CDS Middle School

Weekly Newsletter

May 10th, 2019

Benjamin Scoville, Director
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From the Director

Dear CDS Community,


We've had a great start to the final term of this school year! It's wonderful to see everyone still smiling and giving it their very best even as the year is wrapping up.


I encourage everyone to get a good night sleep this week as MAP testing will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is a great chance for students to see just how much they've grown since sitting for the MAP tests at the beginning of the school year. Please speak with your children about putting in their full effort on these exams. You can find more details about MAP testing within the newsletter.


Have a great weekend!


Benjamin Scoville

Director of Middle School

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2019 SDL Showcase Event

Dear CDS Community,


CDS cordially invites parents, students, teachers, and community members to attend our first annual Self Determined Learning (SDL) Evening Showcase Event.

안녕하세요, 여러분! 기쁜 마음으로 제1 회 Self Determined Learning (SDL) Evening Showcase Event에 학부모님, 학생 그리고 교사 여러분을 초대합니다.


This will be a very special evening celebrating the time, effort, and hard work our 7th and 8th graders have put into their Self Determined Learning course during the second half of the school year. Students will be exhibiting their work, and giving TEDx style presentations on a variety of meaningful topics.

이 이벤트는 반 년동안 Self Determined Learning 수업을 들으며 7&8학년 학생들이 쏟은 시간과 정성에 대한 결과물을 확인하는 자리이며, 학생들의 노력을 칭찬하는 자리이기도합니다. 학생들은 본인이 만든 결과물을 전시하고 TEDx 형식으로 프레젠테이션을 할 예정입니다.


By showing up, you are playing a significant role in their learning by being an "authentic audience." Research shows that students are more committed to their work when it will be shared with others. As such, we encourage you to come out and show your support.

한 연구에 의하면 학생들은 본인의 결과물이 타인에게 공개될 때 더 많은 노력을 쏟는다고합니다. 여러분의 참석이 학생들에게 큰 영향을 준다는 점 기억해주시고 당일 저희 쇼케이스에 많은 참석 부탁드립니다.


Food and drink will be provided. Please RSVP below in order for event organizers to properly plan for food/space purposes.

당일 음식과 음료가 제공될 예정입니다. 쇼케이스를 준비하는 선생님들이 어느 정도의 음식과 음료를 준비해야하는지 예상할 수 있도록 아래 RSVP 양식을 작성하여 참석여부를 밝혀주시기 바랍니다. 감사합니다.


- When: Tuesday, May 21st 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

- Where: Dalton Hall

- 일시: 5월 21일 (화요일) 오후 6시 - 8:30분

- 장소: Dalton Hall

- RSVP - SDL Showcase Event

Please click the link and complete the RSVP form

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Noetic Learning Math Contest

On April 5th, the Mathletes competed in the Noetic Learning Math contest. There were over 34,055 students from 776 schools from all over the world participating in the contest! Finally, after a month of waiting, we have the results! I am very proud of each and every one of them for trying their best and everyone received a certificate for participation or a higher achievement.


TEAM WINNERS: The top scorers of each team

NATIONAL HONOR ROLL: The top 10% of students

HONORABLE MENTION: The top 50% of students


5th Grade Certificates


Sebin Lim - Participation

Jayden Park- Participation

Sanghyuk Kim - Honorable Mention

Sophia Lee - National Honor Roll

Yunhao Chang - National Honor Roll and Team Winner


6th Grade Certificates


Sieon Park - Participation

Siwoo Moon -Participation

Ivette Jin - Participation

Liz Kim - Participation

YeJin Bu - Participation

Shine Lee - Honorable Mention

Bea Kim - Honorable Mention

Ivonne Jin - Honorable Mention

Joshua Lee - Honorable Mention

Neul Ha - Honorable Mention

Yuchien Chang - National Honor Roll and Team Winner



7th Grade Certificates


Bomin Jeong - Honorable Mention and Team Winner (tie)

David Bae - Honorable Mention and Team Winner (tie)


- Ms. Hinds & Ms. Brady

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[Upcoming Events]

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MAP Growth Testing - Spring 2019

Dear Parents,


Next week, on May 13th, 14th and 15th, 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, Chinese, Spanish, and English

For information on MAP testing in our language, click the the button

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2019 CDS MS Athletic Banquet

Announcing the 2019 CDS Athletic Banquet!


On Thursday, May 16th CDS will host the 4th Annual Athletic Banquet! All students that played on any Middle School sports teams this year are invited to come and celebrate!


Dinner will be served free of charge in a buffet style from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Phoenix Cafe, followed by an Awards Ceremony in the Dalton Hall from 6:00-7:00 PM. All parents of athletes are welcome to join at 6:00 PM for the Awards Ceremony!


Although many students will be winning individual awards, every team will have a chance to be recognized on stage for their contributions throughout this school year! There will be a lot of prize giveaways throughout the night so please join us for this fun event to wrap up our athletic calendar for the 2018-19 school year!


Students are asked to RSVP by returning the slip on the bottom of their Athletic Banquet invitation. This in turn makes them eligible to win the grand prize! Keep in mind it is a formal event, so please come dressed to impress. Thank you and hope to see you all there!


