Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Halloween Frolic

I would like to extend a huge thanks and congratulations to the PTO team for the amazing community event Wednesday evening at the PTO Halloween Frolic.  On behalf of the school community, I want to share our appreciation for the many hours of meeting, planning, and implementation that are required to host such a successful event that brings us all together.  The PTO showed great creativity, flexibility, and patience in adjusting to the smaller space available while still creating an amazing event! Thank you to all families who attended this event as well, your support of our school community provides for a great environment for...

Supporting Literacy & Water Fun Party

Pre-K and K: Supporting Literacy in the Home On October 12th, over 30 parents attended an hour and a half long workshop hosted by the Early Childhood Coordinator in conjunction with the ES Library and specialists from the Optimal Learning Center.   Open to parents of PK and K, the workshop began with a presentation by the ES Early Childhood Coordinator (Ms. Noreen Corcoran) and the ES Librarian (Ms. Cintia Bastos), highlighting the importance of reading for pleasure and the impact it has on language development.  This presentation was followed by hands-on learning where parents were split into small groups and...

Library Reading Challenges

Welcome to our Halloween 2016 Challenge!   The Halloween 2016 Challenge will run from October 17 to October 30th. At the beginning of each week we will post the weekly theme on the library bulletin board. You will have one week to select and check out a book. At the end of the challenge, three random readers will be selected to win a prize. Happy Reading! Summer Reading Challenge   Congratulations to all students who participated in the library’s Summer Reading Challenge!  This past week, all readers were recognized for their participation and those students who read the most were awarded...

Tech Shark Byte

  Many of you have heard that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has had issues with batteries catching fire and injuring owners.   The phone has been recalled and recently Samsung stopped production of this model.    This continues to be a safety issue.  If you or someone you know has this model, please contact Samsung and stop using the device.   The Computer Center team at Carol Morgan School has been busy over the last few months updating and improving the infrastructure and processes here at Carol Morgan School.   In response to parent, teacher, and student concerns, the WiFi network...

Selachii: High School Monthly Blog Update

sharkbitehoriz1.jpg   Hurricane Mathew We are grateful to have everyone heading back to school following the onslaught of Hurricane Mathew.  CMS High School Student Council (StuCo) will be hosting a ‘dress down’ Friday on October 7th to raise funds for our CMS support staff and those in Haiti who were less fortunate than most of us were during the hurricane.  With a minimum donation of 100 pesos, students and staff can wear ‘street clothes’ on Friday.  We will continue our efforts the following week with a focus on specific resources that may be of need by those impacted.   A reminder...

Giving Back and Supporting the Future of our Host Country

MNBS English October 14There are many bright, talented, and highly motivated Dominican students whose lives and the lives of their families would be changed with the right educational opportunity.  These students and their families, like the rest of the CMS community, believe in an enhanced future through education. To support this vision, Carol Morgan School, being true to its Mission of instilling a passion for learning, building character and inspiring civic and social responsibility, as well as empowering leaders of a multicultural, global society, has created the Merit and Need Based Scholarship (MNBS) Program, which provides an opportunity for qualifying Dominican students with high...

Selachii: High School Monthly Blog Update

sharkbitehoriz1.jpg   Make sure you have your seat belt fastened tightly because we are off to a fast start.  We want to welcome all CMS students and parents to the 2016-17 school year.  There has been a flurry of activity on campus over the summer and the renovations are looking great.  Teachers have been hard at work since the middle of August and students have already completed the first two weeks of school.  We are going to be emailing and posting a monthly blog update to help keep you up to date with all the CMS High School (HS) happenings.  We...

Get to Know Our Cafeteria: Quality and Hygiene

As you may already know, SINDAL partners with Carol Morgan School (CMS) on the delivery of food service on our campus.  SINDAL and CMS appreciate your time in providing feedback in person, via email, and through the recent survey.  A team will be developed with CMS to support the implementation of enhancements to Food Service.   This article is the first of a series to share about Food Service at CMS, helping everyone get to know our cafeteria.  This first article focuses on Quality and Hygiene.   Quality It is important to know where your food comes from and how it...
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MS/HS Library End of the Year Reminders

It has been a pleasure for us to promote the love of reading and provide a welcoming place where students could work, learn, relax and find themselves in a book. Remember, not only are all other academic skills affected by one's reading ability, reading for pleasure also increases our understanding of ourselves and others. We hope you have enjoyed those books recommended by the library staff and by other students. Here are a few important reminders:  All MS and HS library books are due on June 6. Yearbooks will not be distributed to students with overdue books or unpaid fines. Summer borrowing begins on June...

Please Join the ES Library in our Summer Reading Challenge!

BANNER SCHOOL WEBSITE.jpg   Whether your children are reading independently this summer or you are reading with them, we want to motivate their continual learning and growth. Fill out the reading log over the summer vacation and return it to the classroom teacher to win a number of prizes. Click here to access the reading log (a copy will be sent home within your child’s report card). If you would like a reminder email each week, you can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: Summer Reading Challenge Subscription.   Online resources to read on the go! CMS Libraries are committed to...

