Please Join the ES Library in our Summer Reading Challenge!

BANNER SCHOOL WEBSITE.jpg   Whether your children are reading independently this summer or you are reading with them, we want to motivate their continual learning and growth. Fill out the reading log over the summer vacation and return it to the classroom teacher to win a number of prizes. Click here to access the reading log (a copy will be sent home within your child’s report card). If you would like a reminder email each week, you can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: Summer Reading Challenge Subscription.   Online resources to read on the go! CMS Libraries are committed to...

High School Peer Helpers Donate their Earnings to Support CMS Clubs

By Luisa M., Peer Helper, Grade 10   As the year comes to an end, clubs look back at their accomplishments and goals. This school year was very successful for us peer helpers. As peer helpers, it is our goal to make the school an inclusive and fun environment. This year we had various activities such as the books and roses festival, handing out hot chocolate and helping with eighth grade transition to high school. It is tradition of peer helpers to donate the profits that we make during these activities to other clubs. Of our total donations, we are pleased...

The Crusades Rap Battle

Crusades Rap Battle.jpgby Michael Kaufman       Over the last two years, CMS 7th graders have tested their writing and rapping ability in our annual Crusades Rap Battle. The students spent days researching the major events of the Crusades, writing and revising their raps, planning and practicing their performances, and finally the students laid it all on the line during their class performances. Their peers voted class winners, and then a panel of 8 judges spread across elementary, middle and high school voted on their favorite. Finally, the videos were put on the CMS Sharks YouTube page and the viewing public determined...

After School Activities (ASA) Spring Semester Final Events & Highlights

SOCCERSoccer    ASA Soccer students enjoyed a final friendly game with Colegio Salesiano.   Taekwondo   The students had their Taekwondo certification and level exam in which all 33 students moved up to their next belt.   Basketball  To finish this semester's ASA Basketball class, students had two friendly games, the first was ASA Basketball II vs MS Girls. Both teams did a great job and had lots of fun!    The second game ended with both ASA Basketball classes joining together in a friendly game vs ASA parents. It was a great bonding experience for all!     Dance  ...
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Read Around the World Challenge!

  Ah summer! Travel, beach, relaxation, time with friends and family. We love it. However, our long summer holiday causes a few problems for young people. All young people experience learning losses unless they do some intellectual work during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer (qtd. in Fiore and Roman). It’s called Summer Slide and you can do something about it!  Students who engage in summer reading are typically 52 Lexile points...

End of the Year Procedures at the ES Library

The ES Library would like to inform you that due to end of semester procedures, the last day for students and parents to check out books before summer break will be May 27th and all books are due no later than June 3rd. We will be using the last week to take inventory, organize and order new books for next semester, so please help us maintain a great library for all students and staff by returning your books on time. Feel free to stop by or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Another Year is Quickly Coming to a Close

12052016 5MS and HS Band and Choir Concert: The spring band and choir concert was a beautiful display of love and emotion. It was the final concert for the Bairds and Invicta, CMS class of 2016. The bands and choirs performed unique and interesting pieces and many juniors and seniors had a chance to express their feelings of what the music program has meant to them over the years with emotional and heartfelt speeches. Helping Hands Art Auction:The visual arts team held a wonderful art exhibit and auction to raise money for Fundacion Latiendo Por Ti at the end of April. The...
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Four Awards - FLL Robotics Competition Results

The recent First Lego League competition for the Caribbean region was a fantastic success for CMS with the school coming away with no fewer than 4 awards, including the Champion's Award (the overall winner of the whole competition).  There were 32 teams competing and we had 3 teams representing CMS: the Lego Phoenix (6th Grade); the Techno Sharks (7th Grade); and the Mini Drifters (8th Grade). The competition is based around robotics, but teams also have to present a project on the given theme (this year it was Trash Trek Challenge) and demonstrate Core Values. In all, teams had to give...

New Soccer Field Groundbreaking Ceremony

Last Tuesday we received members of ARMID Foundation for a symbolic ceremony to formally initiate the construction related to the renovation of CMS fields including a new soccer field which will host the new venue of the Escuela de Tecnificación Fundación Real Madrid, opening in September on our campus.     Mr. Carmelo Zubiaur, President of ARMID Foundation, informed that in order to successfully train soccer players, three essential aspects must be addressed: Highly trained soccer technicians, well-designed and implemented methodology and an adequate infrastructure that meets the highest standards set for this type of field. With the construction of this...

First Lego League Competition this Weekend

The First Lego League (FLL) competition is this Sunday, May 8 at Colegio Serafín de Asís. The Opening Ceremony is at 8:00 a.m. and the competition goes on all day. CMS has 3 teams from Middle School - The Lego Phoenix (Grade 6), The Techno Sharks (Grade 7), and The Mini Drifters (Grade 8).   The First Lego League (FLL) competition is open to 9-16 year old students.  Close to a million students take part in this each year in over 80 countries.  Each year there is a different theme and students have to prepare a Project about the theme; build...

CMS Recycling Center and Earth Day Celebrations

CMS celebrated Earth Day with the presentation of specific solutions which contribute to the environment and motivate responsible consumers. On this day we officially opened a new recycling center located at the entrance of the back parking lot, accessed by Nuñez de Caceres. This center is the Green Team’s second major project this year and will allow the community to bring recyclable materials from home and deposit them in the corresponding section.     As part of this project, new recycling bins were also placed around campus which will allow students and staff to better classify and dispose of recyclable waste....

Fifth Grade Science Fair Presentations, 5th Grade Experiential Learning Trip & ACCAS Spelling Bee

5th Grade Science Fair 1  First Round of Fifth Grade Science Fair Presentations Students in Ms. Gamache’s and Ms. Hazim’s fifth grade classes are to be congratulated for their work on the capstone project in the Elementary Division.  Forty-four student-chosen and student-created Science Fair projects were displayed and shared by students in the ES Library on April 25th.  Each student was responsible for orally presenting his/her project to a faculty or staff evaluator.  It was quiteimpressive to see the high-quality projects achieved by students as well as the outstanding Science and English skills and knowledge they showcased during this event. Mr. Burnham’s and Ms. Galan’s...

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...