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May 03, 2019

CSS International Student's Personal Essay Published in Local Newspaper

A personal essay that Peixi J. ‘20, known on campus as CiCi, began writing during her Experience Centered Seminar in March has been published in a local newspaper. CiCi used what she learned during the Writers Gym ECS to hone her skills for an essay about being an international student from China. The essay appears in this week’s edition of the Colorado Springs Independent. Read it here or below. Congratulations, CiCi!    My life as a foreign exchange student...
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April 30, 2019

2019 Ceremonies and Celebrations

2019 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 #CSSClassof2019 and #iloveCSS. We extend a warm invitation to our current parents, grandparents, alumni, past parents, friends, neighbors, and those new families who will join the Kodiak family in the fall to join us for any of...
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April 08, 2019

Students Receive Awards for Mystery Writing

Three Middle School students received awards from the 26th Annual Betty Field Memorial Youth Writing Contest this past weekend for their mystery stories. Leksi E. ‘23 won the First Place Story in the 8th Grade Category. Sixth graders Bryant W. ‘25 and Neve P. ‘25 received judges awards for their stories. Congratulations, Kodiaks! Leksi’s story, “In Loving Memory of Emily Farlow,” was published in a booklet that was distributed during the Awards and...
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March 27, 2019

Habitat ECS | A New Perspective of Homelessness

Today we went to TESSA, an organization that helps women and children who have been victims of domestic violence. They don’t let men stay at their organization, but if a man comes looking for help, they put him up in a hotel. When we arrived at the organization, we were split into two groups: one group went to fold and organize clothing and other accessories, while the other group went to the safehouse, at an undisclosed location. The safehouse is where the women and their children stay...
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March 26, 2019

Alumni Features: Where Are They Now?

  GRADUATE FAST-TRACKED THROUGH UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE   Carl Churchill ‘15 is on track to earn his master’s degree at 21 years old because of his path at The Colorado Springs School. He took 11 Advanced Placement (AP) exams during his junior and senior years at CSS and used those credits to fast-track through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Within three years, he earned a bachelor of arts in history, as well as a certificate in GIS, a subfield of geography...
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March 23, 2019

Habitat ECS | 'I wanted to do something better, but I didn’t know what better was'

Our day was supposed to start by heading to the local Care and Share, whose core purpose is to bridge the gap between hunger and abundance. Their mission is to provide food, partnering opportunities, and education to fight hunger in Southern Colorado. Every day they provide food to neighbors in need because they have one belief: No one should go hungry. However, we had originally planned to visit this organization earlier in the ECS, but due to a winter bomb cyclone, that fell through....
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March 23, 2019

Habitat ECS | Working at the ReStore

Today we started out by talking about the organizations we would be helping. We were going to work at the ReStore, which gets its stock from donors who give them household appliances, furniture, and other things they no longer use. The ReStore then sells these things for a fraction of the price of new items. This helps those with low income budgets afford things they might need.When we arrived at the ReStore we watched videos about safety, equipment, and how much of a difference even one...
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March 22, 2019

Madagascar ECS | Final Day: The Journey is One I Will Never Forget

Today we all woke up bright and early at 5:00 a.m. to pack our bus and leave the rainforest. However, our bus refused to start and so instead we sat and watched the sunrise over the canopy of trees as the morning fog slowly burned off. During this period of tranquil beauty, our bus appeared to be fixed so we loaded up and set off for another long day of traveling by bus in Madagascar. The drive appeared to be going smoothly, however this was fleeting and soon our bus was struggling up a hill...
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March 22, 2019

Madagascar ECS | What a Crazy Day

Today we awoke as a separated group. The students who hadn’t felt well enough to go on the trek in the rainforest got to sleep in and rest up in the ValBio Research Center, and it was quite the opposite for the students who woke up in the beautiful rainforest. We heard the wake-up call at 5:50 a.m. and knew that we had a long day of hiking ahead of us. We packed up camp and ate a breakfast of French bread. Some of the students and Ms. Hanson got to taste some amazing Malagasy coffee that...
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March 22, 2019

Iceland ECS | Now We Are Wiser

We drove out of Vík, heading for one of Iceland’s most mysteriously beautiful features: the Diamond Beach. Littered with black volcanic rock and gleaming white icebergs, the shore’s contrast makes it magnificent. The icebergs, supplied by the nearby glacier Vatnjökull, break off and linger in a glacial lagoon before floating down what is supposedly the world’s shortest river. Then, they belong to the icy tides of the Atlantic.The strong rhythm of the waves as they carried the...
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More recent posts

Lisa Hughes receives the Sarah H. Elizabeth Hoiles Outstanding Faculty Award. May 25, 2019

2019 Presentation of Faculty Awards

During the 54th Commencement Exercises, the three highest faculty awards were presented by Head of School, Mr. Aaron Schubach. The three recipients honored represent a collective 25 years of service to the school. Each are being honored with a major award for the first time in their careers at...
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John Nieman delivers the Senior Farewell. May 25, 2019

2019 Senior Farewell: John Nieman

Aaron Schubach: John Nieman, selected by the class of 2019 to give the senior farewell, has been a student at CSS since 2006 when he joined us as a kindergartner, and he is known for many things.First and foremost, John is a top-notch, motivated student. At Awards Night last week, he was recognized...
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Amy Johnson-Smith delivers the 2019 Commencement Address. May 24, 2019

2019 Commencement Address: Amy Johnson-Smith

Aaron Schubach: The Class of 2019 asked Amy Johnson-Smith to be their Commencement Speaker today. A highly respected member of our faculty, Amy has taught at CSS for 26 years. She is our Upper School English Department Chair and the Director of the Full Steam Ahead program. Amy ...
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