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peer helpers
The goal of the Peer Helpers is to be helpful to others, to welcome new students and families, and to assist throughout the year in making CMS a happy, healthy environment to live and learn in.  The Peer Helpers regularly do fundraising to be able to bring treats to their colleagues during advisories, to sponsor events for the High School such as St. Jordi’s Day and Career Day, and  to give back to the community. This year the High School Peer Helpers have chosen to give back to the wider community by donating  nearly half their earnings to St. Jude-Dominican...
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Dear Parents: As this school year is coming to an end, we at SINDAL are conducting a Survey for the cafeteria in order to thoroughly evaluate our operation this period of August 2013-June 2014 and take the opportunities that may come up to make the necessary adjustments for a better and best service at Shark Rock Cafe. Please take the time to fill out this survey with your child or children by clicking the following link: https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/83RKFNV before June 30, 2014. Thank you. Sincerely, Angela Otero & Jorge Aguirre SINDAL SRL Ofc 809.947.1000 ext. 1057 o 1084 Cel 809.796.2042 & 809.863.4481 Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...
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What’s Happening in the Optimal Learning Center? -       OLC Services for the Academic Year 2014-2015                           If you wish to register your child for services for the next academic school year 2014-2015. Please remember to sign and return the consent form you will receive via mail. If you are in need of a new copy, please contact the OLC secretary, Ms. Mary Marti at (809) 947-1071. We would be more than happy to send a copy home with your child.   About Psycho-Educational Assessments …     Many parents will receive a...
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Band and Choir Concert All members of the MS and HS bands and choirs treated their audience to an incredible show of talent on May 22nd at Casa San Pablo. They also heard from a variety of graduating seniors who recollected stories of their last 6-7 years in the program. Congratulations to all of the wonderful performers and their very proud directors.   ES Mother's Day Concert During the week prior to Mother's Day, all of the ES music classes performed special concerts for their mothers. All of the students performed beautifully with obvious sentiments of love for their mothers. Congratulations...
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MS-HS Library Summer Is Here! As the school year draws to a close, we wish our entire CMS community a lovely summer break.  The Library's Summer Reading lists are included in this website for portable access.  You can go here to see our book recommendations. According to the authors of a November 2002 report from Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning, students can lose up to 25 percent of their reading level over the summer.  This loss is cumulative - so by the time a student enters Middle School or High School, s/he could be years behind grade-level standards. Please review the...
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Once again this summer the ES Library is sponsoring the summer reading challenge! Elementary students who will be in Kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2014/15 school year are encouraged to participate. We have big prizes again! We will send reading logs home in reports cards. Students keep track of how much they read over the summer, and then bring the reading logs back to us in August. Don't worry if you lose your reading log, it's available on the CMS Elementary Moodle page as well! We ask that the reading logs are signed by parents and students to ensure that...
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We would like to thank everyone who participated in After School Activities during Spring 2014. Here are some photos we would like to share with the CMS community of the last day presentations and events. We hope you enjoy them!  Taekwondo: During the semester of Spring 2014 a group of Taekwondo students were invited to Puerto Rico to participate in the 13th International Taekwondo Championship in Guaymas. Delegations from the United States and all over Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic participated in the event. Two of the CMS students who participated in this championship won first place in each of their...
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CASCELLA ZELLER FAMILY FOR WINNING THE CMS TUITION RAFFLE The Cascella Zeller family won 50% discount on tuition for school year 2014-2015. The prize worth is US$5,503.   Thanks to all the parents who supported this fundraiser!   CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE CMS GOLF OPEN 2014 CATEGORY   A  (0-4) GROSS: Raúl Linares y Ricardo Ramírez – 65 1ST PLACE NET: Pablo E. Rodríguez y Cesar A. Rodríguez – 65 2NDPLACE NET: Jorge Pesquera -93 y Julio Ureña - 65   CATEGORY   B (5-9) GROSS: Fernando Villanueva y Osvaldo Oller 63 1ST PLACE NET: Montgomery Reyes y...
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Annual Author's Café Event a Success! On Tuesday, May 27th, the annual Author’s Café took place in the MS/HS Library.  It was a wonderful evening as we celebrated all of our students’ writing.  The event included an amazing display of their work and was a great way to culminate the project.  Congratulations to each of our students as well as thanks to faculty and staff that helped to create these masterpieces.  A special appreciation was given to Ms. Jennifer Willner who oversees the project school-wide as well as an appreciation to parents who helped to sort and organize the books.  One copy...
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Accreditation Update Thank you to teachers, students, parents, board members, instructional assistants, support staff, and administrators who served on our planning team this year.  You can see that this group involves all stakeholder groups.  Thanks, also to all who completed the lengthy standards survey and to the CMS faculty for their attentive participation in accreditation activities during staff development days.  We accomplished necessary foundational work and will be able to make an initial submission of documents and objectives for a technical review by Middle States.  Next year we will be busy creating rubrics and action plans, addressing issues regarding the standards,...
