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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!


FIESTA HUASA | SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

Join us at our annual Fiesta Huasa event Saturday, September 1st, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nido baseball field.

WELCOME BACK FROM HS PRINCIPAL MCKENNA

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I love the start of school. It brings with it a new sense of possibility, excitement, and challenge.

WELCOME BACK FROM MS PRINCIPAL SHAWE

I trust that your child enjoyed the winter break – traveling, reading (I hope!), sleeping a bit later – and that she/he returned home today excited about the start of the new school year.

WELCOME BACK FROM ES PRINCIPAL JAMES

I hope your vacations were restorative and included plenty of family time and positive memories. One of my favorite parts about a new school year, is hearing all of the stories from students as I walk the playground and through classrooms.

WELCOME BACK FROM EYS PRINCIPAL COTA

One of my favorite aspects of working within the Early Years School (EYS) is being able welcome the new and returning students to the EYS. It is such a joy to see the excitement and sometimes the apprehensive looks upon their faces as they enter their classrooms filled with new friends, teachers and environments.

WELCOME BACK FROM ATHLETICS

At Nido, Athletics plays an important role in our community and especially in our student athletes' lives. We offer structured, organized sports and ongoing physical activities.

WELCOME BACK FROM THE ARTS

The Fine Arts Building Office would like to extend our welcome for the 2018-2019 school year. We'd like to invite you to the artistic activities we have scheduled throughout the year in hopes of counting with your presence as its the motivation and drive for our young artists.

NIDO ADULT SOCCER ACADEMY

Are you a Nido parent, alumni, or staff who loves to play soccer, but doesn't have a way to play? Join us on Mondays and Thursdays evenings beginning August 13 for the Nido Adult Soccer Academy.

A MESSAGE FROM HS PRINCIPAL PETIT

I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with your students during this year, most recently as the Interim Principal of the High School.

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