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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

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 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 of the...
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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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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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November 08, 2017

Veterans' Day Speaker to Pilot Apache Helicopter to Campus

To celebrate Veterans’ Day, The Colorado Springs School (CSS) will host a special assembly for the elementary school on Friday, November 10, 2017, at 21 Broadmoor Avenue. The featured speaker, a school parent and Apache pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason Yarros, will arrive at campus...
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October 30, 2017

2017 Founders' Day Hall of Fame Assembly Honors John Pitman

On October 6, 2017, The Colorado Springs School honored the school’s past and present with Founders’ Day. The 2017 assembly inducted Mr. John Pitman, a former faculty member from 1963-1976 into the school’s Hall of Fame. The Upper School’s Vocal Ensemble opened the ceremony with a...
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Points of Pride: Preparing students for a Dynamic World September 06, 2017

2017 State of the School and Annual Fund Launch

Dear CSS families and alumni,   During the recent State of the School presentation, I was pleased to welcome new and returning families to the opening of our 55th school year. The brief video (11 minutes) shared here is a reflection of the people and programs that make us effective,...
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