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Writing PBL Exposition
The High School Spanish Department, in conjunction with Spanish Librarian Ms. Aybar, led a PBL where students developed a ‘Book of Memories’ about themselves. Dozens turned out to view the exhibits in the Gym.
Senior Extended Essays Oral Defense
Another successful conclusion to the WCRP (Writing the College Research Paper) course was held last month. Topics varied widely from female perspectives on personal appearance to the controversial Stop and Frisk police practice.
CMS 2013 Elementary School Summer Reading Ch...
Dear Parents and Students,
“With June here, you can feel the heat of summer in the hallways. Days are longer, attention spans are growing shorter, and everyone is ready for a break. Children are ready to shrug off the mantle of "student" for the three-month break. But just because school is out, it doesn't mean that reading and learning should stop. Teachers know that many children can't afford to take such a long break. Young readers who don't continue to read over the summer are likely to lose crucial ground. One summer off can sometimes...
Mother's Day Concerts
Students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grades put on beautiful Mother's Day Concerts for our families. Students sung very special Mother's Day themed songs, showcasing what they have been learning in music class. All students did a great job! A special thank you to our very talented music team: Ms. C, Ms. Yuli, and Ms. Yoli! Your work and the students' work is much appreciated!
Annual Author's Cafe
Tuesday, May 28th marked the annual Author's Cafe where we celebrated the writings of all our elementary st...
Changes to the ES Library
If you have been to the ES library you may have noticed some of the changes we have been making. Over the summer workers installed a new glass partition, to create a story steps area. The library was painted in vibrant, kid friendly colors, and the basic layout of some of our furniture has changed. The goal is to create a lovely, kid –friendly space that will be flexible to meet the needs of our students.
There are more changes to come! In early October, we will start receiving our new furniture! The first shipment o...
Senior Extended Essays – Oral Defenses
The second semester SEE has concluded successfully with the Oral Defenses. Thirty seven Seniors braved nerves and fielded questions to demonstrate subject knowledge of their respective papers.
Oftentimes parents or other classes would attend, making the event lively and energetic. Please join me in congratulating the Seniors in completing such an exacting assignment.
Summer Reading Lists
Soon CMS households will be receiving Summer Reading Lists for students. Maintaining this skill, crucial to 21s...
Marsha Aaronson, MS Principal
May 29 Staff Development Day-Early Dismissal 11:30 a.m.
May 29 Talent Show in- Gym 7:00 p.m.
June 5 MS/HS Seasons II &III Athletic Banquet
June 7 Holiday “Corpus Christy”
June 8 MS Awards Assembly- Covered Court 8:40 a.m.
June 11-13 8th Grade Exams
June 14 MS 8th Grade Moving On Ceremony- Gym 9:30 a.m.
June 15 ...
E-Books Available soon!
The Library Staff is hard at work getting our new e-book system, OverDrive, ready! Starting this Friday you will be able to check e-books out from anywhere in the world to read on your e-reader. It’s a great way to have summer reading with you anywhere you go.
In 2009 the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, described the summer learning loss as devastating... a 'summer slide' of reading loss that compounds with each summer. A study of 1600 sixth-graders in 18 schools showed that reading just 4 - 6 books over the summe...
HELPING HANDS ART EXHIBIT
The Fine Arts Department hosted the annual Helping Hands event on Thursday, May 3. This yearly occasion at CMS is another way that we as a community support local community service organizations by auctioning off students' artwork--elementary, middle, and high school--they have created over the past year. Fundación Futuro Posible is the benefactor of our efforts this year. Congratulations to the Fine Arts Department on a very successful Helping Hands Art Exhibit. Pictured above are various elementary school...
E-Books Available soon!
The Library Staff is hard at work getting our new e-book system, OverDrive, ready! Starting this June you will be able to check e-books out from anywhere in the world over the summer.
The system works with iPads and iPods, computers, Blackberries, Sony e-Readers, Nooks, and a variety of other e-readers. We are still waiting on approval from Amazon to allow international e-book check outs on Kindles.
We are ordering a wide range of e-books for all levels, from Elementary to adult. We hope the e-books keep you and your ...