26 May, 2023

Words from Secondary

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It was a little quiet this week in the Secondary School (we miss our Seniors), students have begin the home stretch to final exams/projects. The 8th grade field trip to Guanacaste is this week, as is the HS Play, The Play that Goes Wrong. 
Upcoming Dates
  • May 31-June 2: 8th Grade Field Trip Bagaces Guanacaste
  • June 2 and 3: The Play that Goes Wrong
  • June 8: Senior Assembly
  • June 9: Graduation
  • June 14: 8th Grade Moving up Ceremony

We are nearly wrapped up with pre-scheduling of students. Once that is complete, we will be able to finish our master schedule and place students into the classes they requested. If students are not able to be enrolled in all of their requests, the office will reach out to the student and the parent to determine an alternative. If a student wishes to make a change to the requests they have made, they should contact the office. The end of the semester will not include an “exam schedule” in the High School, but that does not mean that students will not have exams. Exams will be held in the normal class schedule, teachers are coordinating to ensure that students don’t have too many exams in one day. If your student feels they have a particularly difficult day of exams and would like to request an alternate schedule, please have them contact Mr. Balding.

Reminder to parents of all current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students to please complete the Fine Arts Request form to provide your students’ request for next year: Fine Arts Request Form.

Middle School STUCO Mundialito

Middle School Student Council organized its second Mundialito tournament of the year for MS students. The tournament culminated on Friday with the mixed 6th, 7th and 8th  grade team defeating the undefeated 8th grade team in penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie. Yair Rosenstock scored the game winning penalty kick, and the team celebrated with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Thank you to STUCO for organizing, students for participating, and Mr. Valderama, Mr. Muhammad, and Mr. Chandler for reffing under the beating hot sun.

The CDS High School Drama Department will present “The Play that Goes Wrong” on June 2nd (7:00 PM) and June 3rd (6:00 PM). Cost of admission is 5,000 colones each, with a family maximum of 15,000 colones. Please use the following form to RSVP for the performance, payment is made at the door: The Play that Goes Wrong Tickets

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This Friday High School Students received the ONG AENDOCR for a Conference on Awareness about this chronic disease that affects almost 200 million people worldwide. Being more prevalent than diabetes, few people and even doctors know about it.  Find information on the image below. 

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From the College Counselor
We continue with the course load selection process. Our high school students should have chosen their course load by Friday of next week. One of the new tools we are using is called AP Potential. Based on the PSAT performance, it recommends which APs a student may take. It has been a great tool and quite accurate with the conversations I've been having with students.
This week I had the opportunity of meeting with several Canadian universities at an activity held at the National Convention Center. It was a great networking experience, and it opens up more opportunities for our students. 

Our relationship with international universities is expanding around the world. Next week we will have the University of Technology Sydney (Australia) visit CDS. On Thursday, June 1st, Dr. Leona Tam, Associate Dean of International Studies at UTS will be giving a Master Class to our FBLA club members. The title of this master class is Consumer Behavior: Loyalty vs. Habit.

As of Wednesday of next week, parents may use my booking webpage for appointments. It was shut down due to AP exams.