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Teachers Read #KindTweets Written by Students
Mitzi Mock, Digital Storyteller

 

Fans of Jimmy Kimmel Live will recognize his regular segment "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets." But why just snicker when you can laugh, cry, and awww your way through our new segment "Teachers Read #KindTweets."

Every year at the Upper School, students put out envelopes for every student, teacher, and school department. Over the course of the week, students fill those envelopes—every one of them—with notes of kindness and gratitude. In celebration of this Nueva tradition, we captured Upper School teachers reading some of their kindness notes for the first time. For the students and alumni who submitted these zingers of warmth and adoration, teachers will always be their favorite celebrities!



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Upper School teacher reads phone

Fans of Jimmy Kimmel Live will recognize his regular segment "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets." But why just snicker when you can laugh, cry, and awww your way through our new segment "Teachers Read #KindTweets."

A student banging stones together

In the Upper School’s history of technology class, students learn that some of the simplest technology is much more complicated than it looks.

 

Basketball Players Get Physic-al

This season, the girls basketball team is in a unique situation: half of the players are also members of the Robotics Team 4904: Bot-Provoking. 

Intersession Provides Upper School Students with an Experiential and Intellectual Feast

Intersession is a time for our Upper School students to engage in hands-on, interactive seminars and activities that are often not found in a typical high school classroom. Topics range from cake decorating and leather dyeing, to boxing and yoga, to American criminal law and the theory of change. We have spotlighted four Intersession opportunities our students took part in this week. 

Nueva Students Examine the World of Artificial Intelligence

For the third Upper School Roundtable event of the year, Roundtable organizers collaborated with the newly created Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force to host a panel discussion on artificial intelligence, automation, and the future of work.