Today was an excellent day learning about communication, collaboration and critical thinking by taking part in adventure korea’s rope course.
We started the day by taking part in team building activities at the base of the rope course. We then partook in the rope swing(scary!!!!!!!!!!!) and the high plank walk:))))))). It took all of our concentration and bravery to get through some of these activities!
At dinner time, we made pasta for ourselves and ate some barbecued chicken and pork belly. Now we are off to our campfire to make some s’mores!!!
- Mina Kim
5th and 6th grade had quite an eventful day today. We left CDS right on time arrived at out destination in Suwon without a hitch. Upon arriving we engaged in some creative wood working. Kids made hot-plates and magnets using their hammering skills and decorative know-how.
After a packed lunch we headed up the nearby mountain to begin the main event, Zip-lining and obstacle courses. It was a major blast full of adrenaline and endurance. Exhausted from the adventures we headed toward our hotel and had dinner. It’s about time for us to head out again soon for some nightly hiking and exploration. Wish us the best!
The second day of our trip began with an early morning, breakfast, and a quick room clean up. We then began our activities at Suwon fortress where we engaged in an ancient form of archery. Mr. Brennan proved to be the most skilled among us, as he was the only person to stick an arrow straight in the target! Afterward we explored the fortress and tried our hands at flying traditional kites. Some struggled to get the kites off the ground, but once they found their stride it was quite a sight to witness.
We returned to our original residence for lunch and with renewed spirits set off for Suwon Palace. Once we got there we received papers and divided into groups of four. Students then wandered around the palace looking for various landmarks and collecting stamps while playing games and competing with one another. All in all it was an adventurous and tiresome day. Upon reflection, I’m certain this trip was a unique opportunity for students to learn the virtues of independence, responsibility, and community. I hope it leaves a lasting impression.
On Friday, April 13th we will hold our second Parent Teacher Conference of the school year. The times available will vary for each teacher, but in general, the Middle School Conference will take place from 9am - 4pm (lunch break from 12-1).
On this day, we encourage you to visit your child's teachers to discuss your child's progress thus far. You may make reservations with up to 3 teachers. *Exception: You can make reservations with more than three teachers IF your 4th reservation is for a P.E., Music, or Art teacher.
To reserve a time with a teacher, please click on the teacher's name and complete the required information. Sign-ups will close on Wednesday, April 11th, at 9:00am.
Note: You may need to click "Jump to Date" on the booking form and then click April 13th on the calendar.
* If for any reason, you have trouble booking an appointment, please contact the MS Office so we can help.
Teachers will meet with you in their classrooms unless stated otherwise on the booking form. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the MS Office for more information. We look forward to meeting with you on April 13th.
MS Principal Ok Ryung Shim
MS Director Mr. Scoville
Curriculum Coordinator Ms. Kim
Student Affairs Coordinator Mr. Harris