Shelley Bolton’s New Role in CMDS Art Department

After a decade at the helm of the CMDS Art Department, Shelley Bolton is ready to paint. “I’ve been teaching it for so long, and I’m always really jealous watching them sit there and do it. I’m finally doing it.” Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Mrs. Bolton will be the CMDS 6th grade art [...]

CMDS Wins ‘Juror’s Favorite’ at Memphis Canstruction Jr. Competition

Even though they were the youngest team competing, CMDS 6th Graders crushed the 2017 Memphis Canstruction Jr. contest last week and took home the "Juror's Favorite" award for their design. CMDS students chose a playful twist on this year's Canstruction theme, Transportation in Memphis. Their design, "The Vehicle From Within," was born from their conclusion [...]

Please Join Us at the 2017 CMDS Golf Tournament

The fourth annual CMDS Golf Tournament is approaching quickly, and now is the time to assemble and register your team. The tournament will take place Friday, April 28 at the Links at Galloway with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Download this registration form and return it with payment to Jeanie Gundlach, or 901-202-6060. Or [...]

The Big Dance: A Video Message

Our two newest students, Bryan and Chris, had a great day visiting CMDS this week, from the playground to the lunchroom and in class! They also talked about the fun things that await our students if we hit our 2016-17 Spirit Fund participation goal. New playground features, technology enhancements, classroom upgrades, more components to our [...]

In His Steps 5K to Benefit Coach Jimmy’s ‘Camp Chambers’

Jimmy Chambers has been around Christ United Methodist Church since he was a young teenager in the 1970s. He would play basketball games there on Friday nights, when the gym was practically brand-new. “Coming out here, I couldn’t wait,” Chambers says. “It was usually during the wintertime, and there were so many Christmas lights. It [...]

Remembering Dorris Smith: CMDS’ First Bible Teacher

Easter Walk-Through, the “Magic Penny” and Birthday Party for Jesus: These Christ Methodist Day School traditions have something in common. Dorris Smith, lovingly known on campus as Mrs. Bible Smith, brought all of them, and many more, to CMDS through her near 20-year career as the school’s first Bible teacher. Mrs. Dorris Smith, who [...]

CMDS Heart Blitz Spreads Love to Memphis Neighbors

If you were in carpool on Valentine’s Day, or if you just happened to drive down Poplar Avenue, chances are you saw a visible representation of Christ Methodist Day School. It was the second annual Heart Blitz, a way for members of the CMDS Shepherd Leadership Team to spread love to our neighbors and community. [...]

The Genesis of a Bible study for CMDS Dads

Mark Sorgenfrei and Chuck Ellingsworth weren’t sure where their idea of a Bible study for CMDS dads would lead them, so they started in the beginning. “Genesis: Familiar Events, Familiar People And So Much More” is a non-denominational Bible study open to all CMDS dads. The group meets twice a month, on the first and [...]

CMDS Alum Garners Support, Shoes for Soles4Souls

A 2012 CMDS graduate with a “heart for service” recently decided to take on a sizable task. Louise Wilford wanted to collect 2,000 shoes for Soles4Souls, a global nonprofit committed to fighting poverty. Louise, who is now a junior at Evangelical Christian School, is passionate about volunteering locally, but this was her first global-scale effort. [...]

CMDS Crowns First-Ever Dual Geography, Spelling Bee Champ

CMDS 6th Grader Alexandra S. achieved a notable accomplishment this month: She won first place in both the Spelling Bee and Geography Bee. She was the first CMDS student to win both events! We recently asked her to share some of her study skills, as well as some fun facts about herself. Q: What has [...]

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