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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

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.

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!

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