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 [...]

Choosing Co-Ed: Why Boys and Girls Should Learn Together

A co-ed school is reflective of the real world. Our boys and girls learn how to work with and respect each other, which better prepares them for the years ahead. They learn to be mindful of each other as individuals and treat each other fairly. A co-ed school provides opportunities for friendships between boys and girls. [...]

CMDS Engineering Lab Teaching Students Failure Is Just Another Try

The new CMDS Engineering Lab is the culmination of a three-year effort that bolsters the STEAM Curriculum and, above all else, introduces its students to the pleasure of making things that work, even if they first have to fail and try again. Led by instructor Mary Cheairs, the E-Lab is a newly renovated space featuring [...]

Friday, January 6 Is a CMDS Snow Day!

CMDS will be closed on Friday, January 6. Stay safe (and warm) and enjoy your snow day!

CMDS Lunch & Learn Events to be Held Next Week

CMDS is hosting a new set of events aimed at giving our parents a full picture of their child's upcoming grade level. Here are a few questions you might have about these upcoming Lunch & Learns: What are these Lunch & Learn events? They are an opportunity for our current CMDS families to hear more [...]

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