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1805, 2022

Interrupting Bias-Based Beliefs to Achieve Equity

By |May 18th, 2022|Categories: EduBlog, Sig Dispro|

By: Edward Fergus There are inherent challenges in creating a universal message of equity, particularly in an academic environment. Doing so requires leaders who are comfortable listening to others’ perspectives, considering those perspectives, and then making an equitable decision. Developing a universal message of equity is important – but [...]

1105, 2022

Catapult Learning Releases 2022 Learning Bags for Supplemental and At-Home K-12 Student Education

By |May 11th, 2022|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements|

Bags provide cost-effective way to keep young minds engaged throughout summer break PHILADELPHIA, May 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catapult Learning, a provider of intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public and nonpublic K-12 schools, today announced the availability of its 2022 Student [...]

1904, 2022

Catapult Learning Selected by Illinois State Board of Education to Deliver High-Impact Tutoring for Recognized Nonpublic K-12 Schools

By |April 19th, 2022|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements, State Partnerships|

Contract ensures at least 5,000 students attending recognized Illinois nonpublic schools during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years will receive tutoring services CHICAGO, April 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catapult Learning, a provider of intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public and nonpublic [...]

1804, 2022

Deficit-Thinking in Classrooms – and Four Steps to Interrupt It

By |April 18th, 2022|Categories: EduBlog, Sig Dispro|

By: Edward Fergus  Deficit-thinking, a common bias-based belief in the education field, is rooted in an ideology that explains academic performance by blaming individuals or groups for the conditions they find themselves experiencing. This type of thinking promotes the idea of cultural deficits in groups and discounts the presence [...]

2403, 2022

Imparting Responsibility and Accountability among Children

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: ADNY|

The healthy development of children in their early years plays a critical role in providing building blocks for economic productivity, educational achievement, social skills, responsible citizenship, and other elements. In the wake of the rapidly developing technology and the emergence of the internet, it is important to equip the [...]

2103, 2022

Maryland Leads Grant Program: How Maryland School Districts Can Maximize Their Funding

By |March 21st, 2022|Categories: Webinar|Tags: , |

Friday, April 1, 2022 10am EST (1 hour) WATCH RECORDING At Catapult Learning, we understand how unique of an opportunity the Maryland Leads Grant Program presents for your district. We recognize it may seem challenging to create and implement such comprehensive plans that will best utilize the grant funding, [...]

1703, 2022

How Georgia Schools Can Maximize Their EANS II Funds

By |March 17th, 2022|Categories: EANS, Webinar|

March 22, 2022 4pm EST (30 Minutes) Presenters: Jason Botel, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Catapult Learning Former Senior White House Advisor for Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Lauren Provenzano, Director of School Partnerships The application [...]

1103, 2022

Nevada ARP Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools

By |March 11th, 2022|Categories: EANS, Webinar|

March 16, 2022 11am PST (1 Hour) Presenters: Jason Botel, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Catapult Learning Former Senior White House Advisor for Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Teresa Gregory, Director of School Partnerships Kim Hinson, Senior [...]

703, 2022

How Indiana Schools Can Maximize EANS II Funds

By |March 7th, 2022|Categories: EANS, Webinar|

March 16, 2022 11:00AM ET Presenters: Khaliah Williams, Director of School Partnerships Midwest Saci Brooks, Regional Director Jackee Bell, PD Specialist Midwest With the hefty administrative burden in the current climate, we are here to help you do the heavy lifting.  We have a suite of services [...]

2701, 2022

How to Address Summer Learning Loss

By |January 27th, 2022|Categories: EduBlog|

Summer learning loss, also known as summer slide, has been a point of discussion and concern in K12 education for decades. While some experts claim that summer learning loss is a myth, assessment data and other evidence show otherwise. COVID-19 school closures and prolonged virtual learning have disrupted learning [...]

2001, 2022

Screen Fatigue: What It Is and How to Alleviate It

By |January 20th, 2022|Categories: ADNY|

Screens. They can be our best friends. After all, they’re instant sources of education and entertainment. They help us communicate and learn. They’ve been so vitally important throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as lifelines to friends and families as well as virtual classrooms. But screens can also be our worst [...]

1901, 2022

6 Ways for Students to Deal with School-Related Anxiety

By |January 19th, 2022|Categories: ADNY|

Think back to the days when you were a student. More than likely, there were certain subjects or exams that gave you anxiety. The thought of studying or doing homework for that particular subject probably caused stomach cramps, nausea, and even actual fear. You might still feel residual effects [...]

1401, 2022

Social-Emotional Learning: What It Is and Why It’s Important

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: ADNY|

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is one of those buzzwords you hear quite a bit in the education world today. If you’re not familiar with social-emotional learning, it is essentially curriculum focused on learning about our emotions from a cognitive and emotional level and learning different skills that can be used [...]

1401, 2022

Communication Skills: What They Are, How to Practice Them, and How They Can Change Your Child’s Life

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: ADNY|

One of the most important skills we all should learn is to properly communicate with others. This looks different for everyone, as some individuals have different abilities that may change how they communicate with others. Examples include learning American Sign Language for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, Braille [...]

1401, 2022

How to Help Your Child with Focus & Attention

By |January 14th, 2022|Categories: ADNY|

There are many distractions that take away from learning, building relationships with others, and family time. The digital age brought more access to entertainment and ways to connect with the world through fast internet and new technology. It also brought an expectation that things need to happen immediately, thus [...]

1301, 2022

Tips for Preventing COVID-19 Slide

By |January 13th, 2022|Categories: ADNY|

Educators and parents alike prepare for the “summer slide”, the net negative phenomena in which students academically regress during summer recess, but in the world of COVID-19 how do we effectively prepare for and combat the “COVID-19 slide”? The COVID-19 slide may similarly impact students by resulting in the [...]

1301, 2022

When to Seek Out a School Counselor

By |January 13th, 2022|Categories: ADNY|

Educators, just like parents, worry about a child’s well-being. Knowing what behaviors to look out for and when to seek out help is important—for a child’s social, emotional, and physical wellness. Due to COVID-19 and the state of our world right now, we have all experienced a range of [...]

1211, 2021

Maximizing Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools (EANS) Funds in Massachusetts and Connecticut

By |November 12th, 2021|Categories: EANS, Webinar|

November 17, 2021 1pm EST (1 Hour) Presenters: Jason Botel, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Catapult Learning Former Senior White House Advisor for Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Register for Webinar EANS II is the second [...]

111, 2021

EANS I and EANS II November Update

By |November 1st, 2021|Categories: EANS, EANS National, Webinar|

November 16, 2021 2pm EST (1 Hour) Presenters: Jason Botel, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Catapult Learning Former Senior White House Advisor for Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Michelle Doyle, CEO of Michelle Doyle Educational Consulting Former [...]

