Blind Date with a Book!

HSLIBThis Valentine’s week, let the library fix you up on a blind date with a book. There’s romantic love, parental love, patriotic love, and puppy love, but the best love is book love! Just as some wonderful people are overlooked in the great quest for love, so too are some delightful books. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the library staff has made a careful selection of books worth reading, and to keep you from judging a book by its cover, we’ve wrapped them in brown paper. Take one out. Read at least 50 pages to give it a chance. Return it without...

Library Fun: Its Story time!

LIBRARY 2    Many people look back with pleasure at their favorite childhood stories. Isn’t that a great feeling? Stories promote a feeling of well-being and relaxation while encouraging the use of imagination and creativity, among many other benefits we already know. In order to foster the love of reading among our students, the ES library is very happy to announce our event Library Fun: It’s Story Time! The event will be opened by a storytelling session followed by a reading area, where students will have the opportunity to read from a variety of books provided by the ES library and engage in...

Updates from the Fine Arts Team

DSC 0308Fine Arts and Technology Showcase:  The showcase in November was the best attended yet with 400-500 audience members enjoying the art work, technology displays, and eighteen musical performances. Concerts! Concerts! Concerts! There were a total of eight different holiday concerts presented by Carol Morgan students throughout the month of December. Thanks to all who attended and supported our amazing students and teachers! Classics by Candlelight: There will be a concert featuring music ensembles from the middle and high school in the band room tonight, Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:30pm. The brass, percussion, saxophone, and Latin music ensembles will perform along with...

Teacher Recruitment Series: What is the “right fit?”

Carol Morgan School (CMS) is fortunate to have a very positive reputation both locally and internationally as a well-established, outstanding educational organization for students and educators. The experiences that our students have and share when they leave CMS for university plays a role in this reputation.  However, as we have shared recently, research continues to show that the most significant factor in successful learning for CMS students, your children, is the educators engaged with them daily. There are several major aspects in attracting and retaining these educators. First, hiring the right people from the start and then supporting ongoing growth and...

Financial Aid Applications for 2016-17

The Admissions/Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for financial aid for the 2016-17 school year.  The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, February 17, 2016 for students that are enrolled in the Carol Morgan School for the 2015-16 school year (grades 8-11).  The following requirements are among those that must be met for a CMS family to be eligible for financial aid: The family must complete a Financial Aid Form developed by the Scholarship Committee to demonstrate a clear financial need.  Financial Aid forms are available in the Head of School’s Office. The student must have earned at least a “B”...

The CMS Community Garden Is Open!

NF Collages GT GardenThe CMS Green Team is quite active this year with two major projects. The first project we have been working on this semester is our very own Community Garden, located across the Black Box Theatre, next to the MS ramp. Green Team members welcomed student, parent, and staff volunteers who joined the Community Garden work party on Wednesday, October 28 to officially open the garden. That afternoon we worked together to add the soil to our raised garden beds. After the garden was designed, the tools were bought and the soil was laid, we consulted experts from Rancho Baiguate in Jaraboacoa,...

Music Ensemble Club Visits Fundación Pedro Martínez

NF Collages - Community ServiceCMS’ Music Ensemble Club went to share their passion for music with the children of the Fundación Pedro Martínez on Nov. 24. Our students taught the kids how to interpret a musical piece of the sounds of nature, specifically a storm. After this, they performed in teams and individually, playing their favorite instruments, singing acapella, and beat boxing. Sharing their talent and passion at Fundación Pedro Martínez, they surely lifted the kid’s spirit and interest in music.

Google EdTech Team, On Site Google Apps Training - December 8-9, 2015

GoogleEdTech-CMS We are excited to announce that the Carol Morgan School is bringing two top level Google EdTech trainers to campus on December 8-9, 2015.   Mr. James Sanders will be leading a two day Google Apps training with a group of teacher leaders.  The two day training will include an in depth looks at Google Apps uses in the classroom, daily challenges where teachers will apply their skills, and Breakout EDU games where teachers will design a story and puzzle for bringing gaming into their classroom. It's going to be a lot of fun. Mr. Mark Hammons will lead two...

High School Principal Candidate Visits in December

The Leadership Team is pleased to share that we have selected three High School Principal finalists to visit Carol Morgan School during the week of the 7th of December 2015.  The three candidates are: Candidate                   Dates of Visit                     Link to Resume Andrea Fossum           7-9 December 2015                View Resume Desmond Sjoquist       8-10 December 2015              View Resume Brian Combes          ...

Coach’s Corner #3 – Landing a Scholarship & Recruitment for NCAA/NAIA/CIS

Do you want a sports scholarship? So do many high school athletes who would like to transition to post-secondary sport. Take a minute to do a Google search of “sports recruiting” or “college recruiting” and you’ll see the numerous websites available to help with the process. It can be a daunting task, especially for international students. As much as high school coaches and athletic programs can help with this, landing a scholarship is a personal venture for athletes. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind if you’re hoping that you or your child could someday earn an athletic scholarship:...
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November in the Secondary Library

20151111 152415The Secondary Library is honoring two themes during the month of November - Remembrance and Gratitude. The first is Remembrance or Armistice Day. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, much of the Western world observes a minute of silence in remembrance of all those who have risked their safety or sacrificed their lives in war.  Shortly after Remembrance Day comes Thanksgiving, which offers us the opportunity to reflect on all the aspects of our lives for which we can be truly thankful such as family, friends, health, peace, and freedom. The library staff wishes you...

