Polar Opposites

Maria Antonia Angel, Discoverer Staff Writer

At the end of the school year,  as we watch the seniors graduating, nostalgia begins to seep in, reminding us of all our Columbus School experiences. We begin to remember just how different things used to be. The following pictures highlight some of the transformations that have taken place between our first and final years of school. 

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Three first grade students use the slide together during their recess time after lunch. Cell phones aren’t allowed, so children choose to use the playground equipment available for them.
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A group of eleventh graders sit on a set of steps during their lunch hour. Students have the freedom to roam campus during their breaks, and many choose to sit outside instead of in the cafeteria.
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5C students Maria Celeste Perez and Maria del Mar Alvarez wait outside their classroom after recess. They have two recesses that take place in designated areas, and occur adjacently to either their lunch or their snack.
Soon to be senior Miguel Urrego looks at his phone while waiting for his physical education class to begin.
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A group of fourth graders attend a funeral for a fly in the elementary school library. The fly, which they named Tipi 3, was found dead on one of the library windows and then buried outside.
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8th grade student Salome Beyer works with 11th grader Susana Mejia on one of the poufs in the high school library. Students from middle school and high school often go to the library during their breaks to finish assignments that are due shortly.
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A brightly colored K4 classroom is decorated with its students projects on rainbows. K4 students focus on hands on projects for most of the year including drawings, cutouts and presentations.
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AP Biology teacher Bill Beauchamp stands before his class explaining the activities for the day. The classroom is decorated with a large version of the periodic table as well as descriptions of certain elements.
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Cubbies in K4A are filled with student lunch boxes and hoodies. In elementary school, children keep their bags at their desks along with the rest of their work.
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A row of lockers lay open and deserted while students remain in class. Students use lockers to store their notebooks, lunch bags and such while moving around from class to class.
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A tea party scene with stuffed animals decorates K4C classroom. K4 students have various playing breaks in which they get to use the classroom toys.
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Flags from visiting colleges are hung on a wall in a high school corridor. These flags are used to motivate students on their future and let them know how many different universities are open for them to apply to and attend.