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NIDO NEWS


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


Ski Club 2018

The Nido Ski Club (6th - 12th grade) and Junior Ski Club (4 year olds - 5th grade) are open for registration.

Leadership Position Changes

The positions of IB Coordinator and Professional Development Director have been filled internally, and next year we will have an Assistant Principal in the Early Years School.

Earth Week at Nido

Last week, High School kicked off a month long Earth awareness campaign. The theme for this year is End Plastic Pollution.

Shadowing Day at Nido | April 25

Una de las mejores formas de familiarizarse con un lugar es experimentándolo de primera mano. Nido ofrecerá precisamente eso a través de su Shadowing Day, el miércoles 25 de abril.

ARTS SHOWDOWN | MAY 10, 2018

Nido's much anticipated Arts Showdown event is coming up on Thursday, May 10 in the Arts Building.

EMPREDIL 2018

The 2nd annual EMPREDIL conference on March 22 & 23 aims to inspire young leaders to take action about the future. Organized by students, this conference is targeted towards teenagers that are interested in entrepreneurship, leadership, and success.

MINDFULNESS COURSE FOR PARENTS

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

NIDO 5000 CHALLENGE

The second annual Nido 5000 is a community race series organized by the Nido de Aguilas Trail Running Team, Myteam Run & Tri club, and sponsored by Mitsubishi.

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.

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