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Outdoor Education in the EYS

By Debra Cota, EYS Principal

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.

The first graders have been studying about animal habitats. The teachers planned an outing, along with Zack Beaty, Nido's Outdoor Education Coordinator, to take a walk in the hills to discover any possible habitats for animals. They saw horses and cows, looked for tarantula holes, and spoke about rabbit burrows as well. It was an inspiring opportunity for the students to see first hand what natural habitats look like right outside Nido's campus.

In the other grade levels within the EYS, the teachers and students venture into the hills at different times throughout the year, dependent upon the curriculum being taught. Typically the PK through K2 students will take a walking field trip to the cooperative farm located within Nido's hills. This gives the students an opportunity to explore nature, discover the plants blooming, the animals that live within the hills and anything else they may encounter during their walk.

All these opportunities allow the students to connect directly to nature in an authentic manner. They not only learn about the outdoors they are also given chances to use their bodies while discovering the outdoors. Teachers and students within the EYS utilize the outdoors frequently to provide a variety of learning experiences.


NIDO ADULT SOCCER ACADEMY

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 beginning March 12 for the Nido Adult Soccer Academy.

Welcome Back from MS Principal Shawe

I trust that your child enjoyed the summer break – traveling, reading (I hope!), sleeping a bit later – and that she/he returns home this week with a huge smile about the start of the new semester.

Welcome Back from ES Principal James

I am eager to greet students and families on the first day and hear all about the memories that were made during the summer vacation.

Welcome Back from EYS Principal Cota

I hope that you all had a wonderful summer of spending time with family, relaxing and reconnecting with one another in a rejuvenating environment.

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.

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