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March 16, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | Farm, Art, & Music

This morning we went back to the Red Willow farm for the morning and some of the afternoon. We worked on composting, digging up weeds, washing vegetables, and preparing for the farmers’ market tomorrow hosted at their farm. We learned that Daniel, the manager of the RWF, started a landscaping business with his brother-in-law immediately after graduating from high school. Unfortunately, his brother-in-law passed away, so after 7 years of running the company, Daniel moved on and started working...
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March 15, 2017

Bonaire Scuba | Something's Fishy In These Waters

Tuesday morning was buzzing with excitement. It was our first official open water dive as certified divers off of the buddy dive grounds Once we arrived at our first destination, Wind Sock, everyone was looking forward to seeing some fish. Gearing up was a long and strenuous process. Since it was our first dive that we had to plan, we didn’t know what to expect.  Our time in the water let us see a different aspect of life we’ve never seen before that close. Swimming in the...
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March 14, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | Deep Experiences and Deep Knowledge

  For our fifth day in New Mexico, we started our day by walking to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church to attend Mass on what many of us discovered was the second Sunday of Lent, the season before Easter. This experience was pretty different from an experience that many of us had had before because of the mixture of cultures and people participating. The service itself was a mixture of Spanish and English, and the priest was a very friendly man from Africa who greeted each of us...
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March 14, 2017

Space Exploration ECS | High Altitude Balloon Payloads and Satellite Technology

In our Space Exploration ECS we completed our final TARC rocket modifications and prepared them for the launch. When modifying our rockets most teams learned that in order to have a successful launch and landing, the rocket’s parachutes must completely deploy and each group’s specific criteria met. To achieve these goals some teams needed to reinforce their parachutes while others redesigned fins for added stability. Today we also worked on constructing our High Altitude Balloon (HAB)...
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March 13, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | Bandelier National Monument

For our fourth day in New Mexico, we traveled to Los Alamos to visit Bandelier National Monument. The monument is known for its petroglyphs and ancestral ruins that were once inhabited by the Ancient Pueblo people. As we embarked on our two mile hike through the desert, we searched for ancient pottery shards in a field and ended up finding some really impressively preserved pieces. We then began a loop-style trail that took us on a tour of the gorgeous cliffs and unique caves that were once...
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March 13, 2017

Bonaire Scuba | Masks, Tanks, and Fins Oh My!

Landing in Bonaire brought a lot of anticipation and excitement for the upcoming week. When we first got here we felt the warm, humid air as we walked out of the airplane door onto the open air jetway. The drive from the airport to the downtown in Bonaire was quaint and filled with graffiti murals. The island’s entire atmosphere felt relaxing and like “paradise”. Once we arrived to our hotel we were briefed on our up coming scuba certification. The first two days consisted...
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March 13, 2017

Scandinavia ECS | Homestay Adventures in Lund

We’ve been extremely fortunate in that a multitude of families have welcomed us into their lives for a homestay experience. We spend our days here in Lund at the LBS school attending classes, learning about the education system, and gaining an overall better perspective of school in Sweden, then we travel home in the evenings with our host siblings. For all of us this includes either a walk, a bike ride, a trip on the bus or train, or even a combination of these ways of transportation to...
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March 13, 2017

Law & Order ECS | Creating Laws

For much of the first week of the Law and Order ECS, we investigated the enforcement of legislation by visiting the police and jails. In addition, we also visited the courts to witness the process in which the accused is tried for his or her charges and learned more about the rights of the accused. Now, our class was able to see the process of creating a law for the police to enforce and the courts to judge. In order to learn more about the process of creating laws, we attended a session...
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March 12, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | Traditional Puebloan Life

On our second night in Taos (actually Arroyo Seco, a small town just north of Taos), three native American artists (Jarro, his son Grayson, and Francisco) came to our lodge to perform some of their social traditions: drumming, chanting, and dancing. These gentlemen perform frequently all around the country with award-winning groups such as the “1680 Singers.” Francisco is also a member of a local group that performs a blend of hip-hop and traditional music. After a small introduction, the two...
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March 12, 2017

Scandinavia ECS | Bridge to Lund and Host Families

Students are happy and excited in their homestays tonight! We had a great meet and greet at the school and then each student took the train or bus with our respective families to our homes. We start school on Monday! On our last day in Copenhagen, we experienced the city on the canals. The day was as bright as the buildings of Nyhavn. Locals and travelers alike lined the walls of the canal to enjoy the sun. The buildings themselves were bright enough to compensate for days with gray weather...
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Head of School Aaron Schubach delivers the charge to the Class of 2017 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...
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Victor W. '17 receives the Faculty Cup 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...
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Sarah W. '17 delivers the Senior Farewell 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...
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