HPA’s Kinders Launch Community Engagement Program Just In Time For Winter Weather

By Norma Richman “We were gathering coats and sweaters for other kids to stay warm on cold days. Giving makes me feel happy.”—Heather S. age 6 Jackets, sweaters, and even some charming dresses were collected by High Point’s Kindergarten classes throughout the month of December and stashed in decorated boxes for delivery to Families in … Continue reading HPA’s Kinders Launch Community Engagement Program Just In Time For Winter Weather

New Student-Led Initiative Founded by Fifth Graders to Beautify Campus

By Norma Richman Charlotte W. and Madison R. Founders of HPA Helpers “We want the school to be clean so it’s a nice environment for everyone. By making it fun, it might turn into a fun tradition and the school will be the place everyone wants to be.”—Madison R. Leaders-in-the-making Charlotte W. and Madison R. … Continue reading New Student-Led Initiative Founded by Fifth Graders to Beautify Campus

Service and Learning Go Hand-in-Hand at HPA

By Norma Richman “Service Learning is to help out others as well as helping yourself.” -Jerry S., age 13 Jerry S. In keeping with the strong tradition of Community Engagement at High Point Academy, Mrs. Colleen Zeiss, Co-Director of Junior High, and Stephanie Gangl, High Point’s Junior High math teacher, set aside two days in … Continue reading Service and Learning Go Hand-in-Hand at HPA

Wellness Through Fitness Continues

By Colleen Zeiss The Junior High continued its Wellness Through Fitness program this week. Students participated in some old favorites: kickball, Knock Out, and the even the Hill! (Yes, that is now a favorite among students!) We also had some new activities, namely TikTok dances, a socially distanced game of Go, and soccer dribbling drills! … Continue reading Wellness Through Fitness Continues

Welcome Kindergarten!

High Point Academy welcomed its Kindergarten class to the classroom for in-person instruction.  Staff and faculty are fully trained on safety guidelines.  High Point's Guidelines for a Safe Return to Campus were approved by the Pasadena and California Public Health Departments, and shared with parents.  To begin the transition, Kindergartners and their parents paid a … Continue reading Welcome Kindergarten!

Drive-Through Halloween

High Point Academy held a drive-through trick or treat celebration for students on Friday, October 30. 2020.  Witches, superheroes, butterflies, and all sorts of wonderful characters stopped for a photo op and a bag of candy.   Gandalf the Wizard (AKA Gary Stern, Head of School) and faculty/staff dressed in costumes welcomed all who participated in … Continue reading Drive-Through Halloween

High Point Halloween Debate

by Gint Valiulis The High Point Academy debate squad competed on Saturday, debating about social media and electric cars, while wearing Halloween costumes. This was the first time out for our 7th grade debaters and everyone made a good showing. Of course, this was a Zoom debate that attracted many local schools including Poly, Chandler, … Continue reading High Point Halloween Debate