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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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March 06, 2018

Freedom on the River | Hannibal

March 6 - March 8, 2018 To us, being able to experience an overnight train ride as our first method of transportation on this trip really meant a lot. While it may not have been a steam engine as he would have experienced, Mark Twain was still probably familiar with the same basics of train travel as we experienced. The uncomfortable seats were lightened by fantastic views, and the lulling of the train and the rhythmic clacking of the rails helped put us to sleep despite the uncomfortable...
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February 15, 2018

Balancing Act | Course Description

Balancing Act - Integrative Health and Wellness Essential Question: How does maintaining a physically and emotionally healthy lifestyle contribute toincreased lifespan, wellness and balance in life, and proprioceptive sensory awareness? This ECS explores the relationship between mind and body in optimizing self-efficacy and performance.At the forefront of this exploration will be fitness training, instruction by certified holistic healthpractitioners, and research and application of...
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February 15, 2018

Freedom on the River | Course Description

Freedom on the River Essential Question: How has the Mississippi River influenced the freedom of American literature,history, society, economics, and art? The Mississippi River… just the name may conjure up some images in your mind: muddy waters, shiftingcourses, old-fashioned steamboats, and a steersman hollering, “Mark Twain!” across the wide waters. Aromantic image of idyllic childhood explorations may remind you of a reading of The Adventures of TomSawyer or perhaps you’ve visited one...
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February 15, 2018

Peru | Course Description

Peru Essential Questions:1. What is the history of the indigenous Andean people, and how have their lives, culture andeconomy been influenced—first by the Spanish conquest and more recently, by globalization andtourism?2. What are the current educational opportunities available for children and young adults in Peru andhow does their educational system compare to ours?3. What does it mean to be a “global scholar” vs. a “tourist”? This ECS travels to Peru to seek cultural and...
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February 15, 2018

Yellowstone| Course Description

Yellowstone Essential Question: What is the scientific and cultural value of a National Park like Yellowstone? The grandeur of Yellowstone in winter provides a dramatic setting in which to learn about and take part inconservation biology, wildlands management, earth science, and the unique, extraordinary winter ecologyof the world’s first national park. The park sits within the caldera of an ancient supervolcano, and it hasendless forests defended on all sides by majestic mountains....
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More recent posts

Longevity Awards were presented to Jake H., Natalie R., Alec Y., and Celeste N. May 24, 2018

2018 Presentation of Students Awards

During the 53rd 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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Mrs. Anne Taylor delivers the Commencement Address May 24, 2018

2018 Commencement Address: Anne Taylor

Aaron Schubach: “The class of 2018 asked Ms. Taylor to give the commencement address today. Anne Taylor’s teaching style epitomizes the CSS method, combining inventive, experiential techniques with rigorous academic expectations. Her AP Psych class has become a favorite with students. This...
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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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