By Norma Richman “It’s really easy to care for others. And it makes you feel good too.”— Amanda C., age 10 Building on last year’s success, Mrs. Harris and Mr. Woodward challenged their students this year to reach even higher as they organized their Community Engagement project for Ronald MacDonald House in Pasadena, an establishment … Continue reading HPA Fifth Graders Create Unparalleled Gift for Children in Need
By Norma Richman “The Souper Bowl gives you good experience in case you want to help people. It can be fun and helpful at the same time.”-Princeton W., age 9 Thanks to the generosity and hard work of High Point’s industrious third graders, Friends in Deed was the big winner for 2020. Days before the … Continue reading Local Food Bank Cleans Up at the Souper Bowl!
By Norma Richman High Point Academy’s industrious kindergarteners spent three weeks learning about the spirit of sharing as they went about collecting new and gently-used jackets and coats for the children of Families in Transition in Pasadena. Along with the hard work came discussion about what it means to help others. The budding humanitarians agreed … Continue reading Kindergarten Overflows with Kindness and Compassion
The 5th and 6th grade advisory students completed HPA service projects on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Each advisory group discussed ways they would like to help the HPA community, prepped for their project, and then carried them out with the help of their advisors. Please see the titles of each project below: Louise Harris - … Continue reading 5th & 6th Grade Campus Service Projects
By Norma Richman, Director of Community Engagement “I learned that working hard is worth it if it helps people in need.” Sunshine H. Now in its fourth year, the Community Engagement curriculum at High Point Academy is turning out thoughtful, educated and empathetic members of society who are learning the value of helping those less … Continue reading From Dog Biscuits to Winter Coats, High Point’s Community Engagement Initiative Has Created Worthy Traditions in Giving
“I think it’s important to help others.”-Madison A. By Norma Richman Sporting a brand new necktie, Zeus returned to High Point Academy for the third year in a row to visit with the first grade classes. For those who don’t know, Zeus is a Hand in Paw Ambassador. He represents the local animal rescue agency in … Continue reading Zeus Returns!
“We have to work hard to keep the space around us clean and suitable for living. If we don’t worry about the environment, then bad things are going to continue to happen, like global warming.”- Katelin K. By Norma Richman Forty-one enthusiastic sixth graders from High Point Academy descended on Eaton Canyon Park to help … Continue reading Sixth Graders to the Rescue
“It Makes Me Proud to Help” By Norma Richman High Point Academy’s second grade class spent the month of May collecting toiletries and learning to sew. In fact, they set up a pouch-making factory, putting colorful felt pieces together and adorning them with polka dots, stars and flowers. Perfect for a spring Community Engagement project! … Continue reading Second Graders Reprise Perfect Project
by Colleen Zeiss The High Point Academy Student Service Team hosted its spring service project on Friday, May 3rd. We teamed up with Rise Against Hunger, an international organization that provides meals and aid to those who need it the most. A very unique aspect of this organization’s work is that it mobilizes volunteers to … Continue reading Rise Against Hunger
By Norma Richman Fourth Grade Forty-Niners Share Songs and Friendship High Point Academy’s fourth graders spent an afternoon with enthusiastic residents of Sierra Madre’s British Home. It was a match made in heaven. The children sang songs from California’s Gold Rush era, their favorite unit of study this year, while Mr. Jesse Marquez, HPA’s choral … Continue reading Sweet Moments at the British Home