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!
1. Halloween Highlights Student Creativity
By Louise Schultze, Interim Director of Communications and Mitzi Mock, Video Storyteller
Halloween has long been a special holiday at Nueva, and, like so many of the favorite traditions of our school, it’s foremost a celebration of student creativity.
2. Middle School Teachers Inspire Growth Mindset with “Try Everything” Music Video
By Mitzi Mock, Video Storyteller
For many students, making mistakes can often invite feelings of frustration and shame. Gifted learners, especially, often struggle with perfectionism and other pressures that come with being high achievers. At Nueva, we want to encourage a growth mindset that propels students to take risks and see mistakes along the way as exciting opportunities for improvement and understanding, rather than an indication of fixed abilities.
3. House Sorting Ceremony Welcomes Freshmen
By Scott B., Upper School Contributor
Walking into the crowded auditorium, freshmen saw large groups of students in four rows sorted by house. “Ceres! Ceres! We’re the house that carries!” could be heard from one side of the gym while “A-QUI-LA!” echoed from the other. For the first time in Nueva’s history, incoming freshmen were welcomed with a House Sorting Ceremony.
4. Alums Reunite and Reflect on the Value of Their Nueva Education
By Dianne Willoughby, Editorial Manager
Last week Nueva welcomed many alums back to campus. Through a social mixer, an Admissions event, and an assembly on the Hillsborough campus, the energy they brought was palpable as they shared new experiences and reflected on their Nueva education.
5. Students Lead March on Campus for Kindness, Peace, and Love
By Louise Schultze, Interim Director of Communications
In these uncertain times, Nueva students are the tides of change, leading the next generation to be kinder than the one before. On Monday, February 5, dozens of lower school students raised their colorful, handmade signs in a Kindness March to spread love and compassion around Nueva.
Assembled by LiAnn Yim, Social Media Manager and Julia Barzizza, Digital Content Specialist
June 27, 2018