2910, 2021

EANS I and EANS II October Update

By |October 29th, 2021|Categories: EANS, EANS National, Webinar|

October 5, 2021 3pm EST (1 Hour) Presenters: Jason Botel, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Catapult Learning Former Senior White House Advisor for Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Michelle Doyle, CEO of Michelle Doyle Educational Consulting Former [...]

2710, 2021

How Schools Can Responsibly Spend EANS Funding

By |October 27th, 2021|Categories: EANS Blog, EduBlog|

EANS funding can be a difference-maker when you allocate those funds toward resources that allow your schools to accelerate their students’ learning, make up lost learning time that resulted from COVID-19, and address social-emotional learning. Before we get into some of the most impactful ways to spend your EANS [...]

2309, 2021

Educator’s Guide to EANS Funding

By |September 23rd, 2021|Categories: EANS Blog, EduBlog|

Whenever federal funding is made available to schools, questions inevitably follow. Our Educator’s Guide to Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Funding helps clarify the many rules and regulations involved with this type of funding, and provides answers to the questions you may have. As an educator, you’ll need [...]

2309, 2021

FullBloom Appoints Celeste Chatman as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Talent Management

By |September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements|

Proven Leader Will Help Guide Company’s Mission to Create a More Equitable and Inclusive Work Environment PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FullBloom, a leading provider of special education, instructional intervention, behavioral health, and professional development solutions, today announced the hiring of Celeste Chatman as vice president of [...]

2109, 2021

What EANS II Means for Nonpublic Schools in Nevada

By |September 21st, 2021|Categories: EANS, Webinar|

October 12, 2021 – 10:30am PST (1 Hour) Presenters: Jason Botel, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Catapult Learning Former Senior White House Advisor for Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. EANS II is the [...]

2308, 2021

Catapult Learning Introduces New High-Dosage Tutoring Program To Reinforce Foundational Math And Literacy Skills For K-12 Students

By |August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements|

Back-to-school program accelerates learning and boosts social-emotional support August 23, 2021, PHILADELPHIA – Catapult Learning, a provider of intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public and nonpublic K-12 schools, today announced the availability of its new high-dosage tutoring offering, an intensive program [...]

2907, 2021

Catapult Learning To Present Free EANS II Webinar Examining Funding Uses And Eligibility Requirements

By |July 29th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements|

Non-public schools and state education agencies will learn how to make best use of new American Rescue Plan funds CAMDEN, N.J., July 28, 2021 – Catapult Learning, a provider of intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public and nonpublic K-12 schools, today [...]

2307, 2021

EANS 101 for Tennessee Nonpublic Schools

By |July 23rd, 2021|Categories: EANS, Webinar|

August 5, 2021 – 1pm CT (1 Hour) Presenters: Jason Botel, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Catapult Learning Former Senior White House Advisor for Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. In partnership with Tennessee Association of [...]

1307, 2021

Catapult Learning Marks 20th Year Offering Missouri Summer Journey Program for K-12 Students

By |July 13th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements, State Partnerships|

Free turnkey educational program is designed to enrich children’s knowledge and skills with a hands-on, project-based curriculum that reduces summer learning loss ST. LOUIS, July 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catapult Learning, a provider of intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public [...]

1207, 2021

Students return in droves to Missouri Summer Journey

By |July 12th, 2021|Categories: Catapult In the News|

Catapult Learning's Suzanne DeZego, Vice President - Missouri, was recently quoted in a news article focusing on the return and growth of the Missouri Summer Journey program this year. The turnkey summer program provides complete support for districts, including lesson plans, enrollment toolkits, and professional development materials for teachers. [...]

1405, 2021

Catholic Schools Are Making the Most of the Moment

By |May 14th, 2021|Categories: Catapult In the News|

This has not been the year for going it alone. Regardless of age, race, ethnicity or religion, our individual worlds were foundationally shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020. Our everyday lives — our health, careers and social structures — were disrupted like never before. The situation also shined [...]

2304, 2021

How Can Hawaii Nonpublic Schools Make Best Use of EANS Funds?

By |April 23rd, 2021|Categories: EANS, Webinar|

Presented by: Jason Botel, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Catapult Learning Former Senior White House Advisor for Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. The Hawaii Department of Education recently posted applications for nonpublic schools to request goods and [...]

2204, 2021

How Can Oregon Nonpublic Schools Make Best Use of EANS Funds?

By |April 22nd, 2021|Categories: EANS, Webinar|

Presented by: Jason Botel, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Catapult Learning Former Senior White House Advisor for Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. The Oregon Department of Education recently posted applications for nonpublic schools to [...]

2004, 2021

Catapult Learning Offers Turnkey Summer Journey Program to Combat Learning Loss for Students

By |April 20th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements|

Enjoyable, academically enriched curricula and social-emotional learning tools are designed to keep young minds engaged and equipped to return in the fall CAMDEN, N.J., April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catapult Learning, a provider of intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public [...]

1204, 2021

April Newsletter

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: Camino Alto, NYS PDRC|

Superhero Appreciation  With teacher appreciation week soon approaching, we applaud all the leaders and educators and school-based staff who have tied on their Superhero Capes and have tirelessly shown up to impact our future generations. A million thanks to you all! How are you celebrating all [...]

204, 2021

How Can Florida Nonpublic Schools Make Best Use of EANS Funds?

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: EANS, Webinar|

Presented by: Jason Botel, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Catapult Learning Former Senior White House Advisor for Education and Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) is in receipt of more than $212,000,000 in federal [...]

2203, 2021

How to Overcome Disproportionality in our Schools

By |March 22nd, 2021|Categories: EduBlog|

By: Jason Botel | March 18, 2021 Educating children who have disabilities can be complex work — for districts, schools, families, and, most importantly, the students themselves. Let’s avoid exacerbating the issue by inequitably establishing which students actually merit the designation. The term “educational disproportionality” refers to when a [...]

1203, 2021

March Newsletter

By |March 12th, 2021|Categories: NYS PDRC|

Moving Towards the End of the School Year As we march into the last few months of this school year, we look to finish the year strong and we begin preparations for our 'new normal' for next school year. There is a lot of talk about [...]

802, 2021

February Newsletter

By |February 8th, 2021|Categories: NYS PDRC|

Celebrating Black History Month February marks Black History Month, a month honoring the contributions of Black American Men and Women to America. President Biden, in his Proclamation of National Black History Month 2021, tasks us “to make racial justice and equity part of what we do [...]

1201, 2021

January Newsletter

By |January 12th, 2021|Categories: NYS PDRC|

Setting your 2021 PD Goals A new year brings endless opportunities for reassessing and refocusing our energies towards positive thinking and growth mindset. According to a July 2020 Remote Learning Experiences Study, 70% of Teachers reported that they needed continued resources to support remote learning, and [...]