Adopt-a-Shelf and Learning in the ES Library

IMG 20151020 123008Adopt-a-Shelf Do you love books? Are you a stickler for details? Combine your talents and help the library by becoming an Adopt-a-Shelf Volunteer at the ES Library! The Adopt-a-Shelf program is one of a range of volunteer opportunities designed to encourage our patrons to take an active role in the library. An Adopt-a-Shelf Volunteer helps us maintain orderly shelves. It helps eliminate the frustration of missing books and makes our collection more available to everyone! For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by the Elementary Library. Learning The Elementary Library is very proud of our successful program “Library Learning Centers”. Learning...

Once on this Island, Visual Arts Trip & Talent Showcase

Once on this Island 001HS Musical “Once on this Island”: Once on this Island was a great success! It played to five sold out audiences between October 27th and 31st. There were 16 students in the cast and crew, 2 musicians, and 3 teachers who worked together to bring this tragic Caribbean fairy tale to life in the intimate Black Box Theatre. Be sure to keep up with the drama and theatre program via the school website. MS/HS Visual Arts Trip to NYC: This was a hugely successful first art trip for 17 high school and 13 middle school students along with their three chaperones. The students...

Shark Attack!

ACCASSsportsleague Our MS girls soccer team participated in the ACCAS tournament on October 30th and 31st at the Ashton Sports Complex. CMS Middle School Girls All Star Forward Ana Cristina P. handles the ball around a SCS defender.   CMS ACCAS Tournament All Stars Congratulations to the All Star athletes of the different ACCAS tournaments: Middle School Boys Soccer - Javier D. Middle School Girls Soccer - Ana Cristina P. Varsity Girls Volleyball - Gabriela V.   Visit the ACCAS Sports League Facebook Page for pictures and updates on all tournaments this year! See the tournament results and upcoming games below.

PSAT and Wellness Week

PSAT – Grades 9 to 11 On October 28th, ninth, tenth and eleventh graders took the PSAT assessment, a test that measures the reading, writing and math skills students learn in school. Students who participated in the PSAT will receive a score report that shows how they performed on each test section and each question. Additionally, they’ll be able to see how their scores compare to other students taking the test worldwide. These are some of the benefits of the PSAT: Though the SAT is longer and more difficult, the PSAT measures the same type of skills and provides specific feedback about areas of improvement, thus serving...

MS GIN, Field Trips & SLED Conferences

MS GIN – Rio de Janeiro Trip Eleven CMS Middle School students accompanied by their advisor Ms. Denmon, traveled to Brazil to participate at the Global Issues Network Conference that took place at Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro.  Follow this link to review the highlights of their trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1SaQuZwAog   Experiential Learning Field Trips for 6th & 7th Grade In the middle school division we strongly believe in enhancing the human connection among all our members. The Experiential Learning field trips outside the school walls are an excellent opportunity to make this happen.      “Connection - the human connection...
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Halloween Frolic Success!

Halloween CollageWe would like to thank the PTO for a wonderful Halloween Frolic. This dedicated group of parents, led by CMS PTO President Michele Lalo, hosted a wonderful event. Students, parents and staff had a great time despite some rain. Special thanks to our Maintenance and Security departments for their hard work in support of this event. We also appreciate the teachers, students and clubs who participated with booths and games as well as room mothers and teachers for the beautiful hallway decorations for the trick or treating. Last but not least, thank you to everyone who joined us and helped us...

ES Highlights: Assemblies, Wellness Week, and Halloween Frolic

PK 2 Pep AssemblyES Pep Assemblies   The ES Division held its semi-annual Pep Assemblies on October 23rd: one for PK-2 and one for 3-5. Students were divided into four teams (red, orange, yellow, and green) and cheered on their classmates during this friendly competition. A fun time was had by all! Thanks to the ES PE teachers and staff – Mr. Mario, Mr. Emilio, Mr. Will, Mr. Saul, and Ms. Burch for their work on this great team-building event showcasing PE skills, good sportsmanship, and CMS school spirit. Shark Shiver Monthly Meetings The second Shark Shiver Monthly Meetings took place at the beginning...

ES Library Summer Reading Challenge Winners

Challenge winners 2015We are so excited by the number of students who participated in the Summer Reading Challenge. Thank you to all the students and parents who took some time to enjoy some good stories and fun activities over the summer break.  All participants won a reusable book bag filled up with fun school supplies and a certificate. The top 3 readers in each grade level also won pizza parties, gift certificates to the book fair, and books. Our top reader in each section also won a Nook e-reader. The e-readers work with our e-book program, Overdrive! Winners were announced at this week's Shark...

A Busy Start for the Fine Arts Department

20151008 113802 Senior Mask Project: Ms. Honor and Mr. Gamache hosted an art reception in the blue room on October 8.  The reception highlighted the interdisciplinary work between English 12 and 3 D Arts in the past month. The interdisciplinary collaboration included website creation, writing workshops, and peer review as an English lens for 3 D Arts students, while seniors in English 12 created masks under the guidance of Mr. Gamache.   These masks focused on the manipulation of symbols and metaphors in order to visually convey ideas about each student's identity. These masks were paired with artist statements.  The show was...