News 2017-06-26T15:52:07+00:00

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 [...]

The Case for Cursive: Why CMDS Teaches Cursive Handwriting

by Ruth Thompson Cursive handwriting instruction has become a hot topic in recent years, as some schools remove it to make more time for technology and other curriculum pressures. CMDS 4th Grade Language Arts Teacher Ruth Thompson Technology and typing are increasingly taking over in education, but there’s a lot to be said [...]

Third Grade NFL Task Is Prime Example of Project-Based Learning at CMDS

by Lizzie Ruple Project-based learning is an essential component of a child’s academic development. CMDS 3rd Grade Math Teacher Lizzie Ruple It brings to life skills taught in the classroom. While working in groups, students are actively engaged in real-life scenarios. They're presented with various challenging tasks to overcome using those skills they [...]

Summer@CMDS Launches 2018 Summer Camp Lineup

by Amanda Bardos, Summer@CMDS Director Summer@CMDS Director Amanda Bardos Watermelon, sunscreen, swimming pools, beaches, vacation, popsicles, sunglasses, shorts, sandals, picnics and butterflies: What do these words represent? To many of us, they represent all things summer. Summer is my favorite time of the year, and planning and hosting summer camp is one of [...]

Mr. Vaughn’s Family Movies to Watch for in 2018

by David Vaughn CMDS 5th/6th Grade Science and Social Studies Teacher David Vaughn School schedules are filling up, sports are in full swing and life at home is busy. However, there is always time to make it to the movies. Parents are often asking themselves, “What movies can I can take the family [...]

Goodnight Math: How to Bring Math Into a Child’s Bedtime Routine

CMDS Math Lab Teacher Erica Lindsey by Erica Lindsey I love reading to my children at night, and I'm constantly looking for ways to incorporate math into their daily or bedtime routine. There are actually a lot of great math books for kids. There are picture books for our younger children and chapter [...]

Repeated Reading Strengthens Children’s Reading Skills

by CMDS Connections Team We often assign stories to be reread – and reread – at home. We're not trying to torture our wonderful CMDS parents, but we are trying to strengthen your children's reading performance through repeated reading. Reading skills taught in class will vanish like doughnuts in the teachers' lounge if those skills [...]

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