1101, 2021

Catapult Learning Offers Free Webinars for Education Community on New Opportunities Created by COVID-19 Relief Package

By |January 11th, 2021|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements|

Sessions guide public and nonpublic schools, district and state agencies through the Consolidated Appropriations Act CAMDEN, N.J., Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catapult Learning, a provider of intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public and nonpublic K-12 schools, today announced the [...]

1012, 2020

Coaching Strategies for Teachers: 7 Smart Tips for Success

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: Coaching, EduBlog, Professional Development|

Research consistently shows that teachers, particularly new teachers, who work with instructional coaches are more likely to remain with their schools.1,2 Many schools and districts continue to be challenged with hiring and retaining qualified teachers, making it important to employ strategies to both retain and develop teachers. Coaches are increasingly [...]

812, 2020

Newsletter

By |December 8th, 2020|Categories: NYS PDRC|

2020 in Review What a year it's been on so many levels? A year of challenges, a year of compassion, and a year of new ways of learning. Since the launch of the PDRC in March 2020, over 2,500 educators from across New York State have [...]

2411, 2020

Catapult Learning Announces New Free Diversity and Equity Webinar Series for Educators

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements|

Culturally Responsive Classrooms: Strategies for Identifying & Eliminating Systemic Bias While Celebrating Student Diversity & Promoting Equity CAMDEN, N.J., November 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catapult Learning, a provider of intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public and nonpublic K-12 schools, today [...]

1311, 2020

NYS PDRC – November Newsletter

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: NYS PDRC|

The Long Island Professional Development Resource Center (PDRC) is excited to announce the launch of our brand new Fall and Winter workshops. Each workshop will give educators and leaders the tools and skills to help students exceed academic goals. All sessions are exclusively designed to fit [...]

1210, 2020

NYSPDRC – October Newsletter

By |October 12th, 2020|Categories: NYS PDRC|

The Long Island PDRC is proud to support the upcoming 36th Annual RISE 2020 Conference. Registration is open to all religious and  independent school leaders and teachers in New York State. This year’s conference is 100% virtual and 100% free! RISE 2020: NOVEMBER 9-12, 2020 Join [...]

2309, 2020

FullBloom Announces the Appointment of Arne Duncan as Chairman of its Board of Directors

By |September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements|

September 23, 2020, Camden, N.J. – FullBloom, a leading provider of special education, instructional intervention, behavioral health and professional development solutions, announced the appointment of former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as chairman of the company’s board of directors. Duncan is a managing partner of the Emerson Collective, a [...]

1509, 2020

[Video] Social Emotional Learning: Incorporating Best Practices During Times of Change

By |September 15th, 2020|Categories: SEL Mindfulness|

Children and families are still experiencing trauma about isolation, health, survival and disparities amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. The recent police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and numerous others, as well as the associated unrest across the nation and the world, have compounded this [...]

1509, 2020

NYSPDRC – September Newsletter

By |September 15th, 2020|Categories: NYS PDRC|

Welcome back! As the newly-formed PDRC, Catapult Learning provides high quality professional development to religious and independent school educators on Long Island and throughout the state. We look forward to continuing our professional learning partnership throughout school year 2020-21. We understand the challenges the new school [...]

408, 2020

NYSPDRC – August Newsletter

By |August 4th, 2020|Categories: NYS PDRC|

Greetings from the LI PDRC Team! Summer is flying by! We hope you found time to relax and regenerate. As we near September, school leaders are busy preparing for the realities of reopening and planning for a variety of reopening plans. On July 27, NYSED released [...]

3006, 2020

Officials Wary of Announcing Fall School Agenda

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: Catapult In the News|

Catapult Learning's Shirley Torho, Manager of Student and Family Support, was recently quoted in an article focusing on the uncertainty regarding the upcoming fall semester at universities. The quote was published by the Washington Informer, a weekly newspaper covering news, issues, and features relating to the African American community [...]

3006, 2020

Making an Impact with ZOOM (video)

By |June 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

While utilizing new technology, like Zoom, can present a number of challenges, Catapult Learning's suite of videos can help you best understand how to improve your Zoom skills, become an expert meeting leader, and utilize all the tools available to you. Zoom Guidelines: Getting Started [...]

2006, 2020

Impact From A Distance: Webinar Series

By |June 20th, 2020|Categories: Webinar|

Impact From A Distance: Academic, Behavioral and Social Emotional Strategies for Students & Educators during COVID-19 During this unprecedented time, the ability to virtually and remotely deliver meaningful and relevant content is more important than ever. Our Professional Development webinars will present valuable knowledge and information on [...]

2705, 2020

Catapult Learning Announces New Free Professional Development Webinar Series

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements|

Impact from a Distance: Academic, Behavioral and Social Emotional Strategies for Students and Educators during COVID-19 CAMDEN, N.J., May 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catapult Learning, a provider of intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public and nonpublic K-12 schools, today announced [...]

2205, 2020

Impact From A Distance: Webinar Series

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Webinar|

Impact From A Distance: Academic, Behavioral and Social Emotional Strategies for Students & Educators during COVID-19 During this unprecedented time, the ability to virtually and remotely deliver meaningful and relevant content is more important than ever. Our Professional Development webinars will present valuable knowledge and information on [...]

1105, 2020

Impact From A Distance: Webinar Series

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: Webinar|

Impact From A Distance: Academic, Behavioral and Social Emotional Strategies for Students & Educators during COVID-19 During this unprecedented time, the ability to virtually and remotely deliver meaningful and relevant content is more important than ever. Our Professional Development webinars will present valuable knowledge and information on [...]

805, 2020

Impact From A Distance: Webinar Series

By |May 8th, 2020|Categories: Webinar|

Impact From A Distance: Academic, Behavioral and Social Emotional Strategies for Students & Educators during COVID-19 During this unprecedented time, the ability to virtually and remotely deliver meaningful and relevant content is more important than ever. Our Professional Development webinars will present valuable knowledge and information on [...]

1704, 2020

Dealing With Anxiety

By |April 17th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for everyone, including children. Fear and anxiety about a disease, especially one that is unknown, can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. How you cope with the stress and anxiety, however, can make you, your child, your family, [...]

704, 2020

Making an Impact with ZOOM (video)

By |April 7th, 2020|Categories: RemoteLearningResources|

While utilizing new technology, like Zoom, can present a number of challenges, Catapult Learning's suite of videos can help you best understand how to improve your Zoom skills, become an expert meeting leader, and utilize all the tools available to you. Zoom Guidelines: Getting Started [...]

604, 2020

Talking To Your Child About Coronavirus

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

News of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is everywhere – from television stations and neighborhood streets to the school playground. As public discussions about coronavirus increase, children may worry about themselves, family, and friends becoming ill and will rely on the adults around them to help make sense [...]

