Kindergarteners Kick Off a Year of Giving

Pint-Sized Service Learning Starts with Empathy By Norma Richman “It made me feel good because when you help someone else, it makes you feel good too.”—Connor R., age 5 Franklin C., Blake Y., Connor R. Jenna B., Jaanvi P. Continuing our tradition of Community Engagement, the youngest students at High Point Academy collected new and … Continue reading Kindergarteners Kick Off a Year of Giving

HPA’s Vision for a Better World

By Cheryl Stern With the arrival of GivingTuesday comes the opportunity to show generosity and spread kindness – and to inspire others to do the same. We are proud that the High Point community embraces this giving spirit on a regular basis and would like to reflect on just a few of the ways our … Continue reading HPA’s Vision for a Better World

Hispanic Culture Enrichment Class – Pulsera Project Success!

By Anna Parsons-Lamb In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic Culture enrichment class sold “Pulseras” or colorful bracelets made by artists from Guatemala and Nicaragua. Each bracelet cost $7.00. Sales took place October 4th-7th. In four days the Hispanic Culture enrichment class raised $2390 in proceeds to donate to the Pulsera Project artists and their … Continue reading Hispanic Culture Enrichment Class – Pulsera Project Success!

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