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CMDS Alum Serves Memphis as NAACP Youth Council President

RaShad Oliver told Christ Methodist Day School students Wednesday morning that, during his years at CMDS, Mrs. Cheryl Bryant taught him to turn to the Bible when he had a problem. RaShad Oliver with some of his former CMDS Teachers He has turned to 1 Peter 3:11 often: “They must turn away from [...]

CMDS Alum Serves Memphis as NAACP Youth Council President 2017-10-18T17:47:21+00:00

Good Choices Week at CMDS Highlights Four Healthy Habits

by Rebecca Gieselmann and Alison Boeving Each year CMDS spends a week focusing on good choices. This year, we are highlighting these four healthy habits: Exercise. Eat your fruits and veggies. Get plenty of sleep. Use good manners. Research shows that children who develop healthy eating and exercise habits are less likely to abuse drugs [...]

Good Choices Week at CMDS Highlights Four Healthy Habits 2017-10-17T15:39:30+00:00

CMDS Faculty to Train in Orton-Gillingham Approach

by Alissa Abercrombie The Language Arts curriculum CMDS teaches – Core Knowledge Language Arts – emphasizes the connections between phonics, vocabulary, experience and comprehension. Since one of the most effective methods to convey these connections is the Orton-Gillingham approach, our school is investing in an exciting and rigorous professional development plan that will further equip our CMDS [...]

CMDS Faculty to Train in Orton-Gillingham Approach 2017-10-12T18:52:09+00:00

CMDS Celebrates Alice with Mad Hatter Tea Party

Why is a raven like a writing desk? Each year 3rd Grade at CMDS enjoys pondering many of Lewis Carroll’s mysterious riddles as they study “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland," the perfect tale to help students grow their imagination and bring the book to life. To conclude the study of Carroll’s story, students jump down the [...]

CMDS Celebrates Alice with Mad Hatter Tea Party 2017-10-17T16:33:20+00:00

10 Ways for Parents to Foster a Love of Reading in Children

The CMDS 1st Grade teachers – Lauren Blythe, Leslie Morgan and Catherine Bunker – have compiled a list of 10 ways to instill a love of reading in your child. 1. Read books that you loved as a child to your children. Seeing you excited about a book will automatically make your child excited about [...]

10 Ways for Parents to Foster a Love of Reading in Children 2017-10-17T14:12:44+00:00

Tape Art Takes Over CMDS

CMDS students recently enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed artists, The Tape Art Crew. The Rhode Island-based artist collective transformed several Memphis sites ­– including the hallway at CMDS – with tape art murals. Tape Art founder Michael Townsend and creative director Leah Smith were on campus to assist and guide our [...]

Tape Art Takes Over CMDS 2017-09-25T16:29:14+00:00

How ­To ­– and Why You Should – Frame Your Child’s Artwork

by Meghean Warner Last Easter, I remember coming home from church and feeling somewhat defeated. Rather than focusing on the hope of the cross, I came home focused on my frustrations as a parent. Meghean Warner My husband and I spent most of the service wrestling with our two children to stay seated. [...]

How ­To ­– and Why You Should – Frame Your Child’s Artwork 2017-09-18T16:43:48+00:00

Hattie Mae and Harrison Recap CMDS St. Louis Trip

CMDS 6th Graders Hattie Mae and Harrison are our student bloggers for the 2017-18 school year. Here they give a recap of the CMDS St. Louis trip our 6th graders take each year.  Day 1 – CMDS St. Louis Our first day in St. Louis was just as cool as the others, but still very [...]

Hattie Mae and Harrison Recap CMDS St. Louis Trip 2017-09-25T16:26:28+00:00

Carol Deaver on the ‘Legacy’ of CMDS

Throughout Christ Methodist Day School's 60 years, countless connections have been made between families, teachers, students, parents, alumni and staff members. In honor of the school's 60th birthday this year, we asked CMDS’ longest-tenured teacher, Carol Deaver, to share some of her CMDS “small-world” moments from this school year: Kate Walker joined the CMDS faculty [...]

Carol Deaver on the ‘Legacy’ of CMDS 2017-09-25T16:32:07+00:00

Five Ways to Foster Independence in Kindergarten

by Elizabeth Cameron Elizabeth Cameron Uniforms, all day school, learning to read and write sentences: Kindergarten is a big year! Your child grows taller, stronger and their brain soaks up everything it possibly can. The move to Kindergarten also means greater independence from parents and caregivers, and more responsibility for the children. They [...]

Five Ways to Foster Independence in Kindergarten 2017-09-25T16:33:22+00:00