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From Substitute to Science Lab, Ann Cameron Remembers 35 Years

by Ann Cameron On May 25, when I turn in my keys, nametag and teaching materials, I will be leaving behind some of the best memories, friends and experiences I have ever had. I am not saying every day has been perfect or that there weren’t some days when I would have rather done something [...]

From Substitute to Science Lab, Ann Cameron Remembers 35 Years 2018-05-23T18:52:17+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! [...]

Summer Reading and How to Avoid the Dreaded ‘Summer Slide’ 2018-05-16T17:44:22+00:00

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 [...]

12 Fun Ways to Boost Handwriting, Core Strength This Summer 2018-05-16T20:23:22+00:00

CMDS ‘Czech it Out! Festival’ Celebrates Memphis in May Honored Country

by Debi Gray What do mushrooms, bagpipes, and castles have in common? All are part of Czech culture, as CMDS students learned at our Czech it Out! Festival, celebrating this year’s Memphis in May honored country, the Czech Republic. CMDS Library Teacher Debi Gray Picking wild mushrooms in the forest is a popular [...]

CMDS ‘Czech it Out! Festival’ Celebrates Memphis in May Honored Country 2018-05-16T16:13:06+00:00

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 [...]

Meet the Christ Church Facilities Team, by Hattie Mae and Harrison 2018-05-10T15:12:30+00:00

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 [...]

Six Benefits of Eating Together as a Family 2018-05-02T15:13:34+00:00

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 [...]

Nvntid Spelg Shud Be Fun! 2018-04-24T17:59:46+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 [...]

Former Headmaster David Fox Helps CMDS Celebrate 60 Years 2018-04-18T19:46:12+00:00

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 [...]

Thinking Outside the Box in Discovery Lab 2018-04-11T16:53:36+00:00

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 [...]

CMDS Welcomes Former Mayor A C Wharton as Chapel Speaker on MLK50 2018-04-04T17:17:25+00:00