This weekend saw the top two teams in the division face off for the division title. Dwight and Dalton, by far the most tallented teams in the league, tied their first meeting a little over a month ago. It would be a match missing two key players, Bumjoon Kim (Junior) and Joseph Park (Freshman), both sitting out due to injury.Dwight came out firing on all cylinders, controlling the tempo of the game for the first 25 minutes of the first half. Dalton looked tired and sluggish as they did a little bit of soul searching. An avalanche of opportunities for Dwight presented themselves early on, but the scrappy defense bailed out the team. Eventually, Dwight would net a ball that deflected off a Dalton defender. This woke up the Phoenix who quickly responded. Freshmen Philip Yoon collected a Dwight goal kick and quickly darted it towards goal. The goalie was unable to collect the strike, giving up a rebound. Showing true determination and hustle, Jungmin was there to place the rebound away to square up the match at 1-1.In the second half the boys gave it their all, and the teams looked relatively even until Dwight squeaked another one through to put them up 2-1. Again, responding quickly Dalton pressed forward. Jiwon Kang (Junior) looked wide to captain Junwoo Lee (Senior), who lofted the ball up and over the Dwight goalie from 30 yards out to tie things up.It looked like momentum was changing when left back Tony Lee (Senior) picked up his second yellow on a soft tackle outside the box. Tony's ejection from the game would mean that Dalton would play a man down for the remainder of the game. Even still, Dalton forged ahead getting opportunities, but couldn't capitalize on them with tired legs. With about 8 minutes remaining in the game, Dalton's defense couldn't hold the surge of attacks and eventually conceded the dagger. Dalton showed true heart in the closing minutes of this match, but were outplayed by Dwight on this occasion.The loss brings Dalton to 5-1-1 on the season with one regular season remaining before playoffs. A win against Kent on Tuesday would put Dalton solidly into the 2nd seed. They would then play Kent yet again in the first round of the playoffs Friday
May 26th CDS is hosting a Poetry Slam to give students the chance to demonstrate their poetry and public speaking skills. Please see Ms. Maguire or Ms. Laders for more information.
Recently for the girls soccer team, we have had a few tough matches against ICS-U, ICS-P, and Dwight. Throughout the season we have suffered a few injuries, but are still battling and improving without many key players.
Last Friday’s match against ICS-P was a close one, with the score being 1-0. The girls played hard, but conceded a goal late in the second half and couldn’t make up for it. The very next morning (with many sleep-crusted eyes from the lock-in) they played ICS-U, and senior Hyunjy Kim got her second goal of the season! She is now the leading goal scorer for the girls team. The end score was 3-1, with a silly goal conceded via a PK because of a handball in the box.
Saturday’s game against Dwight was the best match we’ve played yet! The girls really brought the fire and had some great passing up-top between freshman Elizabeth Yu, sophomore Hoyeon Cho, and senior Hyunjy Kim. Senior Louis Yeo was even quoted saying: “Wow, the girls look really competitive out there!”, while seniors Domenic Yoon and Nick Choi just stared in awe and disbelief. During the game, the girls had great energy and showed they wanted the ball by beating many of the Dwight players to it. Sophomore Christine Chun, along with senior Vivian Lew did a great job of controlling the defense and catching the Dwight girls in many offsides traps. Our goal was scored by sophomore Hoyeon Cho, who gracefully and calmly trapped the ball in their box, saw that their keeper had the entire right side of the goal open, and scored! Sadly, due to a few early goals, a fake yellow card, a PK, and an apology from the referee, the end result was 5-1, in Dwight’s favor.
We are really looking forward to our game on Tuesday against KKFS, and our tournament on Saturday, April 30th. Thank you to everyone for their continued support!
This weekend featured two important games as Dalton Boys soccer competes for the top position heading into the tournament. At the conclusion of the weekend, the boys sit in the second position behind Dwight School. They are tied for points, but a slim goal differential separates the two teams. Next weekend, Dwight travels to CDS's home pitch for 9am kickoff. This will be the most important game of the regular season, we hope our fans can make it out to cheer us on.
Friday's matchup saw the largest crowd in attendance at a CDS soccer match in the Musselman era. The fans really gave Dalton a lift throughout the game against ICS-P, a team that gave them trouble earlier in the season. Dalton dominated the game, but had trouble scoring early. Late in the first half, 8th grader, Jungmin, would open the flood gates with a difficult angled shot arched around the keeper. In the second half goals from Bumjoon Kim and YS Jeon (2), would put the game away. Strong minutes by 9th graders Philip Yoon and Miguel Batanero in central midfield made the ball movement look effortless. Their creativity vision, and selflessness are cornerstones of this team. The game would finish with yet another clean slate, 4-0, and the unsung hero's of the backline can chalk up another victory.
The team hosted ICS-U on Saturday. Senior, Woojin Suh, would make his season debut in central midfield. Although the superior team, Dalton seemed to get sucked into lackluster play in the first half. Ball movement seemed difficult and many players couldn't seem to make good reads. However, once the team settled down, central midfielders, JunWoo Lee (captain) and Miguel Batanero, were a one two punch. The two used their speed and creativity to manufacture two goals together, and a number of opportunities for others. After this game, Miguel now hold the record for assists in a single season (5) and his effort, vision, and selflessness is getting the attention of opposing coaches.
