Letters to Our 8th Graders

By Colleen Zeiss This week is a big one for our 8th graders. Catholic high schools send out decision letters on Friday, March 1st. The students and their families will receive emails on Friday night and the letters over the weekend. Understandably, the students are anxiously awaiting these decisions. Although we know our wonderful 8th … Continue reading Letters to Our 8th Graders

HPA Fifth Graders Create a Celebration in a Bag

By Norma Richman Ronald McDonald House Residents Treated to a Party In the most comprehensive Community Engagement project yet, Mr. Woodward’s and Mrs. Harris’s fifth grade class planned and implemented an event that took four months to complete. It all started with brainstorming ideas for a service project that would benefit the residents of Ronald … Continue reading HPA Fifth Graders Create a Celebration in a Bag

HPA 8th Grade Dance at Maranatha

By Colleen Zeiss On Friday, February 8th, the High Point Student Service Team and 8th Grade hosted its annual dance at Maranatha High School. This year’s theme was “Under the Stars.” The students dressed up for the semi-formal event and enjoyed the delicious buffet catered by Maranatha’s chef: taquitos, popcorn chicken, tater tots, homemade Rice … Continue reading HPA 8th Grade Dance at Maranatha

A Loss for the Hometown but a Win for Those in Need

By Norma Richman High Point’s Third Graders Make the Largest Haul Yet In the Super Bowl’s lowest scoring game to date, the Patriots routed the Rams 13-3.  Not only was this a low scoring competition, there was not even a touchdown on the score board until the third quarter. The big winners, despite hometown disappointment, … Continue reading A Loss for the Hometown but a Win for Those in Need

The Challenging and Exciting Evolution of a Language Program

Teachers are taught to teach. They are given concepts, tools, and behavioral advice and then placed in a classroom to begin experiencing the actual process of teaching. They cling to those tools knowing there are years of research behind them. Professional development allows teachers to acquire new and updated tools as the years pass. What … Continue reading The Challenging and Exciting Evolution of a Language Program

Mock Trial in English Class

By Colleen Zeiss, 8th Grade Dean The seventh-grade English classes conducted separate mock trials on Friday, February 1st. The case, People of Oklahoma versus Johnny Cade, was based on S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders. The prosecution claimed that the defendant, Johnny Cade, was guilty of first-degree murder of another character, Bob Sheldon. The defense team … Continue reading Mock Trial in English Class