Sell Your Cell!

Science class is always a great chance to explore new ideas, ask questions and of course learn new things. Ms. Ramsey is always trying to make learning fun and exciting for her students, so to get them interested in the types of cells she had the students create an advertisement for a cell they created. Essentially they were asked to “sell their cell.” This project brought out the creativity in a lot of students and gave them the chance to generate unique ideas on their own. Students were excited and proud to show off their finished Sell the Cell [...]

2019-03-12T10:53:44-04:00February 21st, 2019|

Love and Friendship

Valentine’s Day is not just a romantic holiday- here at High Road Schools we see February 14th as a chance to celebrate friendship! In the spirit of love and friendship, any student on green or blue was invited to attend the High Road Lower Valentine’s Mixer- a fun Friday celebration full of treats and games. The students celebrated friendship by exchanging cards, playing games and decorating cookies as a group. There was even a surprise silly string attack! Aniyah said “I had so much fun helping set up and bake cookies,” and Elijah told us “I love playing with [...]

2019-03-12T10:55:47-04:00February 21st, 2019|

A Creative Class

Art class is a great opportunity for students to take a break from Reading and Math, and channel a more creative side while also having some fun. It is safe to say Ms. Jones brings great ideas to every Art class, and recently her painting project looked so exciting that Mr. Blount, our Associate Director, decided to join in on the fun. This project gave students a chance to practice their precision, experiment with mixing colors and even analyze symmetry in their art work. The final product has made for a unique classroom display, and all of the students [...]

2019-03-12T10:53:19-04:00February 20th, 2019|

Teacher Feature: Ms. Kavney

When it comes to encouraging collaboration, assigning fun activities or planning new and exciting sensory breaks, Ms. Kavney does it all plus so much more. Ms. Kavney is one of our Elementary teachers and continues to set the standards high for our whole staff! Starting in July 2018, Ms. Kavney was quick to embrace the point sheet system and create her own unique classroom culture. Not only can we count on a strong academic presence in room 101, but we can also count on seeing students who are on-level and thriving in our program. We can always count [...]

2019-02-02T22:21:06-04:00January 28th, 2019|

A Major Turnaround

Donnell T. is a 14yr old 8th grade student at High Road Lower School in Lanham, MD. Donnell has been a student at High Road for 3 years. Donnell has made a great deal of progress in a number of areas including, attendance, behavior, and grades. In the past, Donnell would often come late or miss school altogether. However, now Donnell regularly comes to school on time and ready to work. In terms of his behavior, Donnell behavior had previously shown a great deal of aggression (including fighting) and disrespect to staff and students alike. Now, not only [...]

2019-02-02T21:55:47-04:00January 28th, 2019|

Small Groups, Big Ideas

A cornerstone of our classroom model here at High Road is the use of small groups to encourage collaborative learning and a chance for individualized instruction. This year our Elementary and Middle School classrooms have mastered the use of small groups to maximize learning. Walking into any classroom is an opportunity to observe cooperative learning, student lead questioning and peer assistance/tutoring! When asked about working in small groups, Gerald explained that “working in small groups makes it easier to follow along with the teacher,” and Elijah told us “small groups are better for asking questions and getting help.” Positive feedback [...]

2019-02-02T21:43:13-04:00January 28th, 2019|

Workforce Development Ceremony

Recently, four students from High Road Upper School were honored at the Workforce Development Recognition Ceremony. This year this annual ceremony was hosted at Prince George’s Community College. The awards given were for completion in both a Microsoft and Customer Service course. The students awarded were: Kayla Hardie, Trinitti Roane, Harvey Gray and Nick Veney. We are very proud of the hard work and dedication of our students! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-02-02T20:22:06-04:00January 11th, 2019|

Holiday Bash!

It’s important that we end every quarter on a high note, especially leading into a long holiday break. Despite the hustle and bustle of preparing for the New Year, the events committee at PG Lower School was ecstatic about putting on our annual holiday party. All students were given a chance to earn a spot at this celebration, but only those who proved their diligence and willingness to learn were able to attend. This holiday bash featured games like Topple the Snowman, Snowball Fight and Guess the Gift, as well as lots of pizza and snacks! Students who attended [...]

2019-01-04T21:21:13-04:00December 20th, 2018|

Skating Out of 2018

All of our students are still learning every single day, but on Thursday December 20th a select group of students got to learn something outside of a book… they learned how to ice skate! A small crew, who continuously proved to have good behavior and better academics, got to lace up and take to the ice. For most of the students on this trip, this was a first-time experience. Despite the occasional slip and fall on the ice, this group learned how to skate together in a matter of minutes. We were lucky to have the entire rink to [...]

2019-01-04T21:21:52-04:00December 18th, 2018|

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit!

The weeks leading up to Christmas are always a busy time. Students are finalizing assignments before a long break, teachers are tying up loose ends in their units and social workers are getting in those last minute sessions before the New Year. Despite the daily hustle and bustle, our High Road School staff wanted to make sure all of the students were in the holiday spirit. Trees have been lit, garland is strung and those new years’ resolutions have been tucked away for January 1st. All of our lower school bulletin boards are now a pleasant reminder that the [...]

2019-01-18T21:37:59-04:00December 4th, 2018|