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!
What would you name the autobiography of your life? "My Unordinary Life" If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the piano. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Pay off debts for my family and extended family. When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time? Read a book. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Mary Poppins What is something you learned in the last week? That there are colored varieties of popcorn (like Indian corn) [...]
High Road School of Bloomington is hosting a family fun day on Friday, May 24th. Parents, siblings, and extended family are welcome to come to the school from 12:00 to 2:10 to eat lunch and participate in the planned activities. Come join us and celebrate summer!
Amy Beirne, Certified Special Education Teacher I did a lot of volunteer work in college working with kids: after school programs, partners in reading through the local library, child advocate, and volunteer work at the juvenile detention center. I absolutely loved working with kids and watching them grow. I spent the first 7 years of my career as a child and adolescent outreach therapist, working with children and adolescents in their homes, in the community, and in schools. I enjoy the school atmosphere. There is no typical day...which is what I enjoy [...]
Student Spotlight Dakota F. – 9th Grade Mr. Holloway because we do speech, sit in the hallways together, and he helps me take my breaks. Math! I've been counting quarters on the computer. I really like lunch time and trying to learn how to do stuff good in class. I like when we cook in class! It is fun because we have a griddle. School has helped me to learn to listen. Learn how to count to 10 so that you can calm down. [...]
Kristine Stonikas, Special Education Teacher (LBS1) Originally, I was going for my bachelor’s in Secondary English Education, but ultimately decided that a general education setting was not for me. God guided me to High Road School of Bloomington about a year after graduating with my Bachelor’s in English Studies, and I started at High Road as a temporary Administrative Assistant in August 2015 At the end of my contract I was hired on fully as a 1:1 aide in October 2015; It was my first experience working with special education students. I ultimately [...]
My name is Kimberly Denton and I will be the new teacher for the BEST Elementary classroom at High Road School of Bloomington! I am looking forward to working with your child as we work together to progress toward their individualized goals. First, I’d like to begin by telling you a little about myself. I graduated in December 2017 from Illinois State University in a degree in Special Education (Learning and Behavior). I have been teaching in Peoria for the past year working with students at the elementary age. During the summer, the majority of my time is dedicated [...]
Happy Holidays! My name is Kristine Stonikas and I am the new teacher for the Academic Middle School at High Road School of Bloomington. I recently graduated with my Master's degree (2018) in Special Education from Grand Canyon University, and also have my bachelor's in English studies (with heavy coursework in English education) (2013). I have been working at High Road School since August 2015. I'm very excited to work with your children and look forward to helping them reach their academic and behavioral goals this year! I firmly believe that communication and consistency between school and home for [...]