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CST Video in Production at Nightingale Middle School

A team of dedicated Nighthawks is currently producing a music video to motivate the Nightingale community for the upcoming California State Tests!  In October, students in Mrs. Jones’ seventh grade choir were given the challenge of creating a CST video for the school.  Seventh graders Victoria, Yami,and Nicole stepped up as directors to lead the project. […]

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Nightingale Students Team Up With Community Activists to Create Sustainable Art

This fall at Nightingale, a group of environmentally conscious Nighthawks teamed up with local eco-activism group Ruckus Roots to find a way to make use of waste on campus.  The project began when several Nighthawks expressed concern over waste in their homes, school, and communities, and its impact on the environment.  Ruckus Roots members were […]

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Professional Development Session at Nightingale!

D3 facilitators Danny and Kim led Nightingale teachers through a fast paced design challenge utilizing the D3 methodology.  The challenge was to re-imagine the experience of walking through the hallway at Nightingale.  Teachers partnered up and walked through each stage of the Dream it, Design it, Do it sequence to design new systems of hallway […]

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C:Dags Professional Development Session 2: Space Race

This session picked up where our last session left off-on the topic of classroom space.  An ambitious challenge was posed to C:DAGS teachers.  “How can you re-imagine your classroom space to encourage creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking?”  Teachers were asked to observe their students using the classroom space of the course of two weeks and […]

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Students Harvest Their First Crop in the Hawk’s Nest

Mr. Cugley’s 6th grade students have been testing out the community garden beds in the Hawk’s Nest. Last week, students got to taste the first fruit of their labor when we harvested some chard that they planted several weeks ago. Due to the timing of the original planting and the recent rains we’ve gotten, we […]

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Check out the D3 Lab Video!

D3 Lab programs lead to transformative learning experiences, and relevant and more meaningful participation in school and in the community. Check out the video and see the D3 Lab in action.

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Student Action Project Team Teams Up With Enrich LA

The “Superheroes” are the self-named Student Action Project team that is focusing on turning a large plot of land on the school’s blacktop, aptly named the Forbidden Garden, into an edible garden and outdoor kitchen. To get this large task done, they’re relying on the support and expertise of Enrich LA, a local organization dedicated […]

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Nightingale Students@Sycamore Convalescent Center

In a true demonstration of service + experiential learning, Nightingale students have been coordinating and leading activities for residents at the Sycamore Convalescent Center. Twice a month, middle school students walk to the local facility to work with elderly residents. Activities have included: creating photo frames, singing folk songs, and planting seeds. This effort was […]

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The Nightingale Bike Project Gets Local Press

The Nightingale Bike Project originated from a student’s interest in starting an afterschool bike club. Inspired by Scrapertown video, the student wanted to create a space for students to personalize and fix their bikes. This created created a whole learning journey that’s taken us on a wild ride so far. . . In order to […]

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Interns from Frida Kahlo High School @ the D3 Lab

Every Wednesday and Thursday, interns from Frida Kahlo High School in downtown Los Angeles come to the D3 Lab@Nightingale MS to mentor students and work with them to develop projects and events for the school. In addition to working with students during the Nutrition and Lunch sessions at the D3 Lab space, Frida Kahlo interns […]

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