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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.
NEW MINDFULNESS COURSE FOR PARENTS

Lina Paumgarten, Nido HS Counselor and Wellness Coordinator, is once again offering her popular and valuable mindfulness courses to parents.

Chamber Music Fest 2019 Auditions

This year Nido will host its fourth Interscholastic Nido Chamber Music Fest 2019 on October 28 and 29. Registration opens on August 19 and ends on Friday, September 13, 2019. Those who register will receive more information about the event and auditions.


FIESTA HUASA | SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

Join us at our annual Fiesta Huasa event Saturday, September 7th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nido baseball field.

Nido Adult Soccer Academy 2019

Are you a Nido parent, alumni, or staff who loves to play soccer, but doesn't have a way to play? Join us on Mondays and Thursdays evenings, starting on August 19, for the Nido Adult Soccer Academy.

FORMER NIDO TEACHERS SAIL AROUND THE WORLD

Peter and Miranda Gorkiewicz, former Nido teachers, were recently featured on the cover of School Rubic's InterACT publication. Peter and Miranda loved their years at Nido de Aguilas and didn't leave for work at another school—but to accomplish their dream of sailing around the world!

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 on their IBDP Results!

Congratulations Class of 2019! Nido's largest IB Diploma group in its history significantly outperformed their worldwide counterparts based on global averages of course grades, the IB core (EE, TOK and CAS) and their overall diploma score.


LINK CREW—NEW HIGH SCHOOL INITIATIVE

This year Nido's High School introduced a new initiative—the Link Crew—in order to better support the transition of students between Middle School and High School by connecting incoming freshmen with each other and a caring upperclassman from their very first day.

Third Grade Ecosystems Project Based Learning

During the fourth quarter, third grade students were involved in a collaborative and small group Ecosystems PBL (Project Based Learning). The project was integrated through reading, writing, art, and science which challenged students to answer, how can we as environmental stewards advocate for and help protect the biodiversity in ecosystems?

New Sustainability Partnership with Eco-Lógica

With the goal of moving towards a more sustainable campus, Nido de Aguilas is pleased to announce its new partnership with Eco-Lógica. Eco-Lógica works with many major organizations in a variety of industries, and Nido will be their first school partner.

NPA BOARD FOR 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 NPA Board was elected at the annual general meeting held on Thursday, May 16th 2019.

NIDO TEACHERS CONDUCT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN CONCEPCION

Six teachers from Nido de Aguilas recently traveled to Concepción to provide professional development to over 60 teachers from the BioBió region as a part of the Teachers' Academy, an initiative formed by the national plan English in English.

CHARLA PUC: Salud Mental en Niños y Adolescentes

El miércoles 15 de mayo llevaremos a cabo la charla en español Salud Mental en Niños y Adolescentes: Factores Protectores e Indicadores de Riesgo, llevada a cabo por la Dra. Nicole Vásquez de la Unidad de Trauma y Disociación, Departamento de Psiquiatría, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Este charla es gratuita y abierta al público de Chile (educadores y apoderados).

Shadowing Day | 14 de mayo

Una de las mejores formas de familiarizarse con un lugar es experimentándolo de primera mano. Nido ofrecerá precisamente eso a través de su Shadow Day, el martes 14 de mayo.

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