New Growth at Mt. Rainier

New Growth at Mt. Rainier

“It was cold, rainy, and my shoes were so soaked at night that I had to put them by the heater to dry out!” This statement, out of context, would seem like the end to a really bad day. But for 5th grader Wes Kentch, it was a memory from one of the best experiences… Read Full Story

NELA Chargers’ Winning Spirit

NELA Chargers’ Winning Spirit

On a gorgeous sunny, spring, Saturday morning in Richland, Washington, the call goes out, “Everybody in here!”  One-by-one a group of seven 1st and 2nd grade students cluster together, putting one hand on top of another.  “Families in here too!” On cue, all parents, relatives, and siblings put one hand in the center as well, hand on top of hand, together.  “Okay,… Read Full Story

NELA Student Showcase

NELA Student Showcase

Nueva Esperanza Leadership Academy (NELA) hosted our 2nd trimester showcase this month!  Each student prepared tri-fold boards demonstrating an individualized and project-based learning approach and highlighting some of their favorite work.  From lego robotics, to pancake samples, to artwork and essay writing, the gym was full of joy, creativity, and conversation.  As the choir sang and the dance team performed,… Read Full Story