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

HPA Rising to the Challenge

By Colleen Zeiss The High Point community joined Rise Against Hunger in its fight against hunger. On Friday, November 18th, students helped to package meals for children and adults who face hunger across the globe. We partnered with Rise Against Hunger to package 10,584 meals! The packaging event took place in the music room, and … Continue reading HPA Rising to the Challenge

Fall Family Picnic FUN!

Balloon animals and a bounce house, the BIG slide, face painting, In-N-Out, Wetzel’s Pretzels, and Gordo’s tacos… what’s not to love about the High Point Fall Family Picnic? The HPA community came together for a beautiful afternoon on Veteran’s Day to play games, enjoy lunch, and spend time with fellow families.  Kids immediately made a … Continue reading Fall Family Picnic FUN!

We are doing more with your support!

By Tanya Potts Our sixth-grade Girl Scout troop thanks the High Point community for supporting our donation drive this September! The drive was one of the three projects we did as part of our Bronze Award where we focused on helping seniors.  Thanks to you, we collected many hygiene essential items that will be used by the Pasadena Senior … Continue reading We are doing more with your support!

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!

STEAM DAY 2022 at High Point!

HIGH POINT’S TEACHERS AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN STEAM DAY By Norma Richman The first ever STEAM Day at High Point Academy promises to become an annual affair, highlighting the quality programs presented by the science, math and arts teachers. According to most educators, STEAM is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts … Continue reading STEAM DAY 2022 at High Point!

Kindergarten Three Piggy Opera Refresh!

by Lynette Wiebe, Kindergarten Teacher After nearly thirty years of kindergarteners performing the same play, we had to pause for a couple of years, and the community really felt the loss. This show was a rite of passage for HPA students, after all. In fact, year over year the whole school would wait for the … Continue reading Kindergarten Three Piggy Opera Refresh!

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

The Lasting Legacy of an Indomitable Teacher

By Norma Richman, Beth Auer, and Tomi Okuno “Only Sandi would decide to teach calligraphy using permanent India ink to 270 students, including kindergarteners!”—Beth Auer Sandi Brune sang with an angelic voice as she led her students in musical traditions, but she also had a boisterous laugh that would reverberate throughout the entire building when … Continue reading The Lasting Legacy of an Indomitable Teacher