10 Colorful Characters, by CMDS Nurse Alison Boeving

Each day, CMDS Nurse Alison Boeving hands out a lot of Band-Aids and a number of ice packs, in addition to checking blood sugars, doses of daily medications and insulin. She also enjoys daily encounters with a funny – and surprisingly consistent – cast of characters. CMDS Nurse Alison Boeving “Each one of [...]

CMDS Ready for Kindness Counts Week, Heart Blitz

Rebecca Gieselmann started the CMDS Kindness Counts program as a way of further developing kindness qualities in the students. CMDS Counselor Rebecca Gieselmann Kindness Counts Week, scheduled for Feb. 11-14, is filled with grade-level guidance lessons and planned classroom activities, all geared toward “choosing kindness.” This year, Guidance Counselor Gieselmann and the other [...]

Tech 411 for Parents, from CMDS Technology Teacher Kim Moon

by Kim Moon You've heard it before and I'll say it again: Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs you'll ever have. But parenting in the age of technology, devices, screens and iPhones is testing new boundaries of sanity. CMDS Technology Director Kim Moon My daughter is currently a high school [...]

Read-olutions: What Will You Read in 2019?

by Ruth Thompson The new year is a popular time to think about what you want to change about yourself, whether it be health-related goals, exercise goals or changing other habits. This new year on social media I saw many people posting 'favorite book' lists; asking for book recommendations; and listing books they want to [...]

CMDS 2019 Lunch & Learn Events

CMDS is hosting a 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 about [...]

The Sounds of Christmas Traditions

by Leslie Morgan Do you hear it? The familiar buzzing of holiday excitement permeates the air as time-old Christmas songs bounce out of our children, bells from Salvation Army Santas jingle outside our grocery stores and the clangs and beeps from our kitchens increase as our cookie-count goes up. CMDS 1st Grade Teacher Leslie [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CMDS Winter Weather Update: CMDS Is Open Thursday

last updated: Thursday, November 15, 5:35 a.m.  Christ Methodist Day School and the CMDS Early Education Program will be OPEN on Thursday, November 15. All regularly scheduled school activities, including aftercare, will take place.

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