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!

The Mysterious Magical Number 41

By Norma Richman High Point Academy’s second annual “Souper Bowl” ran like a well-oiled machine as third graders collected and sorted much-needed canned soups for their favorite charity Friends in Deed. They prepared posters and banners, marketed their drive to all within earshot and amassed stacks of cans representing votes for the 2018 Super Bowl … Continue reading The Mysterious Magical Number 41

Kinders Kick Off a Year of Giving

By Norma Richman As the Thanksgiving holiday approached, High Point Academy’s youngest students (Class of 2026) reprised a Kindergarten tradition of kindness and charity. The children learned the value of giving to those less fortunate and a sense of empowerment, as well, while collecting new and gently-used coats and sweaters for the local charity Families … Continue reading Kinders Kick Off a Year of Giving