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
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
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
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
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!
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
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