Our students came back from Discover Ecuador on Friday with lots of stories to share. I would like to thank our HS parents for their support and our teachers who travelled with our students: Ms. Gallé, Mr. Iverson, Ms. Martinez, Mr. Fuentes, Ms. Mapstone, Ms. Laralde, Mr. Spielman, Mr. Watkins, Dr. Hoyle, Mr. Englehart, Ms. Stacy and Mr. Cadenas. 

Our Seniors had a productive retreat here at Academia Cotopaxi. Thank you to Mr. Voeller who organised this week together with his team. The week ended ended with fun lockin with several activities, pizza, movie night, fire and smores.

Now that September is upon we have a very busy month ahead of us.

IB Corner
September 3rd is the deadline for the rough draft of the Extended Essay. This 4,000 word piece of academic writing is completed by our full IB Candidates and allows them to dive deep into a subject area and topic they are interested in. The Final Draft will be due on October 15th and our “Gallery Walk” celebration on the 29th of October.  This is a busy time for our seniors and they will need to manage many deadlines for their IB courses as they start their Senior year. 

College Corner
It is going to be a very busy week for our students with college visits.  As always, if your student wants to be formally invited, have them send Lysha Wasser an email at lwasser@cotopaxi.k12.ec stating his or her desire to have a formal invitation.  You as parents are more than welcome to attend as well.  Below you will find our visits for this week.  If you would like to see the schedule for the entire month of September, please find it here.
Monday: Linden Fair at Colegio Americano
Tuesday: Macalaster Visit: College Center: 11:15am-11:50am
Wednesday: Tulane, Northeastern, Southern Methodist University and Villanova Visits: College Center: 11:15am-11:50am
Thursday: Yale, Princeton, Columbia, University of British Columbia (UBC), St. Francis Xavier, Brock, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Visits: College Center: 11:15am-11:50am
Friday: CIS College Fair at Colegio Americano

Counseling Corner
We’re excited to have all of our students back from their service trips and senior retreat and ready to dive into the school year. Please be aware that if your student wants to change any courses she or he needs to submit a course change form (completed with parent and teacher signatures) by this Friday, September 7th. Please contact Ms. Keyes or Mr. Wasser with any questions.

Cougar Corner
With Discover Ecuador completed, we are back to training… 
Girls Varsity Soccer Tryouts will happen on September 3rd and 4th from 4:00 - 5:45.
The Swim Team will meet in Ms. Stacey’s room on September 3rd at 4:00 to kick off the season.
Boys and Girls Volleyball Teams continue their practices as scheduled from Monday to Thursday from 4:00 to 5:45.
Please check the calendar for upcoming games.
The late buses will leave campus at 6:00 pm from Monday to Thursday until the end of the season.

Thank you!

Fred Bordaguibel
HS Principal