Student Spotlight: Giselle Uwimbabazi

Today we want to introduce another one of our wonderful students, Giselle Uwimbabazi! Giselle is in 11th grade and this is her first year at The Nest! Giselle was born in the Congo and came to the United States when she was 11 years old. Her grandmother and one of her...

Student Spotlight: Thae & Myint Soe

The biggest part of what makes The Nest Academy so special is our amazing students! We have a lot of new students this year and we want to help you all get to know them! Over the next few months we will be sharing their stories and I’m sure you will come to love...

A New School Year at The Nest!

 Hey everyone! I’m back! If you’ve been involved with the Nest for a while, you might remember me, but, for those who don’t, let me introduce myself. My name is Connor Derrick and I am interning here at the Nest for the fall semester. I first got involved with the...
Student Spotlight: Tinh Rolan

Student Spotlight: Tinh Rolan

Meet Tinh Rolan! Tinh’s family is from Vietnam, he is in 5th grade, and this is his third year at The Nest Academy! His favorite parts about coming to school at the Academy are learning and having fun, especially in gym class and recess! However, his least...
Student Spotlight: Iba Soumare

Student Spotlight: Iba Soumare

Meet Iba Soumare! Iba is in the 8th grade and this is his first year at The Nest Academy! Iba loves playing soccer (his favorite position is attacking mid), drawing, and playing video games (especially Fortnite)! At his old school, Iba says there was too much...
DrumStrong: Drumming to Beat Cancer!

DrumStrong: Drumming to Beat Cancer!

Welcome DrumStrong, the newest member of our Nest family! The past couple of Fridays, DrumStrong has visited the Academy to teach the students about rhythm and the healing power of music! The organization was founded to raise awareness and funds in support of cancer...
Student Spotlight: Mathú Rochom

Student Spotlight: Mathú Rochom

Meet Mathú Rochom! This is Mathú’s second year at The Nest Academy and he is in eighth grade this year. At his old school, Mathú struggled to keep up because of large class sizes; he was often distracted by other students who were off task and, when he needed...
Student Spotlight: Mema Rucia

Student Spotlight: Mema Rucia

Meet Mema! This is Mema’s second year at The Nest Academy and she has captured the hearts of everyone here! At her previous school, Mema struggled because she couldn’t speak English very well and didn’t know how to read. She was often bullied because...
Student Spotlight: Bosco Nzabara

Student Spotlight: Bosco Nzabara

Meet Bosco! Bosco is a fourth grader and this is his first year as a student at The Nest Academy! He is the youngest out of four children and his family is from Uganda. Before coming to the Academy, Bosco says that school was mostly good, but here “everything is...
Staff Spotlight: Maiya Black-Keeling

Staff Spotlight: Maiya Black-Keeling

So excited to introduce to you our newest staff member, PE, Health and nutrition teacher…Maiya Black-Keeling. Maiya started with us as a volunteer last year, teaching PE two days a week on her lunch break and has now joined our staff!!! Maiya’s heart for kids,...