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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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March 11, 2017

Southwest Discovery | Taos Pueblo Day School

After two days of introductory films, discussions, work with children, and sandpainting, we headed to Taos at last. Having already established “families” in our group, the first family, Qochata, was responsible for planning, shopping for, and preparing chili burgers for the whole ECS. Every family group must somehow incorporate a Southwestern element into the meals. After dinner, our first guest speaker, Chris, told us about the Taos pueblo and its people, including different rituals and...
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March 11, 2017

Space Exploration ECS | Team America Rocket Competition

The Space Exploration ECS took to the skies as we launched 5 of our Team America Rocket Competition  (TARC) rockets. With the experience and guidance of our COSROCS team, we were able to successfully set up a launch pad in Elbert, Colorado on the Dancing DPW. After completing our safety checks, we primed our rockets for launch. Our goals for our rockets varied between teams, but most consisted of specific altitudes, launch-to-land times, and the safe return and recovery of an egg. We took...
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March 10, 2017

Scandinavia ECS | Be My Eyes in Copenhagen

Hej fra København! Hi from Copenhagen! Today was very eventful and involved a lot walking (10.7 miles!!). In the morning we took a tour around Copenhagen and got to learn more about its history. We learned that there have been five city halls, the reason for which being that the first four were burned down. This seemed to be a recurring feature because several other buildings have been burned down due to fires in the past. We also learned about Hans Christian Anderson who moved to...
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March 10, 2017

Law & Order ECS | Careeers in the Legal System

Meeting different people, visiting all kinds of places, and exploring criminal justice system is always our ECS mission. Today’s experience was no different; we visited the county courthouse, which is located downtown, and listened to stories about people’s careers in the legal system. From judge to probation officer, public defenders, and district attorney. They shared ideas about their careers, and we listened to them actively and asked many good questions. We arrived at the courthouse...
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March 10, 2017

Summer at CSS with Full STEAM Ahead

Dear Friends and Families of The Colorado Springs School, Are you looking for a rewarding experience for your Middle School student this summer? We have created something new that will satisfy a child’s natural desire to explore, experiment, and get a little messy!   Campers, are you ready to… hold a brain and figure out who you are and who you want to become? challenge yourself to new heights on a ropes course? explore the dynamic results of coding a robot?...
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March 09, 2017

Scandinavia ECS | From Colorado Springs to Copenhagen

We are sending this first blog post from our hotel in Copenhagen! While we may be slightly jet-lagged, we are all ecstatic to further explore this beautiful city and see what the next two weeks in Scandinavia have to offer! The Life in Scandinavia ECS started its first day with a bang! We split into five small groups and played quiz question games with Dr. Young in order to have a better feel for some general Swedish and Danish facts. Although all sixteen of us have done some kind of...
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March 09, 2017

Space Exploration ECS | OpenRocket: Design and Simulate

The Space Exploration ECS been introduced to OpenRocket - a model rocket simulator that allows you to design and simulate your rockets electronically before actually building and flying them. During the process, we learned about the individual parts of a rocket. A rocket consists of, from top to bottom, a nose cone with a spiked head to prevent air resistance; the body tube, with a parachute inside for safe landing; the fins, which are trapezoid or triangle-shaped (a rocket usually contains 3...
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March 09, 2017

Expédition Quebec | Bonjour tout le monde!

Bonjour tout le monde! Yesterday was definitely a day full of new experiences for the entire group. We are checking in from Quebec City, however yesterday we visited Trois Rivieres after exploring Le Musée du Beaux-Arts du Montreal. While our time was limited in the museum, Bras Forts (the nickname of our tour guide — meaning “strong arms”) took us through a few exhibits that showed the progression of art in Montreal. From the Inuit Art at the beginning of our short tour to the...
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Dr. Paul Young sends off the senior class of 2017 May 25, 2017

2017 Commencement Address: Dr. Paul Young

Aaron Schubach shared: “Dr. Young joined the CSS faculty 19 years ago and he is known for many things. He is the 2015 recipient of the Edward E. Ford Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award and 2017 recipient of the Mary Wicks Award, given by the Upper School students to the faculty or staff...
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Class of 2017 College Tshirt Photo May 25, 2017

Class of 2017 College Matriculation

Celebrating more than $3 million in reported merit scholarships and awards, the 33 graduates in The Colorado Springs School’s Class of 20 17 are prepared for a dynamic world and colleges this fall. The Class of 2017 earned an average ACT of 28.2, boasted a National Merit Scholar...
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May 16, 2017

Points of Pride

Dear CSS Families, Alumni, Past Parents, Grandparents, and Friends, From sun rocks and s’mores on Colorado Expeditions to MS Seminar III and Walkabout to Senior Skip Day and AP tests in the Upper School, the end of the academic year is a time of hard work, reflection, and celebration. We had...
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