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Latest 2018 Balancing Act ECS Posts

March 23, 2018

Balancing Act | Challenges, Accomplishments, and Connections

“Although I had done the Incline many times before, I still felt a sense of accomplishment when I made it to the top.” - Kyle J. ‘20 On Friday the 16th, Mr. Rob Johnston shared a presentation about his journey with running ultramarathons. After giving us some inspiration, he then led a trip to the top of the Manitou Incline. Everyone made it to the top, and down the Barr trail at their own pace. For our capstone adventure, everyone headed to school on Sunday at 10am and packed...
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March 17, 2018

Balancing Act | Mind, Body, Spirit

On our first day of the second week of the Balancing Act ECS, we were introduced to Mrs. Jennifer Clarke P’29, P’27, a psychologist at the Air Force Academy. She talked to us about how stress could impact our lives. It was very interesting and our ECS learned alot about stress and the mind and how to calm down. Later, in the afternoon we talked to Dr. Melissa Hocate P’27, P’20, P’16, who gave us an even grander idea about stress. It was very entertaining to learn...
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March 11, 2018

Balancing Act | A Dynamic Group

We were introduced to our ECS with a group bonding activity. This activity showed us that even though everyone might not know each other, we all have things in common. Later that day, we were brought to Pure Bouldering Gym, where we participated in competitive group bonding activities. The group was divided up into two smaller groups, boys and girls, where they competed in different challenges. The girls group beat the boys. These activities were helpful because they taught us how to...
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February 15, 2018

Balancing Act | Course Description

Balancing Act - Integrative Health and Wellness Essential Question: How does maintaining a physically and emotionally healthy lifestyle contribute toincreased lifespan, wellness and balance in life, and proprioceptive sensory awareness? This ECS explores the relationship between mind and body in optimizing self-efficacy and performance.At the forefront of this exploration will be fitness training, instruction by certified holistic healthpractitioners, and research and application of...
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Ice Climbing at Lake George March 17, 2018

Balancing Act | Mind, Body, Spirit

On our first day of the second week of the Balancing Act ECS, we were introduced to Mrs. Jennifer Clarke P’29, P’27, a psychologist at the Air Force Academy. She talked to us about how stress could impact our lives. It was very interesting and our ECS learned alot about stress and the...
» read more
March 11, 2018

Balancing Act | A Dynamic Group

We were introduced to our ECS with a group bonding activity. This activity showed us that even though everyone might not know each other, we all have things in common. Later that day, we were brought to Pure Bouldering Gym, where we participated in competitive group bonding activities. The group...
» read more
February 15, 2018

Balancing Act | Course Description

Balancing Act - Integrative Health and Wellness Essential Question: How does maintaining a physically and emotionally healthy lifestyle contribute toincreased lifespan, wellness and balance in life, and proprioceptive sensory awareness? This ECS explores the relationship between mind and body...
» read more
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