High School Peer Helpers Donate their Earnings to Support CMS Clubs

By Luisa M., Peer Helper, Grade 10   As the year comes to an end, clubs look back at their accomplishments and goals. This school year was very successful for us peer helpers. As peer helpers, it is our goal to make the school an inclusive and fun environment. This year we had various activities such as the books and roses festival, handing out hot chocolate and helping with eighth grade transition to high school. It is tradition of peer helpers to donate the profits that we make during these activities to other clubs. Of our total donations, we are pleased...

The Crusades Rap Battle

Crusades Rap Battle.jpgby Michael Kaufman       Over the last two years, CMS 7th graders have tested their writing and rapping ability in our annual Crusades Rap Battle. The students spent days researching the major events of the Crusades, writing and revising their raps, planning and practicing their performances, and finally the students laid it all on the line during their class performances. Their peers voted class winners, and then a panel of 8 judges spread across elementary, middle and high school voted on their favorite. Finally, the videos were put on the CMS Sharks YouTube page and the viewing public determined...

After School Activities (ASA) Spring Semester Final Events & Highlights

SOCCERSoccer    ASA Soccer students enjoyed a final friendly game with Colegio Salesiano.   Taekwondo   The students had their Taekwondo certification and level exam in which all 33 students moved up to their next belt.   Basketball  To finish this semester's ASA Basketball class, students had two friendly games, the first was ASA Basketball II vs MS Girls. Both teams did a great job and had lots of fun!    The second game ended with both ASA Basketball classes joining together in a friendly game vs ASA parents. It was a great bonding experience for all!     Dance  ...
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Read Around the World Challenge!

  Ah summer! Travel, beach, relaxation, time with friends and family. We love it. However, our long summer holiday causes a few problems for young people. All young people experience learning losses unless they do some intellectual work during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer (qtd. in Fiore and Roman). It’s called Summer Slide and you can do something about it!  Students who engage in summer reading are typically 52 Lexile points...

End of the Year Procedures at the ES Library

The ES Library would like to inform you that due to end of semester procedures, the last day for students and parents to check out books before summer break will be May 27th and all books are due no later than June 3rd. We will be using the last week to take inventory, organize and order new books for next semester, so please help us maintain a great library for all students and staff by returning your books on time. Feel free to stop by or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Another Year is Quickly Coming to a Close

12052016 5MS and HS Band and Choir Concert: The spring band and choir concert was a beautiful display of love and emotion. It was the final concert for the Bairds and Invicta, CMS class of 2016. The bands and choirs performed unique and interesting pieces and many juniors and seniors had a chance to express their feelings of what the music program has meant to them over the years with emotional and heartfelt speeches. Helping Hands Art Auction:The visual arts team held a wonderful art exhibit and auction to raise money for Fundacion Latiendo Por Ti at the end of April. The...
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Four Awards - FLL Robotics Competition Results

The recent First Lego League competition for the Caribbean region was a fantastic success for CMS with the school coming away with no fewer than 4 awards, including the Champion's Award (the overall winner of the whole competition).  There were 32 teams competing and we had 3 teams representing CMS: the Lego Phoenix (6th Grade); the Techno Sharks (7th Grade); and the Mini Drifters (8th Grade). The competition is based around robotics, but teams also have to present a project on the given theme (this year it was Trash Trek Challenge) and demonstrate Core Values. In all, teams had to give...

New Soccer Field Groundbreaking Ceremony

Last Tuesday we received members of ARMID Foundation for a symbolic ceremony to formally initiate the construction related to the renovation of CMS fields including a new soccer field which will host the new venue of the Escuela de Tecnificación Fundación Real Madrid, opening in September on our campus.     Mr. Carmelo Zubiaur, President of ARMID Foundation, informed that in order to successfully train soccer players, three essential aspects must be addressed: Highly trained soccer technicians, well-designed and implemented methodology and an adequate infrastructure that meets the highest standards set for this type of field. With the construction of this...

First Lego League Competition this Weekend

The First Lego League (FLL) competition is this Sunday, May 8 at Colegio Serafín de Asís. The Opening Ceremony is at 8:00 a.m. and the competition goes on all day. CMS has 3 teams from Middle School - The Lego Phoenix (Grade 6), The Techno Sharks (Grade 7), and The Mini Drifters (Grade 8).   The First Lego League (FLL) competition is open to 9-16 year old students.  Close to a million students take part in this each year in over 80 countries.  Each year there is a different theme and students have to prepare a Project about the theme; build...

CMS Recycling Center and Earth Day Celebrations

CMS celebrated Earth Day with the presentation of specific solutions which contribute to the environment and motivate responsible consumers. On this day we officially opened a new recycling center located at the entrance of the back parking lot, accessed by Nuñez de Caceres. This center is the Green Team’s second major project this year and will allow the community to bring recyclable materials from home and deposit them in the corresponding section.     As part of this project, new recycling bins were also placed around campus which will allow students and staff to better classify and dispose of recyclable waste....