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New ASA: Nido Electric Vehicle Workshop

A new After School Activity for students in grades 8-12 will harness their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math. Led by Nido faculty Martin Sanchez, the Electric Vehicle Workshop will take place over two semesters in the Makerspace.

This course provides instruction in how to build an electrical vehicle with the objective of finishing with a working EV car. It will have duration of two semesters, consisting of two classes per week. Two teachers will carry out each class. The first semester is designed to instruct students with a basic knowledge of electricity, components used in an electrical vehicle, and basic programming. Students will work in groups of no more than three to complete arduino projects, learning and reinforcing concepts of mathematics, physics, electricity, chemistry, and design, as well as encouraging safety, creativity, innovation and ingenuity. The first semester's goal is to learn electricity and electronics with hands-on arduino projects, to end with a circuit board representing an electrical vehicle in small scale.

The second semester is designed to guide and instruct students to allow them to use their newly acquired knowledge to design and build an electrical vehicle. This will allow the student to truly learn and understand by applying what was learned in the first semester to a tangible project usable in everyday life. Concepts like sustainable transportations, eco-friendly products, and pollution in major cities will be discuss and debated in classes. Through hands-on workshop mode stations of small groups, students will learn basic mechanical knowledge and the exchange of I.C.E. parts for electrical components. Reinforcing teamwork, students will achieve in building the car together. The students will keep a journal and prepare a portfolio of their work. At the end of the second semester the students will have the satisfaction of having built an electrical vehicle that they will be able to test.


Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30pm in the Middle School Makerspace

Open to Grades 8 -12 (Grade 8 registers through ASA Lottery process. HS students should contact msanchez@nido.cl for more information and to register)

NIDO PLACES 20TH IN CHILE'S PSU RANKING

The 21 National Plan students who recently sat for the PSU (Prueba de Selección Universitaria) earned Nido the 20th spot in the top 100 schools in Chile for PSU rankings.

High School Principal Announcement

Nido recently conducted a worldwide search to select a High School Principal for the 2018-2019 academic year and is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kate McKenna to the position of High School Principal beginning in July 2018.

Financial Aid for 2018-2019

We are pleased to announce the application period for Nido's financial aid program is now open for families wishing to apply for the 2018-2019 school year.

Headmaster Transition

The Board of Directors at the International School Nido de Aguilas has announced that Dr. Ralph Maurer will be departing Nido with his family in December 2017, and Assistant Headmaster and High School Principal David Perry will become Acting Headmaster.

Nido Featured by WIDA

Nido was the focus school of the month in WIDA's November newsletter. Several faculty members at Nido have actively participated in WIDA research for developing new tools to further guide instruction and assessment with early learners in international settings.

Improv Show & Drama Fest

This week will feature two events showcasing a semester's work from several Drama classes.

Chamber Music Fest 2017

Nido de Aguilas to pleased to present the 2nd annual Chamber Music Fest on November 21 and 22.

Light Up the Night 2017

Whether you're currently in the Nido Community or not, ALL are invited to Nido's annual community walk for cancer, Light up the Night on Friday, December 1, 2017, 8:00 pm to midnight.

NPA Staff Appreciation Lunch

Last Friday, November 3rd, we celebrated the Staff Appreciation Lunch, hosted by the Nido Parent Association.

Outdoor Education in the EYS

Throughout the year the EYS has different learning opportunities that allow students and teachers to utilize the back hills of Nido's campus to extend the learning to the outdoors.

Kermess 2017

The entire Nido community is invited to Kermess, our largest event of the year, on Saturday, November 18, 11:00am - 4:30pm.


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