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Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017
Today, our eighth-graders returned from a week-long trip to Washington DC, the culmination of this year's theme of Activism. In recent weeks, they've collected petitions in support of abortion rights and environmental justice, and on Wednesday they personally delivered them to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who has visited our campus in the past. Our students were more excited for this event than for any other on the schedule, and we're proud of them for making their voices heard in the... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017
During the month of January 2017, CDS is proud to host two teachers from the University of Zurich Teacher Education Program. Rebekka Ackermann (on the left in the accompanying photo) will work with Colleen Flayler in the Middle School Art Department, while Andrea Schober (on the right) will join Syd Hoffman in our 5th and 6th Grade Math classes. Rebekka and Andrea are studying to become English teachers in Swiss elementary schools, and the exchange program gives them the opportunity to develop... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016
In the last weekend of October, more than 50 members of the CDS community--students, parents, teachers, and more--worked together on a cleanup project in Dolores Park, followed by a picnic lunch for everyone involved. It was wonderful to connect with all our family and friends as we performed this service. Thanks so much to everyone who lent a hand!
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016
The Innovation Lab can always be counted on for some of the most fascinating assignments at CDS, and our eighth graders in that class have been working on a particularly interesting one. Over the last several weeks, they’ve designed and manufactured artificial hands to be used by young children, giving each hand the capability to perform a different task! The project began with a visit to CDS’ preschool classrooms, where the eighth graders paid attention to the most popular activities among... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 3, 2016
Third grader Kavi Greenwood is leading a Hope Box Drive for Operation Refugee Child, an organization that provides supplies and comfort to refugee children and their families. Hope Box donations were collected over the course of two weeks. Kavi will deliver the Hope Boxes to the Operation Refugee Child warehouse in Santa Ana during Thanksgiving break as they prepare for their next delivery trip to Syrian refugee camps in Greece with supplies for the winter.  

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