The Power of Choice: Electives at CMDS and a Spotlight on Gardening

by Alissa Abercrombie and Christine Groves Walk down the hallways on any given Wednesday morning and you’ll see CMDS 5th and 6th Graders heading out to their Elective. CMDS Curriculum Director Alissa Abercrombie This 40-minute class, which CMDS launched this school year, changes each quarter. Students pick the class or subject they want to [...]

The Power of Choice: Electives at CMDS and a Spotlight on Gardening2018-11-28T19:04:30+00:00

Bringing Field Trips to the Classroom through Room Transformations

Sometimes it’s necessary to shake things up in the classroom to help your students stay engaged and show them how invested you are in their learning. One way the CMDS 3rd Grade teaching team has done this is through room transformations. A room transformation takes a concept in the curriculum and brings it to life [...]

Bringing Field Trips to the Classroom through Room Transformations2018-11-28T17:40:44+00:00

What’s Next for CMDS Graduates? Choosing a Middle School

by Alison Hinson, CMDS Director of Admissions “We love getting CMDS graduates.” “We can always count on CMDS graduates to be leaders and get involved.” “What can we do to get more of your students to attend our school?” Alison Hinson These are words we hear each fall when Memphis-area middle schools begin [...]

What’s Next for CMDS Graduates? Choosing a Middle School2018-11-15T18:24:54+00:00

CMDS Africa Photo Safari Exhibit Opens Friday at ArtsMemphis

A photo exhibit with strong CMDS ties opens this week at ArtsMemphis. Trophies Through the Lens: Africa 2018 features more than 30 photographs taken during a photographic safari to the Easter Cape of South Africa. Three CMDS families traveled with local wildlife photographer Jack Kenner on a 10-day trip to the Kariega Game Reserve: Ellen [...]

CMDS Africa Photo Safari Exhibit Opens Friday at ArtsMemphis2018-11-08T16:43:25+00:00