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Welcome Back from HS Principal Petit

Dear Student and Parents,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and restful summer. As usual, we stayed busy over the break here at Nido. In addition to the Nido Summer Camp for younger children, many High School students from Nido and other schools around Chile were engaged in special topics in the arts and sciences at our second annual Nido Summer Institute. Buildings and Grounds crew made many internal improvements in preparation for the start of semester two. Additionally, for the second year, our National Plan Director Paz Nalegach hosted a weeklong institute for teachers of English from public schools in Chile to learn from Nido teachers the Nido Way. The program was well received and was featured by the Ministry of Education. Finally, College acceptances have been rolling in for many of our seniors, and the preliminary reports are fantastic! Overall a great summer!

This semester looks to be an exciting one. As a school we will be kicking off the semester with review of our summer community read by Isabel Allende, "My Invented Country". We will be conducting an all-school assembly that will include presentations from students and teachers. Additionally, the book will be an integral part of our in-class activities in the first weeks of school. It is expected that all students have read the book, either the Spanish or the English version, in support of our community's initiative to have a shared intellectual experience.

In the high school we ended last semester by saying goodbye to Dr. Ralph Maurer's wife Meg Butler who worked as a Grade Nine Social Studies teacher. To start this semester we would like to welcome Ms. Valentina Infante who will be replacing Ms. Butler. Additionally we are happy to be having Ms. Georgina Rodgers joining our High School team as she will be replacing Ms. Shannon Stringer who will be out on maternity leave.

In closing, I want to mention that our Admissions Office is very busy as the applicant pool continues to grow. Once again we will be welcoming several new families to our community who participated in our orientation program. The interest in Nido is a result of Nido's great reputation as well as our excellent faculty and facilities, and the warmth and spirit of our community. Students will begin on Monday the 19th at 7:45am in the theater for our opening assembly.

Looking forward to a great second semester!

Warm regards,

Paul Petit

Interim High School Principal


JOIN US FOR NIDO SUMMER CAMP

Don't miss out! Registration for Session 1 of Nido Summer Camp ends on December 19. Sessions are filling up quickly!

Kermess 2018

All are invited to Kermess, our largest event of the year, on Saturday, November 24, 11:00am - 4:30pm.


8th Grade Luncheon with Recent Immigrants to Chile

In Social Studies and Language Arts classes, as part of an integrated Humanities Unit, grade 8 students have been preparing to answer the driving question, "What can you do in your personal life and in your larger community to welcome and support immigrants and other newcomers?"

NIDO SURF CLUB 2018-2019

The Nido Surf club is open to all Nido Community, interested to learn about Surf, including all skill levels, which are eager to improve their sports abilities and know the beauty of the Chilean Oceans.

Shadow Day at Nido | October 10

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 miércoles 10 de octubre.

REGISTER FOR NIDO CHAMBER MUSIC FEST

Nido de Aguilas School invites you to participate in the third Interscholastic Nido Chamber Music Fest. Please note that this is not a competition, but a Festival. Student musicians will participate as an ensemble.

MINDFULNESS COURSE FOR NIDO PARENTS

Nido de Aguilas is pleased to offer again the highly popular 8-Week Mindfulness Workshop for parents with Ms. Lina Paumgarten.

FIESTA HUASA | SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

Join us at our annual Fiesta Huasa event Saturday, September 1st, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nido baseball field.

WELCOME BACK FROM HS PRINCIPAL MCKENNA

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I love the start of school. It brings with it a new sense of possibility, excitement, and challenge.

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