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C.B.I./Hygiene Shopping

Life skills students had the opportunity to go shopping for hygiene at our local Family Dollar Store. The students learned how to compose a hygiene list, where to purchase the items and how to get the best deal. Students had to locate and purchased items such as comb, brush, toothpaste, toothbrush, q tips, razor, shave cream, deodorant, finger nail clippers and shampoo. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-18T21:37:15-04:00April 11th, 2019|

African Culture Presentation

Mrs. Shipley, native of Johannesburg, South Africa, delighted high school students with an African Culture Presentation as part of their Social Studies Curriculum. Students were introduced to, and able to explore, various musical instruments, jewelry, cuisine, crafting, and ways of life of Afrikaans. Visit our website to learn more about Capital Academy

2019-04-18T21:24:43-04:00April 11th, 2019|

Goal Getters Update

Each Monday students create new weekly goals and review goals from the week prior. Our “Goal Getters” discuss their new goals and what they can do to help reach their goals. Skyla wants to “get to yellow” and thinks she can do this by taking a self timeout when she gets frustrated. Harley “doesn’t want to get any minuses”. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-19T22:21:03-04:00April 10th, 2019|

A Fresh Start

After discussing what it means to start each day with a “fresh start” our students at EES crafted bunnies made out of washcloths. We discussed that each day when they go home, they can wash the day away and start fresh each morning. Students were asked how they cope with a difficult moment, day or bus ride home. Responses included “play with my dog”, “hug my stuffed fox” and “my mom tells me I am awesome”. Our discussion concluded with how anything that happened today can be washed away for a fresh start tomorrow and how the bunny be [...]

2019-04-19T22:17:11-04:00April 10th, 2019|

Meet the Team: Jessican Whelan

Jessica Whelan, Teaching Assistant My mom is lower functioning and I have been around disabilities her whole life. It has always been my dream to work with people that have special needs. My routine is pretty consistent, focused on assisting kids in various ways throughout the day. I really enjoy teaching the students and helping them when they get frustrate throughout the day. I worked with a student last year who would display frequent physical aggression and would often attempt to leave the classroom and school. Through hard work and [...]

2019-04-16T10:27:12-04:00April 10th, 2019|

Students Take On Tasty Life Skills

This week, students were given the opportunity to practice Life Skills in the kitchen. They calculated serving sizes, gained an understanding of basic kitchen hardware, learned how to read and follow recipes, identified complimentary sides for the entrée, and put it all together in a palatable presentation. Bon appetit! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-09T23:09:45-04:00April 9th, 2019|

A Silver Accomplishment

Robert J. is a 13 year old 7th grade student at the High Road Lower School in Lanham, MD. Robert has been a student at High Road for 2 years. Robert is a silver level student, and has made great progress in the areas of grades, following directions, respecting staff and socializing with peers. Robert is a great student and classmate, and is willing assist students with class work, class projects and individual work. Not only does Robert help his classmates, but he also helps his teachers whenever necessary. Outside of classroom Robert completes in-school jobs that include working [...]

2019-04-19T22:54:25-04:00April 9th, 2019|

Project Presentations

Mr. Matt's class presented projects done on various countries! Students shared information about Jamaica, Australia, and Dominican Republic. We learned about different foods, cultural celebrations, the climate, and more! Visit our website to learn more about High Road Programs at Ferguson & Frankford – IU #26

2019-04-20T21:21:57-04:00April 9th, 2019|

March Field Trip

High Road students enjoyed visiting Rockin Jump, a local trampoline park, for their field trip this month. The Open Jump Arena and Slam Dunk Zone were reported to be the top attractions for our group while a few brave students tackled the Vertigo Climbing Wall. It was a great mid-week experience to close out our last week of school before spring break! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-09T14:59:07-04:00April 9th, 2019|