CDS Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

May 16, 2020

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear CDS Community,


Last week our Head of School announced that CDS will continue with e-learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.


While we are saddened by the reality that we cannot safely meet again on campus this year, we are also deeply grateful that our entire community has managed to stay healthy during this unprecedented crisis. We are also grateful to have adapted so quickly to the new practice of teaching and learning online.


Students----I trust that many of you have established new and effective routines and habits out of necessity since our campus closed. I encourage you to stay the course for the next 3-4 weeks as the school year comes to an end. These are unique times that you will remember throughout your lives. I commend each of you for rising to the challenge and making the most of your learning despite our physical distance.


Now that we are certain our campus will remain closed through the end of the school year, we can move forward with planning for the MS Athletic Award Ceremony, Arch Day, and the Grade 8 Graduation. We will keep you informed as details become available.


**Note that we will be sharing a schedule next week for students to safely visit the school to pick up personal belongings, return textbooks, and clean out their lockers.


Stay safe and healthy in the week ahead!


Mr. Scoville

Director of Middle School

CDS Community from CDS Head of School

[This week at CDS MS / 이번주 CDS MS]

Yearbook Photo for 7th & 8th graders

7th and 8th graders will continue this coming to school this week to have their photo taken for the yearbook. The photo will be taken on the 3rd floor (Room 316) of the High School (Room 316). Please make sure students wear the CDS White polo shirt for their photo.


Parents/Guardians of 8th graders are encouraged to come to help students dress up for the graduation photo. Please contact the MS office if you have any questions.

8학년학생들은 졸업 가운 사진을 위해 학부모님/보호자와 함께 오시기를 추천드립니다.


*The schedule can be changed if the student is not available at the assigned time.

*해당 시간에 사진촬영이 불가한 학생은 중등 오피스로 전화주시면 스케줄을 조정해드리겠습니다.

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High School Orientation for 8th Graders

We know that transitioning from middle school to high school can be an exciting and sometimes frightening period for our students. To support them with this transition, the high school hosted an orientation for CDS 8th graders and their parents to help them learn what they need to know to feel comfortable and prepared on their first day of high school.


Assistant Director of High School, Mr. Musselman, and a panel of students and teachers discussed the high school’s educational philosophy, curricular offerings, extracurricular options, and provided helpful insights and tips about life in high school.


If you missed this event, don't worry! Mr. Musselman will host a second high school orientation in August! If you our your 8th grader have additional questions, please contact the CDS High School office.

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6th Graders in Social Studies Class

6th graders recently completed a project in Social Studies that explored how Native Americans adapted to and modified their unique environments in order to survive.


Their final product was a digital book that they then read to 3rd grade students in the First Program.


- Mr. Drews

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Cooking Co-Curricular Club (CCs)

Though E-Learning has many disadvantages, particularly, the beauty of being able to personally connect with students, it does offer some benefits. I have always wanted to offer a cooking or baking CC to the middle school students. As we are doing E-Learning, I finally have the opportunity to offer some cooking instructions to the students.


The first two weeks have been a lot of fun and the students have been able to make some delicious foods suitable to their own preference. This Monday, we are making stir fried Pork and Sesame Udon Noodles! Any student is welcome to join, they just need to notify Ms. Van Liew in advance and make sure they have the ingredients and supplies (listed on the Cooking CC Classroom).


- Ms. Van Liew

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6B Gahu on Found Percussion Spring 2020

6B Gahu on Found Percussion Spring 2020

[Announcements / 공지사항]

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MS Athletic Banquet

Hello Phoenix Fans!!!


It's that time a year again for us to celebrate our CDS athletes on their amazing seasons at the 5th Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony.


Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we won't be having this event in person, but instead we will be showing a pre-recorded video of the festivities for you all to watch with your family and friends.


The link to this video will be shared in the weekly newsletter the week before the event, and all students will also receive a link to the video through email. When will this be happening you ask?


The video will be posted on Thursday, May 28th at 5pm. We hope that you all take the time to watch it at that time with us. Fantastic job in all of your seasons everyone!


Gooooo Phoenix!


Sincerely,


Mr. Monette

Middle School & High School Athletic Coordinator

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7th Annual Silent Art Auction

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2019-20 Silent Art Auction

Online Book Fair is Coming up!

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Welcome to the SWIP

Student wellness is incredibly necessary to focus on because it impacts every aspect of our daily lives. It is important to focus on your mental and physical well being as it is the foundation upon which all other aspirations stem.


Recently, COVID-19 has required us to modify the way in which we support our students. At Dalton we want to focus on actively helping to maintain our students' well-being, both during times of crisis and normal daily life. This is where the SWIP page comes in! So, take a look around and you will see some information from the student council, SHINE, and various teachers. If you have resources that should be added to this page, or any questions please feel free to contact us!


- The Student Wellness Committee

CDS Student Wellness Information Page (SWIP)

Students can access to helpful resources

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Online TIME Edge publication / 온라인 무료 TIME 기사

TIME Edge publication

Please click the button for more information / 자세한 정보를 위해 버튼을 클릭해주세요

Free Access to JSG Digital

Junior Library Guild

Please click the button for more information / 자세한 정보를 위해 버튼을 클릭해주세요

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Resources for Reading and Learning at Home

Resources for Reading and Learning

Please click the button for more information / 자세한 정보를 위해 버튼을 클릭해주세요


**Please scroll down for links to your child’s online learning plans

**자녀분의 온라인 학습계획과 관련하여 아래 링크를 클릭해주세요.

CDS Continuity of Learning Plan

Click the button to review our plans to ensure learning continues despite campus closure

**Our Continuity of Learning Plan (linked above) was adapted from the collective best practices of several international schools in Asia including The American School in Japan. We thank these schools for making their plans public.
E-Learning Class Schedules 5A - 8B

Click to see the e-learning schedule for your House for April 2020

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