6 Tips to Staying Healthy During Covid-19

By Lisa Gillison, RN,MSN Wash Your Hands!  Wash Your Hands!  Wash Your Hands! Washing your hands properly – and frequently – is the single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of germs and stay healthy. Lather up with soap and water and scrub all parts of your hands — back, front, … Continue reading 6 Tips to Staying Healthy During Covid-19

Virtually Enriching Experiences

By Colleen Zeiss If we have learned one lesson from all of this, it is how resilient our students are. In particular, the junior students have demonstrated impressive adaptability as they navigate this new normal and continue to make a seamless transition to the remote learning model.  From the beginning in junior high, we kept … Continue reading Virtually Enriching Experiences

High Point Class of 2020 Matriculation

By Gary Stern, Head of School A Letter to the Community Dear High Point Community 2020 marked another banner year for 8th grade High Point graduates in terms of high school admissions/acceptances. I know you will join me in congratulating our Graduating Class of 2020. I wish to begin by expressing my appreciation and gratitude … Continue reading High Point Class of 2020 Matriculation

Spring Break Storytellers

By Colleen Zeiss Students in junior high definitely have stories! During spring break this particular school year, it was more important than ever to share these stories, and this is what they did! Mrs. Zeiss put out the call for seventh and eighth graders to host virtual storytimes during spring break for the youngest of … Continue reading Spring Break Storytellers

Getting Started with Distance Learning

By Megan Whelan, Learning Specialist M.Ed Are you having trouble getting started with this adjustment? I am sure you were not planning on becoming educators in the blink of an eye. We are here to help! Here are some suggestions for how to get started.  Space: Have a designated area in the home for homework: … Continue reading Getting Started with Distance Learning

High Point Excels at Poly Quad League Debate Tournament

High Point's debaters finished in second-place among 23 schools at the prestigious Poly Quad League Tournament on Saturday. High Point's two teams compiled a combined 75% winning percentage against schools from four of Southern California's top middle school debate leagues. High Point's team of Andy P., Ben L. and Andrew B. finished the tournament undefeated … Continue reading High Point Excels at Poly Quad League Debate Tournament

6th Grade Math – 3D Animal

By Stefanie Gangl The 6th Grade class was asked to create their own 3D animal by applying the knowledge they learned about surface area. They began by bringing in rectangular prisms and cylinders found around the house.  They measured the length, width, height, and diameter of each 3D solid.  They then took those measurements and … Continue reading 6th Grade Math – 3D Animal

“I Have a Dream…” in English Class

By Colleen Zeiss The seventh graders in Mrs. Zeiss’s English classes have some dreams… In preparation for their reading of the historical fiction novel set during the Civil Rights era, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, the seventh-grade students conducted research on the Civil Rights Movement. This research included reading and analyzing … Continue reading “I Have a Dream…” in English Class

HPA Mathletes Shine at Local Tournament

By Teo Cutter Saturday Morning On Saturday morning, a team of ten High Point 4th-6th graders woke up early, drove across town, and found the sum of all prime numbers between 100 and 200 that are 1 or 2 more than a perfect square.  The team, selected from members of the High Point Math Club, … Continue reading HPA Mathletes Shine at Local Tournament