So DALMUN 2017 has finished and was a great success. Congratulations to all who participated
DALMUN has now started off at CDS. The delegates have moved into their committees and are now engaged in debate and discussion of the first agenda item. The conference will be in full swing until Sunday 3pm.
Today saw the first two terms of the year draw to a close with the candle lighting ceremony. You can enjoy some of the highlights below.
Wow Seo Joo can really sing! The rest are pretty good too!
And finally senior Kyle Lee introduced our new school song which he had composed and written as part of his senior project.
Studio Art I students just finished an intense term-long art project! Seiyoung Jung, Crystal Choi, Gloria Kim, Evangeline Wang, Miguel Batanero, and Ye Rim Yang, spent the last few weeks creating large self portraits using only sewing thread, framing nails, and 60cm x 60cm wooden boards. Throughout the process students had to document themselves making these works, and as part of their final project they created a time lapse video to show the process. They've worked very hard and made some amazing works. Check out one of the videos below, and check out the rest here.
Language immersion provides students with significant experiences that make learning Spanish valuable. As an end of the term celebration and with the Holidays near, the High School Spanish Level II and III came together to experience the making of quesadillas. This is a traditional Mexican Dish. Enthusiastic students were able to have hands on experience as the the culture of the language was brought into their lessons. It was a unique, enriching and productive experience that students will cherish.
The CDS social studies department is looking for students to participate in National History Day Korea. This is the 2nd year we have participated in this event and would like to invite any students that love history or would like to challenge themselves on a deeper academic level to sign-up. National History Day Korea is a contest that allows students to explore their natural talents by creating in-depth historical projects in various formats of their choosing. Students can work individually or with a group of friends to create a website, a documentary, an exhibit, write a research paper, or perform an original play. The theme for this year’s event is Conflict and Compromise. Students who are interested should speak with Mr. Riniker or their Social Studies teacher. More information is available at the NHD Korea website.
Students MUST register by Friday December 15, 2017 in order to disclose their topic and category. Click NHD Registration Form in order to register.
The entrance fee is 50,000KRW per student and registration is not officially completed until payment is received. Payment must be given to Mr. Riniker by Wednesday January 10, 2018 or you will not be able to join the competition. So if you are interested please sign up early so you can get your projects started during the winter break.
How important is a good night’s sleep? For students it is extremely important! Studies show that a continued lack of sleep will result in poor grades, decreased concentration, irritability and leads to illness to name only a few of the consequences resulting from not receiving a solid night's sleep. It is very important that students receive an average of 8-10 hours of continuous sleep a night in order to have a productive day at school. The benefits of sleep far out weigh the consequences of not getting enough sleep. In today's society we are always busy with things that need to get done or have distractions that pull us away from the well deserved sleep that we need. However, parents and teachers must take the time to show our students and children that a solid 8-10 (more for younger children) hours of sleep is not only recommended but a necessity to be functional and productive. After speaking with many students about their sleep patterns and hearing what other teachers have to say about their concerns for their student’s lack of sleep, I felt that that a challenge should be given! It takes 21 days to form a habit. So I would like to challenge the student’s of CDS (with the help of CDS parents) to take the next 21 days and form the habit of getting a good and solid night of sleep. Simply have your student track how much sleep they are getting a night (I, personally, use a Fitbit for this purpose) for the next 21 days and see how much of a difference that it truly makes! For more information please feel free to visit https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/teens-and-sleep
CDS Learning Support
The current exhibition for the CDS Gallery is up an moving. Check out a preview of the exhibition in the attached video, and watch a featured interview with Gr. 10 artist, Richard Lee where he speaks more in depth about his work.
The full transcript of the interview, and exhibition review is featured on the Gallery Website, so check it out here!
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