By Gint Valiulis Poker and Plinko at HPA! Students in Mr. Cutter’s Card Sharks class finished their nine day long Omaha Hi/Lo tournament with Lily B. taking the pot. Lily B. and Jessica P. battled over several hands in a tug of war that could have gone either way. Mr. Cutter offered that they share … Continue reading Enriching Fun and Games: First Quarter Gallery Walks Day 2
Quarter 1 Enrichment Gallery Walks: Public Speaking & Art
By Colleen Zeiss The Junior High began its Quarter 1 Enrichment Gallery Walks on Tuesday, October 29th. These walks offer an opportunity for the students to showcase their work for the quarter in their elective classes. Mrs. Huezo showed a video compilation of excerpts of the students’ best speeches. These included students reading from a … Continue reading Quarter 1 Enrichment Gallery Walks: Public Speaking & Art
7th Grade Science: Full-S.T.E.A.M Ahead!
By Colleen Zeiss If you want to see what a 21st-century education looks like, look no further than Mrs. Huezo’s seventh-grade science lab. This week, the students took a break from their life science curriculum to engage in an interactive and engaging S.T.E.A.M. project. This acronym (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) … Continue reading 7th Grade Science: Full-S.T.E.A.M Ahead!
From Dog Biscuits to Winter Coats, High Point’s Community Engagement Initiative Has Created Worthy Traditions in Giving
By Norma Richman, Director of Community Engagement “I learned that working hard is worth it if it helps people in need.” Sunshine H. Now in its fourth year, the Community Engagement curriculum at High Point Academy is turning out thoughtful, educated and empathetic members of society who are learning the value of helping those less … Continue reading From Dog Biscuits to Winter Coats, High Point’s Community Engagement Initiative Has Created Worthy Traditions in Giving
Volunteering in Eagle’s Nest: A Family Affair
By Colleen Zeiss Real-life math applications, customer service skills, the laws of supply-and-demand: sounds like an amazing class, right? Actually, this is what our students learn from volunteering with their parents in Eagle’s Nest. I recently signed up to volunteer with my children, and we had a blast. If you think your kids are too … Continue reading Volunteering in Eagle’s Nest: A Family Affair
4th Grade CI® or Comprehensible Input®
By Anna Parsons-Lamb In using CI® or Comprehensible Input® students are on the receiving end of a lot of repetitive oral and written language. They need this repetition to acquire the language, but repetition can be tedious if you're not careful. We try to implement variety in the ways that students read and practice so that … Continue reading 4th Grade CI® or Comprehensible Input®
Junior High Advisory Program
By Colleen Zeiss The Junior High Advisory Program began last year and continues to offer students a safe place for discussion and exploration. Advisory groups consist of one faculty member and eight or nine junior-high students, from both grades. The program aims to build peer and teacher-student relationships. Advisory groups meet most Fridays for a … Continue reading Junior High Advisory Program