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K-12 National Chess Championships at Orlando, FL Results

* We are the 10th Grade National Champions! Congratulations to Mubassar Uddin, Markus Pond, Jack Wen, and Teseo Torras. This team has been phenomenally successful in the last two years.

* 2nd Place in 3rd grade: Congratulations to Davis Zong, Charles Hua, Robert Shibata, Eric Tang, Jordan Leung, and Tejas Siddaramaiah. Special thanks to Gina Hsu who inspired her students with her support from afar.

* 3rd place in 7th grade: Congratulations to Maury Ahram, Pyke Turnbow, Tej Telymonde, Biko Smith, and Eliott Leinweber

* 4th place in 6th grade: Congratulations to Alex Harris, Aidan Ahram, Kayla Leung, Darren Jung, and Mario Tutuncu-Macias

* 4th place in 9th grade: Congratulations to Jacob Barayev, Steven Yurgel, and William Chin

* 5th place in 11th grade: Congratulations to Isaac Barayev, Anita Maksimiuk, and Elliot Witdorchic

We also fielded teams in the 1st and 8th grade sections, and had individual players participating in 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade.

Our next major tournaments are the City and State Championship events, in mid January and late February respectively. These will help us prepare for the end of year National Championships, in which students play in grade blocks (i.e, K-3, K-12, etc).

I want to put in a special word of thanks to Mr. Yusah and Ms. Mai. They were incredibly proactive, helpful chaperones who made it possible for me to devote my full attention to opening preparation and game analysis. As a result, we caught many players from other teams in our preparation. Mr. Yusah also stood in the tournament room and updated the last round 10th grade standings for me in "real-time", adjusting them every time a game ended. If one of our 10th graders had been offered a draw, this information would have allowed me to advise them on the best course of action.

Thank you again, and I hope to bring more good news from the City and State Championships!

Take care,
Matan Prilleltensky

Last Call to take the 9th or 10th grade Entrance Exam for School Year 2015-16

If you have selected NEST+m as one of your high school choices you must take our Entrance Exam to for us to rank you!
For details click on the "Upper School" tab and then the "Admissions" tab.

2014-15 K-5 Class Lists

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2014 – 15 School Year!

Class Lists for K – 5 Students will be posted between 5-6pm on Wednesday, September 3 on the Lower School Tab.

Students in grades K – 2 will line up in the central courtyard according to their designated spot as per the YELLOW signs. Teachers will be in the courtyard to assist you as well.
Students in grades 3 – 5 can check their class placement and report directly to their classroom.

If you are late bringing your child to school on these two days, please escort your child to the Main Office.

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Special Instructions for Kindergarten Parents:

Thursday 9/4 and Friday 9/5 will be half days for all Kindergarten students. Both days will be divided into two sessions, Morning and Afternoon.

On Thursday 9/4: Kindergarten Students with last names A – L will attend Morning Session only (9:00am – 10:30am). Students can begin to line up in the central courtyard at 8:45am.
Parents are welcome to stay for Kindergarten Orientation in the auditorium while their child is in class.

On Thursday 9/4: Kindergarten Students with last names M – Z will attend Afternoon Session only (12:30pm – 2:00pm). Students can begin to line up in the central courtyard at 12:15pm.
Parents are welcome to stay for Kindergarten Orientation in the auditorium while their child is in class.

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On Friday 9/5: Kindergarten Students with last names M – Z will attend Morning Session only (9:00am – 10:30am). Students can begin to line up in the central courtyard at 8:45am.

On Friday 9/5: Kindergarten Students with last names A – L will attend Afternoon Session only (12:30pm – 2:00pm). Students can begin to line up in the central courtyard at 12:15pm.

We want your child to be able to experience both Morning and Afternoon class.

Going forward, please note that students are expected to be in their classrooms at 8:15am and will be released at 2:35pm.

We look forward to meeting you in the central courtyard on Thursday!

