Volume 3, Issue 1 Volume 3, Issue 1 MAY 2012
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ALUMNI NEWSLETTER Dear sharks,
With this issue we start our third year of keeping you informed of what‟s going on with your classm ates and former teachers. These past 24 months have been very rewarding in terms of the positive feedback and comments we have recei-
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ved regarding this publication. We will continue to give you interesting articles and information hoping to be a stronger link between you and CMS; however, please know that this Alumni Newsletter is meant to be your voice, so send us notes of any news, activities or special events
about you or a fellow alumni. You can also follow us on our Facebook page Carol Morgan-School, where every day we post interesting information. Thanks for your support and your help in making this YOUR NEWSLETTER
Alumni Reunion Party 2012 Moved to Miami
There could not be a better place to host the first alumni reunion party outside the Dominican Republic than Miami. Last May 5th we confirmed that it was a great decision as we saw so many alumni arriving at The Commons in Key Biscayne. Members from the classes of 1974 to 1995 came to INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Alumna Opens Restaurant for 8th Graders
Members of class of ‘65
Alumni Supporting CMS Activities & Pictures
support us and reunite with longtime friends. We also were honored with the presence of three special guests, Mrs. Novo and Mrs. Bowden, former CMS teachers; and Mrs. Handly, former CMS Elementary Principal. People started getting excited as they entered the salon where there was a display of many pictures showing important school memories from the 50‟s to 2011. Looking for old faces and seeing themselves on those pictures, some with a few pounds less, others with a little more hair was very amusing. Besides this memory lane, there was a wall with pictures of all the CMS Headmasters since 1967 beginning with Mr. Norman Lubus until our current
days Headmaster Mr. Jack Delman, who also joined us for this occasion. Everybody enjoyed the great food served and the wonderful music made us all go back to those school days at CMS. Sandra Aponte ‟84, Chair of the Alumni Association, gave a motivating speech about how the school has grown and the importance of the involvement of the alumni community for the future of the school. Also, Mr. Delman invited everybody to come to Santo Domingo in March 2013 for our 80th Anniversary Celebrations. The highlight of the night was the visit of our very own school mascot, who danced and posed for pictures for the
amusement of all the invitees. Also, we showed a video with a nice message from CMS teachers and Yomari…Click here for the Video. We want to thank the people who made possible this great party and supporting the CMS Alumni Association: Manuel A. Grullon '71, Jeffrey Rannik, '89, Gustavo Tavarez '78, Teddy Heinsen '72, Cynthia McFarlane '84, Alexander Rood '72, Rocio Del Llano '81 and Mrs. Mercedes Novo. Also, thanks to Claudia Palmer „88 and her husband José Martínez, for providing the venue for the party. Full speech see online version Go to our Facebook page: carol morgan-school to see all the pictures.
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Alumna Opens Her Restaurant For Eight Graders work as waiters and earn money for their trip. We want to share with you the interview with Mrs. Hasbun.
Students from 8th grade were taking American History and the idea came up of how interesting it would be to go to Washington DC to visit those historic places they were seeing in books. But such a trip was in nobody‟s budget. One of the parents thought it would be a great idea if the students raised funds to make their trip. This is how Zaida Hasbun ‟88, offered her restaurant Casa Tula so these students could
CMS Revisited “Since leaving the Dominican Republic and Carol Morgan School in 1957 when I was in the fourth grade, it was a delight and pleasure to see the enormous progress that has been made in half a century. Seeing how the school has grown from what is was in 1957 to the present modern campus with all the amenities
CMS: How did it all start? ZH: “Nathalie Selman called me and told me the kids were very excited to make this trip and were looking for ideas on how to raise money to make it happen; we as parents, thought this would be a great
opportunity to teach them that it takes hard work and responsibility to conquer your goals.” CMS: Why did they want to raise funds? ZH: “In their minds, it was to pay for the trip, but more than the money they would raise in those 7 shifts, we really wanted them to experience the value of their effort and cooperation to make this adventure possible. They raised around RD$150,000 which helped partially cover the costs of the trip.” CMS: How did you feel as an alumna and a mother? ZH: “I was surprised to see all these kids working as true
professionals and adults. It was like realizing they were not kids anymore, and the rewarding feeling to see how they assumed their roles with such responsibility working as a team towards a common goal. I was very proud” CMS: What would be your message from this experience? ZH: “I think the kids learned a lot from this experience. After this opportunity, I am sure they are more sensitive to the facts of real life, what it is to have a job and earn money honestly. I am convinced that we should expose our kids to this kind of activities, so they learn first-hand what reality is for many less privileged people and how much they have to be grateful for.”
by Veijo Aulio ‘65 anyone would want or need really made a striking impression. If I were a kid again, I would love to attend this school. The staff is as dedicated and friendly as it was back in the old days, from which I have fond memories of days filled with sunshine and joy.
COMIC STRIP by Isabella Franco Lulo ‘18 This is the winner of a comic strip contest from Middle School...
Wishing you all a bright future!”
From Left: Veijo Aulio, Jaak Rannik, and John Potts
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ALUMNI SUPPORTING CMS ACTIVITIES We want to thank all of you who decided to support the different CMS Activities in the last trimester. It was great to see a lumni come back to campus with their families either to work or just have fun during Spring Fest. Also, some took the time to go to Guavaberry Golf & Country Club and enjoy a beautiful day playing sports or just having fun around the pool, for our Family Fun Day. Here are some pictures of these activities. For more pictures go to our Facebook page: Carol Morgan-School
Jackie Hazim ‘80 with her children all class of 2018
Humberto Sangiovanni ‘86 with his family
Clara Rojas ‘92 and her family
Sandra Aponte ‘84 with Jason Amiama ‘89 and his family, visiting from Virginia
Lisbeth Leger ‘96 and her daughter
Roberto Lamarche ‘04, his daughter (class of ’24) and his wife at Family Fun Day
Raquel Penson, Monica Walther ‘78, Maria Jose Turull ‘91, working at Spring Fest
Peter Reilly ‘90 enjoying Spring Fest with his children
Cesar R ‘13 and some friends
Smile for the camera...
Class of 1985 with their classmate Maylen Susana who recently visited Santo Domingo
Class of 1987: Thiago, Ramón, Monika, Ana María, Angelina, María Luisa and Pura
Class of 1990 sharing during their reunion
ANNOUNCEMENTS! NEW BRICKS We want to thank all of you for the support you are giving us through our different fund raising programs. Here are the new supporters that are leaving a mark… Elias Khoury Family Nancy Acosta , ES Teacher THANK YOU!!!
Our Robotics Team did great at the First Robotics Competition in Orlando, FL. They became the first rookie team ever to make it to the semi-finals! Seeing their accomplishment on their debut we can only imagine their outcome in the competition next year! Go TEAM DRIFT…GO SHARKS! THANKS TO FRANCINA ALVAREZ „04 FOR VOLUNTEERING TO BE CLASS REP! YOU TOO CAN BE A CLASS REP AND HELP THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION REACH EVERY CMS ALUMNUS AND ALUMNA AROUND THE WORLD! Contact us at: email@example.com
Carol Morgan School sadly reports the loss of the following members of our community: Our condolences to the family and friends of… Silvio Sanchez „85 April 2012 Nuryn Sanlley „70 April 2012
Ways to support Carol Morgan School There are several ways to give to the Carol Morgan School. CMS depends upon the generosity of our community to sustain and advance the mission of the School:
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