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Getting Back in the Homework Groove

by Julie Reynolds Julie Reynolds Back to school means back to schedules, routines, earlier bedtimes and homework. For many students, this may be an easy transition. For others, summer may have been just too much fun, and they are not ready for it to end. Here are some suggestions that may make life [...]

Getting Back in the Homework Groove 2017-08-16T18:17:45+00:00

Back to School: Excitement or Anxiety?

by Rebecca Gieselmann For some students, going back to school in August brings excitement over seeing friends again, buying new uniforms and meeting their teacher. Rebecca Gieselmann But for other students, the start of a new school year brings many anxious thoughts: What will my teacher be like? Where is my classroom? Will [...]

Back to School: Excitement or Anxiety? 2017-08-09T22:26:31+00:00

CMDS Class of 2017 Describes Faculty, Staff Influences

by Julie Reynolds, CMDS 5th and 6th Grade Language Arts Julie Reynolds Recently the CMDS Class of 2017 wrote descriptive essays about special people, events, and places at CMDS. While reading these essays, I realized how blessed I was to have such thoughtful, caring students. I also realized how great it was to [...]

CMDS Class of 2017 Describes Faculty, Staff Influences 2017-06-26T15:53:17+00:00

How to Keep Your Child Active, Healthy This Summer

Kathryn Grissom by Kathryn Grissom With summer almost here, and the possibility of a lot of down time and screen time for our children, we as parents need to be motivated to keep our children active and focused on healthy habits before they settle into a sedentary lifestyle for the summer. For some children, physical [...]

How to Keep Your Child Active, Healthy This Summer 2017-06-26T15:53:17+00:00

Nurse Alison’s By the Numbers: That’s How Many Band-Aids?

A school nurse’s medical expertise and ability to multitask are critical to keeping a student body healthy. CMDS has a wonderfully talented school nurse, Alison Boeving, who helps keep our students (and let’s face it, sometimes our teachers) on their feet. She says one of her primary roles as school nurse is to help teachers [...]

Nurse Alison’s By the Numbers: That’s How Many Band-Aids? 2017-05-10T19:11:19+00:00

From Ms. Maginn’s Desk: Prayer in Focus at CMDS

Seeing a child in prayer is a moving experience. It humbles me to a degree that only children can take you, when their innocence and depth of faith is seen. If I can be so struck by the sight of a praying child, imagine how God must be moved by the precious sound of a [...]

From Ms. Maginn’s Desk: Prayer in Focus at CMDS 2017-06-26T15:53:21+00:00

Shelley Bolton’s New Role in CMDS Art Department

After a decade at the helm of the CMDS Art Department, Shelley Bolton is ready to paint. “I’ve been teaching it for so long, and I’m always really jealous watching them sit there and do it. I’m finally doing it.” Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Mrs. Bolton will be the CMDS 6th grade art [...]

Shelley Bolton’s New Role in CMDS Art Department 2017-06-26T15:53:22+00:00

CMDS Wins ‘Juror’s Favorite’ at Memphis Canstruction Jr. Competition

Even though they were the youngest team competing, CMDS 6th Graders crushed the 2017 Memphis Canstruction Jr. contest last week and took home the "Juror's Favorite" award for their design. CMDS students chose a playful twist on this year's Canstruction theme, Transportation in Memphis. Their design, "The Vehicle From Within," was born from their conclusion [...]

CMDS Wins ‘Juror’s Favorite’ at Memphis Canstruction Jr. Competition 2017-06-26T15:53:22+00:00

Please Join Us at the 2017 CMDS Golf Tournament

The fourth annual CMDS Golf Tournament is approaching quickly, and now is the time to assemble and register your team. The tournament will take place Friday, April 28 at the Links at Galloway with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Download this registration form and return it with payment to Jeanie Gundlach, development@cmdsmemphis.org or 901-202-6060. Or [...]

Please Join Us at the 2017 CMDS Golf Tournament 2017-06-26T15:53:24+00:00

The Big Dance: A Video Message

Our two newest students, Bryan and Chris, had a great day visiting CMDS this week, from the playground to the lunchroom and in class! They also talked about the fun things that await our students if we hit our 2016-17 Spirit Fund participation goal. New playground features, technology enhancements, classroom upgrades, more components to our [...]

The Big Dance: A Video Message 2017-06-26T15:53:25+00:00