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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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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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March 20, 2017

Law & Order ECS | Would you have what it takes to be a police officer?

Today, after a tour in Douglas County Jail, we headed to the Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Foundation, a location created with the purpose of providing firearms training for the officers. We had the chance to go into the Tactical Training Building, where the digital firearms simulation system is located. This system was created for actual officers that have to face challenges based on real life situations, and react accordingly to what they think is appropriate for each case....
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March 19, 2017

Bonaire Scuba | Boats Dives, Night Dives & Shipwrecks

  On Thursday in Bonaire, we went out on our first boat dive. We got up early in the morning and had a good breakfast before we had to board the boat. (Breakfasts here are an amazing spread and served under a covered patio overlooking the water). Some of us were lucky enough to see a huge manta ray flying by Buddy Dive’s dock! Once all of us were on the boat, we headed out for the southside of Kleine Bonaire, a small Island to the west of us. One by one the divers jumped off the back...
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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...
» read more
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...
» read more
Learning about governmental systems at the Québec Parliament 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....
» read more
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