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Our Beloved Community – Celebrating Our Journey to Date
Mitzi Mock, Digital Storyteller/Videographer


On Friday, May 28, we hosted a virtual event to share updates on the actions we are taking as a school community to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) at our school. This was an opportunity to show our families the many ways we are trying to make systemic and cultural change, while also celebrating the progress we have made as a school community in the last few years.

We invite you to listen to the stories we shared below (featuring artwork by Anisha K. '22!). Current members of the Nueva community can also access a full-recording of the event on our community recordings archive on the internal homepage.

 

Implementing Anti-bias Practices

Over the last few years, Nueva has been researching best practices for an anti-bias admissions and hiring process. Learn about some of the ways we have put to those practices into action. (Illustrations by junior Anisha K.)

 

Building a Sense of Belonging: THRIVE

The THRIVE program supports historically underrepresented students and families. Hear from students and program advisors to learn how THRIVE supports positive identity development and community-building at Nueva.

 

Evolving Our Teaching Practices: Equity and Inclusion Institute

Nurturing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion at our school, means building capacity among all of our community members to advance these values and support this work. One of the ways we have helped teachers—at Nueva and beyond—grow their awareness and evolve their teaching practices is through our Equity and Inclusion Institute.

 

Racial Equity and Accountability Task Force

In the summer of 2020, the Nueva Board of Trustees created a task force to help elevate the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more about the task force's objectives and steps being taken to bolster accountability. (Illustrations by junior Anisha K.)

 

Students Taking Action

Some of the biggest advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Nueva are the students themselves. Learn about some of the ways students are taking action to spread awareness and make a differences.



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Photo Walk Series: First Week of School on the Hillsborough Campus

Our new Photo Walk Series aims to provide the community with a snapshot in time—a celebration of work being done across grade levels, content areas, and divisions. This first Photo Walk took place on Wednesday, August 23, as students and teachers were settling into our first week back to school.

Six illustrations of people: writing on chalkboard, reviewing data, listening, locking arms, and lifting each other up stairs

Did you miss last week's Beloved Community meeting? We invite you to listen to the stories we shared (featuring artwork by Anisha K. '22!) and to learn more about the many ways we are trying to make systemic and cultural change at Nueva.

Mavericks Making Waves: May 2021

Mavericks Making Waves is our latest roundup of exceptional student and faculty accomplishments and activities happening beyond Nueva's walls.

Teachers Infuse Nueva Core Values into Virtual Travel Week

From cooking classes to guest speakers and art projects to field trips, Nueva Travel Week has offered students a variety of experiences designed to immerse them in places or themes close to home and around the globe. While the majority of travel week experiences this year have taken place virtually, one thing is certain: all of the trips have been infused with the core pillars of the Nueva experience, namely social justice, social-emotional learning (SEL), and design thinking.