This student is someone who since arriving at CDS has always thrown herself headfirst into being involved, whether in volleyball, cheerleading, soccer, spreading news about Gary and Fiona or organizing throwing sponges at teachers she is a driving force bringing together the CDS community. She has surrounded herself with older students and learnt from them and wouldn't be winning this award without their guidance so take a tip from that. Our 2018 Exemplar of Community is Sophia Jung.
I first encountered this student when he was in 7th grade, since then it has been an honor to watch his development as he displays a growth mindset in everything he does. He knows he isn’t perfect and so reflects as a matter of course. He understands that the most important aspect of character is what you do when nobody is watching and so only recently did I discover he has spent all this year volunteering to coach FP students. His teachers are amazed by the growth this student has seen over this year. He was recently named CDS Athlete of the year and today it's an honor to name him this years’ exemplar of character who always portrays the true Character of a Phoenix is Miguel Batanero.
This year we rewrote our CDS Graduate Profile and it centered on the ability to both transmit and receive information.This student is an outstanding presenter who is a fearsome forensics competitor, a perennial StuCo member who always tries to gather his peers concerns. It also includes being able to engage in disciplined and respectful discourse this student has worked hard on this and has succeeded in being able to see alternate points of view that in earlier years he may have missed.Students of CDS I give you your 2018 Exemplar of Communication Mark Park.
“Questioning is the ability to organize our thinking around what we don’t know” Curiosity is a fundamental trait in order to be successful not only academically but also in life. Curiosity allows us to push the limits of knowledge and understand the world in which we live. Our Exemplar of Curiosity does this on a daily basis as his curiosity drives him to understand the complexities of history. He is never satisfied with a simple answer and is constantly trying to figure out why; Our 2018 Exemplar of Curiosity is Collin Park.
Collaboration is all about bringing teams together to be stronger than the sum of their parts. This student excels in bringing projects, critiques and groups together. He has amazingly high standards for himself but it’s his ability to bring others above their level that we celebrate today.Our 2018 Exemplar of Collaboration is Hyun Jun Cho.
The ability to see an overwhelming problem and break it down into manageable steps is a crucial skill. This next student does this as a matter of course. He has improved the Mentor club, SNHS, NHS, Student Council by identifying issues and breaking problems into workable solutions. He excels academically and constantly challenges his peers, teachers and himself to improve their situation.Our 2018 Exemplar of Critical Thinking is Sean Lee
Congratulations to the AP Studio Art class in hosting a successful launch and reception for the CDS Gallery's final exhibition of the year Tuesday evening. As part of the AP Student Art class' cumulative Term 5 project,students take over the gallery space to curate a final exhibition featuring their full portfolios created over the past year. All of the promotion, posters, pamphlets, and of course the hanging of the exhibition is done by the students.
If you were unable to join us, please take a look through the slideshow to see some of the work and the skilled artists who made it! As of Friday this week (6/1) the exhibition will be taken down, so take a look through to catch up on anything you may have missed.
11th-grade students used their imagination and ideas to make their own advertisement. many students had a hard time coming up with ideas and preparing for the project, the results were impeccable! The advertisements are posted on the wall of the second floor in high school lounge. It would be good to come and take a look because each advertisement conveys important messages. Good work, 11th grade!
Thanks to Juno Robertson for this glimpse behind the scenes of our upcoming production
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