STEAM DAY 2022 at High Point!

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!

8th Grade Spanish Class Holds Fundraiser for Jackson Elementary Dual Language Library

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

5th/6th Advisory Service Projects

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

Roxi Giuliano (2010)

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)

Local Food Bank Wins Big in HPA’s Souper Bowl VI

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

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