2019 CDS Athletic Banquet 공지!


5/16 (목요일)에 제4 회 CDS Annual Athletic Banquet이 열릴 예정입니다! 이는 이번 학년도에 Middle School sports team으로 경기에 참여했던 모든 학생이 한 자리에 모여 한 해의 경기 마무리를 축하하는 자리입니다! 학생들은 5-6시에 Phoenix Cafe에서 뷔페 형식으로 저녁식사를 한 후, 6-7시에 Dalton Hall에서 수상하는 시간을 가지게 됩니다. 모든 선수의 학부모님도 6시부터 열리는 Award Ceremony에 초대합니다! 많은 상장이 주어질 예정이며 상장은 비록 한 해동안 뛰어난 활약을 보인 학생 개개인에게 주어지지만, 모든 학생이 무대 위로 올라와 일 년 동안의 노력을 함께 되돌아보는 자리도 마련되오니 많이 참석하시어 학생들을 격려해주시기 바랍니다. Athletic Banquet에 참석할 학생들은 Athletic Banquet 초대장 하단에 나와있는 slip을 제출해야합니다. 스포츠 관련 상 외에도 다양한 상이 준비되어 있으니 학생들이 많이 참석하도록 지도부탁드리며, 학생들이 단정한 옷차림으로 참석하도록 해주세요. 그럼 당일날 뵙겠습니다. 감사합니다!


-Mr. Clem

Grade 6 & 8 - Field Trip to Incheon Student Science Museum

Please note that Field Trip date has been moved a week later due to the museum's situation. Students will have their 1st period class and then depart CDS at 9:15am and come back at 2:15pm. If you have any questions, please contact MS Office. Thank you.
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2019 SDL Showcase Event

7th and 8th graders have been working hard throughout the year learning through authentic projects & problems that are student led rather than teacher fed. They have been developing skills to solve their own questions, think critically about their sources, and communicate their findings in their own way. Please join us on May 21st from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM for our Self Determined Learning Showcase and celebrate their successes!


- Mr. Thach

[This week, around CDS MS]

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Grade 4 Transition

This week we welcomed FP 4th graders to the halls and classrooms of CDS Middle School.


On Monday, Mr. Scoville and 5th grade House Teachers began with an orientation of middle school life and norms at CDS followed by a panel of 5-7th grade students for a Q&A session.


On Tuesday and Wednesday, 5th grade mentors led their mentees through a typical day of a MS student; going through House, classes, lunch, and lab. We hope that this transition week was beneficial to the 4th graders and we look forward to welcoming them as 5th graders in the next school year.


- Mr. Thach

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CDS MS Students Published in Youth Literary Journal!

7th graders this week were thrilled to receive ten copies of a literary journal--Selah Youth-- from the United States.


What makes this truly exciting is that several CDS students were published in the journal! These students brainstormed, drafted, wrote, edited, and ultimately submitted these pieces to various literary journals, and Selah Youth was more than happy to publish these works. Artwork, poetry, and fiction was published, and students are already looking to submit new pieces. The pieces can also be found online here. Way to go 7th graders!


- Mr. Menzel

Selah Youth Literary Journal

Click the button to see our students' published work!

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Korean Class with Mr. Kim

<한국어 문집 발간>


올해도 학생들이 1년간 열심히 준비한 글쓰기 작품들을 모아 문집을 발간하려고 준비하고 있습니다. 그 동안 중학생들은 다양한 프로젝트를 진행하였고, 그 결과를 글쓰기로 최종 정리하였습니다. 5학년은 일기와 편지쓰기, 전래동화, 설명하는 글, 전기문 소개하기 등을 넣었습니다. 6학년은 만화로 표현하기, 고정관념 이야기, 소설속 인물에게 편지쓰기, 인터뷰하기 등을 포함시켰습니다. 7학년은 수필, 자서전쓰기, 소설의 갈등, 모방시 쓰기 결과를 넣었습니다. 그리고 8학년은 수필, 연설문쓰기, 소설의 시점, 창작시 쓰기 결과를 수록하였습니다. 맨 마지막에는 1년간 정든 친구들에게 서로 따뜻한 한 마디를 주고 받을 수 있는 공간도 마련하였습니다. 표지 디자인도 희망자에 한하여 학생 스스로 만들어보도록 공모하였으며, 많은 학생들이 시간과 정성을 쏟아 표지를 만들었습니다. 이 문집을 보면서 학생들은 1년동안 마음이 많이 성장하였음을 새삼 발견할 수 있을 것입니다.


<Publishing the collection of students’ works>


Same as last year, we are preparing to publish the collection of hard-working writing works of students they have done in Korean class. Middle school students have been working on various projects over the 2018-19 School Year, and all of students’ results have been summed up and expressed by their writings. The fifth grade included journals, letters, folktales, explanatory writings and biography. The sixth grade included cartoons, stereotyping stories, writing letters to a character in novels and interview. The seventh grade included essay, autobiography, conflict of novels and imitative poems in their writings. Last, the eighth grade contained essay writings, speech writings, point of view of novels and a creating poems. On the last page, we made an extra space to have students write warm messages to each other. I encouraged students to make their own cover designs, and thankfully many students devoted their time and energy to create it. By looking at this book, students will be able to discover that their thoughts have grown a lot over the past year.


- Mr. Kim

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Middle School Documents

Please submit it to MS Office

[MS Athletics]

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Upcoming Events

  • 5/11 - Grade 5 Soccer @CI

  • 5/11 - Boys Basketball @CI

  • 5/11 - Girls Basketball @KIS

  • 5/13-15 - Spring MAP Testing

  • 5/15 - CEMC contest (@CC Time)

  • 5/16 - SDL Showcase Rehearsal (Before lunch)

  • 5/16 - Middle School Athletic Banquet @6:00pm

  • 5/17 - Grade 6 & 8 Field Trip to Incheon Student Science Museum

  • 5/21 - SDL Showcase event @6PM

  • 5/22 - Grade 5 Orientation for Grade 4 Parents

  • 5/25 - Grade 5 Track and Field @CI

  • 5/27-29 - Spring Final Exams

  • 5/31 - MS Dalton Soiree