By Colleen Zeiss Way to go, 8th Student Council! This leadership group hosted another “spirit-raising event” this past week. This time, it was a “21-and-Done” Card Tournament for the fifth graders. The Student Council reached out to the fifth grade teachers to arrange a time to host this virtual tournament. In addition, they prepared customized … Continue reading ♠︎ ♣︎ ♥︎ ♦︎ Card Tournament Hosted by 8th Student Council
By Norma Richman “If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”—Maya Angelou My Brief Bio— I attended Polytechnic School for high school, where I played varsity softball, basketball, and volleyball. I tried my hand at technical theater for a few musicals, played flute in the jazz … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Tanner (’01)
By Colleen Zeiss The 8th Grade Student Council has kept busy all school year: organizing carline treat sales, hosting the Kona Shaved Ice event, planning virtual social events for the Junior High, creating videos promoting Eagle Spirit, helping promote the holiday toy drive, organizing Secret Santa gift exchanges (virtual and physical), and creating unique virtual … Continue reading Student Council Bringing Us Together
By Norma Richman "Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." —Lauren Partma, 2020 Teacher of Excellence, Pasadena Unified School District My Brief Bio— After attending Sacred Heart Academy, I attended Sonoma State University, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration. … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Partma (’98)
By Gint Valiulis On Friday night, the Los Angeles County Office of Education announced the winners of History Day Los Angeles. All the projects High Point entered at the Los Angeles County competition received honors. The following High Point projects won at the Los Angeles County level, allowing them to compete at History Day California. Group Documentary Anton … Continue reading History Day Congratulations!
By Norma Richman “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” My Brief Bio— I currently live in Thousand Oaks, California, with my husband Ryan, dog Harry and our two-year-old son Zane. I attended Occidental College in Los Angeles for my undergraduate degree, and after taking a couple of years off, went back to … Continue reading Lauren (Constancio) Stead (’97)
By Colleen Zeiss The Junior High is back this week! Under the 25% exemption in LA County, schools are able to bring back 25% of their students not covered under the in-person allowance. That means we can bring back a group of students from 7th and 8th grades each day. Monday (March 8th) was the … Continue reading Junior High On-Campus Remote Learning Begins!
By Colleen Zeiss This week’s Wellness Through Fitness program started out rainy and wet. However, the weather did not stop the teachers and junior-high students. We converged on the campus to hang out under the outdoor coverings and engage in some safe social proximity. Luckily, the clouds parted and the sun came out as we … Continue reading Junior High: 8th Letters & Exercise
By Norma Richman My Brief Bio— I went to Brandeis University, just outside of Boston, for a BA in Politics and History with a minor in Law. During my time at Brandeis, I participated in a summer abroad program in the Netherlands, where I studied International Law right in the epi-center: many of my lecturers … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Paige Lurie (‘98-‘05)
By Norma Richman “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”—Arnold H. Glascow My Brief Bio— After I graduated high school, I moved up to San Francisco to attend UC Berkeley. For what, I had absolutely no idea at the time. I’ve never been the type to have a dream … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Sabrina Waller (’11)