Senior Jeong Chae Rim has been busy this week recording support videos in her voluntary role as one of the white tigers.
Students in 11th and 12th grades who are taking Korean course, as well as other students who wish to be involved, participated in HS Korean Writing Competition on February 5th. Students were encouraged to reveal their talented writing skills throughout this competition in various areas of writing such as cartoon, poetry, and short story/essay. From experience in Korean class and in this competition, students were able to learn and develop creative thoughts and critical thinking into their own creativeness. The topics vary for students to write a narrative writing to persuasive essays.
As a result, we have winners for each category in HS Korean Writing Competition.
For cartoon, first place is So Young Oh, second place is Yoobin Lee, and third place is Joonku Kim.
For essay, first place is Dahyun Ahn, second place is Se Lynn Kim, and third places are Seo Hyun Park and Tae Yeon Kim.
For poetry, first place is Yuha Hwang, second place is Yeon Jae Cho, and third place is Sangmin Oh.
Enjoy our wonderful pieces of first place in each category!
First place in cartoon: So Young Oh
First place in poetry: Yuha Hwang
First place in essay: Dahyun Ahn
For those of you not familiar with the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards , this is a long running contest is open to high school students in the United States and those attending international schools globally. There are various awards given out- some which can lead to larger and prestigious scholarships. We're very proud to say that CDS' own Yejun (Annie) Kwak in 10th grade received this Gold Key Award for her artwork, "Summering".
Yejun was in the running for the either Gold Key, Silver Key, or Honorable Mention awards. Yejun received the highest of the three- the Regional Gold Key award, which means that her work is now in the running for a national award. Only Gold Keys and American Vision & Voices nominees advance to national judging.
Well done Yejun!
Their finest work yet?
Choose your room to watch the senior project presentations on Wednesday. You must choose one room and be present in it for the entire period of the presentations. 2:40-4pm
Seats are limited
These days technology and society are advancing at a rapid pace. What is here today will be gone tomorrow and nowhere more so does this apply than in the labor market. As a school it is our goal not only to equip students for success on standardized tests but rather to ensure "our students will engage in the global community with intellectual independence, creativity, curiosity and compassionate mind." This statement comes from the Cheongna Dalton School mission and should be a reminder to all that we seek first and foremost to educate our students to be successful members of society.
In order to better appraise how well we doing this we have last week conducted a survey to check how often our students are using the skills identified as being "21st Century". You can see the results of these surveys by following the link below. Its safe to say we are doing better than most schools but there is always room for improvement and looking at how we can do this better while allowing more time for personal inquiry will be the focus of our next teacher in service day.
As a parent I hope the survey exposes a bit of what goes on at CDS and why it does. I've included some photos of an Algebra II class where students were presenting the results of experiments they had done into the best font to use to memorise vocabulary. This project challenged them to gather, analyse and interpret data while also hopefully helping them improve their study tactics.
The 4th annual Social Studies Public Speaking contest took place last Friday and was a great success. This was our biggest year and the social studies department would like to thank all of the students that participated. Students performed exceptionally well in all categories and many students challenged themselves by participating in a category for the first time. We look forward seeing even more students next year. This year proved to be a competitive year as there were multiple winners in two of the categories.
The winners of the individual categories are as follows:
In Persuasive Speech – Tied for 1st place are Juno Robertson & Tammy Lee
In Dramatic Reading – Tied for 1st place are Jasmine Kwon & Mark Park
In Debate – Mark Park
The Overall winners were calculated from the combined scores of all three categories and the years winners are
1st – Mark Park
2nd – Tammy Lee
3rd – Ruby Noh
The Studio Art I class has just finished up its annual three-week lesson on live figure drawing! The biggest reason we practice drawing the human figure is because it has so much to offer an artist. Mastering the figure is about more than just shapes and muscles and bones...It’s about movement, weight, balance, and tension. It’s about studying the model’s weight-bearing leg or how they position their hips to hold a certain pose. As students learn to study these minor details through figure drawing they'll soon learn to see them everywhere! This can be very challenging, but rewarding as well.
So where did students get their models?
Well....right here in CDS! Ms. Lim, Mr. Harrison, Ms. Cate, Ms. Yoon, Ms. Lee, Mr. Parmar, and Yondoo Kim (Gr.12) were all lucky enough to have blanks during this period and were all willing to come in and model for the class.
Each drawing took anywhere from 5-15 minutes to complete. Here's some pictures of the model's and their likeness!
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