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May 30, 2017

Head of School's Charge to the Class of 2017

“Graduates, it is now time for my “charge” to you and on this day of transition, I have two questions: Where have you been? And where are you going? First, let’s talk about where you have been: David Brooks recently wrote a thoughtful article about thick institutions- the kind that leave a mark on you. He wrote, “a thick institution becomes part of the person’s identity and engages the whole person: head, hands, heart, and soul.”Thick institutions have the following...
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May 25, 2017

2017 Presentation of Students Awards

During the 52nd Commencement Exercises the following awards were bestowed to students. Academic Dean, Mr. Eric Gaylord, and Head of School Aaron Schubach introduced each of these honors.  Longevity Awards The longevity awards are given to those who entered CSS either in Kindergarten or PreSchool. These students have been important members of our community from start to finish. To present the awards this year was preschool teacher, Lee Hesselberg, former preschool and...
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May 25, 2017

2017 Senior Farewell: Sarah Weidman '17

This year the Senior Class selected Sarah Weidman ‘17 to give the Senior Farewell. “Welcome, everyone! In case you don’t know, we don’t make the valedictorian speak at graduation. The reason I’m here is because I gave a teaser-trailer speech to my class, and they voted for me to speak on their behalf at graduation. My sample speech was long, full of imagery, memories, and emotion. Tears were shed, and not all of them by me. But once I was chosen, thanks guys...
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May 25, 2017

2017 Commencement Address: Dr. Paul Young

Aaron Schubach shared: “Dr. Young joined the CSS faculty 19 years ago and he is known for many things. He is the 2015 recipient of the Edward E. Ford Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award and 2017 recipient of the Mary Wicks Award, given by the Upper School students to the faculty or staff member who does the most for the student body. He is the co-leader of Kodiaks In in Community Service Club, where he inspires our students to serve our community and to understand and participate in...
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May 25, 2017

Class of 2017 College Matriculation

Celebrating more than $3 million in reported merit scholarships and awards, the 33 graduates in The Colorado Springs School’s Class of 20 17 are prepared for a dynamic world and colleges this fall. The Class of 2017 earned an average ACT of 28.2, boasted a National Merit Scholar Finalist and two Commended students, as well as two of the Gazette’s 20 Best & Brightest. More than half of the class are members of the Ursa chapter of the National Honor Society (as...
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May 16, 2017

Points of Pride

Dear CSS Families, Alumni, Past Parents, Grandparents, and Friends, From sun rocks and s’mores on Colorado Expeditions to MS Seminar III and Walkabout to Senior Skip Day and AP tests in the Upper School, the end of the academic year is a time of hard work, reflection, and celebration. We had a great 2016-2017 school year. While it’s impossible to quantify the passion and talents of our teachers and students, please take a quick look at the “numbers” for 2016-2017. #1 We...
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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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More recent posts

Points of Pride: Preparing students for a Dynamic World September 06, 2017

2017 State of the School and Annual Fund Launch

Dear CSS families and alumni,   During the recent State of the School presentation, I was pleased to welcome new and returning families to the opening of our 55th school year. The brief video (11 minutes) shared here is a reflection of the people and programs that make us effective,...
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Dr. Mary Flemke's portrait hangs in the Trianon Terrace Room August 22, 2017

Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Mary Flemke

Dear Alumni and CSS Community Members,  It is with sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Dr. Mary Flemke on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Dr. Mary Flemke served as the sixth Head of The Colorado Springs School from 1989-2000. During Dr. Flemke’s headship The Colorado...
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August 19, 2017

Traveling to the Path of Totality

Colorado Springs, Colo. – For nearly six months, Physics teacher, Mr. Greg Johnson has been planning a seminar to take students to the “Path of Totality” for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21. It so happens, the eclipse marks the first day of school for middle and high school students at The...
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