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D3 @ PSP: Movin’ On Up & Going to College

Teens eagerly attended D3 @ PSP – both days full with a waiting list. Teens continued their Movin’ On Up redesign project and went on a field trip to be presenters and give critiques to a college graphic design class!      On Wednesday, teens arranged floor plans to adapt the lounge space to a […]

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Making floor plans and wall plans...

D3 @ PSP: Movin’ On Up – Lounge to Workspace Redesign

Continuing the excitement following PBS’ filming of the final phase of The Map of Our Neighborhood D3 @ PSP had full attendance both days this week! We have begun to design a solution for moving our workspace from the Rec. Room back to the family lounge space on PSP’s fifth floor. In digging deeper teens […]

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Students Work with the Community to Promote Cycling on Ride to School Day 2013

Nightingale Cyclists teamed up with the local cycling community once again this May.  This time their goal was to encourage more students to celebrate Ride to School Day by holding an after school festival on the national holiday.  Students who rode to school that day were rewarded with a free snack and an extra chance […]

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Students Complete Music Video to Motivate Their Peers for CST Testing

This video was designed by Mrs. Jones’ 3rd period choir class to inspire the Nightingale student body to rock the CST’s!  After seeing some CST videos created by other schools on the web, Mrs. Jones’ class wanted to make a Nightingale version.  They quickly began brainstorming ideas for fun scenes and motivating music and messages. […]

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Harlem Shake Comes to Nightingale Middle School To Bring Students Together to Share School Pride

As the Harlem Shake has been shaking offices and classes around the nation, a group of students wanted to bring some of that fun to lunchtime at Nightingale.  They teamed up with local student director and producer Danielle from Highland Park High School and brainstormed how to make it happen.  After setting a date, these […]

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Bridges and Bananas

This week is spirit week at C:/dags and is marked by an outpouring of energy, color, and life. Many on campus went the extra mile to show school spirit, including Ms. Se and Ms. Owens, who dressed as twin bananas. On a more serious note, we had an opportunity to stop in on an after-school […]

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TRASHformers Begin to Build!

Back in December, when Nightingale TRASHformers began talking with others in the school community, they found that the majority of people they spoke with would like a Nighthawk on campus.  Many versions were then considered and revisions made before a final draft was voted on by the team.  Next, Ruckus Roots collaborator Robin Banks, along […]

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Nightingale Students Work with Local Organization to Convert Trash to Art

It started with a group of students who wanted to do something about the trash problem on campus. After teaming up with local organization, Ruckus Roots, students are collecting litter and creating a symbolic art installment at Nightingale. The Trashformation project is a great example of how a simple idea can turn into a collaborative […]

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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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Love For the D3 Lab’s New DJ for a Day Project

Wednesday, April 11th marked the D3 Lab’s first DJ for a Day event. It was nothing short of a success as it transformed Nightingale’s blacktop into an energetic, student-centered dance area. Students and staff came together to enjoy music selected and remixed by Chris E, aka DJ Trilogy. Inspired by Chris’s passion for dubstep music, […]

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