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Tonight's Screenagers Showing and Consider Questions Posed to Students (Photo) - 02/07/18

Today, during first period 5th - 12th grade students and faculty at The Colorado Springs School (CSS) watched the award-winning film Screenagers. Prior to start of the film, Academic Dean, Mr. Gaylord posed the following questions intended to fuel thoughtful discussion between students, teachers and parents.

An additional screening of the film is free and open to the public, tonight, February 7, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to come and to bring their students. The evening viewing and discussion will occur in the Louisa Performing Arts Center at 21 Broadmoor Avenue on The Colorado Springs School campus.

ABOUT SCREENAGERS
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time-friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids' development and offers solutions on how adults can
empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

ABOUT THE COLORADO SPRINGS SCHOOL (CSS)
The Colorado Springs School is a college preparatory, day and international school serving students from preschool through high school. Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity. Learn more about The Colorado Springs School at www.css.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheColoradoSpringsSchool/

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Students Climb to New Heights with Outdoor Rock Climbing Wall On Campus Today (Photo) - 01/31/18

In partnership with Avid4 Adventure, a mobile climbing wall is on campus, Wednesday, January 31 at The Colorado Springs School (CSS) at 21 Broadmoor Ave. Kindergarten - 8th grade students will have an outdoor climbing wall experience in Physical Education class today. Classes are scheduled to be using the wall until 3:00 p.m.

"Mental grit doesn't just happen in the classroom. Today's climbing wall gives students the opportunity to problem-solve, goal-set, rise to the occasion and creates an environment for peers to cheer for each other's accomplishments, said Nicole Goyette, Director of Student Programs. "Through the outdoor education and seminar program at The Colorado Springs School, we allow students to be exposed to unique concepts and situations to help them discover passions. Bringing a climbing wall to campus matches our commitment and educational philosophy of hands-on and immersive learning."

The state-of-the-art 25 feet high mobile rock climbing wall accommodates four or five climbers simultaneously. Each climber is secured with an Auto-Belay System, so they can climb at their own pace and automatically lower to the ground whenever they wish. The special harnesses accommodate children weighing as little as 25 pounds and adults up to 250 pounds. Students will be under the supervision of P.E. teacher, Robin Jacober and guided by the licensed instructors of Avid4 Adventure.

Through summer camps and programs, Avid4 Adventure teaches every kid -- from first-time adventurers to experienced athletes, from pre-K through 12th grade -- how fun and empowering being active outdoors can be. As they hike, bike, climb and paddle, kids build lasting skills and newfound confidence, igniting a passion for being active that lasts their whole lives.

After scaling the wall, Brooklyn M., Kindergarten student in the Class of 2030, proudly beamed, "I went higher than I thought." She returned to class with a big smile and a greater confidence. When sixth grade came out to the wall and the first climbers started to scramble to the top, the whole class erupted spontaneously in chants, cheering on the climbers with enthusiasm.

"As a physical education teacher I love exposing students to lifelong sports," said Mrs. Jacober, Physical Education teacher. "In the instance of rock climbing, students can achieve new heights by using the mind and body."

Media are invited to come to campus during the remainder of the day to capture the spirit of this story and interview students. Please make arrangements with Jessica L. James, Director of Communications and Advancement at (719) 210-3499. Photos of today's event are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheColoradoSpringsSchool/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156210225524074

About The Colorado Springs School (CSS)
The Colorado Springs School is a college preparatory, day and international school serving students from preschool through high school. Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity. Learn more about The Colorado Springs School at www.css.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheColoradoSpringsSchool/


About Avid4 Adventure
Avid4 Adventure was born out of my desire to give kids a love of outdoor activity and to ensure the future caretaking of our planet. With declining youth participation in sports, decreasing physical education budgets in schools and increasing screen time, I saw a need not just to get kids outside, but to set them on a trajectory of lifelong outdoor adventure and stewardship. Being active outdoors is not only good for kids physically. Outdoor experiences are powerful and empowering. They are punctuation points in our lives that shape our confidence and character. Our camps give kids both a place to start and plenty of room to grow outdoors as they build skills in a wide range adventure sports, including mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and paddling. From helping a 3-year-old achieve better balance on a strider to teaching a 12-year-old to navigate single track terrain, we build kids' skills, confidence, grit, and determination, teaching a new generation of adventurers to thrive in the outdoors. -- David Secunda, Founder. Learn more at wwww.avid4.com or contact Kier Bard, Colorado Community Outreach Coordinator at 1-800-977-9873.