This year saw 12 CDS High School students participate in the National Honor Choir.
Saturday 24th February saw the participants of the 2018 Korean Science Bowl arrive at CDS. Representatives of 8 different schools were here ready to battle it out over individual exams, the brain bowl and a creative group activity. This is all organized by our 2 Annie’s! Great work by all involved special thanks to the teachers who gave up a Saturday to supervise and participate.
You might be wondering why we have a senior project? Why, when you are all so close to graduating do we decide to build another barrier to stop you walking out and through the Dalton Arch. Well if you are considering the project to be a barrier that must be overcome, then perhaps you are not quite ready to graduate and progress as a true Phoenix! At CDS we believe in learning by doing, in growth through experience, in the design method of prototyping and refinement. In short we believe in project based learning!
Think back to the projects you have undertaken at CDS and MacBeth will probably jump out at you as a time when you worked near to your capacity. Yet when you finished how proud were you? How much did you grow during that experience can you list all the skills you developed? All the challenges you overcame? All the conflicts you resolved? This was truly a time when you were learning and developing. Hopefully you can reflect on other projects that have challenged you similarly be it statistics projects in Pre-Calc, business plans in Econ or Trips to Mars in science.
The “Dalton” in our school name comes from a book written by Helen Parkhurst before she opened the Childrens University (Later to become the Dalton School in New York). In this book she outlined the key principles of the Dalton plan to be “freedom and cooperation” and they still form the cornerstones of our curriculum. In fact so much so, that the “freedom” makes up a large part of the senior project you have the freedom to choose an area in which you are curious. This is vital to ensure the project becomes a passion of yours that you wish to spend time developing rather than a task to be completed.
As a school we truly believe that you will develop the range of skills required for success in the 21st century by completing projects that engage and challenge you. However more than that we believe that to demonstrate you are ready to go forth as a “Phoenix” you should be the person setting your own project that allows you to engage and deepen your own passions and talents. If you find this to challenging perhaps you need to spend more time in the Phoenix nest discovering and developing your passions. I hope you can take advantage of this opportunity to devote time and energy into an area of interest to you, if you are passionate about what you do then it will shine through in your eventual presentation no matter what the subject matter. Go forth and inquire and bring us back your findings!
Hello, CDS!! This is Seo Joo Park!
Do you guys have a uniform that is too small for you to wear?
Do you want to sell it and earn some money??
Do you have a textbook that you know you won't use next year?
Do you want to sell or buy a textbook at a cheaper price??
Well, good for you because I made a website that everyone can use to buy and sell things such as uniforms, textbooks, and educational supplies at a reasonable price!!
It's pretty much like 중고나라 but for CDS related things!
You can post things according to the right category and earn money by selling things.
So please come and visit my website!
This week the choir received the opportunity to work with Portland State University professor Ethan Sperry. Mr. Sperry had a lot of amazing techniques and singing tips that he shared with the choir. Mr. Tolley was extremely impressed with the beautiful sounds that choir was creating and feels even more confident that the choir will do amazingly at our upcoming festival on March 8th.
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
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