CN PoetryInTheWRCGathered around a large plate of cookies, and set against the drama of whether the pizza would arrive on time, a couple dozen students and a handful of faculty from the Upper School met on Wednesday to celebrate National Poetry Month. Midway through Nueva’s Art Appreciation Week celebration, the group was immersed in verse from the likes of Allen Ginsberg, William Shakespeare, Wallace Stevens, Jack Spicer, Ernest Thayer, and Pablo Neruda.

CN quest heroQuest Night 2017 kicked off at noon on April 6th, as students from the Nueva Middle School streamed onto the Upper School campus, chatting excitedly, ready to see what Upper Schoolers had created and accomplished.



CN soundwaves hero2It’s been a stellar year for the upper school’s a capella team, the Soundwaves. In early March, the club team won 2nd place at the West Coast semifinals of the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) Tournament. A week later the class team traveled to Anaheim, CA for the Heritage Music Festival at Disneyland and took home first place in the women’s choir division.

CN judge SJC 0328 Hero 1920On Wednesday, March 22, Nueva Upper School students attended a riveting, informative presentation by the Honorable Shira Scheindlin.  Judge Scheindlin became one of the country’s most influential judges, in part for her landmark ruling against the constitutionality of the NYPD’s “stop-and-frisk” program. Most recently, she has led the creation of the American Immigrant Representation Project, an effort to provide pro bono counsel to immigrants placed in deportation proceedings.

CN expedition team 1 Hero 1920This July, Nueva Summer, held at the Hillsborough campus, will host its first-ever program aimed at students entering ninth through twelfth grades! The program is called Upper School Expedition and it will consist of two week-long intensive courses on World War I and World War II led by a team of three Nueva Upper School history teachers.



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