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March 10, 2017

Summer at CSS with Full STEAM Ahead

Dear Friends and Families of The Colorado Springs School, Are you looking for a rewarding experience for your Middle School student this summer? We have created something new that will satisfy a child’s natural desire to explore, experiment, and get a little messy!   Campers, are you ready to… hold a brain and figure out who you are and who you want to become? challenge yourself to new heights on a ropes course? explore the dynamic results of coding a robot?...
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April 25, 2017

2017 Ceremonies and Celebrations

It is a joyous time of year as we bring the school year to a close and celebrate all the accomplishments for which our students have worked so hard. Feel free to share your pictures and posts with us on social media with hashtags #CSSClassof2017 and #iloveCSS. Please join us for the following ceremonies and celebrations: Tuesday, May 16, 20176:30 p.m., National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Louisa Performing Arts Center  Friday, May 19, 2017   7:00 p.m., Upper School Awards...
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March 24, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | The Emotional Ending

We woke up knowing it would be our last day here, and knowing this made it an emotional morning. We started the day with service. Many students went back to the Pueblo Day School to work with the kids in the kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms as well as play with them. As we arrived at the threshold of each classroom door, the kids faces lit up with joy and excitement. “They’re back!” shouted many of the kids. We made the most of our time with the kids, and some of us were even...
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March 23, 2017

Scandinavia ECS | From Construction to Economics, in Stockholm

      Though we have returned home safe and sound, we thought it would be wrong to not post a quick blog about the last few days of our trip. On Sunday we awoke to a lovely breakfast then headed off for a quick breeze through Skansen, a local outdoor museum about Swedish life in the relatively distant past. It was a chilly day, but the breakneck pace that Mrs. Hedden and Dr. Young call “brisk” was just enough exercise to keep everyone nice and warm. We explored a house and the...
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March 23, 2017

Space Exploration ECS | Local Aerospace Industry Bolsters Learning

Today was filled with interesting and exciting moments of learning. We toured the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base. In the morning we were in a class taught by various airmen and officers that explained the importance of satellites and other space technology. Col. DeAnna Burt, Commander of the 50th Space Wing, stopped in to say hello to us and commend us on our math skills as we worked through a team challenge related to the Global Positioning System (GPS). We ate lunch in the air...
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March 22, 2017

Expédition Quebec | Final Day in Quebec

Today was sort of a different day for us. We slowed down a bit after returning from our homestay families by taking time to explore. Before we explored, we went to the Québec Parliament and learned about their governmental systems as well as important figures in their government’s history. This was a good way to tie up our trip because it allowed us to reflect on how some of the issues we have been learning about, such as separatism and bilingualism, are dealt with in Québec. We also...
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March 22, 2017

Law & Order ECS | Beyond the Reasonable Doubt - Preparing for the Mock Trial

In the final week, Mock Trial and presentation of projects have become our priority. At the beginning of the day, students broke into presentation groups to practice on their projects and to make final edits. Through an hour long practice, students have shown a great confidence on their work. The topics of their project are around law enforcement. Some of them are judicial review in U.S., modern technology in the law enforcement system, and poverty related crimes.  At about 9:30 a.m...
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March 21, 2017

Expédition Quebec | Farmstay Reflections

Today was a sad, yet exciting day for us. We left our homestays today to come back together as a group and return to Quebec City to enjoy one last day of the frigid air tomorrow before we return home. We were all excited to share the unique experiences we each had on our prospective farms. While some lived on a vegan farm, others made cheese and watched goats give birth. We had a long drive from the Montreal Area back to Quebec City, allowing for us to catch up on sleep and tell...
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March 21, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | Tea Time!

Today, we started off the day with Johnny Ortiz, a chef, herbologist, and potter, who came to talk to us about New Mexican herbs, roots, tea, and his business.  He also made us a delicious Kota Osha root tea that he served in clay cups that he had made. He talked to us about his business, The Shed Project. Next, we split up into different groups for students to do different activities. Ten students went to the Pueblo Day school, four went to do watercolor painting with Patience Heyl,...
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March 20, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | Our Last Hiking Hurrah

Today we hiked the Devisadero trail —  a total of 6.4 miles. “Devisadero” translates into “Lookout Point” because it was used by the Pueblo Indians as a high point to check to see if Apaches were coming down to raid the pueblo, a common occurrence. We had a wonderful time and had the opportunity to bond while looking at different trees like juniper and white fir. The trail was challenging at times with thin trails covered in snow and lots of uphill climbing, but the view was...
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Ceremonies and Celebrations April 25, 2017

2017 Ceremonies and Celebrations

It is a joyous time of year as we bring the school year to a close and celebrate all the accomplishments for which our students have worked so hard. Feel free to share your pictures and posts with us on social media with hashtags #CSSClassof2017 and #iloveCSS. Please join us for the following...
» read more
March 24, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | The Emotional Ending

We woke up knowing it would be our last day here, and knowing this made it an emotional morning. We started the day with service. Many students went back to the Pueblo Day School to work with the kids in the kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms as well as play with them. As we arrived at the...
» read more
March 23, 2017

Scandinavia ECS | From Construction to Economics, in Stockholm

      Though we have returned home safe and sound, we thought it would be wrong to not post a quick blog about the last few days of our trip. On Sunday we awoke to a lovely breakfast then headed off for a quick breeze through Skansen, a local outdoor museum about Swedish life in the...
» read more
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