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Outdoor Education in the EYS

By Debra Cota, EYS Principal

Throughout the year the EYS has different learning opportunities that allow students and teachers to utilize the back hills of Nido's campus to extend the learning to the outdoors.

The first graders have been studying about animal habitats. The teachers planned an outing, along with Zack Beaty, Nido's Outdoor Education Coordinator, to take a walk in the hills to discover any possible habitats for animals. They saw horses and cows, looked for tarantula holes, and spoke about rabbit burrows as well. It was an inspiring opportunity for the students to see first hand what natural habitats look like right outside Nido's campus.

In the other grade levels within the EYS, the teachers and students venture into the hills at different times throughout the year, dependent upon the curriculum being taught. Typically the PK through K2 students will take a walking field trip to the cooperative farm located within Nido's hills. This gives the students an opportunity to explore nature, discover the plants blooming, the animals that live within the hills and anything else they may encounter during their walk.

All these opportunities allow the students to connect directly to nature in an authentic manner. They not only learn about the outdoors they are also given chances to use their bodies while discovering the outdoors. Teachers and students within the EYS utilize the outdoors frequently to provide a variety of learning experiences.


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.

A MESSAGE FROM EYS PRINCIPAL COTA

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NIDO CHAMBER MUSIC FEST INVITATION

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.

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.

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