Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For October 2019, the staff and students at High Upper School, in Lanham, Maryland participated for the 6th straight year in a fundraiser to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year’s beneficiary of the schools fundraising efforts will be the Susan G. Komen National Capital Region. High Road Upper School staff and students could wear jeans everyday instead of their school uniforms, if they wore a pink garment and donated three dollars each day. Staff and students have so far raised $110 and counting in support of the NCR goal to help us support life-saving research, treatment, [...]

2019-11-01T11:38:31-04:00November 1st, 2019|

Hard Work Pays Off

Throughout the school year students have the opportunity to take on a variety of jobs around the building. Whether they are helping collect trash, deliver lunch or sweep the floors, our student workers are often eager to get the job done. Every student has the chance to take on a school job, but only the students who have shown the necessary responsibility will be put on the schedule consistently. Completing jobs around the building provides our students with so much more than work experience. These tasks are a hands-on way for students to learn skills like team work and [...]

2019-11-01T11:36:37-04:00November 1st, 2019|

Student of the Month: Darian

What has Darian done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Darian is a very hard-working 5th grade student in Mr. Koffi’s class here at High Road Lower School. This month Darian has displayed exemplary Blue level behavior. He is always willing to participate in class and is eager to share his answers and ideas. He does a great job of staying on task and completing his class-work and homework in a timely manner. Darian’s homeroom staff tells us “He is very polite, and a pleasure to work with,” and that “Darian works well [...]

2019-10-11T13:53:57-04:00October 11th, 2019|

Trip to Watkins Nature Center

Ms. Kemp planned an awesome academic field trip for her 6th and 7th grade Science classes! The group visited the Watkins Nature Center of Prince George’s County to become more acquainted with elements of nature. The workshop students attended focused on the three rock groups, how they are created and where they come from. Students conducted experiments to help them identify the rocks by how hard or soft they are- they also worked on identifying rocks based on whether or not they could float! Every student who attended the workshop got to take home a piece of quartz as a [...]

2019-10-10T13:43:44-04:00October 10th, 2019|

Staff of the Month: Devin

Devin Jones is joining us for his second year here at High Road Lower School as an Assistant Teacher in one of our Middle School classrooms. There are countless reasons why Devin has been voted Staff of the Month. These reasons include his willingness to help whenever necessary, his dedication to the team and his diligence in using the High Road Model on a daily basis. Devin has created a great rapport with our students and is known to support any staff that is in need. After seeing Devin’s hard work every day, it’s not surprising that [...]

2019-09-29T21:17:58-04:00September 29th, 2019|

Learning in a “Wild” Way

Field Trips are always a fun opportunity to introduce our students to new experiences and ideas. Visiting the Baltimore Aquarium was no different. Our group of elementary and middle school students had an exciting chance to get acquainted with stingrays, horseshoe crabs and jellyfish! The guides at the Aquarium took time to really inform our group about these species and make sure our students had fun in the process. The group’s favorite exhibit was in the Tropical Rainforest where we saw birds, turtles and even monkeys! Our chaperones loved helping the group “talk to the birds” in the Rainforest. [...]

2019-09-23T14:19:48-04:00September 23rd, 2019|

Back to School Night – 10/2

Join us for Back to School Night on Wednesday, October 2 (5:30pm-6:30pm).  This is the perfect opportunity for you to chat with your child's teachers. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-09-23T13:39:47-04:00September 23rd, 2019|

Earning a Fun a Start to the School Year

Every student in our school has the opportunity to earn Fun Friday field trips by reaching and maintaining Blue level. To achieve Blue level, students must work diligently and model good behaviors on a regular basis. Fun Friday is an exciting day for students and staff alike. To celebrate the start of the school year, our first Fun Friday trip was to the Night Hawk Golf Center where students got to play miniature golf and test their skills in the batting cages! The entire group had a great time and students were raving about the trip when they returned. [...]

2019-09-23T15:00:43-04:00September 23rd, 2019|

Student of the Month: Christopher

What has Christopher done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? During the month of September Christopher is a student who set a positive example for his peers. He works hard not only on himself, but to help his peers when he can. In September Christopher maintained Blue level and exceeded staff expectations. He can often be found doing odd jobs around the school, telling jokes and singing his favorite songs. What is something Christopher has accomplished so far this school year that they are proud of? During the first month of school, Christopher [...]

2019-10-11T13:50:42-04:00September 11th, 2019|

A Silver Accomplishment

Robert J. is a 13 year old 7th grade student at the High Road Lower School in Lanham, MD. Robert has been a student at High Road for 2 years. Robert is a silver level student, and has made great progress in the areas of grades, following directions, respecting staff and socializing with peers. Robert is a great student and classmate, and is willing assist students with class work, class projects and individual work. Not only does Robert help his classmates, but he also helps his teachers whenever necessary. Outside of classroom Robert completes in-school jobs that include working [...]

2019-09-23T12:49:04-04:00April 9th, 2019|
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