From Substitute to Science Lab, Ann Cameron Remembers 35 Years

by Ann Cameron On May 25, when I turn in my keys, nametag and teaching materials, I will be leaving behind some of the best memories, friends and experiences I have ever had. I am not saying every day has been perfect or that there weren’t some days when I would have rather done something [...]

From Substitute to Science Lab, Ann Cameron Remembers 35 Years2018-05-23T18:52:17+00:00

Summer Reading and How to Avoid the Dreaded ‘Summer Slide’

by Linda May A few months ago, the CMDS Connections Team provided information concerning the importance of “repeated reading” to enhance reading skills. With summer upon us, we now want to stress the necessity of summer reading. “Summer slide” is a fact, and it’s not the thrill your kids have at the swimming pool! [...]

Summer Reading and How to Avoid the Dreaded ‘Summer Slide’2018-11-16T19:24:33+00:00

12 Fun Ways to Boost Handwriting, Core Strength This Summer

by Elizabeth Cameron Summer is just around the corner and a perfect time of year to help your child work on improving handwriting and reading skills through play. Handwriting and reading are closely related to core strength and body movement. The same way a tree needs a strong trunk to support its branches, our bodies [...]

12 Fun Ways to Boost Handwriting, Core Strength This Summer2018-05-16T20:23:22+00:00

CMDS ‘Czech it Out! Festival’ Celebrates Memphis in May Honored Country

by Debi Gray What do mushrooms, bagpipes, and castles have in common? All are part of Czech culture, as CMDS students learned at our Czech it Out! Festival, celebrating this year’s Memphis in May honored country, the Czech Republic. CMDS Library Teacher Debi Gray Picking wild mushrooms in the forest is a popular [...]

CMDS ‘Czech it Out! Festival’ Celebrates Memphis in May Honored Country2018-05-16T16:13:06+00:00

Meet the Christ Church Facilities Team, by Hattie Mae and Harrison

CMDS 6th Graders Hattie Mae and Harrison are our student bloggers for the 2017-18 school year. In honor of the annual CMDS Maintenance Appreciation week, they interviewed these members of the Christ Church Facilities team to highlight them and their work. Maintenance Appreciation Day is happening this week, and we are so thankful for all [...]

Meet the Christ Church Facilities Team, by Hattie Mae and Harrison2018-05-10T15:12:30+00:00

Six Benefits of Eating Together as a Family

by CMDS Nurse Alison Boeving and CMDS Counselor Rebecca Gieselmann CMDS Nurse Alison Boeving There is no arguing that today's families live busier lives than ever before. Consequently, families are spending less and less time together. Studies show that nearly half of American adults report eating fewer meals together now than they did growing [...]

Six Benefits of Eating Together as a Family2018-05-02T15:13:34+00:00