HPA Fifth Graders Create a Celebration in a Bag

By Norma Richman Ronald McDonald House Residents Treated to a Party In the most comprehensive Community Engagement project yet, Mr. Woodward’s and Mrs. Harris’s fifth grade class planned and implemented an event that took four months to complete. It all started with brainstorming ideas for a service project that would benefit the residents of Ronald … Continue reading HPA Fifth Graders Create a Celebration in a Bag

A Loss for the Hometown but a Win for Those in Need

By Norma Richman High Point’s Third Graders Make the Largest Haul Yet In the Super Bowl’s lowest scoring game to date, the Patriots routed the Rams 13-3.  Not only was this a low scoring competition, there was not even a touchdown on the score board until the third quarter. The big winners, despite hometown disappointment, … Continue reading A Loss for the Hometown but a Win for Those in Need

Bake Sale for Ronald McDonald House

By Louise Harris, 5th Grade Teacher In November, the 5th grade students started brainstorming about how to raise funds for their Community Service Project. The two things they decided upon were holding a bake sale and doing extra chores at home. BAKE SALE- Several students volunteered to write a proposal to Mr. Stern asking for … Continue reading Bake Sale for Ronald McDonald House

Kinders Carry on a Tradition in the Spirit of Kindness

By Norma Richman High Point’s kindergarten students spent the weeks leading up to the holidays learning about the importance of helping those less fortunate. They collected new and gently-used jackets of all colors and patterns and packed them into huge boxes for delivery to Families in Transition in Pasadena. While some children raided their own … Continue reading Kinders Carry on a Tradition in the Spirit of Kindness

Ghostly Cans for Good

Teachers are always looking for creative ways to teach especially at High Point Academy in Pasadena, California. An opportunity arose to combine art and community service during Halloween for Mrs. Louis Harris' and Mr. Rob Woodward's 5th grade students. An art project was devised by Mrs. Harris for the students to create ghosts by using … Continue reading Ghostly Cans for Good

First Grade Books to Biscuits and Blankets Too!

HPA First Graders Reprise Their Community Engagement Project By Norma Richman For the second year in a row, first graders pitched in once more to fund their favorite cause. In April they read book after book in a pledge drive to earn money for blanket and biscuit supplies—a great lesson in finance.  The goal for … Continue reading First Grade Books to Biscuits and Blankets Too!

Second Graders Learn A Lesson In Kindness: A Little Help Goes A Long Way

By Norma Richman Even something as simple as a little pen pal note can brighten a day, and when it comes in a gift bag—what could be better? This lesson was on the minds of High Point’s second graders as they crafted colorful pouches and filled them with life’s necessities.  Students collected travel-size shampoos, mouthwash, … Continue reading Second Graders Learn A Lesson In Kindness: A Little Help Goes A Long Way

Super Heroes of the Environment

By Norma Richman One shovel at a time, High Point students did battle with stinging nettles and hostile shrubs to make the world safe for hikers and their four-footed friends. In May, Eaton Canyon Nature Center once again provided an opportunity for our sixth graders to tame the unruly paths that meander around the canyon. … Continue reading Super Heroes of the Environment

Academy Fourth Graders Go British!

By Norma Richman Forty smiling 49ers filed into the British Home in Sierra Madre to regale the residents with songs from California’s Gold Rush Period.  As a roomful of seniors listened on, Story Lim and Francesca Gomez-Novy explained the history of the Gold Rush, even noting how the importance of the Gold Rush was better … Continue reading Academy Fourth Graders Go British!