2021 marked another banner year for 8th grade High Point graduates for high school acceptances. I know you will join me in congratulating our Graduating Class of 2021. I wish to express my appreciation and gratitude to High Point’s dedicated and talented faculty and staff for preparing our soon-to-be graduates with the foundation for success … Continue reading 2021 High School Matriculation
By Colleen Zeiss Once again, the junior-high students reimagined the Shakespeare Festival with great success! “All the world’s a stage” - and the science lab was ours! Students performed scenes from Othello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, competed in a dance competition set to Shakespearean rap, tried out their acting skills with the best Shakespearean … Continue reading 🎭 Shakespeare Festival, 2021: Reimagined & Stronger Than Ever!
By Norma Richman My brief bio— My most recent stop has been, for the past five years, at Crossroads School for the Arts & Sciences where I’ve served as the school’s newspaper advisor. It’s been a wild ride: teaching journalism to high schoolers who sincerely have taught me more about journalism than any other job … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Nicky Loomis (89-95)
By Gint Valiulis Competitors at History Day California: from left to right: Jake L., Elina C., Ethan L., Lily B., Anton P., Brianna Balian, Ray C., Katelin ., Anthony G., Sophia C., Coach Mr. Valiulis. (Not pictured Michael K., Junen X.). The judges at History Day California announced the finalists in this statewide competition with … Continue reading Congratulations to the Finalists at History Day California!
By Colleen Zeiss The 8th Grade Girls Leadership Council focuses on inspiring young women to become leaders. The group aspires to help our community and the ones in need of a helping hand. With a mission of spreading empowerment to women, our goal is to seek opportunities from other well-educated women who have gone far … Continue reading Stronger Together: HPA Steps Up to Help the Elizabeth House
“Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” —George S. Patton By Norma Richman My Brief Bio— Hello High Point friends and family! I am happy and excited that Mrs. Richman reached out to me to share what I’ve been up to. High Point was an incredibly important experience in my … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Conrad Ukropina (’08)
By Krista Huezo This week in Mrs. Huezo’s science class, the 8th grade students battled it out, competing in the Newton Derby. Each student designed and created a pinewood derby car, going head to head to see how fast their cars raced. After three days of racing, Anton’s “Hershey” car proved to be unbeatable! He … Continue reading Ready, Set, Go!
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