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March 23, 2018

Freedom on the River | River Madness

Over the period of our Experience Centered Seminars, there have been many experiential and educational steps taken to get to canoeing down the Mississippi River. On the river, we used the water as a highway to get from camp to camp along the sandy banks of the big muddy river. This wild body of water took its own path, swallowing up much of the dry ground and sandbars. This state of the river’s flooding pushed us to paddle hard and far to find dry land suitable for a camp each night. This wild...
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March 23, 2018

Balancing Act | Challenges, Accomplishments, and Connections

“Although I had done the Incline many times before, I still felt a sense of accomplishment when I made it to the top.” - Kyle J. ‘20 On Friday the 16th, Mr. Rob Johnston shared a presentation about his journey with running ultramarathons. After giving us some inspiration, he then led a trip to the top of the Manitou Incline. Everyone made it to the top, and down the Barr trail at their own pace. For our capstone adventure, everyone headed to school on Sunday at 10am and packed...
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March 22, 2018

India | A Hike to Kareri Lake

  Miles G. ‘19   On the second day of camping, we hiked to Kareri Lake high in the mountains around 8,000 feet above sea level. The trip was worth it. Our day started at 6:00 am and our trek began at 7:00. It began with a steep uphill climb through the woods. We crossed a river and continued along the edge of the mountainside. One thing that fascinated me was the number of street vendors along the trail. I didn’t understand how they could make enough money to make a...
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March 22, 2018

The Great Iron Pour | Preparations and Recap of the Iron Pour

Amber W. ‘19 & Imani L. ‘19Visit to Bliss Studio & Gallery This past Thursday our Iron pour ECS took a trip to Bliss Studio & Gallery, established by alumna Jodie Bliss, in Monument, Colorado. She mainly focuses on hand-forged fine art Sculptures, public art, hand-forged steel, and blown glass. Jodie told us that she has been working in metal for 15 years. In those years she evolved from a jewelry fabricator into large steel sculpture fabrication and eventually into...
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March 21, 2018

Yellowstone| Pictures of Success

‘ECS.’ When CSS students hear this word, they get excited; many think that they can rest up from their repetitive and hard school days. However, ECS is not supposed to be a rest period. It is an ‘Experience Centered Seminar.’ Students are supposed to experience something new that they would not get to do during normal school time.  In Yellowstone ECS, students completed many different activities that they would not experience in usual life: snowshoeing, tracking ungulates using...
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March 17, 2018

Yellowstone| For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People

Few gifts are greater than community service. Service incorporates kindness and a sort of scarifice. Service is a pivitol act that is critical for any functioning community. When people give their time and energy, unselfishly, for the benefit of others, a miraculous tranformation occurs. We helped clear fencing and tree stakes for the Bison Team biologists of Yellowstone as a tank you for allowing us to help them with their ungulate research.  However, we were not just serving the...
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March 17, 2018

Balancing Act | Mind, Body, Spirit

On our first day of the second week of the Balancing Act ECS, we were introduced to Mrs. Jennifer Clarke P’29, P’27, a psychologist at the Air Force Academy. She talked to us about how stress could impact our lives. It was very interesting and our ECS learned alot about stress and the mind and how to calm down. Later, in the afternoon we talked to Dr. Melissa Hocate P’27, P’20, P’16, who gave us an even grander idea about stress. It was very entertaining to learn...
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March 15, 2018

Yellowstone| The Best Things in Life are Wild and Free

Chilly morning air, stars dotting the dark sky, and breath freezing to sparkling clouds in an instant. We started our day like the animals we were searching for: rising with the sun into the frosty winter. We loaded groggily into the cans and made for an overlook to watch for wolves. Although they seem to be far from us genealogically, listening to Rick McIntyre, a retired park service interpreter with 26 years of experiences, I realized that we share some hidden similarities with these...
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March 15, 2018

Freedom on the River | Freedom and "Unfreedom"

The theme of freedom, or rather “unfreedom,” was taught when we visited Slave Haven and the Civil Rights Museum. Slave Haven reminded all of us how truly horrendous the lives of slaves were. One insight that we gained through the African section was the realization that Africans forced into the Transatlantic Slave Trade weren’t sitting in their countries living their simple lives waiting for white people to come teach them the rights and wrongs of the Western World. Instead, they were kings,...
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March 15, 2018

Freedom on the River | Service and Soul on the River

Students started Tuesday, March 12, volunteering their time for Shelby Farms Park. They worked hard, picking up trash around the area and clearing out the invasive species, kudzu. Students received thanks from the volunteer organization as well as many people using the park. This sparked a discussion on how a service project relates to the theme of “Freedom on the River.” Students made observations about how donating our time helped many of those who use the park every day. In addition, it...
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More recent posts

Sarah J. '18 and Dean T. '18 deliver the Senior Farewell May 24, 2018

2018 Senior Farewell: Sarah Johnson and Dean Taylor

Aaron: “This year the Senior Class has selected Dean Taylor and Sarah Johnson  to give the Senior Farewell Speech.” Dean and Sarah: Welcome to the Graduation Ceremony for the Class of two thousand eighteen. Dean: We’ve been waiting 18 years to say that. Sarah: We think it’s...
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Head of School Aaron Schubach delivers the charge to the Class of 2018 May 24, 2018

Head of School's Charge to the Class of 2018

Graduates, it is time for my charge to you. As the great educational philosopher and CSS band teacher, Mr. Brent Moorhead recently said, “The mind cannot absorb more than the behind” so I’ll be brief….. Dean and Sarah, you did a masterful job sharing highlights of your experiences...
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May 21, 2018

Points of Pride for 2017-2018

Dear CSS Families, Alumni, Past Parents, Grandparents, and Friends, In the age of information, we often try to measure literally everything, from our steps to social media “likes.”  This is very natural and can be helpful. However, sometimes we can make the mistake of thinking...
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