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March 27, 2020

Setting Up an e-Learning Space

A personal narrative adapted for our school audience from Jessica L. James, Director of Communications and Advancement. She is working from home, along with her husband, and their two children. Their son is in 4th grade, and their daughter is in 2nd grade. When the thought of everyone being at home for e-Learning first entered my mind, I thought back to my childhood when we had two old school desks and would play “school” in the basement. In anticipation of the first day of...
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March 19, 2020

CSS Announces e-Learning

Dear CSS Community, As many of you know, yesterday Colorado Governor Jared Polis ordered all public and private schools across the state to suspend in-person learning from March 23 through April 17 to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Colorado. We are well-prepared for this eventuality having spent the last two weeks (and two full on-campus professional development days) preparing our e-Learning policies and content. We will begin e-Learning on Tuesday...
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March 13, 2020

Bonaire Scuba ECS | Diving and Ocean-Inspired Art

After waking up to the beautiful Bonfire ocean this morning, we ate a delicious breakfast and traveled to one of the more famous dive spots on the island, Hilma Hooker. This is a very unique dive due to a massive drug ship that sank there long ago. When we arrived, everyone geared up and entered the water through a point that wasn’t too treacherous. Then we swam out to the wreck, and began to descend. Immediately problems began to arise. First, a few divers were having trouble...
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March 12, 2020

Bonaire Scuba ECS | Cleaning Up Trash by the Beach

In a blink of an eye, half of this trip has passed. Today we got a practical assignment — a beach cleaning activity by the sea. In the morning, we came to the island by boat. We all wore hoodies from ECS and gloves of the same color, and we looked very unified. First, a lady who was the former director of STINAPA Bonaire, a non-profit commissioned by the government to protect the two National Parks at Bonaire, lectured us about what plants they introduced on the Klein Bonaire to retain...
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March 12, 2020

Wilderness Emergency Medicine ECS | Bad Milkshakes

  We started our last day on Santa Cruz Island with cleaning our rooms and backpacks. It was sad to return our gear we used all week for our course. After that, we took our WFR exam to test our skills we learned all week. After making our lunch, we headed to the Harbor to catch the ferry back to the mainland. It was hard for us to leave the island. We were lucky enough to spot a few dolphins, although it was cold and miserable. We had a mini-graduation ceremony on the ferry. Our...
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March 11, 2020

Wilderness Emergency Medicine ECS | Final Scenario

  Disclaimer: The photos are part of mock scenarios for students to earn their Wilderness First Responder certification.   Today was the day we all prepared for the final scenario. In the morning, we talked about the last topics we have not covered yet, for example, asthma, emergency childbirth, anaphylaxis, and we reviewed the treatment of spine injuries. After a great sandwich lunch, we practiced all kinds of splints and the building of litters in the form of a race. It was a...
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March 11, 2020

Bonaire Scuba ECS | Giant Stride Into Wednesday

This morning we splashed into our first dive at Oil Slick dive spot. Getting into the ocean was easy, but the surf was very aggressive, making it difficult on the way out. At least half of the students had difficulty coming out of the water. Regardless, the dive was beautiful and we spotted a sea turtle. After lunch we all got ready for our exciting boat dive. Students had been looking forward to this specific dive primarily just for the fact we got to jump off the boat. A giant stride...
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March 11, 2020

Studio Glass ECS | House of Art and Glass

Our day began with a trip to a glass-blowing studio called The Little Tomato. Located in a small complex of art studios among which there are many metal-workers, photographers, and other glass artists, this studio is used by two glassblowers and their assistant who often collaborated with other artists in the area. We saw examples of lamps made with both metal and glass that were only possible to create due to the two studios’ close proximity. Here, they create all their pieces without molds...
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March 10, 2020

Wilderness Emergency Medicine ECS | Rainy Day Intense Scenarios

  Once again, (in a scenario) a cacophony of screams split the air, but this time, the only light is that of headlamps flashing in the night. The victims? Four teenage girls in a stolen truck. The mechanism of injury? A crash. Eventually, the hysterical screams quelled, and the victims were treated for their various injuries: femur fractures, rib injuries, and hypothermia, among others. In this scenario, we utilized the various skills we had learned during our day in the classroom due to...
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March 10, 2020

Studio Glass ECS | Flowers from Hot Glass

Today we had a jam packed day beginning at Vitreluxe, a studio owned by a professional artist. At this studio we saw many examples of glass blowing such as vases, bowls, plates and cups created with a variety of different techniques to gain a variety of shapes and designs. The two studio assistants led the demonstrations, including creation of a “Prince Rupert Drop’, which is a large drip of molten glass quickly chilled in water that exploded to dust when its tail was snapped.  They told...
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Dear CSS Community, As many of you know, yesterday Colorado Governor Jared Polis ordered all public and private schools across the state to suspend in-person learning from March 23 through April 17 to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Colorado. We are well-...
» read more
March 13, 2020

Bonaire Scuba ECS | Diving and Ocean-Inspired Art

After waking up to the beautiful Bonfire ocean this morning, we ate a delicious breakfast and traveled to one of the more famous dive spots on the island, Hilma Hooker. This is a very unique dive due to a massive drug ship that sank there long ago. When we arrived, everyone geared up and entered...
» read more
March 12, 2020

Bonaire Scuba ECS | Cleaning Up Trash by the Beach

In a blink of an eye, half of this trip has passed. Today we got a practical assignment — a beach cleaning activity by the sea. In the morning, we came to the island by boat. We all wore hoodies from ECS and gloves of the same color, and we looked very unified. First, a lady who was the...
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