick tomorrow has been canceled due to a forecast for very poor air quality. We're sorry about the disappointing news and hope the air improves soon.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Parent Session 1: Most Likely To Succeed

Click to see the slideshow presentation for our first parent session: Most Likely to Succeed

MAP Growth Testing

Next week, on September 26th, 27th, and 28th, CDS Middle School students will take the MAP Growth tests in English, Language Usage, and Reading. Please make sure your children receive a full night sleep and a good breakfast before coming to school on these days.

We want students to do their very best on these exams so that results are accurate representations of their current level of achievement. Teachers use the data from these exams to modify their instruction and better serve your children. If the data isn't reliable, it is more difficult for teachers to target the specific skills your child needs to develop.

Having a conversation with your child about the MAP test will go a long way in ensuring they are motivated to do their best.

If you have any questions or concerns about MAP testing, please feel free to make an appointment with me (Mr. Scoville)... or your child's English or Math teacher.

MAP Test Info in Korean, English, Spanish, and Chinese

For the testing schedule and information in your language on MAP Growth Testing, please click the button.

LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship --Optional Field Trip Saturday, October 14th

We would like to announce an exciting opportunity for CDS students to receive free admission to the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship at the Sky72 Golf Course on Saturday, October 14th.

Participating students will have the opportunity to see and meet world class golfers, receive a complimentary cap, and a 10 minute private golf lesson from a LPGA Class A instructor.

CDS will provide buses to and from the Sky27 golf course, and CDS teachers will supervise at the event.


We can only offer this to 30 students, so we will post a sign up form on students' Chromebooks at 8:00am sharp on Monday (8/23) morning. The first 30 students who express an interest will attend.

Parents interested in chaperoning should email Mr. Scoville:

*Students must bring their own money for food and beverage.

Tentative Schedule

-10:30AM: CDS School bus departs CDS for SKY72 golf course

-11:00AM: Arrival at SKY72 golf course (Ocean Course) at Club House

-11:00AM~11:15AM: Transit to Driving Range (5 minute walking distance from Club House)

-11:15AM~11:30AM: Registration with LPGA T&CP program

-11:30AM~1:00 PM: LPGA Golf Lesson (1:1 instruction, Each Student will get 10 minute private golf lesson, 3~4 LPGA Class A instructors will be available, * No club needed. Golf Shoes or Sneakers are mandated. Highly recommended to bring own glove if necessary.

-1:00PM~ : Lunch & Free Time

-3:00PM: Departure from SKY72 Golf Course (Ocean Course)

3:30PM: Arrival at CDS

Please speak with your children this weekend if you think they would enjoy attending.

CDS Mathletes Ranked #1 Internationally in recent High Four Math Competition

On Tuesday, September 12th our MS Mathletes competed in their first High Four math competition of the new school year. 57 teams from 9 schools around the world competed in the Grades 6-8 bracket.

We're so proud to announce that a CDS team came in first place!

The following 6th & 7th graders were on the winning team and deserve a huge pat on the back for their achievement:

(6A) Haden Lee

(6A) Bomin Jeong

(6A) Henna Jeong

(7A) Jieun Koo

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CDS Math Competition: The Cleaning Problem

The prompt that will guide this year's Math Competition...

CDS hires people to clean the rooms after each day's use. Develop a mathematical model for the cleaning schedule and use of cleaning resources. Your model should include consideration of such things as cost of cleaning supplies, wages given to the cleaners, number of rooms, number of rooms per floor, etc. Draft a letter to HR, Dr. Park and Mr. Scoville that recommends your model to help them in the management of their operation.

Click on the blue button below to see more details including the event timeline, Google classroom join code, and awards.

CDS MS Math Competition Orientation 2017-2018

Click to review the timeline, expectations, and awards associated with this year's MS Match Competition!

Girls Soccer - KIS Tournament 9/16/2017 - Game Report

"Building off last week’s success, the Dalton Ladies went 2-0-1 during this week’s tournament at KIS. CDS went head-to-head against SFS, and while both teams had plenty of chances, CDS came out on top 2-0. It was an incredibly offensive game, and both keepers made plenty of stops. The CDS goalie, Ashley Shimada, saved five attempted shots. Maria Montilla opened up her tournament account with two finely hit goals.

Next up was TCIS. The week before had brought about two games against the same opponent, and it was clear that the girls had learned from those matches. CDS didn’t waste any time getting on the score sheet. Two quick goals from Montilla, and then Lucy Seong recorded her first goal of the season with a well-hit strike from distance. Montilla bagged one more to complete her hat trick before the final whistle blew.

The ladies ended the day with a match against APIS. This was the best competition of the day, with both teams trying to break down their opponent's defense. Both teams traded shots, but the defense held firm, and Shimada made a save in the final seconds of the game.

While the girls once again played with only one substitute, it is clear that their hard work is paying off. They consistently ran towards the ball and their passing is showing improvement. The defense--led by Ellie Lee, Donna Kim, and Lucy Seong (with Shimada in the net)--didn’t let in a single goal, and the midfield--anchored by Nayon Lee and Minji Lee--never gave up. Jisoo Choi shored up our weak spots, and Maria Montilla continues to lead the charge to receive the Golden Boot at the end of the season. Way to go Dalton Ladies!"

-Coach Menzel

Boys Soccer - SFS Tournament 9/16/2017 - Game Report

It was a very nice day for a soccer match as the team traveled to SFS to play in the jamboree tournament against two SFS team and one YISS team.

Game 1:
The boys played overall a good game of offense and defense as they played SFS for the first game of the season. Things looked promising as the boys were able to keep possession and make good passes as well. We were close to scoring several times but were not able to finish resulting in a 0-0 tie.

Game 2:
The boys were playing good against YISS and there were few chances to score which they missed. There was also a penalty kick that was taken by Jayden but was missed left of the goal. Boys lost a close game 1-0.

Game 3:
The boy's last game was against another SFS team and things fell in place as Alejandro got the offense started by scoring the first goal early in the game. This was followed by Woojin, Jayden, Aiden, and Jayden again. There was also a good assist by Aaron that led to a goal. Sean played a good game as a goalie as he made good saves and did not allow any goal resulting in 5-0 win.

Upcoming Events

9/26 - 9/28 MAP Testing

10/2 - 10/6 Chuseok Holiday

10/12 Badminton CDS vs Chadwick @ CDS

10/13 We Run Cheongna (½ Day)

10/14 MS Badminton @ SFS

10/14 MS Girls Soccer @ YISS

10/14 MS Boys Soccer @ APIS