Ms. D Lucas has been with High Road Upper School for eight years. Of those eight years, six were spent at the Beltsville location and the other two were spent here in our current location. Ms. Lucas held many roles during her career while at High Road including: an assistant teacher, a teacher and a certified medical technician. “Work with a purpose and be serious about our students and their success”, quoted Ms. Lucas. This was not just a saying but a philosophy that Ms.Lucas lived by and modeled. Her positive energy and warm spirit will definitely be missed. [...]
Students from High Road Academy and High Road Upper Schools took part in an introduction of the inner workings of a computer. The class lasted for a month, students took apart computers put them back together and learned how each part of the computer works. Some of our students want to pursue a career in Computer Science, and they were given the opportunity in the class to show what they already know and what they learned. One student in particular, Karuan Johnson, got the opportunity to assist the instructor, Mr. Hall, with how to create and change the background [...]
Our student’s volunteered last week at Martha’s Table in Washington, DC. Pictured are a Freshman and Sophomore. They were challenged to help prepare a meal for 250 people who are currently experiencing homelessness. Not only did they prepare the vegetable but they actually cooked the chicken stew with the assistance from the chef. More students are scheduled to continue to volunteer with this organization in the future.
High Road Upper School is no stranger to the four core principles that are the foundation and standard for High Road staff. This academic school year the administrators are going to award staff members who have demonstrated said principles during their daily routines. One of the winners for the month of October was Mr. McNeil. Mr. McNeil was awarded the transparency award. He is a seasoned social worker from New York who has always been passionate about education. “I was surprised at the award, just doing my job” stated McNeil. His vibrant attitude and motivation is very apparent in [...]
Members from St. Joseph's Catholic Church came to the school and donated school supplies after doing a drive at their church. They collected more than 2 boxes of supplies plus a $150 gift card to Target to purchase uniforms for students. What amazing community support!
Spelling Bees are a popular and effective way to have students become better spellers. It allows them to practice spelling words they might not ordinarily use while mixing in some fun and competition. This the High Road Schools of the Maryland South Region decided to create a regional spelling be that would comprise of the top 2 spellers from each program in the elementary, middle, and high schools. Early in planning for the process, our schools were dealt a blow with the tragic passing of one of the Regional Spelling Bee participants, Jalan White. Jalan was an 11th grade [...]
Stop, Drop, and Read! is a recurring school initiative where students are encouraged to stop and drop everything that that were doing, pick up a book and begin reading. Once it is announce that all students must Stop, Drop, and Read, they are free to find a place of their choosing. This program emphasizes the importance of reading. Furthermore, it demonstrates that you can take a break from what you are doing and do a little reading without with little or no preparation. This year our theme was from Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read the more things [...]