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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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March 11, 2018

Freedom on the River | Paddle, Bike, and Explore

During our time in St. Louis, we experienced many different activities related to freedom. We paddled the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, learned about the remains of the Cahokia Mounds, biked a 28-mile stretch of the Katy Trail, explored the French town of St. Charles, Missouri, and visited the Gateway Arch. Paddling the confluence was our introduction to life on the river; it helped us better understand the connection it creates between cities and between diverse...
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March 10, 2018

India | Tibetan National Uprising Day

March 10th. This is a date that means little to Americans but for Tibetans, it is everything. Marth 10th is National Uprising Day which commemorates the day, 59 years ago, that the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual and temporal leader, left Tibet with his people to escape the invasion of communist China. They settled in Mcleod Ganj, a mountainous town in northwestern India. Uprising Day is a way for their people to celebrate their heritage and protest Chinese control of Tibet. It started...
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March 09, 2018

India | Passage to India

Certain moments set CSS students apart from other high schoolers. One such moment, for example, was when a group of us shuffled into a bus at five in the morning and promptly began discussing literature. Not because we had to, or because we were trying to impress the English teacher sitting in front of us, but because we loved the texts and wanted to share. A similar moment came in the Newark airport, several hours and hundreds of miles from where our journey had begun. Our congregation split...
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March 09, 2018

Yellowstone| Aches, Pains, Breaks, and Sprains: A Day of Wilderness First Aid

What is the most useful skillset you’ve learned in your life? Although you may think of communication or social skills, there’s one specific skillset that is valued above all. What if you’re climbing a mountain and have a mishap with wildlife? Or backpacking and suffer a nasty fall? For those who spend a lot of time outdoors, wilderness first aid is a necessary skill. With our two day participation in a NOLS Wilderness First Aid course, we learned techniques for surviving...
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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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