A Gallery Walk Down Memory Lane…

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…

The Sound of Counting

By Lynette Wiebe, Kindergarten Teacher We do a LOT of counting in Kindergarten. Counting with correlation, with cardinality, with accuracy. Counting to thirty, to sixty, to one hundred. Counting forwards, counting backwards. Counting on from a number, counting back from a number. Skip counting by tens, fives and twos. Counting days of school. Counting collections. … Continue reading The Sound of Counting

Debate Team October 30th Competition

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

National Hispanic Heritage Month

By Anna Parsons-Lamb For Hispanic Heritage Month the 7th grade students in Hispanic Culture Enrichment class created a mural made up of many well-known Hispanics. In addition, all students have the opportunity to participate in a Bingo game where players read short bios in Spanish and match them to their English description on the Bingo … Continue reading National Hispanic Heritage Month

Service and Learning Go Hand-in-Hand at HPA

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

7th Grade Catalina Island Marine Institute Week

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

Jr. High Service Learning and Team Building Day

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

Nguyen Kitchen – 6th Grade Book Report Tasting

By Sarah Nguyen Students came in, sat down, and sampled five courses of delicious reads! Our first book report is on cultural diversity and inclusion so Mrs. Kalan pulled all of these relevant and highly recommended book titles. As the chef and owner of Nguyen Kitchen, I then served up these tasty reads and students … Continue reading Nguyen Kitchen – 6th Grade Book Report Tasting

Off to College Reunion – Class of 2017

By Cheryl Stern High Point alums from 2017 returned to campus on June 14th to celebrate their recent graduation from high school and to reunite before embarking on their college journeys this fall. It was a joy-filled afternoon filled with laughter and reminiscing, especially while re-watching their 8th grade video! They reconnected with their beloved HPA teachers … Continue reading Off to College Reunion – Class of 2017