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Earth Week at Nido

Last week, High School kicked off a month long Earth awareness campaign. The theme for this year is End Plastic Pollution, with school-wide efforts being made to Refuse/Reduce single-use plastic. Through discussions, videos, debates and guest speakers, students are being challenged to find new ways to live a more sustainable life and make a difference in their community.

The week started with an assembly, in which students got to see the shocking effect of plastic overuse on our planet, and were encouraged to make some daily changes in their consumption of plastic (to use reusable bottles and bags, for example). On Tuesday, three staff members gave students a sneak peak of their documentary: Khutrao Khutrao. In it they travel to Lonquimay, in the south of Chile, and show us the natural beauty of our country during their white winter expedition.



Midweek, the students from the Debate Team held a debate on Cultured Meat—meat grown in cell culture instead of inside animals. After both teams finished discussing both sides of the issue, students in the audience had the chance to ask questions and voice their opinions. The debate had some thoughtful arguments from both the debate team and the audience, and it was great to see students involved in critical thinking and considering long-term solutions for the sustainability of the planet.


On Thursday, guest speaker Paulina Torres gave students insights on how to live a Zero Waste life. Through her work in the local school Sol Naciente, she is changing the community's approach to waste and providing them with tools for long-term change. The week ended with the "Threes for Trees" event at the outdoor basketball courts, in which a boy and girl from each grade got 2 minutes to see how many 3-pointers they could make. Many teachers sponsored a grade, which means they agreed to donate $3,000 each time their grade's student put the ball through the hoop. The Sophomore class won with 25 3-pointers. They succeeded in raising $609,000, all of which will be donated to Fundación Reforestemos Patagonia for the planting of 203 trees to our "Nido Forest" in Parque Nacional Cerro Castillo.



All in all, it was a successful Earth Week, in which students were actively engaged in discussions in and out of their classrooms. Thank you to the organizing team for this amazing initiative!


NIDO TEACHERS CONDUCT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN CONCEPCION

Six teachers from Nido de Aguilas recently traveled to Concepción to provide professional development to over 60 teachers from the BioBió region as a part of the Teachers' Academy, an initiative formed by the national plan English in English.

CHARLA PUC: Salud Mental en Niños y Adolescentes

El miércoles 15 de mayo llevaremos a cabo la charla en español Salud Mental en Niños y Adolescentes: Factores Protectores e Indicadores de Riesgo, llevada a cabo por la Dra. Nicole Vásquez de la Unidad de Trauma y Disociación, Departamento de Psiquiatría, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Este charla es gratuita y abierta al público de Chile (educadores y apoderados).

Shadowing Day | 14 de mayo

Una de las mejores formas de familiarizarse con un lugar es experimentándolo de primera mano. Nido ofrecerá precisamente eso a través de su Shadow Day, el martes 14 de mayo.

ART SHOWDOWN | MAY 16

Nido's much anticipated Arts Showdown event is coming up on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00pm in the Arts Building. There will be wine, hors d'oeuvres, music, a "Smash & Grab" raffle, and great fun with amazing art by important artists at affordable prices!

Nido Summer Experience Internship

This summer Nido launched the Nido Summer Experience for High School students—a program through which students participated in a series of workshops before interning at local businesses to learn professional skills in research, marketing, operations, engineering, and more.

85th Anniversary: A Student Retrospective
In 2019 Nido de Aguilas is celebrating its 85th anniversary year. The High School newspaper, Eagles Manifesto, published a series of articles in honor of Nido's birthday, including this reflection on the school community.


85th Anniversary: Kick-Off

When I arrived at Nido five years ago, I remember being thrown immediately into the festivities of the schools 80th birthday celebration.

Open House | March 12

¿Te gustaría saber más de Nido? Invitamos a todos los apoderados a nuestro Open House, el martes 12 de marzo a las 8:30am.

8-Week Parent Mindfulness Course

Registration is now open for the popular 8-Week Mindfulness Workshop with HS Counselor/Wellness Coordinator Lina Paumgarten.

JOIN US FOR NIDO SUMMER CAMP

Don't miss out! Registration for Session 1 of Nido Summer Camp ends on December 19. Sessions are filling up quickly!

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