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

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

Four Move On – Los Angeles County History Day!

By Gint Valiulis Four HPA projects won at Los Angeles County History Day and will compete at History Day California in May. The winning projects are:  Websites:  "The Fight for Children's Rights: Debate and Diplomacy" by Eliana G., Emma N. "Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro: The World at Edge" by Aurix H., Cory L., Ethan C. "Code Name … Continue reading Four Move On – Los Angeles County History Day!

Alumni Spotlight: Alex Gourdikian (2014)

“If we are all going through hell, keep going.”—Winston Churchill“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”—Matt Smith, ‘Doctor Who’ By Norma Richman My Brief Bio— I am currently living in San Diego, California, and attending Point Loma Nazarene University as a senior.  I also work as an audio, video, … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Alex Gourdikian (2014)

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

Debate Team Places 3rd at the Tri-League Tournament

By Gintaras Valiulis The HPA Debate Squad competed in-person at the Tri-League Tournament held at Poly on Saturday. Our teams had a great record overall giving the school a third-place trophy. The team of James W., Matthew M., and Diya K. took 12th place with a 3-1 record.  Diya also took a 9th place speaker trophy … Continue reading Debate Team Places 3rd at the Tri-League Tournament

Roxi Giuliano (2010)

By Norma Richman “Extended care is an opportunity to expand and enhance the cognitive, social, and emotional learning that takes place during the school day. One of the most important aspects of our program is teaching kids how to play respectfully, responsibly, and compassionately.” My Brief Bio— I attended Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy for high … Continue reading Roxi Giuliano (2010)

Local Food Bank Wins Big in HPA’s Souper Bowl VI

By Norma Richman “We really wanted to help out and make a difference in other people’s lives. It was fun to chant and cheer at carline. In the end, the school prediction was right. The Rams did win. I’ll always remember how good it felt to help others.”—Penny V., age 9 While the Rams’ House … Continue reading Local Food Bank Wins Big in HPA’s Souper Bowl VI