Yuri Calderon Attorney | Unique Extracurricular Activities Offered at Cold Spring School District Nurture Creativity and Innovative Thinking

Yuri Calderon Attorney shared this press release.

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The availability of extracurricular activities during the COVID-19 pandemic supported Cold Spring’s mission of nurturing creativity and innovative thinking. To promote students’ development, the district maintained a variety of activities and clubs throughout the year. During a regular school day, students have the opportunity to participate in activities such as Writer Recess, the Cold Spring Virtual Talent Show, CARE 4 Paws, the Pet Food and Supply Drive, and more.

“Students can choose which extracurricular activity interests them the most,” says Amy Alzina, Superintendent, Cold Spring School District. “Our wonderful programs encourage students to explore their interests at a young age. Pursuing these academic and extracurricular interests will support their critical thinking skills as they grow.”

Adapting to the virtual demands of the pandemic-affected academic year, Cold Spring School District students have written blog posts about their extracurricular activities. The series of blog posts showcase the students’ efforts to seek further understanding of classroom concepts with support from local organizations, offering new perspectives that support student learning. The unique extracurricular activities incorporate STEAM, art, physical education, technology, music, and reading to provide students with a greater interest in critical fields.

“As a district, we are proud to offer our students a variety of extracurricular activities and experiences,” says Yuri Calderon, Chief Budget Officer, Cold Spring School District. “We are preparing our students for a life of innovation, curiosity, and critical thinking.”

“I love this school with all of my heart. It is my second home. I don’t think I could ever go to a different elementary school, and I will miss this school a lot when I eventually have to leave it,” says Georgia MacPhail, fourth grade student at Cold Spring, about her experience participating in the virtual talent show held by the district.

The variety of extracurricular activities available at Cold Spring School District provide students with a well-rounded education and prepare them for their next learning milestones. Read about Cold Spring students’ experience in extracurricular activities by visiting the CSS Blog: https://www.coldspringschooldistrict.org/


About Cold Spring School District: Cold Spring School is a TK-6 public school that serves approximately 180 students in a small classroom setting. Cold Spring was designated a California Distinguished School in 1986, recognized as a Blue Ribbon School in 1992, recognized as a Gold Ribbon School 2016, and received an Exemplary Arts in Education Award in 2020. The students of Cold Spring have consistently performed in the top 5 to 10% of all elementary schools in the state of California. We believe the high achievement level of our students to be linked with several factors including a professional teaching staff, nurturing home environments, and excellent student motivation and effort.

For more information: https://coldspringschool.net/