CDS Middle School

Director's Newsletter

April 13th, 2018

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear CDS Community,


It was wonderful seeing so many of you show up to Parent Teacher Conference to learn more about your child's development at CDS. If there were any teachers who you wanted to meet with but didn't get the chance, please feel free to make an appointment with them at a later date. We'd like to extend a special thanks to the high school students from the Interpreter Club for helping our parents and teachers understand one another.


This year's MS Talent Show was a big success thanks to the efforts of the Student Council and several hard working MS participants. Although not everyone placed, it was clear that a lot time and practice was spent preparing for the show. Please take a moment to enjoy short clips of each performance within this newsletter.


Coming up next Friday CDS MS and HS students will hone their athletic skills at our annual Sports Day event! Students should wear comfortable athletic wear and a dalton hoodie in case it's cold in the morning. We encouraged everyone to bring a refillable water bottle.


This weekend our Girls Basketball team will travel all the way to Daejeon to compete at TCIS. Meanwhile, our Boys Basketball team will compete at SFS. As always, feel free to show up and support. Go Phoenix!


Have a great weekend!

Adventure Korea Update

CDS teachers and students are getting excited as the Outdoor Education trip is only a few weeks away!


On Tuesday 4/10 we sent your children home with permission slips along with medical information forms and the Code of Conduct. If you have not read and signed this yet, please be sure to complete it this weekend and send it to school with your child on Monday.


We hope to send invoices out by the middle of next week once we've received all the permissions slips.


Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, feel free to call the MS Office or send us an email.

Yearbook Photo Schedule for Grades 6-8

Students in grades 5 - 7 are required to be photographed wearing their CDS white polo-shirt. 8th grade students will wear their graduation cap and gown which CDS will provide.


Wednesday 4/18

All of 6th Grade +7A


Wednesday 4/25

All of 8th Grade +7B


Pictures will be taken during co-curricular (CC) time from 2:45 - 4:00pm. Please make sure your child comes to school prepared and looking their best on picture day. Students who are absent on Wednesdays 4/18 or 4/25 will have another chance to take pictures in May


If you have any questions, please contact the Middle School Office.

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CDS MS School Climate Survey

Two years ago CDS Middle School established the important goal of creating a more positive school climate and culture. To support this goal, we increased our focus on Social & Emotional Learning (SEL). Each Spring we have asked students, parents, and teachers to complete a Climate Survey to help us identify our strengths as a school as well as areas needing improvement. Your responses last year were enormously helpful as we set goals to guide the improvements we’ve made this year.


약 2년 전 CDS 중학교는 보다 긍정적인 학습 환경과 문화를 만들어나가자는 목표를 세웠고, 이 목표를 이루기 위해 사회적&감정적 학습(Social & Emotional Learning -SEL)에 관심을 두었습니다. 그 노력의 일환으로 학교로써 부족한 분들 뿐만 아니라 저희의 장점을 찾는 것에 도움을 받기 위해서 학부모님들께 School Climate Survey 를 작성해주시기를 부탁드렸습니다. 학부모님들이 작년에 보내주신 설문결과는 이번 학년동안 저희가 만들어낸 성과들에 다다르기 위한 노력에 좋은 길잡이가 되었습니다.


We would like to ask you once again to take a few moments to complete the CDS MS Climate Survey. We value your voice as parents and consider this a good opportunity for you to express your honest feedback about our school climate. Your responses are completely anonymous and will only be used for the betterment of the school.


저희는 올해 다시 한번 학부모님들께 CDS MS Climate Survey 를 작성해주시기를 부탁드립니다. 학부모로써 여러분의 목소리가 얼마나 중요한지 잘 알고 있습니다. 이 설문조사가 저희에게 여러분들의 CDS 중학교에 대한 솔직한 피드백을 받아볼 좋은 기회라고 생각합니다. 모든 답변은 익명으로 처리될 것이며, 답변은 학교 생활 개선이 도움이 되는 방향으로만 사용이 될 것입니다.


Please find links to the survey in your email box. The survey should take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete.


설문조사를 하시려면 이메일에 포함된 링크를 클릭해주시기 바랍니다. 이 설문조사는 약 10-15분 가량 소요됩니다


Thank you.


-Mr. Scoville

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8th Graders Receive Intro to CDS High School from the National Honor Society (NHS)

CDS 8th graders were introduced to the High School at an orientation event last Wednesday evening led by Mr. Harrison and the HS National Honor Society. Many thanks to the NHS members for spending their evening helping our graduating 8th graders feel more inspired and more prepared for success as 9th graders.
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Battle of the Books @KIS

Although our students did not make it to the finals, everyone had a great time and I hope walked away with a greater passion for reading.
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CDS MS Talent Show

The CDS Annual Talent Show was planned and run this last Wednesday by our amazing Student Council, and it was their best show yet. There was a great variety of acts and talent this year, and each act had a strong chance of winning the prizes.


Jiah Choi and Jae Park were the MC’s and did a great job of entertaining the crowd in-between acts, while the other Student Council members helped prepare the stage and supported the performers.


The performers included some beautiful traditional Korean music, amazing piano compositions, exciting dance routines, including gymnastics and flips, and even two groups who sang songs and danced.


The group that took home top prize (100,000 Won) was Jayden Kim, Scott Lee, Joshua Lee and Samuel Kim. The 5th grade boys danced and sang while Samuel played “Love Scenario” on the electric ukulele.


Second place (50,000 won) went to Han Na Shin and Erica Jeong. Han Na wowed the crowd with some flexible gymnastics moves and a side flip with no hands.


Third place (25,000 won) went to Jenny Kim, who played Beethoven’s Sonata no. 21 beautifully on the piano. Her fingers flashed across the keys, and she showed that she had put a lot of passion and practice into her playing.


-Mr. Brennan

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1czn0tfNZA&list=UUnI7mFUqQeonXSVi-ioskwg&index=2
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Upcoming Events

4/14 - FP/G5 Track & Field @Chadwick

4/14 - MS Boys Basketball @SFS

4/14 - MS Girls Basketball @TCIS

4/18 - Yearbook Pictures for all 6th Grade +7A

4/20 - Sports Day

4/25 - Yearbook Pictures for all 8th Grade +7B

4/26-27 - Adventure Korea - Outdoor Education Trip