By Colleen Zeiss The 2023 National History Day theme for 2023 is "Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas." On Friday, January 13, 2023, eighth graders in Mr. Valiulis’s History Day class presented their final products for submission for this prestigious competition. After months of research, note-taking, drafting, re-drafting, editing, evaluating, and revising, these students presented … Continue reading Our Eagles Soar to New Frontiers: History Day at High Point
HPA Alumna Returns for Computer Science Education Week
By Cheryl Stern You won’t often hear High Point alumna, Cyana L., using the adage, “It’s not rocket science.” This impressive high schooler returned to HPA this week to share her passion for this very subject with our junior high students. As part of Computer Science Education Week, out 7th and 8th graders were treated … Continue reading HPA Alumna Returns for Computer Science Education Week
Head of School – Eagles Soar!
By Joey Campanella For the past two months since we began the 2022-2023 school year, I have had the pleasure to observe so many amazing things on campus that have served to confirm what I have known for some time now–that High Point Academy is a very special school with an outstanding academic program and … Continue reading Head of School – Eagles Soar!
6th Grader Adventures At AstroCamp
"We do this every year and it's one of the highlights of 6th grade hands down. I believe it's a more meaningful experience for students to have that hands-on learning outside in nature with their teachers. It's powerful for us as well." ~Sarah Nguyen In October the 6th grade packs up and travels to AstroCamp's … Continue reading 6th Grader Adventures At AstroCamp
Hispanic Culture Enrichment Class – Pulsera Project Success!
By Anna Parsons-Lamb In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic Culture enrichment class sold “Pulseras” or colorful bracelets made by artists from Guatemala and Nicaragua. Each bracelet cost $7.00. Sales took place October 4th-7th. In four days the Hispanic Culture enrichment class raised $2390 in proceeds to donate to the Pulsera Project artists and their … Continue reading Hispanic Culture Enrichment Class – Pulsera Project Success!
Kindergarten Fable Zoo and Teddy Bear Picnic
It was a busy spring week for our kindergarten class! First they students enjoyed a visit from Fable Farms who brought a menagerie of unique animals for the students to meet. This wonderful adventure was followed by High Point's traditional Teddy Bear Picnic with their parents! TEDDY BEAR PICNIC
Kindergarten Three Piggy Opera Refresh!
by Lynette Wiebe, Kindergarten Teacher After nearly thirty years of kindergarteners performing the same play, we had to pause for a couple of years, and the community really felt the loss. This show was a rite of passage for HPA students, after all. In fact, year over year the whole school would wait for the … Continue reading Kindergarten Three Piggy Opera Refresh!
Four Move On – Los Angeles County History Day!
By Gint Valiulis Four HPA projects won at Los Angeles County History Day and will compete at History Day California in May. The winning projects are: Websites: "The Fight for Children's Rights: Debate and Diplomacy" by Eliana G., Emma N. "Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro: The World at Edge" by Aurix H., Cory L., Ethan C. "Code Name … Continue reading Four Move On – Los Angeles County History Day!
Debate Team Places 3rd at the Tri-League Tournament
By Gintaras Valiulis The HPA Debate Squad competed in-person at the Tri-League Tournament held at Poly on Saturday. Our teams had a great record overall giving the school a third-place trophy. The team of James W., Matthew M., and Diya K. took 12th place with a 3-1 record. Diya also took a 9th place speaker trophy … Continue reading Debate Team Places 3rd at the Tri-League Tournament
Math Coming Alive: Real-Life Number Lines
By Colleen Zeiss Do you ever feel like life is a series of negative and positive integers? Mrs. Gangl’s seventh-grade math students know what I mean… I could tell something amazing was happening in the seventh grade when I noticed Mrs. Gangl’s math students carrying their beautiful posters with pictures of their families’ most memorable … Continue reading Math Coming Alive: Real-Life Number Lines