News 2017-06-26T15:52:07+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! [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Nvntid Spelg Shud Be Fun!

by Katelyn Russell Inventive spelling is one of my favorite things about teaching Early Childhood students. I love to see what is so clearly the children’s work. Who doesn’t love to see a Zoo mural with “bers”, “zebrus”, “mnkes” and “flumengos”? CMDS JK Teacher Katelyn Russell Inventive spelling, when students use their best [...]

Former Headmaster David Fox Helps CMDS Celebrate 60 Years

CMDS celebrated its 60th anniversary Wednesday with a special all-school Chapel service and a visit from former CMDS headmaster David Fox. During his Chapel presentation, Mr. Fox ­– who led CMDS from 1984 to 2002 – shared many memories of his 18-year tenure with the current CMDS students and faculty. Among them, he mentioned fondly [...]

Thinking Outside the Box in Discovery Lab

by Linda Patterson If you are like me you, probably remember a Christmas or a birthday when you chose what you thought was the BEST gift ever for your child. Upon opening it, the special gift was pushed to the side. It was the box and the wrapping that became the gift! Early Childhood [...]

CMDS Welcomes Former Mayor A C Wharton as Chapel Speaker on MLK50

Christ Methodist Day School was honored to welcome a special guest speaker to our Chapel service Wednesday morning. Former Memphis Mayor A C Wharton spoke to our students about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., specifically his leadership and legacy. He told them that the most important quality a leader can possess is the ability to [...]

Staying Engaged at School As Spring (Fever) Arrives

The first official day of spring signals the arrival of lots of wonderful things: warmer temps, blooms, longer days and more time outdoors. However, this changing season has also been known to deliver a "spring fever" to students everywhere. With one more quarter to go at CMDS, it’s important students stay focused on their schoolwork [...]

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