US ConcertThe US Holiday Concert was filled with cheer as students in the Sound Waves class, Sound Waves Club, and the US House Band all performed classical holiday and rock songs for the community. Students came together to dance and show off their school spirit. A high note of the event was when Assistant Head of Upper School Mike Peller wore a tutu and danced as the sugar plum fairy while students sang Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

JakeLangeThis was a year of many firsts for the Nueva Cross Country team, and Jake Lange’s nomination by The Daily Journal to be Nueva’s first Athlete of the Season is now among them. Read the complete write up on Jake’s nomination on the Journal’s site, here.

US Culmination Dec2016

At Nueva, culminations are an important part of learning; they allow students to share their work with an audience of their peers, faculty, parents, and guests. Culminations are held at all grade levels, for different purposes, and at different times of year.

BruniOn November 16, Frank Bruni, the New York Times op-ed columnist and best-selling author, spoke with students during a luncheon at the Upper School. Bruni was here, in large part, to discuss his book, Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.

US XC TeamNueva’s Upper School cross-country teams traveled to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Championships in Fresno over Thanksgiving weekend. Jake L. represented Nueva very strongly in the 5K distance and placed seventh in a time of 15 minutes 48.8 seconds. Out of the 990 male runners across all five divisions, he placed 81st, with the fasted time of any San Mateo County school runner. Nueva’s boys team finished in 18th place out of 24 teams. Junior Joseph Q. finished in 17 minutes 42.4 seconds, senior Matt M. in 17 minutes 45.7 seconds. Following across the line within the next minute were sophomore Caleb D, juniors Peter E. and Ethan W., and sophomore Charlie L.

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