100th Day of School Celebration – 7th Grade Spanish

In seventh grade Spanish every class period begins with calendar time, just like Kindergarten. We talk about the date, the weather, special events, and we count how many days we’ve been in school. This gives students daily exposure to lots of high frequency vocabulary in the target language. Today we celebrated the 100th day of … Continue reading 100th Day of School Celebration – 7th Grade Spanish

HPA Fifth Graders Create Unparalleled Gift for Children in Need

By Norma Richman “It’s really easy to care for others. And it makes you feel good too.”— Amanda C., age 10  Building on last year’s success, Mrs. Harris and Mr. Woodward challenged their students this year to reach even higher as they organized their Community Engagement project for Ronald MacDonald House in Pasadena, an establishment … Continue reading HPA Fifth Graders Create Unparalleled Gift for Children in Need

Local Food Bank Cleans Up at the Souper Bowl!

By Norma Richman “The Souper Bowl gives you good experience in case you want to help people. It can be fun and helpful at the same time.”-Princeton W., age 9 Thanks to the generosity and hard work of High Point’s industrious third graders, Friends in Deed was the big winner for 2020. Days before the … Continue reading Local Food Bank Cleans Up at the Souper Bowl!

A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Kobe Bryant

by Gary Stern I am devastated by the tragic and sudden death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and the seven additional passengers during a helicopter crash on Sunday morning. I know you will join me in extending our heartfelt condolences and prayers to all the families and communities impacted by his unspeakable tragedy. As … Continue reading A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Kobe Bryant

Mock Trial in 7th Grade English 

By Colleen Zeiss The seventh graders recently put someone on trial. In a cumulative project responding to S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders, the students in Mrs. Zeiss’s English classes put a character on trial for first-degree murder.  The prosecution needed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt these two elements: the character acted with willfulness and … Continue reading Mock Trial in 7th Grade English 

Quarter 2 Gallery Walks: Yearbook, Health, & The Spirit of the Entrepreneur

By Colleen Zeiss Last week, the Junior High concluded the second quarter by studying for finals...and participating in Enrichment Gallery Walks! The week began with Mrs. Gangl’s debate class arguing for and against the repeal of the death penalty. (See last week’s post.) On Wednesday, Mr. Valiulis opened the doors of his yearbook class. Not … Continue reading Quarter 2 Gallery Walks: Yearbook, Health, & The Spirit of the Entrepreneur

Quarter 2 Gallery Walks: Debate

By Colleen Zeiss On Tuesday, January 14th, seventh and eighth graders settled into Room 10 to witness the students of Mrs. Gangl’s debate class argue a topical issue: the repeal of the death penalty.  The proposition team argued for the repeal: Tyler B., David D., and Ray C.. Arguing for the opposition team were Ben … Continue reading Quarter 2 Gallery Walks: Debate

Alumni Spotlight: Sam Hardy ’12

Sam Hardy '12 returned to campus to take professional photographs of High Point's students and headshots for Mr. Gary Stern the Head of School.  Here is what she has been up to since flying the eagle's nest. Tell us a little about yourself.  Where you are right now?  Where did you go or are going … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Sam Hardy ’12

HPA Eagles Tennis — 2017 & 2019 League Champions

By HPA Coach Russ, HPA Boys Tennis: Tournament Results: Eagles Sweep Twice, Win Championship! We arrived at Caltech at 1:40, and got a decent warm-up in by about 2:05. Thanks to Designated Alternate Caden, for assisting with the warm-up. Semifinal Round High Point (1) vs. Mayfield (4): #1 Singles: Tyler won, 8-1 #1 Doubles: Ray … Continue reading HPA Eagles Tennis — 2017 & 2019 League Champions

Jr. High Math Olympiad Club at High Point

By Gint Valiulis Can you do this math problem over winter break? A palindrome reads the same forwards and backwards. The number 2017102 is a 7-digit palindrome. Let A represent the least palindrome greater than 2017102. Let B represent the greatest palindrome less than 2017102. Find A – B. Our Math Olympiad students do five … Continue reading Jr. High Math Olympiad Club at High Point