A moment of over commitment on the offensive side of the pitch led to a ISC-U goal late in the first half. This would snap the backlines scoreless streak at 3 games. The final score was 9-1.
(Goals by: JunWoo Lee (3), Joseph Park (3), Louis Yeo, Taeho Kim & Tony Shin)
The team will now need to focus on an incredibly important match next Saturday against Dwight.
It was a foggy, rainy morning on Saturday the 9th, as the girls took the field against ICS-U. They were hungry for their second win after defeating KKFS on the 6th and exploded right upon kick off. During most of the game, CDS controlled the ball in ICS-U's half, really giving it all they had. Their PC runs had really paid off with all the running they were doing! Unfortunately though, they ended the first half 0-0.
The second half started off and senior and captain Vivian Lew took a hard hit, resulting in Hyeawon Kim, Dabin Chung, Hoyeon Cho and Jenny Chagnaasuren doing a solid job holding the line without a key member.
Then, about 20 minutes into the second half, senior Hyunji Kim kicked the ball to the corner and the forwards and midfielders attacked. Sophomore HoJung Kim connected with the ball and without hesitation struck it flawlessly, resulting in the end score of 1-0.
Star keeper Kyungmin Park provided the second shut out of the season for the Dalton Pheonix, and we are really looking forward to this weekend's games against ICS-U and ICS-P. Go Pheonix!
Spring 2016, when petals of cherry blossoms filled the streets, the CDS gallery was filled and adorned with beautiful art pieces created by four gifted seniors: Chaeyeun Ahn, Caroline Kim, Yewon Ryoo, and Jinee Park. The following is an interview with two of them: Jinee and Caroline.
Q. Nice to meet you. Please briefly introduce yourselves.
Jinee: I’m Jinee Park and I’m in 12th grade. Although I’m not planning to major in art, I have a great interest, which is the reason why I decided to do an art exhibition for my senior project.
Caroline: Hi, I’m Caroline Kim and I’m in 12th grade. For my senior project, I created a huge art collage based on the story of the Chinese zodiac. I’m interested in the cultures around the work, especially the Chinese culture, because I lived there for a long time.
Q. You two have different fields of art as your fortes. What inspired you choose that specific field?
Jinee: Since I was young, I wanted to have my own house and design my own place to make it a part of my ‘self.’ Even in these days, I’m willing to design the interior of my future house.
Caroline: As I attended to CDS, I tried to incorporate many “making” projects in my academics. The first time I made a collage was when we had to do an English project based on “Heart of Darkness.” While I was doing the project, I enjoyed making the collage and thought that it would be great to create a collage for my senior project. Also, I wanted to give a visual appeal to the audience so they could see and enjoy.
Q. Was there a theme that you wanted to focus on for this exhibition?
Jinee: My theme is “uniqueness.” I didn’t want my house to be a simple building that people usually see in their daily lives, like those rectangular ones. I wanted some rooms with different shapes, like triangles, and make them unique.
Caroline: My artwork is based on the story of the Chinese zodiac. I thought this story would be the best way to get people interested in my work because every person has a different Chinese zodiac sign. Also, it was the easiest and most interesting story that I learned in China.
Q. How long did it take you to create all the artworks and prepare the exhibition?
Jinee: It took about 22 hours. I had difficulties with the programme that I used, “Home by Me,” because it was hard for me to figure out how this worked. Aside from technological issues, I also spent some time coming up with the blueprints for the interior.
Caroline: I spent about 37 hours and 5 minutes to create the collage and 2 hours to paste the work on the gallery wall. The pieces kept falling off so I had to re-tape them several times.
Q. Out of many beautiful pieces, which one stands out to you?
Jinee: The design for the main bedroom stands out to me because I actually wanted to have this room in the future. In addition, the walls are covered with bricks and the room itself is especially bigger than other rooms. Although it’s a bedroom, it has many things inside, like bookshelves that allow people to read and rest. These unique aspects make the room particularly stand out to me.
Caroline: All the animals are my favourites but I spent the longest time designing the cow. The Chinese zodiac story begins with the story of the cow and the mouse, so I wanted the cow to be really nice. I searched up some images from the Chinese paper cutting to get an inspiration for my design.
Q. Please give your final words to the audience of the exhibition.
Jinee: I hope you get inspired by my works. At first, it might be hard to figure out how my works are set up, but once you get used to it, it will be a lot of fun.
Caroline: Come and see my artwork, and experience the Chinese culture! Thank you.
CDS traveled to Chadwick to compete in it's final match of the season on Wednesday. The Phoenix competed hard, but injuries and the team's lack of experience showed as all swimmers failed to garner a top 3 finish in any of the days events. The teams younger players are excited to build on the foundation they have started building this year and be more competitive in next years swimming events.
This past week has seen MAP testing undertaken by all 9th and 10th grade students. The effort that our students put in was impressive and most students can be very proud of their results. I have included a table of comparison of mean results for various groups of schools but the real value of the MAP testing is the individualized reports that will assist teachers in helping students to make progress towards their next goal.
South Korea- Mean of international schools in South Korea
EARCOS - Mean of international schools in East Asian Regional Council of Overseas Schools
US Norm -The statistical norm of all schools in the USA
Next week all students will be receiving an individual report. This term it will only show results but next August it will also show the areas of growth and the progression made. I have included a sample report to help you read your students.
Here you will find announcements from the Director of High School