BAKING UP A TRADITION IN FIRST GRADE

By Norma Richman STUDENTS CREATE TREATS FOR DESERVING PUPS OF ALL SIZES “It’s not about making money. It’s about helping the dogs. The shelter has dogs so they can find new homes. We made dog treats for all kinds of dogs.”—Anne D., age 7 Wrapping up the year of Community Engagement at High Point Academy, … Continue reading BAKING UP A TRADITION IN FIRST GRADE

Not Just an Ordinary Bake Sale

By Norma Richman HPA’s Fifth Grade Students Raise Money to Buy Gifts for Residents at Ronald McDonald House Pasadena “It’s important to do community service because we’re helping out children in need in a positive way. We can use our privileges to help people in the community. If I can impact someone’s life positively, I … Continue reading Not Just an Ordinary Bake Sale

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

Service Learning Starts Early at High Point

40 Gift Bags Delivered to Hillsides Campus by HPA Second Graders  It’s important to help others feel good. It could make this world better to live in. It made me feel proud—Jiya P., age 8 By Norma Richman In hopes of making lives better for other children, students in Mrs. Dohlen’s and Mrs. Mattesich’s second … Continue reading Service Learning Starts Early at High Point

Community Engagement Starts in the Neighborhood

“Community service is not only thinking about yourself but also how it affects others: it is having a positive impact on others.”—Stella B., age 12 By Norma Richman Just a stone’s throw from High Point Academy sits the Eaton Canyon Nature Center, a wildlife and plant-life refuge riddled with trails and riverbeds. Sixth graders in … Continue reading Community Engagement Starts in the Neighborhood

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

It’s All Golden at The British Home

By Norma Richman High Point’s 49ers Reprise a Community Engagement Tradition “I think it was a fun and joyful experience to help make the elderly happy.”—LJ T., age 10 Dressed in red bandanas and straw hats, our fourth-grade 49ers belted out verses from songs associated with California’s Gold Rush Era. The words of “Shenandoah”, most … Continue reading It’s All Golden at The British Home

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