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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. We have many students returning to campus, a class of freshmen joining our high school, and a group of new students arriving for the first time to Nido. It is an ideal time for us to strengthen our community by capitalizing upon the positive energy that a new school year brings. With that in mind, I encourage each of our high school families to take a moment to reflect on Nido's core values—engagement, ingenuity, adaptability, generosity, and happiness. Here are some questions, centered upon these values, that I encourage your family to discuss together before we start the new semester:

  • How do you plan to get involved in the community this semester?
  • What new classes are you eager to explore? What ideas are you considering researching?
  • What is a challenge you faced last year; how did you overcome it?
  • Which people and causes do you care about? How do you plan to help them?
  • What makes you happy right now? What positive words would you use to describe yourself?

As we prepare for the start of school, I have been asking myself some of these very same questions. I plan to set some intentions and work to champion our school's values. I hope your family will join me.

Perhaps I am especially excited about the 2018-2019 school year because it will be my first year serving as your High School Principal. My family just moved to Santiago from Shanghai, China (with a stop in Portland, Oregon for a few weeks of summer). We have already received such a warm welcome from the community—it is clear that Nido is a special place! I look forward to meeting each of you in the coming semester. Please take the time to introduce yourself to me when you see me on campus, or contact me if you want to learn more about our high school program.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Kate McKenna

High School Principal

International Education Conference for Social-Emotional Learning

All are invited to Making Connections, Building Communities, Nido's first International Education Conference for Social-Emotional Learning, on Saturday, March 7 from 8:30am - 4:00pm.

This conference will feature a keynote presentation on the importance of social-emotional learning in schools from Professor Catherine Griffith of University of San Diego and a variety workshops in English and Spanish from experts on topics and issues that counselors and teachers face daily in the classroom and parents face with their children and teens at home.

This conference is free and open to all parents, teachers, and counselors from any school in Chile.

Parent Mindfulness Courses

Lina Paumgarten, Nido HS Counselor and Wellness Coordinator, is once again offering her popular and valuable mindfulness courses to parents beginning in March 2020. There is an 8-week course for those who have not taken mindfulness courses before and an advanced 4-week course.

Professional Development Conferences at Nido

In March 2020 and May 2020 Nido will be hosting two exciting professional development opportunities open to educators worldwide. Join us for Teaching and Learning Through Inquiry with Kath Murdoch on March 14-15, 2020 and Readers and Writers Workshop with Erin Kent from May 11-15, 2020.

EARLY YEARS ADMISSIONS HIKE

Apoderados interesados en Nido y sus hijos de 2 a 5 años están invitados a experimentar uno de los aspectos más únicos del programa educativo de Nido en el que los alumnos participan anualmente hasta la graduación: la educación experimental.

NIDO SUMMER STEM EXPERIENCE

At Nido, the summer is an opportunity to explore new horizons and further develop important skills for an ever-changing world. Come learn with us this summer and discover the Nido Way through the Nido Summer STEM Experience (NSSE).

Nido Open House | December 3

¿Te gustaría saber más de Nido? Invitamos a todos los apoderados a nuestro Open House, el martes 3 de diciembre a las 8:30 am, para conocer nuestro enfoque único en la educación.

NIDO WORKS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

With 85 years of experience preparing students for a rapidly changing world, we know that early exposure to a variety of workplaces and careers gives student an edge in life after high school. We invite you to join Nido Works for Students or Nido Works for Graduates.

COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL AT NIDO DE AGUILAS

Attention Young Entrepreneurs! Would you like to learn how to get started on your next big venture? Nido is partnering with Columbia Business School from New York City to bring their faculty to Santiago for a one-time, week-long workshop in January that exposes students to the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Shadow Day at Nido | October 15

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 15 de octubre.

CULTURAL WEDNESDAY: ROBERTO BRAVO & FRIENDS

Join us in this upcoming gala concert on October 2 at 7:00pm in the Theater as we journey through music from around the world. Maestro Roberto Bravo, Chile's most renowned pianist, and his musician friends will interpret pieces from Bach, Russian and Brazilian composers, some North American Jazz, and music from films.

Open House | OCTOBER 3

¿Te gustaría saber más de Nido? Invitamos a todos los apoderados a nuestro Open House, el jueves 3 de octubre a las 8:30am.

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.


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