I am so excited to announce that the two students, Daniel S. Lee and Matthew W. Chang, have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. WE hope that this recognition will help broader their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success"
Mr. Matthew Riniker, a teacher at Cheongna Dalton School in
Incheon, South Korea is one of 114 teachers selected for a National History Day® program titled Legacies of World War I. The program is a partnership between the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and National History Day. Riniker will participate in webinars and discussions while learning about World War I with teachers from around the world.
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We Run Cheongna (WRC) is a fall athletics running event that has become an annual tradition at CDS thrown by the PE Department for promoting lifelong activity and a healthier lifestyle. The event used to take place around the block of the school, however, the past two years, the PE Department has taken a step further to enhance the running experience by relocating to the local beauty of the Lake Park that presents a very alluring and stupendous scenery interspersed around an approximate 5km track.
This year WRC will take place on October 12, 2018, at the Lake Park. The MS Boys and Girls will participate in a 3km race, while the HS Boys and Girls will participate in a 5km race. The pathways remain the same as the previous 2 years (except the distances for the HS Girls changes from 3 to 5km and MS Grade 5-6 changes from 2 to 3km). A video will be sent out in advance to allow students to mentally and physically prepare themselves for the big race.
No Problem Word Problem! Students have successfully completed Quadratic Function unit and now it’s time
for them to apply mathematical knowledge to their everyday life-knowledge by solving word problems. During
the activity, students were fully engaged and actively sharing ideas with peers. Students are working very
closely with their teammates to define and analyze the problem, generate possible solutions based on their
mathematical reasoning, and revisit the question for their final conclusion.
Students have learned nouns, adjectives and the first verb SER:to be and formed their first sentences. Third class of the week, they practiced all they learned using the program Kahoot in a more relaxed yet competitive way. Beginning of next week, students of Spanish 1 class will be taking a quiz.
This week, students started working on editorials! In this activity, students were engaged in a scavenger hunt with the New York Times. In doing so, they examined the various sections of the paper and explored what fact vs. opinion, and the changing role of the media in today's Internet age. As you can see, they also decided to pose a bit! =)
Environmental Science field trip
This week the 12th grade music class worked on their “Just Play” projects. This project is all about collaborating with your fellow classmates to make creative original music using a slew of different instruments. Also, last week all sixty six members of the CDS choir met all together for the first time and sang beautifully as one harmonious sound.
Students are working together to create their essential to use for their PBL.
This March, CDS students have the opportunity to travel to Udon Thani, Thailand with Rustic Pathways with Mr. Musselman and Mrs. Laders.
There we will learn about the Thai culture, language and cuisine, spend time with close friends in a beautiful environment, earn service hours and swim in the pool. We will be doing all of this while enjoying meals cooked by our very own private chef! And this is just the tip of the iceberg!
This is a very similar trip to the one taken two years ago, and Mr. Musselman has stated that this trip was one of the best trips he has been on since coming to Korea. He has traveled quiet extensively, so that is really saying something! While both Mr. Musselman and Mrs. Laders highly recommend this trip, you can also hear from some of the current seniors about their experience two years ago. One of the great things about going back to the same location is that we will be able to see how much our service work there has impacted the community.
On September 10th, during lab, a Rustic Pathways representative will be around to give interested students more information. This meeting will be held on the 3rd floor of the library. If you have ANY interest whatsoever, we hope that you make a point to come and hear more about this trip.
Other important dates:
Students must signup by: October 12th
A preliminary meeting to answer questions for students attending the trip: October 15th - Lab - Room 311
Students must commit monetarily: This has yet to be determined.
Pricing for the trip is determined by the number of students planning to attend. More information will be coming soon! We hope you can take advantage of this great opportunity and experience! :)
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