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Welcome Back from Athletics

Welcome to a new year of Nido Athletics! There is a renewed energy and spirit that comes along with the beginning of each season and as I begin my twenty-third year at Nido, I can promise that we will continue to work hard to create an environment that creates excellence with the best positive experience for all.

Our theme this year is simply "Team". A successful athletic program includes dedicated coaches, active support from the student body, outstanding leadership from school administrators, and most importantly, a great sense of pride fostered by the entire community. It will be our mission to facilitate all those facets together to create the best athletic "Team" and program possible.

We will continue to encourage our student athletes to compete with passion and to do it with class and dignity, always balancing their sports with their academic demands. Playing hard, playing fair, and dedicating themselves to be the best they can possibly be, but most importantly, having fun! We know for sure the rewards will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

We have so much to look forward to in this new 2017-2018 school year. The first semester sports for Middle School are:

  • MS Girls & Boys Basketball
  • MS/HS Junior League Baseball
  • MS Girls Field Hockey
  • MS Boys Rugby
  • MS Gymnastics
  • MS/HS Cheerleading
  • MS/HS Girls & Boys Track & Field
  • MS/HS Girls & Boys Water Polo Club
  • MS/HS Girls & Boys Swimming

The first semester sports for High School are:

  • HS Girls & Boys Volleyball
  • HS Girls & Boys Soccer
  • HS Dance Team
  • Grade 9 Junior League Baseball
  • MS/HS Cheerleading
  • MS/HS Girls & Boys Track & Field
  • MS/HS Girls & Boys Water Polo Club
  • MS/HS Girls & Boys Swimming

The girls and boys Volleyball and Soccer try-outs begin tomorrow Tuesday, July 25th, while the swimming time trials will start on Wednesday, July 26th at 3:30 pm. All other High School and Middle School sports will begin on Monday, July 31st.

The Nido swimming program has been revamped adding a another level of High Performance to our Swim Club called UNIDO. The name UNIDO comes from the combination of Nido and Universidad Andrés Bello, two large institutions that have started a new partnership that will bring great benefits to our school in two important areas: academics and athletics.

It is well known that Nido is one of the top two Santiago schools in swimming but from now on, our Nido Eagle Rays will be able to compete at a very competitive National level with UNIDO. As a matter of fact, several of our UNIDO swimmers competed already at the last National tournament last June with great results. We are happy to announce that in August, three of our UNIDO swimmers will be representing Chile at the 6th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, USA and two at the South American Copa Pacífico that will be held in La Paz, Bolivia. In late September, three swimmers will competing at the 2017 South American Youth Games that will be held in Santiago. What an inspiration for our younger swimming Eagle Rays! More information will come soon.

I encourage all the parents to learn more about our programs and the Nido Athletics Booster Club and to become part of the Nido family as a parent volunteer, supporter and fan. Kristina Rodawold (nido.npa.bc@gmail.com) is the Nido Athletics Booster Club Chairperson and would love to hear from you.

On behalf of our coaches, staff, and booster club, we welcome you once again to Nido de Aguilas and thank you in advance for your support. Through our combined efforts, we will continue to generate the continued resources necessary for consistent success within our programs.

I look forward to getting to know you all this semester. I feel honored to be part of this fabulous school and promise to work hard on your child's behalf to promote and strengthen the values of our programs.

With the Nido Eagles Spirit!

Claudia Araya

caraya@nido.cl

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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