By Louise Harris, 5th Grade Teacher In November, the 5th grade students started brainstorming about how to raise funds for their Community Service Project. The two things they decided upon were holding a bake sale and doing extra chores at home. BAKE SALE- Several students volunteered to write a proposal to Mr. Stern asking for … Continue reading Bake Sale for Ronald McDonald House
By Colleen Zeiss This week, the junior high is participating in the quarter-end enrichment Gallery Walks. Each enrichment class hosts an open class or presentation. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend as the kids showcase their skills. On Tuesday, January 15th, Mrs. Gangl hosted a debate as part of the final project for … Continue reading Junior High Enrichment Gallery Walks
By Gary Stern High Point Academy takes great pride in preparing its graduates for success both as scholars and citizens as they embark upon their journey in high school and beyond. For fifty-three years, offering a strong Kindergarten-8th grade foundation has been our tried and true mission—to awaken the joy of learning in each student. Critical … Continue reading High School Admissions Process: A Natural Culmination of High Point’s Kindergarten-8th Grade Journey.
By Norma Richman High Point’s kindergarten students spent the weeks leading up to the holidays learning about the importance of helping those less fortunate. They collected new and gently-used jackets of all colors and patterns and packed them into huge boxes for delivery to Families in Transition in Pasadena. While some children raided their own … Continue reading Kinders Carry on a Tradition in the Spirit of Kindness
By Norma Richman November’s Parent Education event showcased a new format that proved to be an exciting addition to High Point’s program. Experts from The Center for Connection in Pasadena addressed issues of stress and anxiety in our children and how to recognize and manage them. Melanie , HPA’s own Social Emotional Specialist, moderated the … Continue reading PANEL DISCUSSION HIGHLIGHTS AGES AND STAGES
A child who plays with blocks may be a future architect. A child who marvels at computer parts may be a future engineer. And a child who learns through hands-on experiences will learn how to navigate the world. Just like a book opens up a world of possibilities, a Makerspace invites a child to create … Continue reading The Making of a Makerspace
Teachers are always looking for creative ways to teach especially at High Point Academy in Pasadena, California. An opportunity arose to combine art and community service during Halloween for Mrs. Louis Harris' and Mr. Rob Woodward's 5th grade students. An art project was devised by Mrs. Harris for the students to create ghosts by using … Continue reading Ghostly Cans for Good
Mr. Zack Davis is bringing a new focus to the art program at High Point Academy. The Fine Arts and Design curriculum will encourage the development of artistic behaviors, including but not limited to, creative thinking, problem solving, and innovation.
By Norma Richman One dollar at a time, one lick at a time, High Point’s lucky students learned once again how rewarding it is to help those less fortunate than themselves. For the second year in a row, lunch-time sales of popsicles went through the roof. More than 1,000 sweet treats were dished out to … Continue reading Sweetness Redux
By Colleen Zeiss The Junior High Advisory program is new this year. Advisory groups comprise of one faculty member and around nine junior-high students, from both 7th and 8th grade. The program aims to build peer and teacher-student relationships. On the first Friday of the academic year, the advisory groups met for the first time … Continue reading Junior High Advisory Program