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Go Spirits: Scott Cherry, New Athletics Director

Commitment. Attitude. Respect. Effort. Scott Cherry Scott Cherry’s coaching philosophy has worked throughout his career, from forklift sales to restaurant server to college basketball coach and now to Athletics Director. He began as Athletics Director for Christ Church Memphis and CMDS in July and has been busy with all of the details. There’s [...]

Go Spirits: Scott Cherry, New Athletics Director2019-10-02T19:24:40+00:00

Maggie and Warren: 6th Grade Off to a Sweet Start

Seven weeks into school, 6th graders already have had lots of memorable moments but two seem to stand apart from the others: one a longstanding tradition and one completely new. Maggie and Warren are the 2019-20 CMDS 6th grade bloggers. Here they detail the August House Initiation day as well as the 6th grade trip [...]

Maggie and Warren: 6th Grade Off to a Sweet Start2019-10-02T19:17:19+00:00

Welcome to My House: CMDS House System Explained

CMDS has initiated its entire faculty and staff as well as all of its students in 1st-6th Grade into a new House system. Beginning last year, a group of school faculty and administrators started developing the program and planning for its roll out. There were many goals (and many drafts). Above all, the CMDS Houses [...]

Welcome to My House: CMDS House System Explained2019-09-04T18:39:23+00:00

Meryl and Mary Elizabeth: Spring at CMDS

CMDS 6th Graders Mary Elizabeth and Meryl are our student bloggers for the 2018-19 school year. They have been so busy this year, their last at CMDS. They wanted to recap the exciting Spring they’ve had and all the memories they’ve made this year.  Spring is a very busy time here at CMDS. Three highlights [...]

Meryl and Mary Elizabeth: Spring at CMDS2019-05-15T18:59:26+00:00

CMDS STEAM Team Takes Show on the Road

The STEAM Initiative at CMDS forms the foundation of the school’s academic curriculum. The STEAM team – a dynamic group of teachers who leads these Encore classes – has been taking their show on the road. They’ve traveled to New York, Chicago and Kansas City to present at various educators’ conferences, including the International Technology and [...]

CMDS STEAM Team Takes Show on the Road2019-05-15T18:49:37+00:00

Easter Walk-Through Tradition at CMDS

A beloved tradition at Christ Methodist Day School is the Easter Walk-Through of Holy Week. Dorris Smith, the school’s first Bible teacher, began the tradition in 1973. The Easter Walk-Through is a wonderful way for children to understand and remember the Easter journey.  As they and their friends become Bible characters, the scriptures come alive. But [...]

Easter Walk-Through Tradition at CMDS2019-04-17T16:12:25+00:00

CMDS Teachers Visit ‘Disney World for Teachers’ at Ron Clark Academy

New sights and sounds may be emerging from the third floor classrooms thanks to an inspiring training course the CMDS 5th and 6th grade teaching team attended in March. Literature teacher Nell Womack shares some of the details.  CMDS 5th and 6th Grade Literature Teacher Nell Womack Our team attended Educator Training at [...]

CMDS Teachers Visit ‘Disney World for Teachers’ at Ron Clark Academy2019-04-10T14:02:32+00:00

Achievement Test Tips from Mrs. Gieselmann

With Achievement Tests around the corner, CMDS Counselor Rebecca Gieselmann shares these test-taking tips for both parents and students.  What Parents Can Do As much as possible, we would like for your student to come to school next week feeling prepared and ready for the achievement test. Students in 1st-6th grade have been taking practice [...]

Achievement Test Tips from Mrs. Gieselmann2019-04-03T19:48:07+00:00

CMDS 6th Grade-SK Buddies Program Connects Students

by Shannon Nanney This year marks a milestone in the CMDS SK-6th Grade Buddies program. CMDS SK Teacher Shannon Nanney The CMDS Class of 2019 was the first group of SK students to participate in what has become a beloved tradition at Christ Methodist Day School. The buddies program began as an outreach, [...]

CMDS 6th Grade-SK Buddies Program Connects Students2019-03-27T14:18:59+00:00

Find Some Springtime Discovery Lab Fun … at Home

by Linda Patterson New ideas and discoveries don’t just happen in a Discovery Lab at school. They can happen at home, in your backyard or wherever you may find yourself on a sunny spring day. CMDS Discovery Lab Teacher Linda Patterson As parents and teachers, we can provide, lead and guide our children [...]

Find Some Springtime Discovery Lab Fun … at Home2019-03-20T18:49:25+00:00