On the weekend of February 11-12, Nueva's Hillborough campus will be hosting two events aimed at providing fun and meaningful learning opportunities for high-achieving students from Nueva and beyond.
Nueva Weekend, for students in third and fourth grade, consists of an amazing team of Nueva lower and middle school teachers, including:
- Dalton Lobo Dias (Middle School Science Teacher and table tennis player extraordinaire)
- Rebecca Loveless (Lower School Reading Specialist and Structured Word Inquiry expert)
- Zubin Mobedshahi (Lower School Physical Education Teacher and resident Nueva ecologist)
- Lora Saarnio (Lower School Math Specialist)
Rebecca and Zubin will team-teach an ecology course that includes exploration of both our on-campus wilderness and the language we use to describe the flora and fauna found there. In the afternoon, Dalton and Lora will lead an exploration of biology-related stations through hands-on investigations looking at patterns in nature, scale, the challenge of classification and identification of the unknown.
This program will run from 9:00 to 2:30 on Saturday, February 11th. The programs costs $130 and lunch will be provided. A PDF of the full announcement is available here, download the Nueva Weekend application, here.
Northwestern University's Accelerated Weekend Experience
For students in fifth through eighth grade, Nueva is thrilled to host Northwestern University’s Accelerated Weekend Program for their two-day program which aims to provide challenging, hands-on, and in-depth exploration for those students passionate about the subjects of forensic science and medical science.
Nueva’s own middle school science teacher, Dawn Makely, will be leading the forensic science offering, which is open to students in fifth and sixth grade. There is also a great team that will e teaching the epidemiology course, open to seventh and eighth grade students, that will focus the science behind the spread of common viruses and infectious diseases.
For more information about the program and information on registration please visit: www.ctd.northwestern.edu/sep/program/awe
There will be more weekend events hosted at Nueva in the near future as we look for new and exciting ways to reach students and inspire lifelong learning!