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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.

Ski Club 2018

The Nido Ski Club (6th - 12th grade) and Junior Ski Club (4 year olds - 5th grade) are open for registration.

Leadership Position Changes

The positions of IB Coordinator and Professional Development Director have been filled internally, and next year we will have an Assistant Principal in the Early Years School.

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.

Shadowing Day at Nido | April 25

Una de las mejores formas de familiarizarse con un lugar es experimentándolo de primera mano. Nido ofrecerá precisamente eso a través de su Shadowing Day, el miércoles 25 de abril.

ARTS SHOWDOWN | MAY 10, 2018

Nido's much anticipated Arts Showdown event is coming up on Thursday, May 10 in the Arts Building.

EMPREDIL 2018

The 2nd annual EMPREDIL conference on March 22 & 23 aims to inspire young leaders to take action about the future. Organized by students, this conference is targeted towards teenagers that are interested in entrepreneurship, leadership, and success.

MINDFULNESS COURSE FOR PARENTS

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

NIDO 5000 CHALLENGE

The second annual Nido 5000 is a community race series organized by the Nido de Aguilas Trail Running Team, Myteam Run & Tri club, and sponsored by Mitsubishi.

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 March 12 for the Nido Adult Soccer Academy.

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