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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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March 11, 2017

Bonaire Scuba | Soon to be Scuba Diving

Soon to be scuba diving down in one of the greatest marine environments, we are the Bonaire ECS and our mission is to explore the incredible biological evolution of life on Earth by underwater exploration. The first day of our ECS, we started our journey of the history of Earth at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. As we went through the Prehistoric Journey exhibition, we learned about the amazing history of and life on Earth from its formation 4.6 billion years ago. We are...
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March 11, 2017

Law & Order ECS | Police Ride Alongs and Prison Museum

Riding with the Florence Police Department Estin N. ‘20 Today, we learned about rural law enforcement. In order to do this, we visited the Florence Police Department in Florence, Colorado. While here, we learned about the differences between rural law enforcement and metropolitan law enforcement. While the answers did vary depending on the officer, the most common answer to appear was that specialization was not possible in smaller communities. The CSI department, for example,...
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More recent posts

Dr. Mary Flemke's portrait hangs in the Trianon Terrace Room August 22, 2017

Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Mary Flemke

Dear Alumni and CSS Community Members,  It is with sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Dr. Mary Flemke on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Dr. Mary Flemke served as the sixth Head of The Colorado Springs School from 1989-2000. During Dr. Flemke’s headship The Colorado...
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August 19, 2017

Traveling to the Path of Totality

Colorado Springs, Colo. – For nearly six months, Physics teacher, Mr. Greg Johnson has been planning a seminar to take students to the “Path of Totality” for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21. It so happens, the eclipse marks the first day of school for middle and high school students at The...
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New athletics website powered by VNN Sports August 08, 2017

Welcome to Our 55th School Year

Dear Students, Parents, Past Parents and Alumni of The Colorado Springs School,Inspired by our 55 year history and our commitment to innovation, our preparation for 2017-2018 has been guided by two simple ideas: Improve the core elements of our work each year Ensure that each CSS...
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