NJHS Achievement Award

DSC_3832.jpgby Michael Kaufman     The National Junior Honor Society Achievement Award is given to NJHS members who have demonstrated excellence in the five pillars of NJHS: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. The award recognizes 500 exceptional NJHS students nationwide and across its international chapters with a $500 award towards their cost of university. The Carol Morgan School NJHS chapter is proud to announce that one of its own has been selected as a winner of this prestigious award: Maria Gabriela G. Maria is the president of the CMS NJHS chapter and has been a tireless leader for our group....

April is Poetry Month

This April the CMS Secondary Library is helping the Academy of American Poets mark the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated in 1996. This is now the largest literary celebration in the world, and we are proud to be a part of that. Poetry is painting with words, composing with syllables. It by-passes the brain and goes directly to the heart. It’s the most kinesthetic form of literature. Poetry distills life experiences into essential messages, allowing us to express and share, to break rules, to find our voice. This month, come pick a poem from the garden outside the...
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The Fine Arts Department is Keeping Busy!

11215133 10156825811735301 2114567562647131372 nHS Music Trip to Montreal: There were 120 members of the CMS community in Montreal from April 13-18th for the Rhythms International Music Festival. The CMS choir received an “excellent” ranking and the CMS band a “superior”. The 91 students participating had a chance to grow as musicians through two amazing workshops with internationally renowned clinicians, one at the festival itself and one at Lower Canada College, where the students also did a joint concert with the band at that school. The students had a chance to see high quality musical performances by the Lower Canada college band, the Montreal Symphony...

Giving Back and Supporting the Future of our Host Country

There 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...

CMS Board of Directors Elections - Open Positions

BOD Elections Open Positions AnnouncementThe Board of Directors elections will be held on May 19, 2016.  Those of you who are interested in running for the Member at Large positions please send your CVs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Thursday, April 21, 2016.  

CMS High School Science Cup

sci cup1By Paula Batlle Ramos Excitement and healthy competition were all factors that contributed to the successful HS Science Cup that took place on Tuesday, April 5th. For weeks many HS students devoted their time and hard work to building either a bridge, a chem car, a solar oven, or a water rocket. Participating students stayed after school and took time out of their busy schedules to participate in this competition. From personal experience, I can say that although it was hard, I'm glad I did it. It was not only a fun experience but also one that contributed to my learning....

Spring Fest 2016 Activities Program

Activity Program 2016 JPGDon't miss the CMS event everyone's been waiting for this Saturday, April 9th from 11:00am to 6:00pm! Spring Fest 2016 will be full of fun, exciting and new activities! Thanks to our sponsors for supporting this event! BE THERE!
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Reading and Experiential Learning in the ES

The Elementary Division Celebrates Reading with a Variety of Fun-filled Activities Students and parents in the elementary division love to read - just check out the photos on the bulletin board outside the ES office! To celebrate World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, special activities such as Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) and Library Fun storytelling were held throughout the month of March.  On Friday, March 18th, elementary students came dressed in their pajamas and participated in several school wide activities in honor of reading (see the schedule below).     In addition to these all-school events, on...

NHS Induction, Profile of the Graduate & Experiential Learning

NHS InducteesNational Honor Society - Induction Ceremony On March 15, 2016, the National Honor Society inducted 22 new members. High School students were to join the society based on demonstration of accomplishment in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The ceremony was beautifully organized by the NHS Faculty Sponsors, Greg Chapman and Allison Lee, along with the current members of NHS. Ms. Rhonda Norris, head of school honored the school with the opening remarks. Students also heard from Ms. Elizabeth Albert, who delighted the audience with her humor, while inspiring students to make the most of their positive leadership. Congratulations...

