FS MSSEL 1000pxOn November 7, in the Hillsborough Library, nearly 50 parents joined Nueva’s technology director, Ed Chen, middle school social-emotional learning (SEL) teachers Abby Reider, Janelle Spanier, Alison Williams, and counselor Christine Tam, for an informative parent education night focused on the healthy use of media.

IMG 9675 copyEnergetically preparing for this year’s musical, Nueva middle school students poured their hearts into rehearsals leading up to the performances of Guys and Dolls on November 17–19 in the GCC.

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At lunch on Monday, November 6, the Immigrant Rights Club organized a film screening of Sittwe, a short documentary about the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in Burma. At just 20 minutes long, the film had a powerful impact on many in the audience.

"It was extremely insightful, shocking, and heartbreaking,” said ninth-grader Ana I.

11 LitClubs IMG 8928"That was a powerful passage. Have you ever had that feeling?" Students in Beth and Karen’s Lit Club stopped to reflect on this question, posed during their discussion about Letters from Rifka by Karen Hesse, engaging in a deep conversation about the motivation and emotions behind the main character’s actions. It is these evocative discussions — and the participation of community members who help lead them — that set Nueva’s Lit Club program apart from traditional literature classes. It’s a constructivist pedagogy where students create meaning for themselves through the experience of reading, inquiring, and examining stories.

CN USFallProduction2017 300pxWry comedy, sophisticated wordplay, and deeply reflective adult characters were brought to life by ten Nueva upper school students in their run of Two by Tom Stoppard on November 3–6 in the Hillsborough GCC.



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