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!

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 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

A Gallery Walk Down Memory Lane…

By Colleen ZeissThe last week of each quarter is a time when we come together as a junior-high community to support the students’ hard work in their enrichment classes. What a wonderful display of the students’ hard work and creativity during the Quarter 1 Enrichment Gallery Walks! Students, you should be SO proud! Also, a … Continue reading A Gallery Walk Down Memory Lane…

The Sound of Counting

By Lynette Wiebe, Kindergarten Teacher We do a LOT of counting in Kindergarten. Counting with correlation, with cardinality, with accuracy. Counting to thirty, to sixty, to one hundred. Counting forwards, counting backwards. Counting on from a number, counting back from a number. Skip counting by tens, fives and twos. Counting days of school. Counting collections. … Continue reading The Sound of Counting