Staff of the Month: Mr. Pittman

What impact has Mr. Pittman had on colleagues and students over the past month? Mr. Pittman comes to work each day with a smile and a positive attitude. His encouraging, compassionate, and helpful demeanor have led multiple students to succeed. He is always looking on the bright side and encourages the students to do the same. He has built an amazing rapport with his students. “Mr. Pittman has made an impact on our classroom in many ways. He brings an atmosphere that is positive, energetic, and upbeat. While remaining appropriate and within the context of schoolwork, he [...]

2019-10-31T14:59:43-04:00October 31st, 2019|

Student of the Month: Jacob

What has Jacob accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Jacob was selected for student of the month for September. Jacob is currently on Gold Day 92, which was a huge accomplishment for him. He began at High Road School of Wallingford Primary/Middle and did not always feel success. He worked extremely hard, utilizes appropriate supports, and came to school with a positive mindset each day. Jacob is extremely helpful throughout the school day. Being on Gold level provides more opportunities for independence, maturity and skill building. He has surpassed his social, emotional, [...]

2019-10-31T14:58:40-04:00October 31st, 2019|

District Breakfast

High Road School of Wallingford hosted a district breakfast on Wednesday, October 23. Mr. Lindsley, our educational director, was assisted by Deavion in showing district representatives around school. They made sure to highlight their favorite parts, such as the sensory room. Deavion was very excited to demonstrate how he uses the sensory room on his VTOs to calm down and get his energy out before he goes back to class. Some other areas of interest around school were the pet center, VTO rooms, the café, and our many bright and inviting classrooms. Thank you to the districts that came and [...]

2019-10-30T23:04:55-04:00October 24th, 2019|

Staff of the Month: Shanti

What impact has Shanti had on colleagues and students over the past month? Ms. Newman shows a level of compassion, care, and understanding when working with both colleagues and students. She is determined to build relationships with her colleagues and students that fosters modeling of positive interactions. Ms. Newman has made an impact on each of the students in her classroom in a positive way. She has shown through patience, empathy, as well as accountability that she wants the best for each one of them. She truly is a team player and is always willing to help [...]

2019-10-11T16:18:03-04:00October 11th, 2019|

Student of the Month: James

What has James done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? James was selected for student of the month due to extremely positive behavior, academic strides, and his overall motivation to succeed at High Road School of Wallingford Primary/Middle. James reached Gold Day 1 today, which was a huge accomplishment for him. He has worked extremely hard, has been a leader amongst his peers, and has been an inspiration to his entire classroom. What are James' teachers saying about him over the past month? James asked two teaching assistants in his classroom as well [...]

2019-10-11T16:15:54-04:00October 11th, 2019|

Rollercoasters and Gravity

Why do you land on the ground when you jump up instead of floating off into space? Why do things fall down when you throw them or drop them? The answer is gravity: an invisible force that pulls objects toward each other. Earth's gravity is what keeps you on the ground and what makes things fall. High Road School of Wallingford Primary/Middle students in grades 1-4 experimented with gravity by making their own roller coasters! Ms. Rey’s classroom worked together first to understand gravity and how it works. Next, student partners collaborated to determine what would be the best [...]

2019-10-04T12:12:10-04:00October 4th, 2019|

Scholastic Book Fair

During the week of September 26th, 2019, High Road School of Wallingford Primary/Middle students had the opportunity to participate in a scholastic book fair. The students enjoyed picking out books to read at home and within the classroom environment. At High Road, we love to motivate our students and encourage them to read not only within the school setting but outside for fun too! We implemented differentiated lesson plans within the classroom surrounding managing their own school store account and money, as well as, teaching them the responsibility to be in charge of their own spending at the book fair. [...]

2019-09-29T21:24:18-04:00September 29th, 2019|

All Are Welcome: Open House

For the 2019-2020 school year at High Road School of Wallingford Primary/Middle, we had 22 people come to show their support for their students at Open House night. The families who attended participated in two raffle drawings for a $25.00 Visa gift card and toured the school with their children. Parents were able to meet one another as they explored all their child’s amazing projects, assignments, and decorations the students made for the big night. Then, along with staff at High Road, families enjoyed a delicious Italian dinner together. Overall, High Road staff are extremely grateful for an awesome [...]

2019-09-27T08:55:35-04:00September 26th, 2019|

1st Day of School

On August 27th, 2019, students returned to the High Road School of Wallingford Primary/Middle School. Before students began arriving, staff wanted to show our students how awesome they are and start the first day off right! We welcomed them with a positive message upon arrival which made them smile and feel great about entering school after a fun summer. We are super excited to begin the new school year and look forward to all the progress we will make together as a team! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School [...]

2019-09-23T11:48:07-04:00August 27th, 2019|

Geckos and Turtles and Snakes- Oh My!

Green, 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! [...]

2019-08-07T14:03:57-04:00July 26th, 2019|
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