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A MESSAGE FROM HS PRINCIPAL PETIT

Dear Parents,

I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with your students during this year, most recently as the Interim Principal of the High School. This year brought on many changes and challenges to the Nido community and our High School. Through it all, I have been impressed time and again with the strength of our community of students, staff and parents who have come together to support each other and move forward.

This semester has had many highlights for our students — the faculty and staff of the High School are extremely proud of them. They have done so much:

  • Impressing us with Beauty & the Beast, on the stage with drama, dance, and music, and in the IB Art Exhibition
  • Representing Nido with pride on the courts, fields, or in the pools throughout Chile and South America
  • Hosting student-run events like Empredil, the Hackathon, and Nido TED Talks
  • Volunteering with clubs and raising money through movie nights or the famous Nido Yard Sales
  • Completed Extended Essays, CAS projects, IB Exams
  • Been accepted to colleges of their choice all round the world
  • Giving their best in class every day and learning more about themselves, their strengths and passions along the way.

As a community we have grown so much this year. Now more than ever, it is critical that we work together — students, parents, faculty, and school — to guide our young adults, take care of each other, and live the values that our School holds dear — generosity, happiness, ingenuity, engagement, and adaptability. Anthony Dent, High School English Teacher, shared with our students at graduation his discoveries about how to choose a life of happiness. As he closed his remarks at graduation, he emphasized: "Love your neighbor because it is both a guarantee of your own happiness and the path to a blessed life." Let us all take a moment to consider how we can best reflect this in all of our words and deeds.

We will miss those students, families, and staff that are leaving and wish them the best. Enjoy your winter break and time with your families. We are looking forward to another amazing school year together.


Sincerely,

Paul


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.

ART SHOWDOWN | MAY 16

Nido's much anticipated Arts Showdown event is coming up on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00pm in the Arts Building. There will be wine, hors d'oeuvres, music, a "Smash & Grab" raffle, and great fun with amazing art by important artists at affordable prices!

Nido Summer Experience Internship

This summer Nido launched the Nido Summer Experience for High School students—a program through which students participated in a series of workshops before interning at local businesses to learn professional skills in research, marketing, operations, engineering, and more.

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.


85th Anniversary: Kick-Off

When I arrived at Nido five years ago, I remember being thrown immediately into the festivities of the schools 80th birthday celebration.

Open House | March 12

¿Te gustaría saber más de Nido? Invitamos a todos los apoderados a nuestro Open House, el martes 12 de marzo a las 8:30am.

8-Week Parent Mindfulness Course

Registration is now open for the popular 8-Week Mindfulness Workshop with HS Counselor/Wellness Coordinator Lina Paumgarten.

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