Learn about the exciting new middle school honors program at the CDMS Honors Informational Night on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cairo-Durham Middle School auditorium.
We recommend that parents/guardians and students in Grades 4-8 attend, though the event is open to anyone who wants to know more about honors classes at the middle school level.
Please come out and meet administrators, teachers and staff to learn more about the new middle school honors curriculum that CDMS plans to implement in the 2017-2018 school year.
On Saturday, March 18, twelve teachers from Cairo-Durham Elementary took a bus to New York City for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project's 92 Saturday Reunion. The gathering, which happens twice a year, offers a day of free workshops to teachers and districts who are practitioners of Reading and Writing Workshop.
CDE has been using Reading and Writing Workshop for two years, having begun implementation of the Lucy Calkins' Units of Study for Reading and Writing in 2015. Lucy Calkins is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project.
The district is looking into expanding its strong pre-kindergarten program, but we need input from the community. Whether or not you have a child of pre-kindergarten age, your feedback related to this matter will be helpful to the district in making programming decisions. We appreciate your input!
Please take a few minutes to complete the short, 5-question survey below (or click here). Thank you for your feedback and your time!
Please find attached a letter from Anthony Taibi, Superintendent of Schools, outlining the enacted changes to the state assessments.
The state testing program underwent significant changes that began last year and will continue this year. Please see the attachments below, which contain additional information and as always, please feel free to reach out to the district office or your child's principal. Contact Information is listed below for your convenience.
Principal: Ms. Marie Culihan
Principal: Mr. Michael Mitchell
We are very interested in the perspective of our district families and believe it is an important part of our planning. Our family/school partnership is central to our students’ successes. We are asking our district families (including students) to help us improve our school/community partnerships by taking The Family Engagement Survey.
You can complete this simple survey by clicking the link below and entering the password (which is Family2017). It is available in English and Spanish. The survey will be open from March 13 to April 13, 2017.