604, 2020

Managing Trauma as a Family (Video)

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

Witnessing a traumatic event that threatens the life or security of a loved one can be traumatic. Like natural disasters, pandemics can be a source of extreme stress and trauma for children and adults alike. In fact, it is likely that the stress adults feel as a result of this [...]

604, 2020

Recommendations For At-Home And Online Learning

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: FamilyResources|

While we at Catapult Learning firmly believe that nothing can replace direct instruction and support from our teachers, we offer the following as a resource and guide to help families plan for disruption to the normal educational environment. View the PDF Establishing an Environment for Learning: Below [...]

1112, 2019

ESEA Conference – February 5th – 7th 2020

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Events|

Catapult Learning is exciting to exhibit once again at the 2020 National ESEA Conference (formerly, the National Title I Conference). The event, happening on February 5th through February 7th in Atlanta, Georgia, is focusing on how combined efforts will lead us to ensure that all students have access to [...]

912, 2019

Agudath Israel 2019

By |December 9th, 2019|Categories: Events|

Catapult Learning was a proud sponsor of this year’s Agudath Israel Convention taking place at the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut. The Agudah convention is the place where the “Torah World” in the United States goes to discuss challenges, find solutions, and forge a path forward. More than 35,000 [...]

812, 2019

Torah Umesorah: The Whole Child 2019

By |December 8th, 2019|Categories: Events|

Catapult Learning exhibited at this year’s Torah Umesorah: The Whole Child Convention & Expo in Lakewood, New Jersey. This year was the first time ever that Torah Umesorah and OnTrack co-hosted a local, affordable, 24-hour Chinuch Convention & Educational Expo. It was the largest tri-state Torah Educational Convention & [...]

1311, 2019

Catapult Learning and the University of Oregon’s Center on Teaching and Learning Awarded Grant to Support Literacy

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases & Announcements|

Organizations’ Institute for Scaling Evidence Based Education Will Implement MTSS Reading Program Trial in 50 Schools November 12, 2019, (Camden, NJ/Eugene, OR) – Catapult Learning, a leading provider of professional development, instructional intervention, special education, and behavioral health solutions, and the Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL), a world-class [...]

111, 2019

Student of the Month: Kaden

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Sierra School Thompson|

Kaden has been chosen as student of the month for Sierra School of Thompson. Kaden has shown tremendous growth from the program since his first day of school. Kaden advocates for his needs and is very respectful. Kaden loves to help his Teacher organize the classroom. [...]

111, 2019

Staff of the Month: Jennifer

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Sierra School Thompson|

Sierra School of Thompson selected Jennifer Ireland to be staff of the month. Jennifer is always willing to lend a helping hand . She goes above and beyond everyday she walks in our doors. Jennifer attends to the children's needs and is always open for students VTO's. [...]

111, 2019

Field Day

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Sierra School Barrett|

Mr.Carter, commonly known around school as “Coach,” is one of Barrett’s middle school teachers. Coach leads the school’s Extracurricular Activities Committee and had a special event in mind for this month. On Saturday, October 26th, students and their families got the chance to participate in our first [...]

111, 2019

Fall Field Trip

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Sierra School Barrett|

On October 17th, students at Sierra School at Barrett visited Anderson Farms. Students spent the sunny fall day enjoying farm activities like tractor rides, jumping pads, a corn maze, and a pumpkin patch! Ms.Gray, Barrett’s K-3 teacher, was happy to organize this fun field trip for students. [...]

111, 2019

Perfect Attendance: Staff

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

We enjoy celebrating our staff and thus far this school year staff have had perfect attendance! Staff earned a pizza party to celebrate. Shout out to: Mr. Gove, Ms. Martin, Ms. Barela, Ms. S, Ms. Q, Mr. Bielik, and not pictured, Mrs. Tweed, Mrs. Munevar, and Ms. Martin, and [...]

111, 2019

Hard Work Pays Off

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Prince George’s County|

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 [...]

111, 2019

Cecil Arena

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

Mrs. Allyson's and Mr. Eric's class got the opportunity to take their gym class on the road. They participated in a class incentive trip to Cecil Arena where they practiced multiple soccer drills and played a soccer game against each other. The goal is for our elementary students [...]

111, 2019

Halloween Fun

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

It's officially Autumn, a time for pumpkin spice and everything nice!! Lockerman Middle School is falling into the season's spirit with tons of fall activities. Students and staff tapped into their creative side during our pumpkin group project. Art is the expression of one's imagination, each student was [...]

111, 2019

Project Presentations!

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: High Road Program: Frankford|

Students in Mr. Matt's class presented their projects on a state of their choice for US History. Some states that were represented were Georgia, North Carolina, Delaware and Florida. Students had a lot of fun researching and were able to learn a lot about their state! [...]

111, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County|

"This year for Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted our students and school learned about the differences of various Hispanic countries, history, and culture", committee leader of Cultural Awareness Mr. Johnson stated. Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15. "It was important for our classrooms to learn [...]

111, 2019

Outdoor Learning

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Prince George’s County|

The students in Mr. Donald and Ms. Henderson's class took advantage of the nice fall weather and moved their math rotations outdoors. Equipped with a timer and all the materials they would need to successfully complete 3 out of the 4 rotations, students sat down on blankets and [...]

111, 2019

Pumpkin Art Winners!

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Apex|

The winners for our Pumpkin Art Competition are Anakin Orman and Emma Prather. Both student's pumpkins were voted best pumpkins by votes from their peers. They were rewarded a coupon to pick any item out of the school store. Emma's pumpkin kept in line with the Halloween theme [...]

111, 2019

Pumpkin Art

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Apex|

For Art class the students and staff in Classroom B decided to paint pumpkins to get into the fall spirit. There were arrays and variations of all sorts. It was also a special time for students and staff to bond ,and talk about what they like most about [...]

111, 2019

Hot Chocolate Bar

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Apex|

To celebrate Halloween staff at Apex decided to set up a Hot Chocolate bar for the students. It was a well deserved reward for the students. Also, it was excellent way to keep warm during the cold weather. Students were able to add their favorite mix-ins to their [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Shadaesha

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Goodridge Academy|

What has Daesha accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Daesha has continued to grow in the program since arriving for the beginning of the 2019-20 school year. Daesha consistently comes to school on time and prepared. Daesha also takes pride in [...]

3110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Russell Wade

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Goodridge Academy|

What impact has Russell had on colleagues and students over the past month? Counselor Wade demonstrates what it is to be a true professional. Through his leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills Counselor Wade is a pillar of positivity to everyone in the building. Never turning away [...]