Principal Livanis and Assistant Principal of the Lower School Patrello

2014-15 Student Bell Schedule
Middle School and Upper School Open Houses

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Middle School
Session I: 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Session II: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Session III: 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Upper School
1:00PM - 3:00PM

Miscellaneous Info:

  • Agenda includes overview of the Middle or Upper School and our programs,  Q&A and Self-Guided Tour
  • No reservations necessary
  • Students and parents are seated on a first-come first-serve basis
K-5 Class Lists will Released Saturday 9/7 at 7:00AM

Please go to the "Resources" Tab and click on 2013-14 K-5 Class Lists.
Welcome to our new students and welcome back to our returning students!

K-12 National Chess Championships at Orlando, FL Results

* We are the 10th Grade National Champions! Congratulations to Mubassar Uddin, Markus Pond, Jack Wen, and Teseo Torras. This team has been phenomenally successful in the last two years.

* 2nd Place in 3rd grade: Congratulations to Davis Zong, Charles Hua, Robert Shibata, Eric Tang, Jordan Leung, and Tejas Siddaramaiah. Special thanks to Gina Hsu who inspired her students with her support from afar.

* 3rd place in 7th grade: Congratulations to Maury Ahram, Pyke Turnbow, Tej Telymonde, Biko Smith, and Eliott Leinweber

* 4th place in 6th grade: Congratulations to Alex Harris, Aidan Ahram, Kayla Leung, Darren Jung, and Mario Tutuncu-Macias

* 4th place in 9th grade: Congratulations to Jacob Barayev, Steven Yurgel, and William Chin

* 5th place in 11th grade: Congratulations to Isaac Barayev, Anita Maksimiuk, and Elliot Witdorchic

We also fielded teams in the 1st and 8th grade sections, and had individual players participating in 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade.

Our next major tournaments are the City and State Championship events, in mid January and late February respectively. These will help us prepare for the end of year National Championships, in which students play in grade blocks (i.e, K-3, K-12, etc).

I want to put in a special word of thanks to Mr. Yusah and Ms. Mai. They were incredibly proactive, helpful chaperones who made it possible for me to devote my full attention to opening preparation and game analysis. As a result, we caught many players from other teams in our preparation. Mr. Yusah also stood in the tournament room and updated the last round 10th grade standings for me in "real-time", adjusting them every time a game ended. If one of our 10th graders had been offered a draw, this information would have allowed me to advise them on the best course of action.

Thank you again, and I hope to bring more good news from the City and State Championships!

Take care,
Matan Prilleltensky

Smithsonian Conference: SSEP 2014 Presentations by NEST+m Students

View the links below to see NEST+m students present their experiments at the fourth annual Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP) National Conference was held at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum on July 2 and 3, 2014.

These students are currently on 6th and 7th grade this year.

 

Alexander Harris, Noor Ajam and Amal Ahmad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSqchOBBIeE&list=UUbWZ1Vc16F6YyxraSIy_T6A

 

Zander Plossl and Lennie Ma presenting their experiment results:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR4XEAMrXR4

 

A Few 7th Grade Seats are Open

There are a few seats open in 7th grade.
If you are interested, your child may test at one of these sessions:

All sessions are from 4pm-6pm

October 7

October 14

October 21

October 28

Please contact Guidance Counselor Melissa Chen by clicking HERE

Davis Zong Invited to Participate in the 2014 World Youth Chess Championships in South Africa!

We are pleased to inform you that third grader, Davis Zong, Jr. is going to Durban, South Africa in the following weeks, as a member of United States National Team, to compete in the 2014 World Youth Chess Championship. He will leave New York on Wednesday September 17, and return to school on Friday October 3, 2014. Davis is the first student in NEST+m's history to qualify for the World Youth Chess Championship. Under Coach Matan Prilleltensky, he has been consistently ranked in top 10 in his age group nationwide and leads NEST+m's chess team at the City, State and National Championships.