Leprechaun Pancakes and Trivia!

Students at LMS participated in a festive group activity where they played a 20 questions trivia game with a St. Patrick’s day theme. We learned lots of fun new facts! Following trivia, we learned how to make Leprechaun pancakes! Students were able to practice a variety of skills; following directions, teamwork, patience, etc. After enjoying our Leprechaun pancakes, we noticed we had some extra pancake mix. “What to do!?” Some of the students took the time to make extra Leprechaun pancakes to share. They immediately chose the LMS nurses as the ones they wanted to share with! They said [...]

2019-03-20T10:56:04-04:00March 20th, 2019|

Denton Elementary Leprechauns!

Throughout the school year Ms. Mandy at DES likes to use group project time to do fun crafts to celebrate any upcoming holidays. As we look forward to celebrating St. Patrick's day this week at DES, we made leprechaun hat's and beards for St. Patrick's day! Afterwards, the students got to wear them for a group picture in front of our classroom to go with our festive door decoration that we have displayed outside of our classroom! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-03-20T10:41:10-04:00March 20th, 2019|

Follow Your Dreams!

Ms. Ileana and students at DES engaged in a lighthearted and fun exercise where they discussed dreams and ambitions. It is important to stress that most people have dreams and ambitions, especially when discussing them with younger students. Ms. Ileana emphasized how aspirations can be good if they help us make an effort to use our potential to succeed. Students worked with Ms. Ileana and were asked to identify a particular ambition or dream in an occupational context and further helped them gain insight on identifying achievable and realistic dreams. Ms. Ileana worked with students to brainstorm reasons for [...]

2019-03-15T11:38:26-04:00March 1st, 2019|

Stress Putty

Students in High Road at LMS participated in an activity making “stress putty” with Ms. Ileana (High Road Social Worker). In this activity, students practiced coping skills, following directions, and identifying feelings. Ms. Ileana and students discussed how the stress putty could be utilized to help manage stressors by engaging mindfulness techniques such as practicing grounding with our senses. Ms. Ileana emphasized our stress putty can be utilized to help us be more mindful by identifying something they can smell, touch, and see when experiencing stressors. With the simple recipe used, 2 parts corn starch and 1 part hair [...]

2019-03-06T09:30:19-04:00February 21st, 2019|

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It!

To celebrate the start of Black History Month, High Road students at North Caroline High participated in an activity where they learned interesting facts about some of the most well-known African American historical figures. A big focus was on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his movement. In this activity, students were encouraged to think about problems in today’s world and apply their thinking to be like MLK. The activity emphasized how MLK believed that all people should be judged on their character and the way they lived their lives, not on the color of their [...]

2019-02-15T16:46:03-04:00February 13th, 2019|

2019 Resolutions

Our Social Worker, Ms. Ileana, and students engaged in a “2019 resolutions” activity when school re-opened from the holiday break. Ms. Ileana and students discussed goals and resolutions while completing the “craftivity” piece as a way to set some of their individual goals for the year. Students identified “2 new things I want to try, something I want to stop doing, 1 way I will ‘pay it forward’, and 9 phrases to keep a positive mindset”. Dylan is a 12th grade student in the High Road program at North Caroline High School who identified positive mindset phrases [...]

2019-02-02T20:48:39-04:00January 22nd, 2019|

Don’t Have a Meltdown, Use Your Coping Tools!

In the mist of the Winter season, students in High Road at Denton Elementary School completed a coping skills snowman project with the program Social Worker, Ms. Ileana. The snowman project began with defining coping skills as “strategies we use to help us calm down when we experience strong feelings.” Ms. Ileana and students reviewed strong feelings and discussed reasons why we may need to use a coping skill. An analogy was used with the snowman when discussing how one of the most important strategies is having people who can help us when we experience strong feelings. Ms. Ileana [...]

2019-02-02T20:45:20-04:00January 21st, 2019|

Future Basketball Stars

Lead teacher, Ms. Jill, and Teacher Assistant, Ms. Mandy, are two of our veteran staff who work in the High Road program at Denton Elementary School. Some of the many benefits of being veteran staff is having the opportunity to see former students progress to higher grade levels and become involved in school activities that are not available in elementary schools such school organizations, clubs, and sports. Two of Ms. Jill and Ms. Mandy’s former DES students are Isaiah (8th grade) and Trenten (6th grade) who are both part of the LMS Wildcats Basketball team this year. Ms. Jill [...]

2019-01-20T22:28:27-04:00January 8th, 2019|

Student Leadership

It is important to note each school year that the holiday season and winter break transition period can often bring out a range of emotions and feelings with students. In preparation before the winter break, several holiday and seasonal tasks were built into academics and group activities across our programs. On the day before winter break (12/21/18) students at LMS engaged in a holiday BINGO activity where students worked on a variety of skills together. After the first BINGO round with staff leading the game, students interested in practicing leadership skills were given the opportunity lead a round of [...]

2019-01-20T22:24:00-04:00January 8th, 2019|