3110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Terra

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay|

What impact has Terra had on colleagues and students over the past month? Terra is an Assistant Teacher in the Middle School/High School B.E.S.T. Classroom. She is a vital part of the classroom's positivity and functionality. She runs groups within the room with direction from the [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Alan

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Lima|

What has Alan accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Alan has been a great role model to his peers within our classroom. He is very helpful to his peers and to the staff. Alan enjoys interacting/joking with his friends at school. [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Caleb

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Bucyrus|

What has Caleb accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Mrs Megan says that Caleb has significantly changed his behaviors around this school year. Caleb participates daily in activities. Mrs Megan also said that Caleb now verbalizes his frustrations and requests [...]

3110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Megan

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Bucyrus|

What impact has Megan had on colleagues and students over the past month? Megan is a very dependable co-worker to have, she is always willing to help when needed. Megan definitely has an impact on her students because she is very consistent in her classroom [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Zaki

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: PATH Academy|

What has Zaki accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Zaki has been on time for school and in proper uniform. Zaki pushed through several challenges and has even invested his time by giving back. Several moments stand out but, can replace [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Logan

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Nova Center|

What has Logan accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Logan has exemplified a Nova Student for his kindness, dedication to academics, and ability to regulate and stay focused in class. October 26th marked one official year on Gold Level for Logan. [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Zion

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: High Road School of Philadelphia|

What has Zion accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Zion has had 5 consecutive weeks of Positive ratings since starting High Road this school year. One week, in particular, he earned 142 out of a possible 144 points possible. That's 99%! [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Sammy

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County|

What has Sammy accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Samuel "Sammy" Ojo was selected as our October Student of the Month for his continued successes in our program, specifically as a student in our B.E.S.T Classroom. Sammy has maintained our highest behavioral [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month. Jalynn

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel|

What has Jalynn accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? While Jalynn is new to HRA enrolling on September 3rd, he has quickly demonstrated the qualities and characteristics worthy of the Student of the Month honor. Staff members frequently commend Jalynn’s work [...]

3110, 2019

Staff of the Month. Ms. Jackson

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: High Road Academy: Laurel|

What impact has Ms. Jackson had on colleagues and students over the past month? Ms. Jackson has worked as an Assistant Teacher in our 11th-grade classroom since November 2018. Ms. Jackson has shown tremendous growth and development in her instructional skills. Ms. Jackson shared that she [...]

3110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Ms. Cunningham

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

What impact has Ms. Cunningham had on colleagues and students over the past month? Ms. Cunningham is very consistent, creative and passionate about teaching the students. Ms. Cunningham is a second year teacher that has shown a great capacity to accept knowledge, instruction, constructive criticism and [...]

3110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Moet

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

What impact has Moet had on colleagues and students over the past month? Moet is a calming guide in the crazy world of IEPs and 504s. She shares information with all stakeholders and is transparent in the needs of our kids. She always puts them first [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Denetrya

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: FCS PEAK Academy|

What has Ms. Stanley accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Ms Stanley has been an excellent example of PEAK Academy and this program. She completes all of her work on time. Redirects her peers with dignity and respect. Interact with staff [...]

3110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Kiana

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Capital Academy|

What impact has Kiana had on colleagues and students over the past month? Kianna, “Ms. Ki”, Proctor joined Capital Academy during the 2018-19 school year in the role of Elementary Teaching Assistant. Ms. Ki brought with her a depth of knowledge and experience working with children [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Drakari

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Capital Academy|

What has Drakari accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Since returning this school year Drakari has consistently demonstrated positive behaviors and growth. This month he has earned himself a place in Capital Academy’s Student Government. Drakari is a charismatic student who [...]

3110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Kirk

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Aurora Day School|

What impact has Kirk had on colleagues and students over the past month? Kirk immediately gained a positive rapport with some our most challenging students. He is always willing to help in the various classrooms and always has a teamwork attitude. Kirk has a great relationship [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Joseph

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Aurora Day School|

What has Joseph accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Joseph has worked very hard to earn his way to be a Gold Level student. He regularly volunteers to run daily errands for his teachers, such as; make copies, sweep the classroom, [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Lauren

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Aurora Day School|

What has Lauren accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Lauren has been named Aurora Day School's Student of the Month. Lauren consistently displays kindness and respect to her peers and staff while juggling a full course load. Lauren has also started [...]

3110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Ms. Bianes

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Apex|

What impact has Ms. Bianes had on colleagues and students over the past month? Ms. Bianes has been an outstanding member of our team. She is a hardworking individual who always takes on more than what she is expected too. When it comes to our students, [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: Nick

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Apex|

What has Nick accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? The Apex team picked Nick for our student of the month not only because he is awesome, but he excels as a student. Nick has been able to do well in academics [...]

3110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Mr. Cook

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Anthony Wayne Academy|

What impact has Mr. Cook had on colleagues and students over the past month? Mr. Cook has been a positive influence with both staff and students. Leading by example, always present and willing to support those around him. He does thing the right way and works [...]

3110, 2019

Student of the Month: T’Auri

By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Anthony Wayne Academy|

What has T'Auri accomplished over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? T'Auri has become a strong leader and independent success at Anthony Wayne Academy.  She has participated in the school’s student government while up holding her high academic status. T'Auri has support her [...]

2910, 2019

Student of the Month: William

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School of Alhambra|

Our student of the month for October is William! On his first day of school, William attempted to leave the classroom every single opportunity provided. When asked to conduct an academic task, William stepped away from his desk within 5 seconds and made his way towards [...]

2910, 2019

Key Staff: Alex

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School of Alhambra|

Alex is one of our top 1:1 Aides. He’s genuinely caring towards all students. He is reliable as he shows to work promptly and consistently everyday. Alex remains calm during crisis situations. He has a consistent pleasant and empathetic demeanor. Alex is detailed, thorough, highly organized, efficient, [...]

2910, 2019

Field Trip to Heritage High School

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Nova Center|

3rd, 4th and 5th grade students were able to take a trip to Heritage High School in order to see a play about greek mythology put on by the high school students. Everyone had a great time and there were a lot of laughs to be had. Thank you [...]

2910, 2019

Nova Center Fall Corn Maze

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Nova Center|

"Students, parents, and staff were able to take an afternoon to enjoy the Chatfield Farms Corn Maze. Food, fun and a chilly evening greeted all participants who came out on Friday night. Luckily, everyone made it out and no one is still caught in the maze. We believe strongly [...]

2910, 2019

Nova Teamwork Initiative

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Nova Center|

"At the Nova Center, we truly believe the kindness and teamwork will lead to better outcomes for students and staff all around. “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau Please join us in working towards teamwork, compassion, kindness throughout the school year!" [...]

2910, 2019

Nova High School Takes on Chemisty

By |October 29th, 2019|Categories: Nova Center|

Guided by the expertise of Ms. Whitaker and Ms. Wimpee, the Nova High School students dove head first into Chemisty. Not only did they begin working through equations, but set the groundwork to begin a hands on lab science session looking at the properties of water! [...]

