The Book Challenge Is Born at CMDS

"The Book Challenge isn’t an assignment you can simply add to outdated, ineffective teaching practices. The Book Challenge rests on the foundation of a classroom reading community built on research-based practices for engaging children with reading. Assigning a Book Challenge as a way to generate grades or push children into reading in order to compete [...]

The Book Challenge Is Born at CMDS2018-11-16T19:20:36+00:00

Meryl and Mary Elizabeth Recap 6th Grade St. Louis Trip

CMDS 6th Graders Mary Elizabeth and Meryl are our student bloggers for the 2018-19 school year. They recently went on the annual CMDS 6th Grade trip to St. Louis and wrote this recap.  A 6th Grade tradition at CMDS is the St. Louis trip. All 6th Graders go to St. Louis for three days with [...]

Meryl and Mary Elizabeth Recap 6th Grade St. Louis Trip2018-09-26T18:04:29+00:00

CMDS Students Learn Healthy Breakfast Options in Wellness

by Kathryn Grissom We are excited to announce that the Physical Education Department of CMDS has a new brand! We are now referred to as Wellness. Kathryn Grissom teaches Grade School Wellness at CMDS Why Wellness? Over the past several years we have been incorporating nutrition, physical activity, spiritual well-being, strength and endurance [...]

CMDS Students Learn Healthy Breakfast Options in Wellness2018-11-16T19:23:11+00:00

Why It’s Important to Have a Growth Mindset

by Julie Reynolds Over the summer, I read an eye-opening book, Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe by Dr. Jay Shatkin. Students don’t often learn resilience, Shatkin writes, and schools and teachers should develop a “Growth Mindset.” This intrigued me, so I began reading about [...]

Why It’s Important to Have a Growth Mindset2018-09-19T19:33:48+00:00

Meryl and Mary Elizabeth: CMDS New Student Breakfast

CMDS 6th Graders Mary Elizabeth and Meryl are our student bloggers for the 2018-19 school year. They recently attended the CMDS new student breakfast and interviewed a few of our new friends. The 2018-19 Student Leadership Council recently hosted a New Student Breakfast. The new students got to see some of their friends they have [...]

Meryl and Mary Elizabeth: CMDS New Student Breakfast2018-09-12T16:47:10+00:00