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September 24, 2020

Heading Outdoors to Learn How Data Moves on the Internet

Learning how data moves on the internet meant heading outdoors for 4th grade and for Upper School students in AP Computer Science.The internet is based on a concept called a distributed network. Originally developed during the Cold War as a means of resiliency, this system provides for the extremely high reliability of the internet.For this hands-on lesson, three AP students played the role of network engineers, while 4th graders were packets. Data is transported by packets from their origin...
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September 21, 2020

Head of School Letter: CSS Experiential Education Signature Programs Update

  Greetings CSS Families,   ​When presented with the challenge of COVID-19, schools across the country have had to pivot, hold to their mission, and build community like never before. We are working diligently to provide robust programming in the face of the pandemic. Academic programming has had to shift and through the collective efforts of our community, we are continuing to provide quality experiential learning experiences. Our outdoor education and seminar programs are an...
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September 04, 2020

Students Return to Campus at The Colorado Springs School

The Colorado Springs School welcomed students back to campus for the first time since March, when the school shifted to e-Learning because of the global pandemic. The school features 28 acres for on-campus learning with small class sizes and outdoor classrooms, including pergolas that our community helped build. We are prepared for quick pivots to robust e-Learning with Google Classrooms.Middle School and Upper School began on-campus learning August 24, 2020, then reverted to e-Learning...
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September 02, 2020

Gratitude and Appreciation

  Greetings CSS families,   We have successfully re-opened school during a pandemic. Let that statement settle in. To say we are grateful would be an understatement. We are embarking upon living up to our mission to prepare students for a dynamic world by mitigating risk, re-inventing school events and protocols, examining our educational delivery to provide quality education, and restructuring the school day and its routines to be COVID-friendly. We have embraced all things change...
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August 17, 2020

School Planning Update and Progress

Dear CSS Families,     As we move closer to the start of school, it is important to update you on some of the many plans that are underway. There are many details to digest during these ever-changing times. Here are some of the things that you will want to know.   People Making Things Happen Holly Hannum, the Early Childhood Center Administrative Assistant, is now an Executive Administrative Assistant for myself and the leadership team.    A long-standing...
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August 12, 2020

Head of School's Charge to the Class of 2020: Aaron Schubach, former Head of School

After holding 24 individual diploma conferment ceremonies in May for the Class of 2020, we were able to bring the collective class together on Saturday, August 8, 2020, for the 55th Commencement Exercises while following health and safety guidelines. Head of School Tambi Tyler: I never imagined my journey at CSS to begin like this, but as was sung so beautifully, the school’s Alma Mater rings ever true with the line “Across the miles and seas of changes, we’ll return to CSS.”...
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August 11, 2020

2020 Commencement Address: Dr. John Longo, Upper School English Teacher

After holding 24 individual diploma conferment ceremonies in May for the Class of 2020, we were able to bring the collective class together on Saturday, August 8, 2020, for the 55th Commencement Exercises while following health and safety guidelines. Nicole Goyette: The Class of 2020 invited Dr. John Longo to speak to them today. The teacher of both World Literature and Composition for freshmen and Senior Seminar: Topics in Literature, Dr. Longo is one of the few Upper School...
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August 10, 2020

2020 Senior Farewell: Autumn Crow

After holding 24 individual diploma conferment ceremonies in May for the Class of 2020, we were able to bring the collective class together on Saturday, August 8, 2020, for the 55th Commencement Exercises while following health and safety guidelines. Nicole Goyette: This year, the Senior Class selected Autumn Crow to give the Senior Farewell Speech. Please welcome Autumn. Autumn: Many of my peers know that I have a bad habit of forgetting to breathe when I give public speeches...
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August 05, 2020

Delayed Opening of School and Staggered Starts by Division

  Dear CSS Families,   August has arrived, and we are continuing to make plans and actively seek solutions to many COVID-19 challenges. Like many schools, we are looking to return to on-campus learning. Unique to CSS, plans are underway to provide our CSS community the greatest opportunity for a successful and sustained return to campus. In order to prioritize operational readiness and sustainable e-Learning practices - coupled with local health guidance and facility...
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July 27, 2020

Re-Opening Plans for Fall

Dear CSS Community, COVID-19 has arrested the hearts and minds of our country like no other event and schools have been placed at the epicenter. We invite you to become more familiar with the details and specifics of our planning. The Re-Opening of Campus landing pages are informational and address many of the questions posed during the recent Town Hall meeting held on July 24. CSS is unwavering in its dedication to following through with our commitment to our students and...
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Students run across the quad during recess. September 04, 2020

Students Return to Campus at The Colorado Springs School

The Colorado Springs School welcomed students back to campus for the first time since March, when the school shifted to e-Learning because of the global pandemic. The school features 28 acres for on-campus learning with small class sizes and outdoor classrooms, including pergolas that our...
» read more
September 02, 2020

Gratitude and Appreciation

  Greetings CSS families,   We have successfully re-opened school during a pandemic. Let that statement settle in. To say we are grateful would be an understatement. We are embarking upon living up to our mission to prepare students for a dynamic world by mitigating risk, re-inventing...
» read more
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