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March 15, 2018

Freedom on the River | Service and Soul on the River

Students started Tuesday, March 12, volunteering their time for Shelby Farms Park. They worked hard, picking up trash around the area and clearing out the invasive species, kudzu. Students received thanks from the volunteer organization as well as many people using the park. This sparked a discussion on how a service project relates to the theme of “Freedom on the River.” Students made observations about how donating our time helped many of those who use the park every day. In addition, it...
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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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More recent posts

June 27, 2018

Welcoming New Hires for 2018-2019

Dear CSS community, I hope this finds you and your family well and enjoying a relaxing and fun summer. Although we still have some time before the back-to-school Ice Cream Social and the first day of school, we are ready to make the 2018-2019 school year our best year yet. Please read on...
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Class of 2018 College Tshirt Photo May 30, 2018

Class of 2018 College Matriculation

Celebrating more than $2.8 million in reported merit scholarships and awards, the 20 graduates in The Colorado Springs School’s Class of 2018 are prepared for a dynamic world and colleges this fall. The Class of 2018 earned an average ACT of 28, boasted a National Merit Scholar Finalist...
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Mr. Tim Ferguson receives the Sarah H. Elizabeth Hoiles Outstanding Faculty Awar May 24, 2018

2018 Presentation of Faculty Awards

During the 53rd Commencement Exercises, the three highest faculty awards were presented by Head of School, Mr. Aaron Schubach. The three recipients honored represent a collective 21 years of service to the school. Each was honored with a major award for the first time in their careers at CSS. Thank...
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