Middle School News

MS JV Girls' Soccer Team Wins WBAL Championship

The JV girls’ soccer team (MS) beat Sacred Heart 1-0 in near darkness on Monday night to clinch the West Bay Athletic League (WBAL) championship. Midway through the first half, sixth-grade striker Mia T. scored the winning goal with an assist by sixth-grade center midfielder Kayla H. The Nueva team, made up of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders, faced the league's sixth-grade teams in a division that included Sacred Heart Prep, Menlo, Harker, Castilleja, Girls Middle School, and Crystal Springs. This is Nueva's first girls’ soccer championship in the league.

The defense, anchored by sixth graders Alex K. and Keeley G., held the Gators to only a few shots, which were easily blocked by sixth-grade goalkeeper Eliza S. A great effort by fourth graders Carly B. and Liliana D. helped Nueva maintain possession of the ball, and strong defensive plays by sixth grader Lauren B. and fifth grader Madeline C. keep Sacred Heart forwards out of the defensive zone.

Midfielders sixth grader Anoushka K. and fifth graders Mirabelle H. and Zoe B. distributed the ball through the middle, and sixth-grade forwards Anya P. and Makenna K. made several excellent crosses and strong shots. The team missed the talents of fifth graders Lucy K. and Taylor M. during the game.

Coached by Daniel Zerabruk and Juan Porras from local soccer club Star Academy, the girls’ team went 5-1 on the season. Middle School Athletic Director Ryan Gutierrez said, "Great things can be done with great students, great coaches, great parents, and great support from administration!"

 December 16, 2016

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Nueva middle school teachers are excited about student-led tutorial sessions this year. Introduced last fall to help students to get caught up after absences, ask questions about assignments, and ask for more challenging extensions on their work, tutorial has expanded to offer far more during remote learning.

Middle School Assembly Celebrates the New School Year

For more than two decades, Nueva's lower and middle school students have gathered together weekly during assemblies to share ideas, entertain each other, and be entertained. While assemblies look different in remote learning, Division Heads Megan Terra and Karen Tiegel still see great value in assembling together. So during the first week of school, they made sure their students gathered on Zoom.

Civil Rights Activists Inspire Sixth-grade Humanities Class

“One of the learning goals for our study of the Civil Rights Era has been for my students to see examples of young people making change and for them to realize they are never too young to effect change,” said sixth-grade humanities teacher Evan Bartz.

Student musicians performing.

Our concert series, Succulent Sound Garden, is adapting to the times. We’re now Sofa Sound Garden! From living rooms to kitchen tables, backyards to garages, Nueva students and faculty will continue to share their love of music from home.

Eighth Graders Explore Cultural Graphic Novels

The eighth-grade writing class is another example of how Nueva teachers are thinking outside the box in order to add a splash of excitement and fun to remote learning. The graphic novel unit uses the Canvas platform, and our eighth graders are enjoying a different form of storytelling.