2810, 2019

Student of the Month: Andres

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Sonoma County|

Andres is a new student to Sierra School who has displayed a great amount of progress over the past couple of weeks. Andres enjoys making new friends and participating in classroom activities. He enjoys I-ready and teacher tutorial where he has been learning how to identify his [...]

2810, 2019

Focused On Learning

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School Phoenix|

Engaging students in learning is key to them not only accessing academics, but also making meaningful improvements. Recently, our elementary students were fully engaged in a math lesson. Each student was able to ask questions regarding the math problem and work through the solution with the [...]

2810, 2019

Team Building across the Eastern Shore

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD, High Road School: Dorchester County, Kent Alternative Program|

On October 18th many of Maryland schools were closed for the Maryland State Education Association Conference (MSEA) in Ocean City. High Road Schools across the Eastern Shore took advantage of this day and took their learning and team building outside of the classroom. All staff came together to partake [...]

2810, 2019

National Unity Day

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

In highlighting the bulletin board each month, School Social Worker, Mrs. Kyle Osborne promoted National Unity Day. The National Bullying Prevention Center acknowledges and encourages all to wear orange on October 23, 2019 representing Unity. Unity represents kindness, acceptance and inclusion along with the color orange that represents hope [...]

2810, 2019

High Road School of Providence Career Fair

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Providence|

Transition Coordinator, Mrs. Caitlin Caliri, executed and facilitated the first Career Fair for the High Road School of Providence. 26 high school and middle school students participated with 10 guest speakers presenting different professional backgrounds one on on. Among the guest speakers present, one was an engineer with his [...]

2810, 2019

2019 Trunk or Treat

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Lima|

Trunk or Treat 2019 was a fun filled day. The students received candy and other goodies from parents and local businesses from around Lima. American Township fire department even stopped out for a visit. Trunk or Treat was the end to our Spirit week here at the center. [...]

2510, 2019

Football Game

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Cecil County, MD|

The High Road School of Wilmington & the High Road School of Cecil County got together on Wednesday, September 25th for their first flag football matchup of the season. Our flag football schedule is great incentive for our students to be successful inside the classroom in order able to [...]

2510, 2019

Staff of the Month: Alexis

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Main Street|

Sierra School has selected Alexis Dees to be staff of the month. Alexis it’s always willing to lend a helping hand she goes above and beyond for the kids at Sierra school and she’s always spreading joy and kindness. And that is why we have selected her [...]

2510, 2019

Stand Up Agaisnt Bullying

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Talbot County|

To begin this school year, interpersonal skills have been a big topic of discussion for our Easton Elementary students. First, we started with the Start With Hello Project created by the Sandy Hook Promise. Our class learned how to identify when people may be feeling alone, and how we [...]

2410, 2019

OT Room

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School of Alhambra|

The OT room is one of our most popular rooms in the program. This room is not only for OT sessions, but to provide sensory breaks for our students as needed. Although the swings are the most utilized equipment, students are able to find weighted blankets and [...]

2410, 2019

District Breakfast

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford (Primary/Middle)|

High Road School of Wallingford hosted a district breakfast on Wednesday, October 23. Mr. Lindsley, our educational director, was assisted by Deavion in showing district representatives around school. They made sure to highlight their favorite parts, such as the sensory room. Deavion was very excited to demonstrate how he [...]

2410, 2019

District Breakfast

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

High Road School of Wallingford hosted a district breakfast on Wednesday, October 23. A few gold students were able to show their district representatives around school and highlighted their favorite parts. Arianna talked about how she enjoyed working the ice cream shop and how her math class is preparing [...]

2410, 2019

Barbershop Visit

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wallingford, CT (High School)|

High Road School of Wallingford High School barber shop has official open and been named the Hornet’s Lounge! On October 23rd and 24th barbers Sheldon and Jayson visited from their shop “Cutting Edge” to give students free haircuts. Before opening their shop in Bridgeport, they had experience working at [...]

2310, 2019

Natural History Museum at Balboa Park

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Springall Academy|

Springall’s high school classes took a field trip to the Natural History Museum at Balboa Park and learned about the different ecosystems in San Diego. Students were able to study the various animal life cycles from a small bug all the way up to a mountain lion. They also [...]

2310, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Ms. Barbara

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Springall Academy|

This month’s staff spotlight is highly appreciated by all! Ms. Barbara started in January of 2013 as our Administrative Assistant. She undoubtedly goes above and beyond every day. Her daily job duties are done with efficiency and efficacy. She keeps our school organized and on point. She [...]

2310, 2019

October is National Farm to School Month!

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sierra Gilbert|

We are celebrating food education and our school garden during national The Garden Committee and students have been taking great care to tend to the seedlings, practicing patience and dedication. We anticipate a great fall harvest in the coming weeks. [...]

2310, 2019

The TOWN Travel Agency

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sierra Gilbert|

Students have been busy with the Travel Agency this month in The TOWN. We've visited Tahiti, Scotland, and will soon be making an appearance in Kenya before our last stop in Transylvania. Golfing, castle design and making a Nessie with dough were big hits last week! Students enjoy this [...]

2310, 2019

Showing Off Our Skills

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sierra School of Alhambra|

During this breakfast, students demonstrated their living skills and vocational abilities by setting the table, assisted with the making of the pancakes, and serving. This provided a great opportunity for families to meet each other and the other students in the classroom. They were also able to [...]

2310, 2019

NJSBA conference – Atlantic City

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events|

Catapult Learning is excited to exhibit at this year’s NJSBA workshop in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This workshop is a great opportunity for conference attendees to learn more about the services Catapult Learning can provide your schools. Don’t forget to stop by our booth (booth #385) to learn more [...]

2310, 2019

Harvest Festival

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

Every year our School Climate Committee celebrates Fall with an after-school event for our students. This year we brought in all the favorites of the season and opened the event to families and providers! Students stayed after school and their families met them at school at the end of [...]

2310, 2019

Catholic Leadership Summit

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events|

Catapult Learning is a proud National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) partner. This year’s Catholic Leadership Summit took place in Newport, Rhode Island on October 19th-23rd. For over 40 years, Catapult Learning has partnered with Catholic schools and dioceses to provide high-quality supplemental instruction, specialized services, and customized professional development. [...]

2310, 2019

Morning Announcments

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

This month marked the start of a new job at our school, morning announcements. Our two staff members, Ms. Ashley and Ms. Karley, started to interview students in the beginning of the month to select the two best candidates for the job, who are also on level. Jesse [...]

2310, 2019

Goodwill’s GOODworks Program

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

High Road School of Delaware’s transition department is partnered with Goodwill’s GOODworks Program. Through job readiness and soft skills training and development, and a variety of other services, Goodwill prepares students for positions in industries including retail, banking, hospitality, food service, packing and assembly, and manufacturing. Goodwill counselors [...]

