New Music Award to Honor Bob Richman

One Eighth Grade Graduate Will Receive the New Annual Award By Norma Richman Not many people can claim to have kept in constant touch with high school buddies who graduated together in 1961. And not many have inspired such generosity. My late husband’s best buddies got together last year and decided to do something wonderful … Continue reading New Music Award to Honor Bob Richman

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

Therapist Asks Parents to Consider the Role of the Playful Brain

By Norma Richman “Play Is When Children Feel Most Powerful” High Point’s final Parent Education event of the year was all about play…with a serious intent. Child and Adolescent Therapist Georgie Wisen-Vincent of Pasadena’s Center for Connection presented a thoughtful case for the value of playtime on a daily basis—playtime that not only empowers children … Continue reading Therapist Asks Parents to Consider the Role of the Playful Brain

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

8th Grade Newton Derby

"What better way to study physics than building and racing pinewood derby cars?" thought Mrs. Krista Huezo, Jr. High Science Teacher. She began what has now become an eagerly anticipated physics lesson at High Point Academy. Each spring the 8th grade students are focused on designing and building the winning pinewood car.  Design doesn’t always … Continue reading 8th Grade Newton Derby

Creativity and Resilience Presentation to Junior High

By Colleen Zeiss Georgie Wisen-Vincent from the Center for Connection and Play Strong in Pasadena spoke to the junior high students about the importance of creativity and resilience on Tuesday, April 16th.  Ms. Wisen-Vincent presented information about the way the brain functions, pointing out the integral role of creative play in the developing brain. A hands-on and … Continue reading Creativity and Resilience Presentation to Junior High

Jr. High 3rd Quarter Enrichment Gallery Walks

By Colleen Zeiss This last week of the third quarter, the junior high celebrated with its third set of Enrichment Gallery Walks. This is a time for students to visit the other classrooms and witness the work of their peers and celebrate each other’s achievements. On Tuesday, March 19th, the popular enrichment class Card Sharks … Continue reading Jr. High 3rd Quarter Enrichment Gallery Walks