Special Olympics in Wright City

On April 26th, students and staff from the High Road School of Wright City had the pleasure of attending the third annual Special Olympics Track Meet at Wright City High School. The Special Olympics was created in 1968 and is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities. We enjoyed cheering on the more than 200 participating student athletes and seeing Fredbird and Louie from the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues sports teams. To learn more about the Special Olympics and how you can be involved, visit https://www.specialolympics.org/programs/united-states/missouri [...]

2019-05-16T15:17:33-04:00April 26th, 2019|

HRS Family BBQ

We think of you like family! Let's celebrate the school year's success with a barbecue. Activities and food provided. Wednesday, May 15th 4:30-7:00pm Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-05-08T13:17:02-04:00April 25th, 2019|

Preparing Students for Independence

Aaron O'Neil, Program Director of the High Road School of Wright City, recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Warren County Record entitled "Preparing Students for Independence." In this letter, Aaron discussed the importance of the work he and his staff do to prepare their students for life beyond the classroom. "We work to ensure our students have the resources, knowledge and confidence to enter the workforce. Individualized career assessments, mock interviews, training programs and assistance with local job placement are integrated into our curriculum. Our team strives to help our students become happy, productive members of society [...]

2019-04-24T21:40:15-04:00April 23rd, 2019|

Butterfly Release Day

Upon returning from Spring Break, each classroom at High Road School was given a Butterfly Growing Kit. The kits contained several caterpillars which the students were tasked with caring for through the various stages of transformation to a butterfly. The project inspired cross-curricular activities such as journal prompts, art projects, and research assignments. The students also took turns with feeding and observational tasks. By the time of their release outside, the butterflies - now known as Nelly, Morgan Freeman, Butterfree, Eminem, and Tae, among others - felt like a part of the High Road family! Several sightings have since [...]

2019-05-08T13:40:28-04:00April 22nd, 2019|

Meet the Team: Mary Claire Engel

Mary Claire Engel, PLPC   I chose to go into the mental health field because I wanted to be equipped with the skills to support others in enacting positive changes in their lives. I currently have my master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My day-to-day routine usually consists of meeting with students for individual sessions, responding to crisis situations, leading groups, supporting staff, communicating with parents and partner agencies, and lots and lots of documentation! What I enjoy most about coming to work every day is that it always feels fresh [...]

2019-04-19T11:26:01-04:00April 19th, 2019|

Shadow-a-Tech Experience

Students from Academic I and II enjoyed a return trip to Ranken Technical College to participate in a hands-on learning experience with current Ranken students in their areas of interest. Our students chose to spend their time in the Automotive Maintenance and Electrical Automation Technology programs where they learned about engine systems and had the opportunity to build their own extension cords! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-05-08T13:30:05-04:00April 17th, 2019|

Students Take On Tasty Life Skills

This week, students were given the opportunity to practice Life Skills in the kitchen. They calculated serving sizes, gained an understanding of basic kitchen hardware, learned how to read and follow recipes, identified complimentary sides for the entrée, and put it all together in a palatable presentation. Bon appetit! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-09T23:09:45-04:00April 9th, 2019|

March Field Trip

High Road students enjoyed visiting Rockin Jump, a local trampoline park, for their field trip this month. The Open Jump Arena and Slam Dunk Zone were reported to be the top attractions for our group while a few brave students tackled the Vertigo Climbing Wall. It was a great mid-week experience to close out our last week of school before spring break! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-09T14:59:07-04:00April 9th, 2019|

March Students of the Month

Students from Academic I and II were awarded Student of the Month for March. These students demonstrated academic improvements, increased positive behaviors, maintained positive relationships with their classmates and school staff, and exemplified character traits of honesty and trustworthiness. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-23T10:33:34-04:00April 9th, 2019|

It’s Spring Break Time!

Staff and students enjoyed the beautiful weather outside to usher in the last day of school before spring break. We hope that our staff, students, and their families enjoy this time of rest and rejuvenation before we come back to wrap up the rest of the school year. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

2019-04-01T11:17:56-04:00April 1st, 2019|