Team DRIFT 2016 Alamo Regional

Team DRIFT #4091 recently returned from the Alamo FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in San Antonio, Texas. 15 CMS students, 7 public school students, and 3 mentors traveled from March 9-13, 2016. The competition featured 66 teams from Texas as well as four international teams from China, Turkey, and the Dominican Republic. This competition also featured teams from other high schools competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge and middle schools that are competing in the FIRST Lego League. This was an excellent opportunity for CMS students to see the full FIRST program in action. Team DRIFT competed in six rounds on different...
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A Busy Spring for Fine Arts

IMG 0809Fine Arts Dominican Festival: The Fine Arts Dominican Festival was a wonderful success again this year. We were proud to host 26 vendors who were set up in the covered court selling everything from cativías to flowers to jewelry. All CMS students had a chance to visit the festival and see many of the arts, crafts, and food which is produced locally and in return CMS helped the vendors promote their products. This event followed a fabulous Flag Day assembly. The Dominican spirit is alive! HS Music Community Service: The HS choir and band students will again be visiting the Pedro...

World Read Aloud Day at CMS

WRAD banner World Read Aloud Day is an opportunity to celebrate reading and storytelling with entire communities, including the one created in your own home. World Read Aloud Day recognizes that literacy begins with parents fostering a love for reading in their children. This may start with bedtime stories and trips to the library, but ultimately will empower children to become community builders and leaders. We are celebrating World Read Aloud Day at CMS on March 18th and hope that you will create a joyful celebration with your family, leading up to or on the big day. Click here to view the parent...

MS SUMOBot Competition

sumobotclass As a pre-cursor to their preparation for this year's FLL Competition, and as a finale to all the hard work learning how to build and program Lego Mindstorms robots, the 2015-16 Robotics 1 Class held a SUMOBot competition. The rules are relatively simple:  each team builds a robot no bigger than 30x30x30cm with only the pieces available in a class EV3 Kit (with 6 extra pieces of their choosing allowed); each Match consists of three 90 second Rounds; no repairs are allowed during a Match. May the best SUMOBot win! The students followed the Design Cycle: researching and planning their...

International Women’s History and Leadership Month

NF Lib Mar 8This month in the Secondary Library, we’re celebrating the successes of women. Don’t just check out the display; check out a book! After all, where would we be without women? Did you know that the following corporations have women as their CEOs? US Federal Reserve Bank, General Motors, International Monetary Fund, Facebook, Youtube, IBM, Hewlitt-Packard, Pepsico, Mondelez, Banco Santander, Fidelity Investments, Lockheed Martin, Yahoo, the United Nations Development Program, and Oracle. And women invented windshield wipers, Liquid Paper, Spread Spectrum Technology, Kevlar, COBOL Computer Language, Scotguard, Blissymbolics, and the brassiere! And while were celebrating girls and women, a big round of...

Thank You to Our Community

Our leadership team would like to thank everyone in our school community for the support that has been provided over the past several days. I am grateful to be a part of an organization that puts people first and responds with respect to the challenges being faced by those in our community at this time. Being new to CMS and not yet having had an opportunity to develop personal relationships with many of our families, it was heartwarming to hear from so many parents about the respect and compassion they felt in CMS' response to the recent sad news. I do...

ES Students Are Video Conferencing!

From touring Longwood Gardens to the Houston Space Center Students in the elementary school are exploring the world outside their classrooms and talking to experts through our high definition Polycom system in the video conferencing center.  Our kindergarten classes are touring Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania and learning about the life cycle of a plant from seed to flower in fun and interactive lessons.  Our first grade students are visiting the Challenger Learning Center in West Virginia to participate in an e-Mission called 'DiscoverDL: Want to be an Astronaut?'.  "The students will explore the concepts of exercising in space, eating in space and how toys...

Teacher Recruitment Series: How did your child's teacher arrive at CMS?

The timeline for the process to engage with the largest pool of teaching candidates, including those from the local as well as the international community, is very much dictated by the international recruiting fair dates. The most reputable of these fairs begin as early as September for leadership positions, such as principals and counselors, and go through mid-February for educator positions for grade level and department level teachers. Our contact at CMS with candidates begins through the posting of confirmed and uncertain positions on our website as well as four to five international educator websites.  Once high quality candidates are identified,...

Reading With Your Child, Library Fun & Spaces

entering libraryYou have the power to share the joy of reading with your child! Did you know that you can check out books at the Elementary Library to read with your children? Just stop by the ES library and we can create you an account. You are allowed to check out up to 10 items. We have great books and DVDs waiting for you. Here is a tip from a very busy parent: get library books right when you drop your child off in the morning or right after you pick them up, it doesn't take 10 minutes.  The library team is there...