News & Events
Channel 8 Weatherman Sam Kantrow’s Visit
Thank you so much to Channel 8’s meteorologist Sam Kantrow for coming out and visiting our school! Our students and staff were so excited he brought along the weather laboratory, took time to talk to our students about weather and his job, and answer all of our questions.
The Angel Tree
High Road Academy is proud to partner with The Salvation Army to make the holidays brighter! This holiday season, we will have an Angel Tree at our school on which we will hang Angel Tree tags. These tags provide information as to a child and their wish for the holidays. We will be donating gifts to each of these children this upcoming holiday.
Mitten Tree Project 2017
High Road Academy hopes you’ll join us in decorating our tree with “warmth”!
Mrs. Finn’s class will be collecting NEW gloves and winter hats to donate to a local shelter. Please help us by donating! Drop off donations in Room 1. Collection will begin on December 4th and end on December 22nd. School store money will be accepted as a donation for the purchase of hats and gloves!
The students and staff at High Road Academy in Wallingford, Connecticut, celebrated their annual Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Fox61 News featured the school celebration in a video and article featured on the station’s website.
Click here to watch the entire video and read the article.
2017 Thanksgiving Feast
High Road Schools of Connecticut Help Out Hurricane Harvey Victims
Students from many High Road Schools in Connecticut dove into providing relief for people in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. At the end of our collections, students donated $345 of their school store money to the two charities we decided upon.
With Pet Centers in many of our schools, you can always tell that our students are connected to and enjoy taking care of animals. The SPCA(Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Texas was chosen to receive funds to assist in their efforts for displaced animals. Students spent time looking through a list of requested items. They were then given a budget to select items on Amazon to have directly sent to the SPCA. The students selected:
- 3 cat litter boxes
- 30 pounds of dog food
- 32 pounds of cat food
- 12 dog toys
- 7 towels
- 2 containers of cat treats
- 40 cat toys.
The other half of the donations went to a local diaper bank to help provide diapers for families in need, The Houston Diaper Bank. This charity was chosen because students learned through current event studies that diapers are not provided by many relief agencies in times of need. With all of the monies donated, we were able to provide over 900 diapers and almost 2,000 wipes.
As we continue on into the school year, our students will be participating in many more fundraiser for charity such as Operation Gratitude and PJ Day for child with cancer. All of the student donations come directly from money students have earned by demonstrating positive and appropriate school behavior in their school store accounts at High Road School. We look forward to seeing how many more events and how many additional dollars our students are able to raise!