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Fine Arts Dominican Festival: The Dominican Festival was a huge success and the entire CMS community had the chance to enjoy yummy Dominican food and treats from local vendors. The festival followed an excellent Flag Day Assembly put on by the HS and featuring the HS band and choir groups. A big “thank you” to Lisa Baez, who organized the event and to the whole fine arts team who helped to run the festival so efficiently. Advocacy Film Festival:Two teams from the HS film class have made original submissions for the Advocacy Film Festival that will be held Saturday, April 11...
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Do students have time to read for pleasure? Aren’t they busy enough? Of course—to both questions! However, we can always make time for something that we believe is important. Secondary Librarian Kathy Turner is reminded of the words her music teacher gave her as she was heading off to graduate school. She’d told her teacher she probably wouldn’t be able to keep playing the recorder. After all, she was going to be working full-time along with taking two graduate courses each term. Her teacher’s answer surprised her. “Then it’s all the more crucial that you continue. If you stop now, you’ll...
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Congratulations to the CMS high school robotics team, Team DRIFT #4091, on completing the build season and constructing their robot for this year's FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), Recycle Rush!   Team DRIFT #4091 is comprised of 43 high school students who work with 9 professional mentors and teachers in the areas of hardware, software and marketing.  The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) program inspires students to learn, explore and be passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  Our high school students in turn inspire our younger students in our middle and elementary schools with demonstrations and presentations...
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The CMS Green Team is taking the month of February to highlight all the recycling opportunities here on the CMS campus! PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO about the opportunities to recycle paper and plastic in our school. Over the last few weeks the CMS Green Team and the Maintenance Department have been working hard to provide recycling bins next to nearly every outdoor trashcan on campus. That means no matter where you are, you can throw your recyclable items into a bin. Please be very careful to throw all paper and plastic into the bins, and keep trash out of them....
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The Optimal Learning Center and the Middle School Principal held a meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2015 with the parents of level 2 students from 5th, 6th and 7th grade to announce the change in its program delivery in Middle School. This change seeks to provide appropriate and effective services without limiting student opportunity to participate in the fullness of the Middle School Curriculum. Find below a copy of the chart comparing services for this academic school year and those proposed for the academic year 2015-2016. Our goal is to maximize the range of possibilities the Child Study Committee has to...
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7th Grade - Whale Watching Trip to Samaná The 7th Grade annual trip to the Samaná Peninsula for Whale Watching is scheduled for Friday, February 13th. This trip is a part of the curriculum and it is a chance for our students to spend a day with their classmates, while learning about the humpback whales and the beauties of the Dominican Republic. It will be a unique experience! Should you require further information about this trip, Ms. Keeton Christian, 7th Grade Team leader, is available to assist you. Dominican Month Activities February, as you all know, is Dominican Month at CMS...
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Punctuality Improves Dramatically I would like to thank our parents and students for helping students be on time to school. The following comparison of this year to last shows the tremendous improvement in the punctuality of our students: Semester 1 of 2014-2015                       202/325 (≈62%) had 5 or fewer tardies Semester 1 of 2013-2014                       16/307 (≈5%) had 5 or more tardies The High School will be recognizing the effort of students by hosting pizza lunches during the week of February 16 for students who complied with the tardy policy by not exceeding 5 tardies in the semester.   Parenting is “Not Easy!”...
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Posted by on in After School Activities
SF Business Expo
Our traditional and well known event SPRING FEST & FAMILY FUN DAY will be held on Saturday, March 21st. During this event we will have our Business Expo where you can showcase your products or services. The contribution to participate in our Business Expo is RD $5,995.00 for each business with a reserved area of 3 mts. x 3 mts. and RD $7,995.00 for an area of 6 mts. x 6 mts. Upon request, the school will provide sections, tables, chairs and access to electricity. If you need tents, the school will provide them with an additional cost of RD $2,400.00...
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Posted by on in Elementary School
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Annual Comparsas Performance is Right Around the Corner! Rehearsals for Comparsas (the annual third through fifth grade Dominican folkloric dance festival) began in January during students’ PE class time.  Part of the movement unit within the PE curriculum as well as historical and cultural components studied during Spanish classes, the Comparsas practices, lessons, and performance are collaboratively planned by choreographers, our PE teachers, the Spanish Department, and homeroom teachers.  We have been and are continuing to work together as a team to make this truly a multi-disciplinary unit of study.  Comparsas takes place on the early dismissal day of Thursday, February...
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Posted by on in Deputy Head
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  Accreditation Update:  The Planning Team met on Friday, January 23 to discuss our progress with this process. We'd like to share some highlights with you: our profille of the graduate restated for end of grades 2,5, and 8.  This is a work in progress. The 8th grade component shared here is an example of how we will restate the concepts in "student language" as part of our seven year action plan.  Following that you will see our three objectives which have been approved by Middle States.  In their technical review, they state that our measures for success are: an extensive,...
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  Winter Reading Challenge Winners! CMS Elementary Students were challenged to read every day during the winter break. Students were encouraged to keep track of the days they read on calendars, and return those calendars to school after break. All combined, students read for almost 2500 days during the winter break! We had about 175 students participate. Everyone who participated will receive prizes and certificates. The classes that read the most in each grade level are given 20 free books for their classroom library, and an ice cream party here in the elementary library. This year’s winter reading challenge class winners...
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Posted by on in Fine Arts
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Amazing Holiday Concert Season: December was full of many holiday concerts for elementary, middle, and high school students. Congratulations to all the CMS music teachers and students!   Classics by Candlelight Concert: There will be a music recital in the new band room on Thursday, January 29th at 7:30pm followed by a reception in the new choir room. There will be singing and instrumental ensembles and solos by middle and high school music students. Come help us celebrate the new third floor of the library and wish Mr. Delman a “Happy Birthday”....
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REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN! ASA Soccer starts on January 20th. Other classes start on January 27th. Come and check out our new activities! Parents & Teachers Vinyasa by MiYoga Basketball I & II with dominican basketball legend Vinicio Muñoz Creative Technology by I Kids Future Hebrew Class CLICK HERE FOR FULL ASA INFORMATION AND NEW ACTIVITIES If you have any questions about our program please do not hesitate to contact Carmen Espinal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Jisselle Mota (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call us at 947-1022/1023.     ...
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The Admissions/Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for financial aid for the 2015-16 school year.  The deadline for submission of applications is Friday February 13, 2015 for students that are enrolled in the Carol Morgan School for the 2014-15 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: 1.  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 Headmaster’s Office.        2.    The student must have earned at least a...
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Posted by on in Admissions
May you all have a wonderful new year! Our Pre-Kinder Open House for the 2015-2016 academic school year will be held on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 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. Parents will have a presentation done by the Elementary School Pre-Kinder Team. Refreshments and a tour of the campus will be provided afterwards. The screening of the PK applicants will be held during Thursday, January...
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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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Posted by on in Athletics
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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Posted by on in Middle School
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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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Tagged in: High School
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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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