Sixth Graders to the Rescue

“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

Second Graders Reprise Perfect Project

“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

Rise Against Hunger

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

Sweet Moments at the British Home

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

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