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85th Anniversary: A Student Retrospective
In 2019 Nido de Aguilas is celebrating its 85th anniversary year. The High School newspaper, Eagles Manifesto, published a series of articles in honor of Nido's birthday, including this reflection on the school community.


A RETROSPECTIVE

By Ben Crosbie, High School Student

The week before school started this semester, I had the privilege of being a member of the High School Student Ambassadors during the orientation for new students and parents, and one event I was a part of was a Q & A session with parents. Among the somewhat odd plethora of questions involving the intricacies of eating lunch at Nido, one truly meaningful question pierced the fog of peanut allergy concerns. The question was short and simple and was intended at least partly as a joke. Yet reflecting on the experience it looms prominently as one of the most poignant moments of the orientation, if only for the way it made me think. "Are you as happy at Nido as you look?"

Obviously, in the context of an event introducing newcomers to the school, nobody would dream of answering no to such a question, even in the improbable event it was true. Naturally, everyone responded with a vehement affirmation of how happy they were at this school, and we shortly returned to our debate about bringing lunch from home or buying at the cafeteria. The reason I thought this question was so poignant, though, was because when we're trudging through the quagmire of a hectic semester, with any possible light there may be at the end of the tunnel buried deep behind a mountain of work, we tend to forget both that question and its answer. It's impossible to give a one-size-fits-all answer to this, but as someone who arrived at Nido as a five-year-old new kid in kinder-2 and has spent the last twelve years at this school, I can say with relative certainty that, while there is always plenty you can complain about if you want to, there is so much at this school to appreciate, to take advantage of, and to plant your roots into as you blossom. Maybe people don't like being so busy all the time, but it's exhilarating to spend every day in a constantly buzzing hub of activity, a school where there's something for everyone, and everyone has a niche in which they can flourish. There is always a myriad of interesting events happening, brought by a vast array of clubs, and never a moment of placidity in the vibrant extra-curricular scene.

What sets Nido apart, though, is "la gente." People like Arturo Paz, or Rodolfo Franco, who have spent their entire lives at the school and still, after more than fifty years, approach their jobs and their school with a genuinely youthful exuberance. They are living legends, and are the core of this thriving community. It's a community that thrives on the unwavering effervescence of its inhabitants, and I think we're very worthy of a collective hand held aloft in front of our face in the now-iconic "awesome" gesture. We really do belong to an awe-inspiring culture at Nido, generated by awe-inspiring people in an awe-inspiring place. On a personal note, I have grown from a kindergartener to a high school junior at Nido, and the role it has played in my formation as a person is immeasurable and invaluable. I am who I am because of Nido, and the school will always have a special place in my heart for its formative role in my upbringing. Over the last 85 years, Nido has touched countless lives in countless ways, and will forever be a part of my identity, as it has been for so many others.
Nido Values in Distance Learning

Ms. Layne Hudes, Elementary School Principal, and Mr. Jon Penhollow and Ms. Jessica Overton, Elementary School Assistant Principals, recently reflected on how the Nido values are expressed by our community during distance learning.

ACADEMIA DE DESARROLLO DOCENTE

Colegio Internacional Nido de Águilas y Fundación Educacional Seminarium se unieron en alianza para desarrollar la primera versión de la Academia de Desarrollo Docente con foco en el impulso profesional entre pares.

Durante 2 días y medio, profesores capacitarán a profesores para desarrollar las habilidades que requieren los alumnos para superar con éxito los desafíos del siglo XXI.

Nido Admissions Open Houses

Nido invita a todos los apoderados a una Visita Abierta para conocer nuestro enfoque único a la educación. Descubra Nido de Águilas, donde los niños se enamoran del aprendizaje, nutren sus fortalezas y pasiones, y se convierten en agentes de cambio de un mundo que evoluciona constantemente.

NIDO PLACES 18TH IN CHILE'S PSU RANKING

The 19 National Plan students who recently sat for the PSU (Prueba de Selección Universitaria) earned Nido the 18th spot in the top 100 schools in Chile for PSU rankings.
International Education Conference for Social-Emotional Learning

All are invited to Making Connections, Building Communities, Nido's first International Education Conference for Social-Emotional Learning, on Saturday, March 7 from 8:30am - 4:00pm.

This conference will feature a keynote presentation on the importance of social-emotional learning in schools from Professor Catherine Griffith of University of San Diego and a variety workshops in English and Spanish from experts on topics and issues that counselors and teachers face daily in the classroom and parents face with their children and teens at home.

This conference is free and open to all parents, teachers, and counselors from any school in Chile.

Parent Mindfulness Courses

Lina Paumgarten, Nido HS Counselor and Wellness Coordinator, is once again offering her popular and valuable mindfulness courses to parents beginning in March 2020. There is an 8-week course for those who have not taken mindfulness courses before and an advanced 4-week course.

Professional Development Conferences at Nido

In March 2020 and May 2020 Nido will be hosting two exciting professional development opportunities open to educators worldwide. Join us for Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry with Kath Murdoch on March 14-15, 2020 and Readers and Writers Workshop with Erin Kent from May 11-15, 2020.

EARLY YEARS ADMISSIONS HIKE

Apoderados interesados en Nido y sus hijos de 2 a 5 años están invitados a experimentar uno de los aspectos más únicos del programa educativo de Nido en el que los alumnos participan anualmente hasta la graduación: la educación experimental.

NIDO SUMMER STEM EXPERIENCE

At Nido, the summer is an opportunity to explore new horizons and further develop important skills for an ever-changing world. Come learn with us this summer and discover the Nido Way through the Nido Summer STEM Experience (NSSE).

Nido Open House | December 3

¿Te gustaría saber más de Nido? Invitamos a todos los apoderados a nuestro Open House, el martes 3 de diciembre a las 8:30 am, para conocer nuestro enfoque único en la educación.

NIDO WORKS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

With 85 years of experience preparing students for a rapidly changing world, we know that early exposure to a variety of workplaces and careers gives student an edge in life after high school. We invite you to join Nido Works for Students or Nido Works for Graduates.

COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL AT NIDO DE AGUILAS

Attention Young Entrepreneurs! Would you like to learn how to get started on your next big venture? Nido is partnering with Columbia Business School from New York City to bring their faculty to Santiago for a one-time, week-long workshop in January that exposes students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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