Life Skills Students Bake Italian Cookies

Life skill students at High Road participate in weekly C.B.I's (Community Based Instruction). This allows our students to practice what they learn in the classroom and out in the real world.  Depending on the students goals, objectives, and abilities; their teaching team provide direct instruction in the classroom, to be paired along with an actual trip or activity.  On Tuesday, students went grocery shopping to purchase the ingredients needed for a holiday recipe:  Italian Cookies!  Then on Thursday the students completed the recipe for their cookies in the school's kitchen.  As a team, Ms Jese and Mr Tyler lead [...]

2019-01-18T21:48:17+00:00December 13th, 2018|

Making a Full Meal in Culinary Class

Today in culinary the kids created a full meal, including dessert. This was the first time we have attempted the completion of a full meal. As staff we could not be prouder of them; not because it turned out great but because they took true pride in what they created. Each and every staff member who came in and complemented them made their smiles even larger. As staff we took pride in the fact we got to be part of something for so exciting for them. The students made a spring mix berry salad, roasted pork loin with a [...]

2019-01-18T21:39:00+00:00November 29th, 2018|

Festival of Trees

We were excited to take part in the 28th annual Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees this year! This is a three day event that takes place at the Maryland State Fair Grounds. Featuring over 700 trees all decorated in its own theme. “Every Light Deserves to Shine” is something that each and every staff and student in our school believe is true, so it was only fitting it would be our trees theme. Every ornament was designed by a special education student at High Road School of Baltimore County. The time and thought that went in to each ornament expresses who [...]

2018-11-29T11:11:47+00:00November 29th, 2018|

Students Help with Maryland Food Bank

On November 5, 2018, High Road School of Baltimore County had the opportunity to volunteer at a local Maryland Food Bank. There were 19 students and 5 staff that attended this event to connect with their surrounding community and give back to those in need. This event is referred to as a Community Based Instruction, in which our students were able to interact and learn about the needs of their community, and how to help “their neighbor.” The students and staff were able to assist 800 families at this event. During the event, the students helped unpack the food [...]

2018-11-22T15:04:41+00:00November 5th, 2018|

Exploring Holt Park & Center for the Arts

Our Life Skills students visited the Holt Park & Center for the Arts on November 1. Students visited this location to continue to develop, promote and increase their awareness and interest in healthy activities. They also practiced utilizing their current social skills and work towards building new skills. The students enjoyed exploring this center and are excited to return, as we will be volunteering here regularly. We adopted a garden at this location and will also be assisting the staff in caring for the animals.

2018-11-13T12:07:03+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

North Bay Trip 2018

At North Bay, they taught our students to recognize how their actions affect their futures, their community, and the environment using character development and outdoors activities. The students attended two classes each day. One after breakfast and one after lunch. In these classes they did educational team-building activities using art, science and math, skills and knowledge. They learned how to build a fire, build their own shelter using branches and logs between two trees, how to identify animal bones, and learned many fun important facts about the environment. During the classes each student was given a journal to write and [...]

2018-08-18T04:59:12+00:00July 18th, 2018|