IB GRANT WINNERS
Tracey O'Neill, Upper School humanities teacher, received a Professional Excellence award from FLIBS to attend the World History Association Conference in Puerto Rico this summer.
Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology, FIRST Robotics Competitions are the ultimate Sport for the Mind. Carrollwood Day School is proud to host the R.O.B.O.T. League Robot Ruckus Championship (League Tournament) on Saturday, January 19, 2019. We are in need of ten adult volunteers to help with this event. Technical expertise is not needed, there are volunteer roles suited to everyone's interest. (Click here for more information.) Background checks are required so interested volunteers are encouraged to sign up early. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Question? Contact Bradley Hayes, CDS Robotics Team Advisor.
Join the Innovation Team in the
US Center for Innovation (Room H106)
Beginning Friday, January 18 and continuing every other Friday from 7:15-7:45 am.
There will be activities & workshops.
Finish your week off fabulously!
Wednesday, January 16
All upper school students in grades 9, 10, and 11 should wear their regular school uniform to school. Students will need to wear their collared CDS uniform polo for their class picture - NO SWEATSHIRTS or athletic apparel, please.
Seniors have a special dress day for their pictures. They are not required to wear their uniform to school on Wednesday. Seniors may wear CDS-appropriate business casual dress for their class photo.
Make Up Pictures
Students who have not had their individual pictures taken will have the opportunity to have their school picture taken on Tuesday, January 15 in the Elementary Multi-Purpose Room.
During the week of January 14 - 18, the CDS Gala Committee is challenging our families to donate as many Family Entertainment Gift Cards as possible to be used in various baskets to be auctioned at our 25th Annual Red Carpet Gala – Studio 54 on March 8, 2019. Please send your gift cards in to the Administration Suite marked Attention: Gala Committee. Each week we will focus on another item needed to make our Studio 54 Gala a success.
Mister Fred Rogers left us with many invaluable lessons we can pass on to our children and continue to learn as parents.
Join us for an amazing look at the life, lessons, and legacy of this beloved American icon. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
Special activities will be available for ECC and elementary children during the program.
Child care is available for
CDS ECC and Elementary Students, only.
TIME TO SCHEDULE INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS
11th Grade Student/Parent Meetings
The College Counseling Department will conduct mandatory junior meetings between January 9 - 25, 2019 only. The meeting will include one, if not both, parents and student.
These customized meetings will cover the individual student’s college selection and application process to include an assessment of current academic achievement, testing timeline, and creation of initial college application list.
Please email your assigned college counselor to schedule your appointment:
COLLEGE COUNSELING CLASS FOR JUNIORS
College counselors will meet with 11th grade students for 35-minute classes during advisory time on Tuesdays during 2nd semester in January and March - May.
Class topics and assignments will include creating college application lists, crafting resumes, completing college applications, writing college essays, and practicing interview techniques.
November 16 - 23, 2019
(2019 Thanksgiving Break)
Carrollwood Day School is partnering with Rustic Pathways to offer this 8-day once in a lifetime adventure for students in the Classes of 2020 and 2021. (Next year's 11th & 12th grade students.) We are only able to accommodate a maximum of 20 students so register now to reserve your spot!
La Niña Andina will give students the opportunity to delve into the issues surrounding gender inequality in Peruvian education. They will explore and discuss the realities of access and obstacles to education with local students and participate in meaningful service projects with the Sacred Valley Project.
In addition to service projects, students will take in the grandeur of the Andean peaks, explore the bustling Incan capital of Cusco, and hike the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu!
The final day to register is January 18th, 2019.
At CDS, we encourage our students to give back to the community. As an IB school, we embrace the mission statement of the IBO, which strives to develop “caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
US Conference Day
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
All 10th Grade Parents are Invited
Friday, February 8, 2019
8:30 a.m. ~ Theatre
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ~ Parent viewing of Projects in Hayes Family Gymnasium
12:00 p.m. ~ Dismissal for 10th Grade, only
The 10th grade students have spent the past year exploring their passions. The entire school is looking forward to being inspired by their interests, creativity, and talents at Carrollwood Day School's 12th Annual MYP Personal Project Fair! We hope you are able to join us.
MYP projects are student-centered and age-appropriate, and they enable students to engage in practical explorations through a cycle of inquiry, action and reflection. This years' projects include a variety of topics including: service in our Tampa Bay community and abroad, music composition, developing athletic skills, learning another language, and many more.
After a welcome and introduction in the Theatre, all projects will be on display in the Hayes Family Gymnasium.
This important program will be presented in the morning and in the evening! All parents are encouraged to attend!
8:30 a.m. ~ Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
6:45 p.m. ~ CDS Theatre
Grades 8, 9 and 10
Sara Rubinstein, Head of Upper School, invites parents to attend the next US Parents' Coffee. These get togethers feature a discussion on a topic of particular interest to parents.
The topic for the January coffee is Curriculum Matters: Registration Choices for the Upcoming Year. IB Coordinators, Sabrina McCartney and Nancy Hsu, will present curriculum offerings for each grade level and why choices matter for college placement. Shelly Hollingsworth will also provide information about the IB Career Programme which will be available to 11th graders for the first time next year. Additionally, the process for registering for upper school courses will be explained.
The last two coffees for this year will be held on:
March 14, and April 4. Check the school calendar for information about each of these programs.
Senior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 31
8:30 a.m. ~ Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
All senior parents are strongly encouraged to attend this informational meeting to go over important end-of-year and graduation activities planned for the Class of 2019. This year's Commencement Ceremony will be on Friday evening, May 24, 2019.
Nancy Hsu, DP Coordinator, will present information about the policies and expectations for the upcoming IB exams. We are also excited to share with you the CDS graduation traditions that have been handed down from class to class.
Updated Senior Notes and the IB DP Exam Schedule will be distributed.