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TCS English Teacher’s Video Goes Viral

Andres Lopera, Discoverer Staff Writer April 16, 2021

 A video of TCS Elementary School English Teacher Javi Velez singing to his K4 students went viral on Twitter in January receiving over 230,000 views.  While in a distance learning session with his...

A group of Candles at El dia de las velitas in the Columbus School. Medellin, Colombia.

‘El día de las velitas’ Canceled at TCS

Andres Lopera, Discoverer Staff Writer February 25, 2021

In the Columbus School the massive event of El día de las velitas (Candle Night), was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    El día de las velitas is a very big event in The Columbus School....

Students from the province of Sichuan, China are now learning in a face to face format; yet, taking all of the safety measures until a new order. The Columbus school will follow similar procedures once it reopens.

Face to Face Classes Will Reopen at TCS

Nicolás Escobar , Discoverer Staff Writer October 2, 2020

Face to face classes will begin starting October 16th, after a myriad of meetings and research. Yet, student attendance will be at the discretion of each individual family.  With the intent of balancing...

Logo of the pending Youtube Channel, Boost Learning. The educational videos published will be interactive and short to maintain the attention and interest of young kids. “If elementary students learned through high school students it would be more motivating and exciting,” Diana Mitchell, Early Years Principal, said.

NHS Kicks off the Year by Launching Boost Learning

Marianna Román, Discoverer Staff Writer September 28, 2020

The Columbus School’s National Honor Society is inaugurating Boost Learning, a social service opportunity where High School students guide Elementary School students in distance learning through educational...

K5 students making use of  their old discipline system.

From Extrinsic to Intrinsic Motivation: Lower Elementary Changes their Views on Discipline

Candelaria Arango, Discoverer Staff Writer January 21, 2020

Home room TCS elementary teachers are trying to implement positive discipline in their classroom instead of negative and positive points. Since the beginning of the 2019 school year elementary teachers...

The new TCS Strategic Plan displayed in the corridor which connects Elementary with Middle and High School. Copies of this information have been posted throughout the campus.

Strategic Plan Guides TCS into the Future

Santiago Restrepo Londoño, Discoverer Staff Writer January 11, 2020

A new strategic plan guiding TCS into the future is being introduced this year with new goals and priorities centered on the students as positive learners and agents of change. The plan was drafted...

Middle School students during P.E playing soccer. An exemplar of what the new policy requires in a photo.

New Privacy Policy Introduced at TCS

Santiago Restrepo Londoño, Discoverer Staff Writer November 30, 2019

A new privacy policy concerning the publishing of photos and videos of students will improve safety for the TCS community by improving child safety and avoiding possible legal sanctions. After some...

Fourth-grade students at 4D show their growing enthusiasm while they work on their new journalism unit for the TCS newspaper.

4th Graders Take Over Journalism 

Luciana Ramirez, Discoverer Staff Writer November 30, 2019

At TCS, fourth-graders embark on a new writing unit centered on journalism. Students immerse themselves in writing school-related news stories during the month of November. Fourth-grade students focus...

K4 students working in their current project of the Magic Room.

The Magic of “The 4k City”

Candelaria Arango , Discoverer Staff Writer November 30, 2019

K4 students are working with their English teachers on their Q1 project  “ The City” in the Magic Room to learn about recycling and the important buildings a city has this project will be happening...

Juan Fernando Mesa, Paula Duque and a staff member working on the architectural designs for the upcoming Upper Elementary School reform in May 2020.

Upper Elementary School Prepares For Overhaul

Martin Escobar Bolivar, Discoverer Staff Writer November 29, 2019

After finishing several projects, like the new library, The Columbus School has set its sights on remodeling different sections of the upper-elementary edifice. Construction is set to begin in May 2020. Maintenance,...

TCS Early Years members using the playground renovations

Lower Elementary Has Its Own Principal

Gregorio Correa, Discoverer Staff Writer November 29, 2019

From August 2019 onwards, the school’s board of directors decided to split Lower and Upper Elementary assigning a principal for each, being this for the sake of efficiency and identity. K4, K5 and...

Planned space for the game room still in development

New Elementary Game Room Expands Recreational Opportunities

Tomás Tobón, Discovere Staff Writer November 29, 2019

A project launched by the elementary school counselors plans to restructure the whole recess experience for students in which they can do different activities that are not done outside. Elementary grades...

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