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University School Teacher Recognized for Making a Difference

University School of NSU advanced placement physics teacher Rafael Arechabaleta is one of five educators to receive the Northwestern University Distinguished Secondary Teacher Award. Arechabaleta was selected from a pool of more than 80 nominations. The award honors high school teachers who have touched the lives of Northwestern students, and…


Sun Sentinel Features University School’s Renaissance Research & Role-Playing Project

University School of NSU’s Middle School students were recently featured in the Sun Sentinel for proving that a five-week Renaissance history unit requiring research, creative writing and demonstrations of mastery can be tons of fun. Read the full story by clicking here.


University School Student is an Olympic Swimming Hopeful

University School of NSU student Emily Kopas is fifteen years old, making her one of the youngest athletes who will compete in the 2012 Olympic swim trials. “I’m just a rookie, trying to do my best and see what happens,” Kopas recently told the Sun Sentinel. “It’s just an honor…


University School Students Volunteer at Post Office to Help “Stamp Out Hunger”

University School of NSU recently participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 2012 “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. At the Davie Post Office Branch alone, 32 University School volunteers put in a total of 87 volunteer hours to sort food arriving on 55 post office trucks totaling 9 pallets…


University School Students Capture Fourth & Fifth Place in State Science Fair

Engineering and chemistry investigations by University School of NSU 8th grade students Elizabeth Cornfeld and Danielle Bimston recently garnered state awards. Both students are first-time state qualifiers who captured first place wins at this year’s Broward County Science Fair before moving on to take state-level honors. To learn more about…


University School Concert Band Received Two Highest Ratings at District Assessments

University School of NSU’s High School Concert Band recently achieved the highest rating of Superior for both concert performance and sight-reading. The students performed live over the course of three days in a formal concert setting with an audience that included noted experts in the field of band performance. As…


USchool Middle School presents, “The Sound of Music,” Apr. 27-29

This month the halls of University School of Nova Southeastern University’s Middle School are alive with music as students prepare to perform an all-time family favorite: The Sound of Music.  Relive the classic tale based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family Singers. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27…


University School of NSU Chess Team Defends State Title & Triples Victory

University School of NSU students recently brought home not one, but three Florida Scholastic Chess Championship trophies. For nearly three decades, University School’s chess teams, comprised of students from kindergarten through high school, have earned statewide and national recognition. This year’s showing at the Florida Scholastic Chess Championship served only…


Speech & Debate Team Captures Second State Championship Title

University School of NSU’s Speech & Debate Team captured the Overall State Championship title for the second year in a row, sweeping three of four team categories. In addition to winning the state team titles for Debate, Rhetoric and Overall, seven students were named state champions: Jonathan Stettin and Grant…


World Language Students Shine at Two State Conferences

University School of NSU students recently competed in two state conferences, with impressive results. First, a full team of 16 students represented University School at the State Spanish Conference (Conferencia). All 16 participated in Impromptu – speaking Spanish for two minutes on a randomly-drawn topic. Six students (max allowed) participated…


University School Actress Wins Carbonell Scholarship Award

University School of NSU senior and accomplished actress Rachel Brooks took to the stage once again, this time to accept a Student Carbonell Award and Scholarship. The award and $1,000 scholarship is presented to graduating seniors who demonstrate talent and commitment to theatre, academic achievement, and who will pursue a…


“A Musical in Bloom – The Plant,” Mar. 17-18

The Performing Arts Department of University School in collaboration with Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts presents, “The Plant, A Musical in Bloom” this weekend. See flyer for details…


University School of NSU Hosts Campus Visit Day for Students Entering Pre-K Through 8th Grade

University School of NSU will be hosting a Campus Visit Day for prospective students and their families. For students entering Pre-K through 8th grade, the Lower and Middle Schools’ Campus Visit day will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 20 starting at 9 a.m. Located on NSU’s campus, University School is…


University School of NSU’s 21st Annual “Main Event” Raises $320,000 to Support Students

For this year’s 21st Annual University School of NSU “Main Event” fundraiser, participants were invited to “Join the Family” by making a lasting educational contribution to their child’s future. The family-themed event took place on Feb. 8 at Martorano’s at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and featured dinner,…


Sweeping Number of University School Student Works Receive Scholastic Art Awards

Middle and Upper School students at University School of NSU recently received regional high honors for more than 60 works of art, nearly half of which will advance to judging at the national level. The recognition reflects high skill levels across University School’s broad range of arts electives―from ceramics and…


University School Students Earn Highest Award from National Forensic League

University School of NSU students Matt Linn and Daniel Rego, under the guidance of coach Steve Schappaugh, have earned the degree of Premier Distinction — the National Forensic League’s highest degree of student membership. A degree of Premier Distinction reflects sustained excellence in classroom activities, competition rounds, and service projects….


University School Students Deliver Powerful “Think B4 You Speak” Message of Acceptance at Special Assembly

University School of NSU student leaders favor freedom of speech and they want people to realize that what they say has impact. To emphasize the importance of thinking before speaking, the school recently held a special student-run awareness assembly to address negative terminology and stereotypes that scar countless children. “As…


13 University School Student-Athletes Participate in National Signing Day

University School of NSU proudly presented 13 student‐athletes representing four different sports for National Signing Day. The February date signifies the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football with a school that is a member of the NCAA, the…


University School’s Special Olympics Club Raises Funds & Coaches Athletes

University School of NSU’s Special Olympics Club has been doing remarkably well this school year by raising more than $1,100 from their jeans day and bake-sale fundraisers. The proceeds will aid the athletes of Special Olympics Broward County. Students in the club have also been coaching the 14-and-younger Nova Snakes…


4th-Grade University School Student Wins National Singing Competition

University School of NSU’s 4th-grade student Sivan Ben David was recently named the winner of the “Voice of an angel” competition, which drew more than 700 applicants from around the country. Read more by clicking here.


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