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This new section will feature campus snapshots of our community, students in action, and campus happenings.  In general, the features will provide you with a glimpse into campus life at Nueva. We hope you enjoy this opportunity to see what's happening today at Nueva.

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NuevaBookFairStudents of all ages were able to feed their inner bookworms thanks to return of the annual and much coveted Nueva Book Fair, which runs through the end of this week. 

Located inside Nueva’s Library, the Book Fair features a multitude of selections and interests for our beginning and advanced readers. It also offers a variety of exciting events including author visits, an Open Mic Night for Middle and Upper School students to showcase their artistic talents, and a Pajama Night that gives our younger bookworms an opportunity to curl up in their coziest of outfits and lose themselves in their newest literary purchase.



In recognition of Día de los Muertos, Obon, and Chinese Ghost Festival, grade 6 students in Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese dayofthedead3joined together November 11 to celebrate traditions and taste cultural foods associated with these holidays meant to celebrate or honor the dead.

Although typically these holidays do not all occur around the same time of year, this served as wonderful collaborative lesson for students to celebrate and understand the differences and similarities in these special cultural traditions recognized by many of our Nueva families!


The arrival of the rainy season brought the campus to life with joyful splashing and hirainyseason2dden gems throughout Nueva's campus thatrainyseason help celebrate sustainability and eco-friendly practices -- both major components in the design and continued expansion of the school. One of these elements is a waterfall that runs alongside the staircase that connects the Hillside Cafe' and Hillside Learning Complex. The open channel collects water and is only an active waterfall when it rains. Students on their way back from lunch took time to marvel at action in the typically dry rock beds.

The rainy season also brought out the hidden musical talents of some of our students, who celebrated the change in weather by bursting out into an all-too-appropriate song, "Singing in the Rain."



Nueva’s Hillsborough Café was buzzing with conversation on November 6 as parents and staff joined together during the Dive-in Café to celebrate the school’s diversified population and share their reflections on how to build upon and grow the cultural make-up of the school community.diveincafe

Hosted and organized by the Diversity Committee, the purpose of the Dive-in Café is directly reflected in its name -- to discuss diversity and inclusion. Guests were greeted with a complimentary dinner and joined each other at several tables to reflect on Nueva’s various cultural identities. It was a wonderful evening of community building and honoring diverse perspectives.



Nueva’s Hillsborough campus was alive with spooky spirits, creative costumes, and all types of memorable make believe in celebration of Halloween on Thursday, October 31.NuevaHalloween

The day began with the Middle School hosting fun and festive activities for the Lower School students to experience.  Upper School students served as ambassadors for the Lower School, helping small groups of students navigate the Middle School offerings. The morning events then culminated with all divisions joining together at 10 am to participate in the Halloween Parade in the GCC.




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