High Road School: Dorchester County

Team Building across the Eastern Shore

On October 18th many of Maryland schools were closed for the Maryland State Education Association Conference (MSEA) in Ocean City. High Road Schools across the Eastern Shore took advantage of this day and took their learning and team building outside of the classroom. All staff came together to partake in team building activities and events. The group was separated into different teams and sent on a scavenger hunt around the area. Teams were able to work collaboratively together to accomplish goals and tasks and had some fun on the way. Teams also displayed some classroom spirit by dressing up and [...]

2019-10-30T14:54:02-04:00October 28th, 2019|

Goats & Coping Skills

Student Quinn Reporting: “I was having a rough day and I was in a bad mood for a while. I was just very unhappy with how my day was going. The staff in High Road recommended that we go out to take a walk and get some fresh air. We ended up stopping by the goats and feeding them. It turned my day around immediately because the weather was my favorite kind of weather to be in and I really love animals. Getting to pet and feed them was an amazing experience because I’ve never had the chance to [...]

2019-10-18T11:22:05-04:00October 18th, 2019|

Student of the Month: Gabriel

What has Gabriel done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Gabe recently came into the High Road classroom as an 8th grader. Gabe has meet and exceed all goals set for him this year. Gabe enjoys social studies and gaming. Gabe is working on transitioning out to general education classes very soon. Gabe is very helpful and kind student in the classroom. Gabe interacts with all of his peers and often provides encouraging feedback to others such as "its ok - you can do this" What is something Gabriel has accomplished so far [...]

2019-10-11T13:58:39-04:00October 2nd, 2019|

Celebrating Mother’s Day

In the Month of May we take time to celebrate the special women in our lives. Students at North Dorchester Middle School were able to decorate a flower pot and plant a flower for someone they wanted to show appreciation for. We had students give flowers to aunts, grandmothers, moms, and then there was Dylan who chose to let his entire family enjoy the flower, “I’m going to put it in the kitchen so everyone can see it!” Visit our website to learn more about High Road School [...]

2019-05-16T11:07:12-04:00May 16th, 2019|

Goal Setting The SMART Way

As educators, we routinely work at setting goals for our students. From improving abilities and meeting guidelines to being kind and putting the tops back on the glue sticks, there's always something to work towards. SMART is an abbreviation that helps us to compose significant and quantifiable objectives. The letters of the acronym stand for specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time-bound. SMART objectives can be used in an assortment of settings such as business, school, or setting personal goals. Students watched a video explaining the components of the SMART acronym and then wrote their own personal goals, explaining how [...]

2019-05-08T14:54:11-04:00April 23rd, 2019|

The Art of the Plane

Here at Choptank Elementary our class celebrated Fun Friday by making custom wooden planes. Our on level students got a chance to really show their individuality and creative skills by designing their plane. They used brightly colored paint (and of course wore their painters aprons) to create unique looks for their planes. Once the planes dried the students added the planes to their personal collections of toys and stress tools that they use during their earned free time, and recess. We loved seeing the creations they made, and look forward to lots of fun uses for these planes in [...]

2019-05-08T14:41:49-04:00April 23rd, 2019|

Escape Room

Students participated in an “escape room” group activity where their executive functioning skills were put to use. Students were told that their brains would be used for research by aliens if they could not accomplish tasks in time! Students came together throughout the series of riddles and advanced their team building skills. This activity focused on problem solving, social skills and team work. Students that participated explained how easy and effortless the activity was with the help of their fellow classmates. Visit our website to learn more about [...]

2019-04-20T21:13:40-04:00April 7th, 2019|

12th Annual 5k Shamrock Shuffle

High Road is continuing to build relationships in the schools and the community. This has been the 8th year that the High Road In District programs have volunteered and helped out at this event. On March 16th, members of the High Road Team gathered in Denton for the 12th annual 5k Shamrock Shuffle. Caroline County Parks and Recreation hosted a fun run and a 5k all proceeds benefit the summer programs for youth in Denton. Ethan who is a 10th grader, also utilized this opportunity to earn service learning hours which is a graduation requirement. Ethan set up the [...]

2019-04-08T20:33:51-04:00March 27th, 2019|