We enjoy celebrating our staff and thus far this school year staff have had perfect attendance! Staff earned a pizza party to celebrate. Shout out to: Mr. Gove, Ms. Martin, Ms. Barela, Ms. S, Ms. Q, Mr. Bielik, and not pictured, Mrs. Tweed, Mrs. Munevar, and Ms. Martin, and Ms. Renze! Keep the streak going! Visit our website to learn more about Sierra Academy
Congratulations to Emma, Kianna, Cooper, and Isaias for receiving Student of the Month awards for "Being On Task"! Visit our website to learn more about Sierra Academy
For October 2019, the staff and students at High Upper School, in Lanham, Maryland participated for the 6th straight year in a fundraiser to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s beneficiary of the schools fundraising efforts will be the Susan G. Komen National Capital Region. High Road Upper School staff and students could wear jeans everyday instead of their school uniforms, if they wore a pink garment and donated three dollars each day. Staff and students have so far raised $110 and counting in support of the NCR goal to help us support life-saving research, treatment, [...]
Throughout the school year students have the opportunity to take on a variety of jobs around the building. Whether they are helping collect trash, deliver lunch or sweep the floors, our student workers are often eager to get the job done. Every student has the chance to take on a school job, but only the students who have shown the necessary responsibility will be put on the schedule consistently. Completing jobs around the building provides our students with so much more than work experience. These tasks are a hands-on way for students to learn skills like team work and [...]
Students in Ms. Williams's class recently stepped outside of their classroom to explore our Solar System! They were able to a virtual trip to the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and of course, returned back to Earth. Students practiced measuring with non-standard units of measurement to compare the size of all of the planets. Next students learned all about the way these planets rotate around the Sun and even made a model to wear as headbands! The final, and maybe most fun part of the project, was when all of the students got to be the [...]
Mrs. Allyson's and Mr. Eric's class got the opportunity to take their gym class on the road. They participated in a class incentive trip to Cecil Arena where they practiced multiple soccer drills and played a soccer game against each other. The goal is for our elementary students to be able to enjoy an athletic trip to the Cecil Arena on a bi-weekly schedule to allow them the chance to earn a fun and exciting, change of pace gym class. Visit our website to learn [...]
This year for Halloween at High Road there was a costume contest and a raffle. Throughout the month of September students on level were able to purchase tickets to have a chance at winning Halloween themed prizes. Matthew from Academic Transition and Jericho from Academic Middle School were the winners of the raffle! Some of the winners of the costume contest are posted below. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School
This month High Road School focused on expressing their creativity. BEST and Academic Middle School students were able to go to Artful Designs and paint pottery. Students were able to decorate quilting squares to display them around the school. BEST High School experimented with using apples as stamps and a mixture of shaving cream and paint to design clouds. Our students use art to work on fine motor skills that transfer to assist in life skills development.
Our students were able to go to Rader Farms to participate in fall activities! Some of the activities that were available included basketball toss, jumping pillow, duck races, double-barrel chute, rat rollers, and a tire swing. The students were able to get snacks and a pumpkin. Happy fall to our students and their families!
This year Snow Hill Middle School's 7th grade team has a service learning project with the National Aquarium's Conservation team, which is in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. High Road student, Thomas, was able to join his peers to plant Atlantic white cedar trees, which is a vulnerable species in Maryland. This planting is part of an ongoing restoration effort through the Aquarium's Atlantic white cedar program, which encourages students in Worcester and Somerset counties to become environmental stewards through hands-on opportunities to care for trees on their school grounds. Later this [...]