CDS Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

March 1st, 2019

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear CDS Community,


It was a short but busy week at CDS Middle School as Term 3 came to a close. It's hard to believe that March is already here and that Term 4 begins on Monday! I hope all of you are enjoying the warmer weather despite the poor air quality.


We have much to look forward to in Term 4 beginning with our Term 4 assembly this Thursday, and the start of basketball season the week after. Also on the horizon is this year's Experiential Learning trip with Adventure Korea which will take place the last week of April. Teachers are already planning in order to make sure it turns out to be the best trip we've had! More details on this will follow soon.


I hope you've all enjoyed a long and restful weekend!


Benjamin Scoville

Director of Middle School

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[This week, around CDS MS]

A Day of Professional Learning for Teachers

On Friday 3/1 CDS teachers spent the entire day discussing teaching and learning in order to maximize the positive impact we have on student growth. It was a productive day and we hope all teachers will be able to take some useful ideas back to their classrooms on Monday.
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KAIAC String Festival CDS MS 2019

On Thursday, February 28 the CDS MS Orchestra participated in the KAIAC Orchestra Festival held at TCIS. Along with the HS orchestra, we travelled to Taejon for an all-day event. The MS String Orchestra has been rehearsing during CC time throughout the year.


The students have worked very diligently throughout the year, and they certainly deserved to participate in the festival. This was a good opportunity to show off all the hard work that they have accomplished. We played three pieces then received a clinic with a string expert for 30 minutes.


Since we performed early in the day, we had the opportunity to listen to orchestras from other schools including GSIS, SIS, and our HS Orchestra. It was great to listen and enjoy pieces that other international schools are performing. The students received a gold rating, which was very deserving! Take a listen to our performance here.


- Ms. Van Liew

https://youtu.be/Ks0yB5hGML0
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Music Performances with Ms. Van Liew

https://youtu.be/SKI1Z4LnUPo

ELA 8 with Mr. Cavasin: Ethos, Logos, Pathos: Talking Sense into Salem Residents in 1692

For their performance task in the 3rd term, the 8th grade ELA classes were asked to create a persuasive piece, using at least 2 of the possible 3 persuasive appeals, as categorized by Aristotle (ethos, logos, pathos), that would effectively convince the people of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 to immediately stop all activities associated with the witch trials.


This task (product and explanation) was designed to challenge the students in the areas of curiosity, critical and creative thinking, and communication. They really had their work cut out for them and ended up doing great!


- Mr. Cavasin

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Dalton Cup Highlights!!

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[MS Athletics]

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Middle School Documents

Please submit it to MS Office

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Upcoming Events

  • 3/2 - SKYMUN @KIS (8 am - 7 pm)

  • 3/2 - Girls Volleyball @APIS

  • 3/7 - Term 4 Assembly

  • 3/9 - Table Tennis @TCIS

  • 3/9 - Girls & Boys Volleyball @TCIS

  • 3/9 - Grade 5's Indoor Soccer @CI