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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 19, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | The Long Road to Sante Fe

Today was the long road to Santa Fe. Actually, it was only an hour and a half long, and the scenery was beautiful. There were mountains in the distance, old adobe houses by the highways, and rolling hills throughout the ride. When we arrived in Santa Fe, we were greeted by Lee Manning, an award winning photographer and close friend of Profe Kunze. Lee specializes in black and white film and is a volunteer docent at the  . Leading us around the museum, Lee showed us many different artists...
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March 18, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | Lots of Art, Literature, and Culture, Oh My!

On the 16th, we traveled to the Mabel Dodge Luhan house. Our tour guide, Judy, went into detail about Luhan’s life and experiences. Mabel built her magnificent house on her 12 acres of meadowland, two miles from the Taos Pueblo. As we toured her house, we learned about Luhan and her engaging life filled with finding her spiritual well being. She organized and associated with the Taos art colony. She was one of the many influential women who traveled and detached from their lavish lives in New...
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March 16, 2017

Scandinavia ECS | Learning at LBS in Lund

After sitting on the train, in which we sped by farms scattered on the vast Swedish countryside, we have arrived in Stockholm, where more adventure is to come. Over the last two days, through a combination of sitting in on classes and exploring Malmö and Lund, we immersed ourselves in Swedish culture. My favorite place we have visited is Kulturen, an outdoor museum made up of houses from different time periods. Instead of seeing items in a glass case, we walked into and around the houses that...
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Dear Students, Parents, Past Parents and Alumni of The Colorado Springs School,Inspired by our 55 year history and our commitment to innovation, our preparation for 2017-2018 has been guided by two simple ideas: Improve the core elements of our work each year Ensure that each CSS...
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Head of School with Class of 2017 graduates June 29, 2017

Welcome to CSS: A Hiring Update for 2017-2018

Dear Parents and Students of The Colorado Springs School, It is my pleasure to officially introduce our new faculty and staff for the 2017-2018 school year. Great teaching is the heart of what we do at The Colorado Springs School, and our expert faculty and staff are second to none. Our new...
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Coach Vicki Vaughan receives the Mary Flynn Flemke Leadership in Education Award May 30, 2017

2017 Presentation of Faculty Awards

During the 52nd Commencement Exercises the three highest faculty awards were presented by Head of School, Mr. Aaron Schubach. Additionally, those faculty/staff completing 10 years of service to the school were honored with Trianon prints during professional week and celebrations continued to honor...
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