2310, 2019

Independence Seaport Museum

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

Ms. Sam's environmental science class visited the Independence Seaport museum in Philadelphia. Our students are currently learning about the importance of keeping our environment clean and the impact that humans have on their environments. The students participated in the River Alive! exhibit that explained how the Delaware River [...]

1810, 2019

NCEA Seton Awards

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Events|

Catapult Learning was a proud sponsor of the NCEA Seton Awards on October 7th. Pictured is John Ware, Sarah Swiatkowski, Annemarie Hochkeppel and Pat Lacognata celebrating with Sr. MaryGrace Walsh (Archdiocese of Hartford), Sr. Maureen McDermott (Archdiocese of Philadelphia) and Michael Coppotelli (Archdiocese of New York). [...]

1810, 2019

Softball Picnic: 10/24

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School of Alhambra|

All students in room 7, 8, 9, & 10 are invited to attend the softball picnic at the park. This picnic is for students who are on blue level and have completed their assignments. The park event is planned for Thursday October 24th from 11am - 1:30pm. [...]

1810, 2019

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip: 10/24

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School of Alhambra|

All students in rooms 5, 6, 11, & 12 are invited to attend our field trip to the pumpkin patch. The trip is planned for Thursday October 24th from 11am-1:30pm. Student will need to earn this activity by being on blue level and completing their assignments. All [...]

1810, 2019

Contra Costa Fire Department Visit

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School: Antioch|

Our Sierra School – Kimball kids recently received a visit from the Contra Costa Fire Department. Our students were anxious to learn the ins and outs of fire safety and the fire truck! They were able to feel the heavyweight​ of the gear and tour the inside of the [...]

1810, 2019

Pancake Breakfast

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School of Alhambra|

During this breakfast, students demonstrated their living skills and vocational abilities by setting the table, assisted with the making of the pancakes, and serving. This provided a great opportunity for families to meet each other and the other students in the classroom. They were also able to [...]

1810, 2019

National Bullying Prevention Month

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Wright City|

During the month of October, High Road School of Wright City is raising awareness about bullying prevention. This month's Social Skills Groups, facilitated by Ms. Z., are focused around students and teachers collaborating with each other in order to create a safe environment within our school. During [...]

1810, 2019

Fire Prevention Week

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford, CT (Primary/Middle)|

At High Road School of Hartford Primary, students were able to participate in Fire Prevention Week activities. The biggest hit of the week was a visit from Fire Lieutenant Jesus Lopez. Lieutenant Lopez visited each classroom in the school focusing on this year's Fire Prevention theme "Not Every Hero [...]

1810, 2019

Abbotts Mill Ecosystem Field Trip

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

Following an exciting Science unit on Ecosystems our Southern Delaware and Sussex County schools combined for a stream study at Abbotts Mill Nature Center, in Milford Delaware. The students followed stations through out the park with an instructor. They tested the PH of the water, collected water samples for [...]

1810, 2019

Class Pets

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

Michelangelo and Raphael have made a great addition to our elementary program! By caring for them, it has created a sense of responsibility and an increased awareness of the needs and feelings of others. Visit our website to learn more about [...]

1810, 2019

Cave Paintings for Art

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

In Ms. Rose and Ms. Jess' art class the students are learning about cave paintings. The most notable paintings are found at the caves of Lascaux in Southern France and Altamira in Northern Spain. We had the students create their own cave paintings and explain the story about [...]

1810, 2019

Social Group Fun

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

Mrs. Amy’s class and Ms. Heather’s class doing group this week with Mr. Jeff. The students were determining their goals and the steps they will take to obtain those goals! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School [...]

1810, 2019

Sensory Room

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Anne Arundel County|

Sensory room is a specialized area within our program where we can provide students with opportunities to apply sensory interventions to engage in experiences designed to help them explore sensory stimuli in a safe, structured and adult monitored area. This area included such sensory and modulation activities as body [...]

1810, 2019

Game Day for High Schoolers

By |October 18th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Lima|

Our Friday incentive this week was Game Day! Our high school classes combined and took turns playing different board games. Our gold students each earned cotton candy. Middle School student, Tyler is pictured below enjoying his cherry cotton candy. It was a lot of fun and a great [...]

1710, 2019

Great Shake Out

By |October 17th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Sierra participated in the annual Great Shake Out on October 17th at 10:17am. This is an event was started in California, however it is practiced all over the world to help prepare for an Earthquake where students practice "Drop, Cover, and Hold on." Thank you to all of our [...]

1610, 2019

ELA Project Based Learning

By |October 16th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

This school year, our 8th and 9th graders have been working on a project based on an argumentative essay A Quilt of a Country by Anna Quindlen. During this project the students did a close read of the text and highlighted supporting details that supported the argument that Quindlen [...]

1510, 2019

The Town Is Open!

By |October 15th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Gilbert|

The TOWN is our weekly version of the MicroSociety! Every Friday students have the opportunity to participate in leisure activities in one TOWN shop/business run by students in our Community-based Instruction Classroom. During the month of September, students have enjoyed visiting The Café. [...]

1510, 2019

Perfect Attendance Matters!

By |October 15th, 2019|Categories: Springall Academy|

We have 14 students who had perfect attendance for the month of September. These students were rewarded with a popsicle party; which was much needed in this San Diego heat. Students like to be recognized for coming to school every day and often will be inquiring [...]

1110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Abby

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Lima|

What impact has Abby had on colleagues and students over the past month? Abby has been an essential asset to our team over the past month. She has taken on several new roles and responsibilities this school year. Abby is an integral part of our incentive [...]

1110, 2019

Student of the Month: Gavin

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Lima|

What has Gavin done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Over the past month we have been searching for a student who has shown significant growth and represented the schools core values well. I'd like to introduce to you Gavin Hamlin. He [...]

1110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Adiva

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: High Road School of Philadelphia|

What impact has Adiva had on colleagues and students over the past month? Ms. Bady makes everyone feel welcomed, while safeguarding the privacy and security of the students and our building. Ms. Bady is consistently one of the first to arrive and last to leave. She has [...]

1110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Aimee

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

What impact has Aimee had on colleagues and students over the past month? We are very pleased to announce High Road School of Fairfield County staff of the month is Mrs. Russo! Mrs. Russo has worked for High Road since 2013! She is our transition coordinator [...]

1110, 2019

Student of the Month: Jordan

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay|

Jordan is currently on Blue Day 28 about to receive Gold status. He is prompt, on time, and genuinely a good person. Jordan is always willing to help someone in need if he is able to. An active participant in class, Jordan keeps everyone thinking by asking the [...]

1110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Tashiemia

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: BEST Academy|

What impact has Tashiemia had on colleagues and students over the past month? Tashiemia demonstrates punctuality and professionalism daily. She takes excellent data collection on Catalyst and demonstrates strength in conscientiously implementing programs. Tashiemia implements targets as written by the teacher and gives thoughtful feedback on [...]

