By Colleen Zeiss Do you ever feel like life is a series of negative and positive integers? Mrs. Gangl’s seventh-grade math students know what I mean… I could tell something amazing was happening in the seventh grade when I noticed Mrs. Gangl’s math students carrying their beautiful posters with pictures of their families’ most memorable … Continue reading Math Coming Alive: Real-Life Number Lines
By Colleen ZeissThe last week of each quarter is a time when we come together as a junior-high community to support the students’ hard work in their enrichment classes. What a wonderful display of the students’ hard work and creativity during the Quarter 1 Enrichment Gallery Walks! Students, you should be SO proud! Also, a … Continue reading A Gallery Walk Down Memory Lane…
By Irma Hardjakusumah, Principal, Studio Left Congratulations to HPA Debate Squad and their coach, Mr. Gint Valiulis!!! On Saturday, October 30th 2021, the HPA Debate Squad participated in the RCDL Halloween Virtual Debate Tournament. We sent 4 teams: Highpoint LKA (Julia L., Julianne K., Sarah A.), Highpoint MK (Matthew M., Diya K.), Highpoint PMT (Gyan … Continue reading Debate Team October 30th Competition
By Norma Richman “Service Learning is to help out others as well as helping yourself.” -Jerry S., age 13 Jerry S. In keeping with the strong tradition of Community Engagement at High Point Academy, Mrs. Colleen Zeiss, Co-Director of Junior High, and Stephanie Gangl, High Point’s Junior High math teacher, set aside two days in … Continue reading Service and Learning Go Hand-in-Hand at HPA
Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) at Toyon Bay is a unique outdoor science school providing an exciting outdoor educational experience for students from public and private schools in grades 4 through 12. It is one of three outdoor science schools on Catalina Island operated by the nonprofit corporation, Guided Discoveries. Students focus on hands-on experiential science, … Continue reading 7th Grade Catalina Island Marine Institute Week
By Colleen Zeiss and Stefanie Gangle The 7th and 8th graders did such a great job! Thank you, thank you! They put in plants near the MPR, picked up litter along the hill, engaged in team-building activities, played Family Feud, enjoyed pizza, helped out the second and fifth-grade teachers with projects, and participated in PE … Continue reading Jr. High Service Learning and Team Building Day
2021 marked another banner year for 8th grade High Point graduates for high school acceptances. I know you will join me in congratulating our Graduating Class of 2021. I wish to express my appreciation and gratitude to High Point’s dedicated and talented faculty and staff for preparing our soon-to-be graduates with the foundation for success … Continue reading 2021 High School Matriculation
By Colleen Zeiss Once again, the junior-high students reimagined the Shakespeare Festival with great success! “All the world’s a stage” - and the science lab was ours! Students performed scenes from Othello and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, competed in a dance competition set to Shakespearean rap, tried out their acting skills with the best Shakespearean … Continue reading 🎭 Shakespeare Festival, 2021: Reimagined & Stronger Than Ever!
By Gint Valiulis Competitors at History Day California: from left to right: Jake L., Elina C., Ethan L., Lily B., Anton P., Brianna Balian, Ray C., Katelin ., Anthony G., Sophia C., Coach Mr. Valiulis. (Not pictured Michael K., Junen X.). The judges at History Day California announced the finalists in this statewide competition with … Continue reading Congratulations to the Finalists at History Day California!
By Colleen Zeiss The 8th Grade Girls Leadership Council focuses on inspiring young women to become leaders. The group aspires to help our community and the ones in need of a helping hand. With a mission of spreading empowerment to women, our goal is to seek opportunities from other well-educated women who have gone far … Continue reading Stronger Together: HPA Steps Up to Help the Elizabeth House