High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)

World Peace Day!

Students at High Road School of Wallingford High School participated in the “Pinwheels for Peace” project for World Peace Day on September 21st. Students designed pinwheels with colorful designs and pictures of things that brought them peace. Students wrote what peace means to them and ways they could spread peace. Students then placed their pinwheels in our front garden to create a garden of peace to greet guests and students as they enter the building. Some quotes from our Peace Pinwheels include: “Put your differences aside and make peace.” “Stop violence and speak up.” “To spread peace you can [...]

2019-09-23T11:24:42-04:00September 23rd, 2019|

Taking the High Road into a New Year!

The staff at High Road School of Wallingford High School has been hard at work preparing for the first day of school. Staff have been attending professional development meetings, decorating classrooms, cleaning and organizing materials, and getting everything set up for students to arrive. Below are what some staff members are most excited for this coming school year: Mr. Berardesca: “The new model and what we are rolling out because it will make it easier for students to access their education.” Miss Betlej: “To help all my students make this year better than best!” Mrs. Buerkle: “To get to [...]

2019-09-19T20:57:44-04:00September 13th, 2019|

First Day of School!

Staff at High Road School of Wallingford High School were very excited to welcome students back for their first day of school on August 27th. Students were greeted by staff at arrival with high fives and warm welcomes. During the first day, teachers planned many fun activities that helped students learn the routines of their new classroom, encouraged students to get to know one another, and helped new students learn about all of the exciting opportunities High Road offers. One classroom played “two truths and a lie” to get to know each other, another used a game of Jeopardy [...]

2019-09-19T21:07:28-04:00August 27th, 2019|

Staff & Student of the Month

Mrs. Tatta is our transition coordinator. She helps students with on campus jobs such as coffee shop, ice cream shop, and the pet center. Mrs. T also helps students with transition, post-secondary, and daily living skills in the classroom so our graduates will be successful after they leave High Road. Some skills she teaches students include; money skills, budgeting, banking, making a schedule, basic culinary skills, resume building, job skill inventories, and college and career readiness. Additionally, she helps plan college visits throughout the year so students have the opportunity to tour educational [...]

2019-09-19T13:26:13-04:00August 1st, 2019|

Geckos and Turtles and Snakes- Oh My!

Blue and Gold students got to enjoy a special presentation for their Fun Friday. Stephan from Slither and Swim brought some of his scaly friends to visit and taught our students about each species.  Geckos, turtles, cockroaches, snakes, bearded dragons, and even a tegu visited High Road School. Students had excellent questions about the reptile’s adaptations and what life was like for these scaly friends in the wild and the bravest students were able to pet and hold some of the reptiles. Thank you to our school social worker, Ms. Gibson for organizing this super Fun Friday! [...]

2019-08-07T13:54:54-04:00July 26th, 2019|

New Sensory Room for VTOs

Social workers Ms. Gibson and Mrs. Rossetti have been hard at work creating a new sensory room for students to utilize for VTOs! This new room includes a HUGE poster that students can color, a Yogibo for students to chill out on, a yoga corner, a collection of sensory items for students to use, and so much more! Thank you for all your hard work! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-06-21T13:40:21-04:00June 7th, 2019|

Class of 2019 Graduation

Students from High Road School of Wallingford celebrated a graduation ceremony on June 5. Friends and families of grads gathered at the PNC to celebrate students graduating from 12th grade and moving onto the transition program as well as students graduating from the transition program into the world of work. We would like to extend a special congratulations to Rico Rodriguez, the winner of the High Road scholarship. Rico earned this scholarship by entering his written piece on persevering through whatever obstacles life has thrown at him. Everyone from High Road of Wallingford wishes all graduates the best of [...]

2019-06-11T13:36:51-04:00June 5th, 2019|

Art Show

Students have been hard at work since March creating masterpieces for this years art show! Family members and friends of students were invited to attend and see the artwork they put together. This year's projects challenged students to use a variety of mediums such as clay, chalk, yarn, and other different textiles to create different works of art. After a gallery viewing session, students were able to perform in a talent show. We are very proud to have such talented students! Visit our website to learn more [...]

2019-07-10T12:47:42-04:00May 10th, 2019|

High Road Prom!

Students from High Road of Wallingford, Hartford, and BEST Academy came together to celebrate prom! All students, regardless of grade, were invited to attend! The theme this year was red carpet! Students were dressed to the nines and enjoyed dancing (music provided by the wonderful DJ Batman!), dinner, and photographs on the red carpet. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-06-11T13:56:08-04:00May 2nd, 2019|