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We are pleased to announce Maggie Baird as the valedictorian and Catalina Guerra as the salutatorian for the Carol Morgan School 2014 graduating class!   Maggie is the daughter of Jaymin and Jonathan, who are in charge of the music department at Carol Morgan School. They have passed along their musical genes to their daughter, who has received music awards every year at CMS. Maggie has been very focused on her goals, achieving the Presidential Educational Award and Academic Honors all four years.   Maggie has also been successful beyond academics. She has been the President and Co-Founder of the Operation...
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MS Awards Assembly: The final MS Awards Assembly will take place on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8:40am in the Covered Court. This will be the last time that we will meet as an entire MS before the end of the school year. All the parents of students that will be receiving any form of award will receive a personal invite on Monday, May 26, 2014.   Empty Bowls: At CMS we are excited to host our first annual Empty Bowls event. Empty Bowls is an international effort to bring awareness and to help fight hunger. The concept of an Empty...
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First Round of Fifth Grade Science Presentations Students in Ms. Gamache’s and Ms. Hazim’s fifth grade classes are to be congratulated for their work on the capstone project of the Elementary School.  Forty-two student-chosen and student-created Science Fair projects were displayed in the ES Library on April 22nd and April 23rd.  Each student was responsible for orally presenting his/her project to a faculty evaluator.  It was quite impressive to see the high-quality written work produced by students as well as the outstanding English skills they showcased during this event.  Mr. Kaufman’s and Ms. Galan’s classes are beginning the project and will...
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FINAL BUFFALO CLASS FOR 2013-14 - While the group was small, the teachers who participated in Problems in Leadership, taught by Diana Reinsmoen, have provided very positive feedback about the quality and content of the course.  We are hopeful to continue this program through next school year, but we really need to see an increase in enrollment to make this financially viable. If you or anyone you know is considering getting a masters degree, please contact Judith Melgarejo ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for information. MAP USERS GROUP - Carol Morgan School was the site of the second meeting of schools on the island who...
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Update on School Improvements for Summer 2014 -There are three major projects that we will be working on this summer as we continue to provide our students with a safe, modern and up-to-date facility for the best learning environment in the country. The first of these will be a third floor expansion of our Secondary Library. As has been previously reported to you, the CMS Facilities Committee and the Board of Directors have been working on providing improved Physical Education facilities for the 1,100 student population that we have. To that end we first consulted with our Master Plan Advisors, H2L2,...
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Concert Band and Symphonic Band Perform at Festi-Band On Saturday, May 3rd the CMS Concert Band and Symphonic Band performed at Festi-Band at Bellas Artes. Both bands performed beautifully and represented their school with pride. Band and Choir Spring Concert The CMS Band and Choir Spring Concert will take place on May 22nd at 7:30 pm at Casa San Pablo. Admission is free and everyone is invited and welcome to attend. Fine Arts Showcase On May 29th CMS students will put on the final Fine Arts Showcase. Everyone is invited to view all of the colorful artwork, listen to stunning student...
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Featured Author Library staff and students alike were mesmerized by Chilean author and screenwriter Jose Ignacio Valenzuela’s energetic chat about the craft of writing and the numerous challenges/opportunities available in that field. Battle of the Books! Month This year’s highly-fought ‘battles’ were showcased in the Gym and the VCR in front of hundreds of spectators. Teams ‘fought’ valiantly but only one was able to navigate through the difficult questions. Special thanks to our Masters of Ceremonies Jason Deehan, Natalia Costales, Stacy Fleming and Juan Carlos Compres who so graciously steered the competition and provided levity. Congratulations to the HS English battle...
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Start cleaning out your bookshelves! Its time for the CMS Elementary School Book Exchange once again. We will be exchanging books May 19-23 in the ES Library. Just in time to start planning for your summer reading!  The book exchange is a great way for students to share books they've finished reading, and get books that are new to them. Students bring up to 5 books that they are finished with, and exchange the books for tickets. We organize the books according to reading levels, and then students can bring thier tickets and get up to 5 books that are...
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ES Technology Showcase On April 24 select elementary school students from 3rd to 5th grade presented on a wide range of technology topics at the ES Technology Showcase.  Congratulations to all of the elementary student presenters! This year 35 students presented on 17 technology topics. Way to go upper elementary school! A special thanks goes out to George Santos, Nancy Acosta, Penelope Rodriguez and Christine Roques for their work organizing this special event and helping the students prepare and practice their presentations. Ask before you Post!Gabriela R.  -  5GMCarlotta A.  -  5H Binary CodeTheo D.  -  4AKai S.  -  4A Code.orgRoberto...
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Please be advised that the Security Department is conducting an inventory of all items in the Lost and Found that remain unclaimed for 90 days in order to proceed to transfer them to Community Service for future donation to other institutions.   If your child has lost any item in school, please come forward to review the inventory in the morning hours, before we transfer all the items that remain unclaimed. The deadline is May 26th, 2014....
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