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Nueva Family Community Service Day: Coastal Clean-Up Team Collects 120 Pounds of Trash
Louise Schultze
Six Nueva community members and the 120 pounds of trash they collected with the Pacifica Beach Coalition

Last month, Nueva partnered with Pacifica Beach Coalition 15 to help clean up Montara Beach.  It was a beautiful and educational day! Seeing the collection of plastic straws, paper cups, metal shards, broken glass, cigarette butts, fishing lines and tackle, bottle caps, and shreds of clothing reminded us to spread the word about being mindful of the products we use and their proper disposal.  

We had nearly 30 volunteers, representing students and families from all three divisions at Nueva. Together, we cleaned up 120 pounds of trash and 76 pounds of recyclables!

Thank you to Rusty Gaillard for organizing this effort, as well as Kathie Heap, Kolby Heap, and Kim Overton for leading the Nueva Clean Up Team at the beach. It was a great day to meet new friends and families in the community, and to give back to the larger community and the Earth. We hope more students and families will join us for the next Nueva Family Community Service Day in the Spring!



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Halloween at Nueva Celebrates Creativity

Halloween is always a festive celebration at Nueva, and this year was no exception. With campus parades featuring unique, handmade costumes, and themed choice activities throughout the day, students, faculty, and families enjoyed what several students called "the best day of the year!"

The five 2018 Nueva Cup winners pose for a picture at Green Hills Country Club

On Monday, October 8, the eleventh annual Nueva Cup Golf Tournament was held at Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae. The weather conditions were ideal as nearly 60 parents, alumni, alumni parents, relatives, students, teachers, and friends of Nueva enjoyed a day of camaraderie, fun, and friendly competition benefitting the Nueva School.

A group of Menuhin students and teachers pose for a photo

"When words divide us, music unites us.” A favorite saying of violin instructor Sin-Tung Chiu, who teaches his Menuhin-Dowling students to live by the values inherent in this aphorism. When asked about the most meaningful aspect of the Menuhin Program, eighth grader Audrey A. couldn’t choose just one.

“The teachers are incredible," she said. "My violin teacher (Sin-Tung Chiu) has taught me so many new things over the years, and I’ve improved as a musician so much through his coaching.”

2018 Culminations Celebrate Learning

Parents, family, friends, and faculty came together in the evenings over the last two weeks to attend culminations for each grade, reveling in the joy of inquiry and the pleasure of curiosity.

Banner image for the Top Favorite articles from 2017-2018

This year, the Communications team published more than 175 articles in Nueva Digest. Some of our stories celebrated classic Nueva traditions, and others honored student accomplishments. Let's revisit the Top Five most-read stories of the 2017–2018 school year! 

Athletics Celebration Collage

The 2017–18 Nueva athletics season came to a close Thursday night with a celebration of the year in sports, and a reflection of the growth and success of the athletics program over the past five years. In total, 34 athletes were recognized with All-League Team Awards across every sport at the Middle and Upper Schools, and five teams competed at the CCS level.