High Road is continuing to build relationships in the schools and the community. This has been the 8th year that the High Road In District programs have volunteered and helped out at this event. On March 16th, members of the High Road Team gathered in Denton for the 12th annual 5k Shamrock Shuffle. Caroline County Parks and Recreation hosted a fun run and a 5k all proceeds benefit the summer programs for youth in Denton. Staff volunteered at the water station, cheerleading and also some staff ran / walked the 5k.
As part of the Maryland State Curriculum students need to earn 75 service learning hours as part of their graduation requirement. Students were given the opportunity to work along side SEEC (Sassafras Environmental Education Center) where students explored nature and helped with land conservation. Students joined Mr. Gilcrest in a beautiful hike along the trails down to the beach gathering litter and debris that may have washed ashore. While on the hike students learned about carbon sequestration on farm fields and forests through photosynthesis. Students wrapped up the day by building a mushroom compost pile for future gardens that [...]
Senior Brandon has been working diligently on his course work and his hard work has paid off. Brandon completed an APEX course on college and Career Prep and is one more credit closer to graduation! In College and Career Preparation students obtain a deeper understanding of what it means to be college and career ready. They learn about different schools and degrees they can pursue after high school. Career readiness is also a focus of the course. Students learn the connection between interest, college major and future career by analyzing career clusters. Students come away from this course understand [...]
As we celebrate Pi day, one must ask ourselves what is Pi really? Different people may say different things. Some say apple and pecan, some say 3.14. This is the most common answer that teachers get from the students. They all know 3.14, but they do not understand what it really means. Pi is not just some random numbers that teachers make students use just for fun. In, fact Pi can be represented in a formula, such as C/D. What this represents in the circumference of a circle divided by the diameter of a circle. As, I was describing [...]
Working together for the safety of students and staff on this snowy 2 hour delay! Shout out to the amazing team of Kent County Public School. They are always smiling and ready to help. Head Custodian Greg Cruz and Custodian TJ are always going above and beyond with a smile on their face. KAP's Program Director, Ms. Bec helping KCPS maintenance men Mr. Greg and Mr. TJ shovel snow before staff and students arrive! The sidewalk and steps look marvelous thanks to them. What an amazing partnership.
Kent Alternative Program had a very special guest come visit us this week. He came with a little letter and a mission to get to know the whole Team at KAP - so we took him around the building, went on a nice walk to a local park and even completed the 1 mile track loop with him as part of our gym class. He was also able to sit in on a Spanish and now can say "Hola". I began to tell our guest about the other AMAZING programs on the Eastern Shore and he is so [...]
For the month of February, our staff thought highlighting the students English work would be a good way to help motivate the students and keep them on track. The “Students Sweet Work” board is a mixture of argument essays, senior papers and persuasive essays that we’ve worked on in class. We hope to continue highlighting the work each student does, proving to them that their work does not go unnoticed.
After returning from winter break I felt as though the students needed a visual reminder of all of the benefits of remaining on the higher levels. Being right around the halfway point of this school year, it can be easy for students to lose motivation. I had a student(Red Level) assist me in designing the board. While putting the incentives in the Blue Level section, the student kept telling herself how she needed to "Level up" so she could begin reaping the benefits of being on level once again. I hope this bulletin board will serve as motivation to [...]
Senior student Cameron has been studying the environment and the effects trees have on the environments. The objective of the lesson was to give students the perspective on how trees benefit their community. Students gathered data and make scientific observations on a variety of tree specimens. Cameron utilized a GPS system to determine the longitude and latitude of the different trees. He measured the diameter of the tree and determine its overall condition. Then using a tree benefits calculator, he determined the value of the tree and is benefit value and percentage.The Tree Benefit Calculator allows anyone to make a [...]
This month in math students have been working on representing a linear equation in five different ways. They are representing them verbally, visually, as an equation, as a table or chart, and as a graph. This corresponds to the Maryland standard F.IF.F.9, which states "Compare properties f two functions each represented in a different way. (algebraically, graphically, Numerically, in tables, or by verbal description)". This concept is a big emphasis on Intermediate Algebra. The students were given a situation and then developed the poster based on that situation. Cory had a situation where he had a new job where [...]