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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

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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