Pint-Sized Service Learning Starts with Empathy By Norma Richman “It made me feel good because when you help someone else, it makes you feel good too.”—Connor R., age 5 Franklin C., Blake Y., Connor R. Jenna B., Jaanvi P. Continuing our tradition of Community Engagement, the youngest students at High Point Academy collected new and … Continue reading Kindergarteners Kick Off a Year of Giving
By Cheryl Stern With the arrival of GivingTuesday comes the opportunity to show generosity and spread kindness – and to inspire others to do the same. We are proud that the High Point community embraces this giving spirit on a regular basis and would like to reflect on just a few of the ways our … Continue reading HPA’s Vision for a Better World
By Colleen Zeiss The High Point community joined Rise Against Hunger in its fight against hunger. On Friday, November 18th, students helped to package meals for children and adults who face hunger across the globe. We partnered with Rise Against Hunger to package 10,584 meals! The packaging event took place in the music room, and … Continue reading HPA Rising to the Challenge
Balloon animals and a bounce house, the BIG slide, face painting, In-N-Out, Wetzel’s Pretzels, and Gordo’s tacos… what’s not to love about the High Point Fall Family Picnic? The HPA community came together for a beautiful afternoon on Veteran’s Day to play games, enjoy lunch, and spend time with fellow families. Kids immediately made a … Continue reading Fall Family Picnic FUN!
HIGH POINT’S TEACHERS AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN STEAM DAY By Norma Richman The first ever STEAM Day at High Point Academy promises to become an annual affair, highlighting the quality programs presented by the science, math and arts teachers. According to most educators, STEAM is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts … Continue reading STEAM DAY 2022 at High Point!
By Anna Parsons-Lamb In March, the Junior High Service Club lead by Mrs. Colleen Zeis put on a carnival to raise money for Pasadena's Jackson Dual Language Academy school library. The fundraiser to support the Dual Language Spanish elementary school was inspired by the 8th grade Spanish "Biblioburro" unit. "Biblioburro" or library donkey is about Luis Soriano, … Continue reading 8th Grade Spanish Class Holds Fundraiser for Jackson Elementary Dual Language Library
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
The 5th and 6th Grade Classes participated in a variety of advisory service projects this year. Each class was responsible for identifying, planning, and completing a project. Well done! Mrs. Nguyen's 6th Grade Class Collect Reusable Paper Students in Mrs. Nguyen’s homeroom wanted to help the environment by collecting reusable paper. Students went classroom to … Continue reading 5th/6th Advisory Service Projects
By Norma Richman “Extended care is an opportunity to expand and enhance the cognitive, social, and emotional learning that takes place during the school day. One of the most important aspects of our program is teaching kids how to play respectfully, responsibly, and compassionately.” My Brief Bio— I attended Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy for high … Continue reading Roxi Giuliano (2010)
By Norma Richman “We really wanted to help out and make a difference in other people’s lives. It was fun to chant and cheer at carline. In the end, the school prediction was right. The Rams did win. I’ll always remember how good it felt to help others.”—Penny V., age 9 While the Rams’ House … Continue reading Local Food Bank Wins Big in HPA’s Souper Bowl VI