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March 14, 2018

Freedom on the River | On Twitter

Are you following the Freedom on the River ECS on Twitter? Head over to Twitter (@CSSBigMuddy2018) to enjoy some BBQ and Blues videos of students at BB King’s Club. Keep scrolling to take in all the highlights of their seminar.  
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March 14, 2018

Yellowstone | Boots Filled With Water

Would you be willing to walk 1.5 miles in soaking wet boots with heavy, wet socks? What if you had already been hiking for 2.5 miles uphill and downhill covered with snow and mud? Most people would not do it, but we went through this hard journey for our research project. To complete this journey without any problems, we needed some specific qualities such as patience and endurance. Not only is hiking in wet boots hard, but also trying to track down moving mule deer. Since the mule deer that...
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March 14, 2018

The Great Iron Pour | Media Release for Iron Pour on March 17, 2018

Through hands-on immersion into historic techniques and processes, study of metallurgy, chemistry, materials science and industry, as well as working with professional sculptors, The Great Iron Pour, a high school seminar at The Colorado Springs School is asking the essential question, “Can we come to a clear understanding of the enormous significance of the age of metals while developing a personal aesthetic relationship with cast iron as an artistic medium?” The...
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March 13, 2018

The Great Iron Pour | The Molding Process

The first week of ECS we focused on making our artworks, working towards getting all of our pieces into wax. For many of the students, the molding process started out as working with water-based clay instead of going straight into working with wax. Using clay makes much better pieces of artwork in the end. Clay is a much easier medium to work with compared to wax and because of this, we can get more detail on our art before we cast it in wax. We are using a petroleum-based microcrystalline wax...
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March 12, 2018

Yellowstone| Unplugged: One Small Snowshow Step

    Dear family and friends,   The Yellowstone crew is on our third day unplugged and we are surpassingly relieved to be away from our devices! In fact, we are so busy working and playing that we hardly have time to miss anything from our normal lives! But rest assured, those quiet moments right before our heavy heads hit our pillows at night, or as our eyes take in the wild horizon of the world’s first national park, we wish we could be sharing it with you. We are taking...
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March 12, 2018

India | Cultural comparisons between Mexico ECS and India ECS

  Our ECS revolves around service and besides building toilets, we visited a special needs center. We spent a morning learning and playing with people with Down syndrome. The lady that was in charge/owner of the center talked to us and told us the background of her establishment. This center was established in 1998 and started out very small. She started with about seven students and started it from the ground up with no help from the Indian government. Now she has 50 students! She told...
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March 12, 2018

School Safety

  Dear CSS community, I write to you about the important issues of student social and emotional health and campus safety. With the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, three of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern United States history have come in the last five months. At The Colorado Springs School, we practice incident response protocols monthly and last year, through the generosity of several current families and grandparents, we added a security guard to campus....
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March 11, 2018

Balancing Act | A Dynamic Group

We were introduced to our ECS with a group bonding activity. This activity showed us that even though everyone might not know each other, we all have things in common. Later that day, we were brought to Pure Bouldering Gym, where we participated in competitive group bonding activities. The group was divided up into two smaller groups, boys and girls, where they competed in different challenges. The girls group beat the boys. These activities were helpful because they taught us how to...
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March 11, 2018

India | Bricks, Balla, And Bollywood

Today was our first official day in Balla with our homestays and the best one so far. To kick the day off: Cole, Joe, Luke, Miles, Hayden and I got out of bed at around 6:30. We woke up to some freshly made chai tea and admired the various types of flowers on the patio, and the mountains in the distance. After we had eggs and chapati for breakfast, we headed down to our meeting point and broke into two different groups for two different construction sites. When we started to build the...
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March 11, 2018

The Great Iron Pour | Casting Call

The Great Iron Pour students took off on a road trip to Loveland, Colorado early in the morning on Tuesday. The first stop the group made was Art Castings of Colorado. On our tour of the foundry, we were introduced to the procedures to make sculptures out of bronze and stainless steel. The first part of the tour was the wax mold room, where a wax version of the final sculpture is created. Other than using pure wax, the foundry also had other techniques using rubber and styrofoam. Using rubber...
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More recent posts

Ceremonies and Celebrations May 01, 2018

2018 Ceremonies and Celebrations

2018 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 #CSSClassof2018 and #...
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April 23, 2018

Looking Ahead to 2018-2019

Dear CSS community, Even as we celebrate the many events of April and May, we are busy planning the 2018-2019 school year and have several important announcements to share. In general, we are continuing to see trends of selective and intentional enrollment growth, curriculum enhancement,...
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April 11, 2018

Reflections on Seminar-Learning

  Dear CSS community, I would like to extend a personal invitation to tonight’s Experience Centered Seminar (ECS) presentations. Whether you are a Kindergarten parent or an alum, a current Upper School parent or a prospective family, please join us in the Louisa Performing...
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