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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!


Team Coaching Cycles During Hybrid and Distance Learning

Nido Learning Coaches Tom Ferrebee and Nicole Zito recently shared with Student-Centered Coaching expert Diane Sweeney how they have been able to coach our teachers from a distance over the past year and now in the Hybrid model. While challenging, they also found new possibilities for how they collaborate with our teachers.

Congratulations Class of 2020 for PTU Results!

Nido students that were part of the Nido's PTU Academy averaged 665 points in Language Arts and 687 in Math. This included one student who obtained "puntaje nacional", the maximum score in math.

REMOTE BOOK BORROWING 2020 REPORT

Last year presented unprecedented challenges and in an effort to return to normality, as soon as the quarantine was lifted in Lo Barnechea the Media Center was able to provide the first-ever Remote Resource Borrowing to our community adapting to all the safety measures.

LoC Week 5 Highlights

Don't miss the best moments of the 5th Match of the League of Champions!

JLoC Meet 3 Highlights

CONGRATULATIONS to all teams for a great job on their last meet! Lots of spirit and energy were shown in each one of the challenges!

LoC Week 4 Highlights

We invite you to enjoy the best moments of the fourth round of the League of Champions!

We are approaching the finals and this is getting more and more exciting!!

JLoC Meet 1 Highlights

The Middle School teams wrapped up their first Junior League of Champions meet last Friday, and it was all sweat and smiles by the end.

LoC Week 3 Highlights

Join us to watch and enjoy the most exciting moments of the third match of League of Champions!

Exciting News & Updates from the Media Center

Even though campus has been closed to our students, the Media Center team has been staying busy updating our Media Center's resources and renovating the physical space. Whether that has been spearheading the remote borrowing service or rearranging shelving, our Media Center is more active than ever.

LEAGUE OF CHAMPIONS VIDEO CHALLENGE

CONGRATULATIONS to all teams for a great job on their team Instagram videos! Lots of spirit and creativity were shown in each, and the videos received a total of 1895 "likes", WOW!

HS LoC Match 2 Highlights

We invite you to enjoy the best moments of the second round of the League Of Champions!


League of Champions Week 1 Highlights

Week one of the League of Champions kicked off before the September holiday break and propelled our student-athletes back into the spotlight. We invite you to see the most exciting moments of our first match!

SCHOOLWIDE CUECA COMPETITION

September begins the most fun and treasured time of the year in Chile—Fiestas Patrias! September in Chile may look a little different this year, but as a Nido community we are committed to celebrating together even if it will be done virtually.

In anticipation of our celebrations, we are announcing a schoolwide virtual Cueca Competition!

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