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Tue. 02/09/16
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 02/09/16 9:16 AM
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
District-Wide Closure Due to Inclement Weather
To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The February 10 agenda is featured
Thu. 02/04/16
D2 students to host event in support of American Heart Association
Harrison Dist. 2 - 02/04/16 9:58 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS -- Wildflower Elementary students are focusing on heart health with their Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff Event on Friday, Feb. 5.

The event starts at 9 a.m. with a kickoff assembly featuring several events, including performances from a professional jump team, the honor choir, and cheerleading team.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to the American Heart Association.

This is the second year the school is hosting a Jump Rope for Heart event.

Friday's assembly begins a month-long celebration of heart health; the school also will hold an activity day on Friday, Feb. 19 where students and parents will learn more about health through several fun jump rope activities.

Wildflower Elementary School is located at 1160 Keith Drive.


Attached Media Files: 2016-02/1351/91654/2016_WildflowerJumpRope.docx
Wed. 02/03/16
Adventurer, Photographer, and Philanthropist Jake Norton to Keynote Mission Day at CSS (Photo)
The Colorado Springs School - 02/03/16 11:23 AM
Jake Norton
Jake Norton
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Colorado Springs, CO - The Colorado Springs School (CSS) is honored to welcome adventurer, photographer, and philanthropist Jake Norton as the keynote speaker for the Upper School's Mission Day. The keynote speech is open to the public and will take place February 11, 2016, from 8:10-9:10 a.m. at the Louisa Performing Arts Center at The Colorado Springs School.

Jake is a man of many talents and is described as all around humble and kind. He is a Seven Summits guide, a National Geographic photographer, the founder of Challenge21 (a non-profit aimed at bringing safe drinking water to communities in need), film maker, inspirational speaker, and was a team member on the expedition that discovered George Mallory's body on Everest in 1999.

In his speech, titled Finding Joy- in Life and Career, Jake will speak to the Upper School students about the importance of finding, discovering, and creating joy. Joy - not happiness. He will explore the idea of focusing your actions on making a positive impact on the world. In Aristotle's words: "Where your skills and the needs of the world intersect: therein lies your vocation." This presentation is inspirational in theme, and draws from his various climbing trips (especially Everest and also including parts of High and Hallowed) and his journey working as a water advocate.

For more information on Jake Norton and his inspiring adventures, visit http://mountainworldproductions.com/.

Media may come to campus at 21 Broadmoor Avenue to cover the event by contacting Jessica James, Director of Communications at jjames@css.org or by phone at 719-434-3506 or by cell at (719)210-3499.

ABOUT THE COLORADO SPRINGS SCHOOL (CSS)
Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares age 3 - grade 12 students to think independently and to meet the needs of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity. Learn more at www.css.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheColoradoSpringsSchool


Attached Media Files: Jake Norton
Tue. 01/26/16
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
Colorado Springs Dist. 11 - 01/26/16 8:54 AM
School District 11 Board of Education Meeting
The Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education will have a board meeting on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30 p.m. The consent/action items on this agenda include:
Designation of Official Posting Location for Board of Education Meetings and Notices
Amended Board Meeting Dates for 2015-2016
Charter Renewal Application from CIVA Charter School
2015-16 Mid-Year Budget Modifications
Resolution 2016-22: Authorizing the Appointment of Urban Renewal Authority Board Member
Resolution 2016-23: African American History Month
Resolution 2016-24: Career Technical Education
To view the agenda, go to the Board of Education webpage, hover over meetings, and select BoardDocs Public Site. The January 27 agenda is featured.
Tue. 01/19/16
The Colorado Springs School to Host African-Themed Model UN Competition
The Colorado Springs School - 01/19/16 10:55 AM
Colorado Springs, Colorado - The Colorado Springs School (CSS) will be hosting its 5th Model United Nations (MUN) conference, inviting schools from the Colorado MUN division, along with participants from New Mexico and Wyoming, to attend. Thirteen student delegates from Turkey will also be attending, making this an international conference that is sure to broaden the horizons of all involved. This will also be the largest regionally hosted MUN event of the 2015-2016 academic year with more than 200 students from 20 schools participating. The conference will be held in the evening on January 22, 2016, and all day January 23, 2016 at The Colorado Springs School campus.

Coach David Benson is excited about hosting this conference. "Model United Nations is one of the fastest growing activities in schools," he says, adding that students who participate are learning how to become better global citizens. "Debate, diplomacy, and the courage to tackle real-world problems are all skills that these conferences teach."

Colorado Springs School delegates have written background guides for their respective councils. This year will include a mix of beginner, intermediate, advanced, and future councils focused on African themes and events, including:

Encounter at UnGungunlovu: Aftermath of Shaka Zulu's conquests in South Africa.

A Security Council focused on the crises in the Central African Republic and Somalia.

An advanced historic Security Council centered on the Biafra War.

A future oil crisis in which Africa is the last continent with this precious resource.

While there are six conferences a year in the Colorado MUN league, the African theme is a special tradition at The Colorado Springs School. It emerges from their relationship with their sister school in Fongo Tongo, Cameroun. A portion of proceeds from this event will benefit their sister school.

Elena M. '16 is the Secretary-General for the Colorado Springs School chapter. "I have made so many friendships from Model UN," she says, adding "it's a great way to gain a global perspective and improve your speaking and debate skills."

Visitors are welcome to come and watch the simulations throughout the day. Media may come to campus at 21 Broadmoor Avenue to cover the event. To coordinate media attendance during the event, please contact Model UN Advisor, Nadja Hunter '99 at nhunter@css.org or on her cell at (719) 238-2880. Simulations will be held across campus.

For more information about Model United Nations at The Colorado Springs School, follow @CSSModelUN on Twitter or visit the club's website at http://cssmun.weebly.com.

About The Colorado Springs School
Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares age 3 -- grade 12 students to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity. Established in 1962, The Colorado Springs School serves 300 students from 29 area zip codes on its campus at 21 Broadmoor Avenue.