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Bee-Keeping At Nichols

Bee-Keeping At Nichols

This spring, I decided to ask permission to establish a honey bee colony at our school. Bee keeping has become a recent interest of mine, and having completed my first year of raising bees, I thought it would be an excellent time to share my passion with others in the Nichols community through the permanent […]

Effort is the Key to Change: Nichols School Diversity Conference

About a year ago, juniors Jill Daniels and Maia Manney returned to school buzzing with the desire to share the new information and ideas they learned at conferences with the Nichols community. Jill freshly back from the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) and Maia from the National Federation for Just Communities (NFJC) as well as […]

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Lead Advocate for the Environment Visits Buffalo, Spends Time at Nichols

On December 1, a group of environmentally-minded business leaders, grassroots justice workers, and interested community members gathered for the 2014 Western New York Environmental Alliance (WNYEA) Congress. Combining reflections on the last twelve months and crafting a vision for the next calendar year, this was an evening in which many celebrated the increasingly effective green […]

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Students Travel to Boston to Discuss 2014 Iraqi Elections

Thirteen students traveled to Boston, Mass., during the last weekend of Spring Break to participate in the 2014 Tufts Inquiry event at Tufts’ Institute for Global Leadership. Nichols was the only school present representing Upstate New York. This years’ topic of discussion was the upcoming Iraqi elections. The event began with a round of speakers. […]

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Eco-Schools Partners to Share Interest

After a relatively inactive start to the school year, Eco-Schools is back working to better the environmental climate at Nichols and the greater Buffalo community. Their first major outing was to the Green Entrepreneurial Center at the Community Action Organization of Erie County on Friday, Oct. 18. While there, students had the opportunity to teach […]

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Update: Gleaner

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Update: Gleaner

Since its inception in 1926, Gleaner has been showcasing, feeding and fostering the creative consciousness of Nichols School. Though recently dormant, Gleaner is back. Perhaps we are witnessing a revival of arts and letters here at Nichols School—from the resurgence of Nichols News last year, to the current revival of Gleaner. On a more public […]

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Community Service Update: Bald for Bucks and Locks of Love

On March 19th, during X-period in the reading room, many members of the Nichols community participated in Bald for Bucks and Locks of Love. Sommer Zacher and Alexa Ayers helped organize the event. Many students and faculty from the Upper School were there to support their friends. In total, the event raised $6,300. All the […]

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Community Service Update: The Home Again Project

Mrs. Newton’s advisory helped organize the Home Again project this year. This is Nichols’ third year working with Journey’s End Refugee Services to furnish an apartment for a refugee family. For the past few weeks, Mrs. Newton’s advisory has led the effort to collect furniture and household items for the apartment. They assigned each advisory […]

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The Big Green Push

Nichols enters the new year with lots of “Eco-goals.” In 2013 the efforts are focused on increasing environmental literacy with impending presentations on composting and recycling set to hit the web and morning meetings soon. Here are a few things to look forward to this spring: -The Expanding of composting The Nichols composting initiative is […]

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One Billion Rising

This past week on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, Students United for Multicultural Awareness (SUMA) and Dance Party Club asked our school to participate in One Billion Rising, an organization rallying against any forms of female abuse. Over 190 countries participate in this dance every year. Nichols School is the only high school in New York […]

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