1110, 2019

Student of the Month: Jay

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: BEST Academy|

It has been such an honor to be part of Jay’s education. To watch him grow to the point where he can focus on tasks and start to truly explore his academics has been a great joy. What has Jay done over the [...]

1110, 2019

Homecoming

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

On October 11th, our school hosted a homecoming dance for our students and their guest (if they chose to bring one). Leading up to the event many of our staff members worked tirelessly to make this a memorable night. Homecoming was a huge hit! All night long each student [...]

1110, 2019

Staff Training Day!

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Sierra School of Alhambra|

On October 9th we had a pupil free day. All staff reported to school at 8am to collaborate and attend classroom team meetings. Our Regional Instructional Specialist was on campus to provide an assessment training for all ACI classroom staff. She also provided an overview of the BEST model [...]

1110, 2019

Football In Full Swing

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Football is in full swing this fall here at Sierra Academy! The varsity team is 2:1 this season with a team full of amazing talent. The students are showing tremendous growth in leadership skills, time-management, handling success and failure, perseverance and keeping healthy! Come join us for our next [...]

1110, 2019

Oma’s Pumpkin Patch

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

On October 1st, three classes started off the fall season with an exciting trip to Oma's Pumpkin Patch! Upon arriving, the classes learned that Oma's Pumpkin Patch was named after the owners grandma, who is Dutch! The students then took a hay ride past the sunflower field [...]

1110, 2019

Staff of the Month: Adi

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

Congratulations to our staff of the month for September, Ms. Adi Martin. Ms. Martin teaches our high school diploma bound classroom. After 1 year as an assistant, Ms. Martin stepped into the role as classroom teacher and has done exceptionally well. Not only has Ms. Martin jumped [...]

1110, 2019

Path to Graduation

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Kent Alternative Program|

Brandon has completed Spanish II and already earned a high school credit this year! He is using a special program called Apex which is designed to help students recover credits. Brandon has already received his first high school credit this year within the first month of school. [...]

1110, 2019

Community Bake Sale

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Kent Alternative Program|

The staff and students here at the Kent Alternative Program are working together with two community partners to give back! We will be taking a trip to our neighbors, the Worton Community Center to bake PINK goodies and treats to then sell to staff and students at the Kent [...]

1010, 2019

Fire Fighter Presentation

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: Center for Autism: Findlay|

Upper Elementary's teacher, Mrs. Wittkofske had Fire Fighter Jared Baker come in and talk to the students about his job. He is a part time Fire fighter/EMT for Rossford, Lake Township, and Providence Township. Jared demonstrated what gear is used and how to put it all on. He [...]

1010, 2019

Donuts for Dad

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: High Road School of Philadelphia|

Our annual Donuts for Dad event brings dads and father-figures together for a couple hours of games and, of course, donuts. Lots and lots of donuts! Visitors will have the opportunity to tour our school and meet staff who will be responsible for their children's education this school year. [...]

1010, 2019

Career Fair at Ripken Stadium

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

High Road School of Harford County students attended a career fair on October 10, 2019 at the Ripken Stadium. This provided students the opportunity to find jobs and internships, network, and put their communication skills at work. Each student who attended was fully engaged in the event, asked employers [...]

1010, 2019

Staff Training

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Harford County, MD|

Before pencils were sharpened and walls were made “Pinterest fabulous,” teachers at High Road School of Harford County committed themselves to an intensive week of professional development. They dedicated time to learning best practices for proactively implementing a high-quality therapeutic and academic model that will meet the needs of [...]

1010, 2019

A Trip to the Grocery Store

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

Our Blue and Gold student earned a great field trip to one of our student’s favorite places to go: Stew Leonard’s. Students are able to earn field trips on Fridays for our Fun Friday activities by completing all of their work, even homework, and earning all of their [...]

1010, 2019

Back to School Night

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

Food, cookies, games, crafts and raffles, what a great way to start the school year with our families. Back to school night was a huge success. Families came after school hours and enjoyed some yummy food, fun games and crafts and they even got entered into a raffle. Teachers [...]

1010, 2019

Halloween Party

By |October 10th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

Our Halloween event is an exciting time for staff, students, families, related service providers, and district representatives to come together for some spooky fun! We will be decorating pumpkins, bobbing for gummy worms, making candy apples, and more! Visit our website to learn more about [...]

910, 2019

Sportsmanship

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Worcester County|

At Snow Hill Middle School students who have been succeeding in the High Road Classroom are able to join their peers in Unified Arts, Specials or other classes. Thomas and Aiden have started their year off joining their peers during their scheduled gym time. Thomas and Aiden, [...]

910, 2019

Making Progress

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Caroline County|

Anthony M. has been in the High Road program for three years and has made amazing improvement since he began. He has consistently increased his time in the general education classroom which is our goal as a High Road team. Currently, Anthony simply checks in with High [...]

410, 2019

Celebrating Our Staff

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: Sierra Academy: San Diego|

We enjoy celebrating our staff and thus far this school year 12 staff have had perfect attendance! Staff earned a pizza party to celebrate. Shout out to​ Mr. Gove, Mr. B, Ms. Martin, Ms. Barela, Ms. S, Ms. Renze, Ms. Q, Mr. Bielik, Mr. Brooks, and not pictured, Mrs. [...]

410, 2019

Behavioral Regulation Spaces

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Fairfield, CT|

This month here at High Road School of Fairfield County, student and staff improved our VTO (Voluntary Time Out), or better known to our students as self, rooms! For our elementary and middle school students, we added an awesome green shaggy rug which just screams positive vibes, an amazing [...]

410, 2019

Money, Money, Money!

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: Hartford CT (High School)|

High Road of Hartford High runs on token economy which translates to students earning school money based on their color level for the day. This system is a way to encourage students to complete their assignments and acts as an incentive for increased positive behaviors. Teaching Assistants in each [...]

410, 2019

Milburn Orchard Field Trip

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: New Castle, DE|

Students got to learn while visiting Milburn Orchards the importance of working together while making it through the corn and barrel maze. Students also got to see the keeper feed the farm animals and what they like to eat. The students also got to feed and pet the farm [...]

410, 2019

Charting Progress

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: St. Mary's County|

i-Ready is something the children work on to record their progress in Math and English. We get to see how the children progress from the start to the end of the school year. We love watching the progress they make because it shows all of their hard [...]

410, 2019

A Math Escape Room

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: High Road School: St. Mary's County|

Recently the High Road School at Margaret Brent Middle School had a fun filled Thursday. The students were looking forward to participating in the activities. For the morning Math rotation, the students completed a Math escape room. The students were divided into two teams for the activity. Olivia, Cody [...]