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Nueva Receives California Green Ribbon Award on Earth Day
Rachel Freeman

We are honored to announce that on Earth Day, April 22, Nueva was named a recipient of the 2020 California Green Ribbon Schools Gold award. This recognition is awarded to schools and districts that demonstrate excellence in resource efficiency, health and wellness, and environmental and sustainability education.

"The Green Ribbon School Gold award is as much a reflection of Nueva's strong tradition in environmental education and stewardship as it is a reminder of the obligation we have to prepare our students to become well-rounded and active environmental citizens," said Director of Environmental Citizenship Tanja Srebotnjak. "I'm so happy to share this award with our entire community and especially our curious, passionate, creative students, some of whom, I'm sure, will lead the way and solve some of the vexing environmental challenges we face."



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Antiracist Communications Strategy Sessions Sets the Foundation for Antiracist Storytelling at Nueva

Following the murder of George Floyd in May, we began to talk about how to ensure we were communicating on Nueva platforms in antiracist ways. We put out a statement, like many other institutions, affirming our school’s belief in the importance of antiracist work and working toward racial justice. But we knew that one statement one time was not enough; this was going to be ongoing work in which we needed to engage, a lens through which all of our work was put. 

Pride at Nueva

For the first time in 10 years, Nueva families and students were not able to participate in the parade as it and many other Pride events throughout the world were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. While members of the Nueva community were certainly disappointed, the support our students, faculty, staff, and parents have for the LGBTQ+ community remains strong.

Teachers and Students Participate in Environmental Citizenship Workshop

Nueva’s first internal Environmental Citizenship Curriculum Development Workshop was held virtually on June 22–26. Important topics included “What are the characteristics of an environmental citizen?” “How are we already developing environmental citizenship at Nueva?” and “How does/can environmental citizenship relate to your curriculum?”

Maverick Weeks

During the week of June 15, our parents and students met with teachers on Zoom for their end-of-the-year conferences. More 350 Nueva students, across all divisions, participated in nearly 45 online-classes hosted by our enrichment partners and visiting educators.

Alumna Audrey Chin '19 Reflects on Nueva Athletics

Each year, a Nueva alum is asked to speak at the end-of-year athletics celebration and reflect on his or her time as a Nueva student-athlete and what he or she learned through involvement in our program. This year, we were honored to welcome back Audrey Chin '19, freshman at Harvard University and a member of the Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving Team. Audrey shared these reflections.