The logistics of the Nest/House system are as follows:
- The runner-up for ASB President becomes the overall “Head of Nests”.
- Each Nest votes for a Head of House, and two Deputy officers (one person from Upper School, one from Middle School.) The Head of House and the US Deputy are a part of ASB and replace Class Representatives, thereby attending weekly ASB meetings.
- Nest meetings occur once a month. Heads and Deputy officers are responsible for running meetings and communicating with their Nests about upcoming events, etc.
- All students are assigned to one of four Nests from the very start of their Middle School career and they join a community which they come to regard as their family.
- All MUS teachers are assigned to one of four Nests from the very start of their employment.
- To keep the Lower School in the loop, and help with retention, the 5th grade will be able to get a taste of the Nest System by being known as “Junior Birds.” 5th graders will not have to attend meetings, but they will be included in Nest activities during Spirit Assemblies, sporting events, etc.
- Students and teachers can gain points for their Nest, like in Harry Potter, by participating in school activities, such as dressing in their Nest color, attending athletic events, plays, etc.
- There will be a Nest Cup competition and a tally of points from the year in the last week of school.
On another note, don’t forget we have ASB elections for the 2020-21 school year in two weeks. If you are interested in running, contact Ms. Clark.