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Nido Environmental Sustainability Update


Happy Earth Day! An important part of Nido's mission is inspiring students to be impactful stewards of a rapidly changing world. With this goal, Nido destined funds raised through the 2017 Kermess to develop an environmental sustainability plan that would provide a baseline analysis of Nido's current situation and recommendations for Nido to further its commitment to sustainability in three areas — the campus, the curriculum, and the Nido community.

As previously announced, Nido is working with Traesure, a company dedicated to fostering sustainable use of resources, to help us develop this roadmap. Since November, Traesure has worked with us to gather information from the School and community through focus groups (with faculty, parents, and students), a survey, and data from facilities on the use of resources on campus. We greatly appreciate the participation of everyone who contributed during this initial stage. Traesure has already completed the draft report and will soon be presenting the administration with its final recommendations.

In the meantime, Nido is already taking steps to advance in the area of sustainability:

  • Earth Week in the High School focused on efforts to refuse or reduce single use plastic with daily assemblies focused on various sustainability initiatives.
  • The Middle School will have grade level specific lessons and activities to celebrate Earth Day and engage the students in examining how their own habits could be improved to reduce their impact on the environment and to be conscientious consumers of the Earth's resources.
  • Meetings amongst dedicated faculty are also underway to begin the process of implementing sustainability curriculum more completely from ES up to HS.
  • The cafeteria is stopping use of plastic bags on April 23rd.
  • A new recycling program is planned for 2018-2019.
  • The School's facilities department is considering how to reduce our use of water and energy, as well as the School's waste.

As we look around Nido, we are reminded of the saying that is often discussed with our students "Be the change you wish to see in the world." We must continue to make a meaningful and impactful difference, both individually and collectively, to move us toward a more sustainable School.

Kermess 2018

The entire Nido community is invited to Kermess, our largest event of the year, on Saturday, November 24, 11:00am - 4:30pm.


8th Grade Luncheon with Recent Immigrants to Chile

In Social Studies and Language Arts classes, as part of an integrated Humanities Unit, grade 8 students have been preparing to answer the driving question, "What can you do in your personal life and in your larger community to welcome and support immigrants and other newcomers?"

NIDO SURF CLUB 2018-2019

The Nido Surf club is open to all Nido Community, interested to learn about Surf, including all skill levels, which are eager to improve their sports abilities and know the beauty of the Chilean Oceans.

Shadow Day at Nido | October 10

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 miércoles 10 de octubre.

REGISTER FOR NIDO CHAMBER MUSIC FEST

Nido de Aguilas School invites you to participate in the third Interscholastic Nido Chamber Music Fest. Please note that this is not a competition, but a Festival. Student musicians will participate as an ensemble.

MINDFULNESS COURSE FOR NIDO PARENTS

Nido de Aguilas is pleased to offer again the highly popular 8-Week Mindfulness Workshop for parents with Ms. Lina Paumgarten.

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.

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