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In the Budget Hearing & Parent Assembly II held on December 11, 2014, the new Gym & Multipurpose Facility was approved with plans to start construction in June 2015. As we continue to move forward, we are now ready to identify local engineering firms to serve as general contractors for this project. We are also ready to identify firms in the areas of metal structures, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical installations. Therefore, we would like to invite Carol Morgan School parents, alumni or third parties with experience in the above mentioned fields, interested in being pre-qualified for a competitive bidding process to do this...
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Shark Bites
A look back at the first semester of CMS Athletics 2014/2015... Copa Progreso Champions Congratulations to the Copa Progreso Categoria 2000-2001 Champion CMS Sharks! Congratulations also goes out to the Varsity Futsal team for finishing in 2nd place at the Copa Saint Thomas. The boys lost in the final in penalties. CMS CAISSA All-Stars Congratulations to Luisa Estrella and Daniel Gonzalez, pictured above. Both earning CAISSA All-Star honors at the Season 1 Volleyball tournament in Trinidad, November 2014. Coming up in Athletics... January 14-17 - Saint Joseph Middle School Tournament January 31-Feb 1 - Copa CMS(Girls Soccer)/CMS Invitational Tournament (Boys...
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  The Carol Morgan Middle School Division will be hosting their first annual survival day on Friday, December 19, 2014. Our goal for this exercise is to create and develop school spirit as well as an outdoor learning experience building unity filled with fun activities. Students have been divided into seven teams; each team consisting of members from all three grade levels participating in all sorts of events throughout the day. During the last two weeks students have been preparing for “Survivor Day” during their advisory time. Each team represents one of the animals below and students need to dress...
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Reminder on Absences An important reminder on absences allowed in order to receive credit for classes: A student is allowed nine (9) absences per class – total – for each semester. The count of nine absences includes excused as well as unexcused absences. Please beware that absences add up and can result in loss of credit based on accreditation standards. Note that the end of the first semester is on January 16, 2015. The absence count will include all school days between the first day of school and Friday, January 16, 2015. If you need information on the number of absences...
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The Fall 2014 semester of the After School Activities program concludes next week and we are very thankful for the turnout. We have had many activities celebrated in all classes. Next week there is a special schedule where the following activities will take place:   Arts & Crafts: Art exhibition followed by a pottery class with Colombian artist Ms. Soraya Elorza. Date: Thursday December 11th Time: 3:00pm Place: ES Art Room    Handmade by Me!: Project exhibition Date: Monday, December 15th Time: 3:00pm Place: ES Art Room   Cheerleading for ES and Cheerleeding for MS & HS: Routine presentation Date: Wednesday December 10th...
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Universal Design In today’s world, practically everyone owes a debt of gratitude to the Universal Design movement.  Elements of Universal Design are everywhere we look, but – like so many other ubiquitous things – we don’t even think to see them. Universal Design is a broad way of thinking that was originally meant to produce buildings, products and environments that are inherently accessible, efficient, and convenient for all people regardless of age or capability.  It is a term that was coined by the architect Ronald L. Mace to describe any architectural, technological, ergonomic, or production design that is usable to the...
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CMS Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony    Monday, December 1st marked the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in the elementary division.  The choir performed, students listened to a message about the meaning of light, learned about the meaning of "traditions" through a poem, and all joined in on a sing-a-long of Feliz Navidad at the end.  It was a warm, fun-filled way to kick-off the holidays!  Thanks to the Board of Directors, PTO, and parents for their show of support.  It always is a special event.  (While the ceremony took place first thing Monday morning as shown by the pictures on the left and...
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Posted by on in Technology
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Update:  The new wireless security settings will be enabled next Monday, December 8.  We appologize for the delay.     On Monday, December 8 (new date) the new wireless security settings will be enabled.  These settings will restrict access to devices that are not registered on the network.  Over the past two months the majority of staff and student devices have been processed and the MAC address have been registered into our network system.  In case a student or staff member was not able to register their device(s) during this time, they should bring their device to the computer center to...
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URINETOWN: The High School production of the musical “Urinetown” was a huge success. The cast of 14 students and 3 crew members ran the show five times to a sold out and extremely receptive audience. Congratulations to the director, Jack Dod; music director, Jaymin Baird; choreographer, Melissa McNulty; and accompanist, Hari Solano.  BAND AND CHOIR CONCERT IN THE COLONIAL ZONE: The HS Symphonic Band the HS Advanced Choir will be bringing holiday cheer to Plaza España on Tuesday, December 2nd from 7:30-8:30pm. We hope that many will come to hear them perform. SINGING AT THE AGORA MALL: The HS Advanced Choir...
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Our Spanish Library services have been very busy this year! We started with our guest author,  Ivan Payano, who visited us on September 25.  He read his book "El Color de la Alegría” to some third grade students.  Students enjoyed the story and shared with the author the content of the book.  On October 31st, we had a visit from Josefina Jiménez, author of book “Verusita”. Some 1st grade students had the opportunity to meet the author, hear the story, and have a discussion with the author.   Additionally, some students in 5th grade have been participating in a literary workshop...
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Reminder on Absences An important reminder on absences allowed in order to receive credit for classes:  A student is allowed nine absences per class – total – for each semester. The count of nine absences includes excused as well as unexcused absences. Please beware that absences add up and can result in loss of credit based on accreditation standards. Note that the end of the first semester is on January 16, 2015. The absence count will include all school days between the first day of school and Friday, January 16, 2015. If you need information on the number of absences your...
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Movember Fundraising Activity During Movember you can see CMS teachers itch and scratch as they go for a month without shaving. The BIG event will be on November 26th when most of the staff will lose all their hair for this great cause. Movember is a worldwide initiative to collect funds for prostate cancer, therefore we ask you to donate money to the cause. Boxes will be placed in the offices of the three divisions, please be generous and support the cause.   National Junior Honor Society - Eligibility & Selection Process The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society is...
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What’s happening in the Optimal Learning Center?   YOU ARE INVITED!!! Elementary School parents are invited to visit the Optimal Learning Center on November 20th, 2014 to discuss your child’s individual educational plan (IEP) goals and his or her progress in attaining them. This meeting is also an opportunity for you to share your concerns and hopes regarding your child. Working together we can better assure that your child has a successful and productive year.   On November 20th, you can meet the Elementary Resource Specialists and the ESL Specialists in room 35 and 36 in the elementary wing.  ...
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Pre-Kindergarten Open House for the 2015-2016 School Year CMS Pre-Kindergarten Open House for the 2015-2016 academic school year will be held on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the Blue Room. New PK families are invited to attend. PK applicants do not need to be present in this activity. Please submit any pending application documents to the Admissions Office in order to complete your child’s file. There will be a presentation by the pre-kindergarten team of teachers. Refreshments and a tour of the campus will also be provided.  This Open House is for parents only. The screening of pre-kindergarten applicants...
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Naming Project - On the morning of October 30, we had the great honor of inaugurating the first floor of the MS/HS Library with a plaque in honor of Dr. Donald J. Reid Cabral who had the vision to donate 15 acres of land to Carol Morgan School in order to assure an American type education for an international community in the Dominican Republic. Numerous members of the family that have helped sponsor this plaque are included in the photo below: Henry Horne, Annelie Vega ’90, Emilia Díaz Vega ’12, Georgia A. Reid, Georgia Tejera de Ossaye, Jack Delman (Headmaster), Clara...
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