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News & Events

North Bay Trip 2018

At North Bay, they taught our students to recognize how their actions affect their futures, their community, and the environment using character development and outdoors activities.

The students attended two classes each day. One after breakfast and one after lunch. In these classes they did educational team-building activities using art, science and math, skills and knowledge. They learned how to build a fire, build their own shelter using branches and logs between two trees, how to identify animal bones, and learned many fun important facts about the environment. During the classes each student was given a journal to write and draw important facts they learned. After the classes they were asked three questions, 1. How do your actions affect the future? 2. How do your actions affect the community? 3. How do your actions affect your environment?

In the afternoon, the students were able to face their fears by participating in the adventure elements such as zip-lining, giant swing, high ropes and rock climbing. North bay uses the term “Challenge by choice,” which means no student is ever forced to do anything he/she does not feel comfortable or safe doing. With support and encouragement from not only staff, but their peers, almost all of our students left North Bay with thrill of accepting a  new challenge.

After dinner, the students used the gym/game room to burn off energy and use their social skills during activity time. They were able to play basketball, went through an Indoor obstacle course, Frisbee, and dodge ball. They also were able to take a night hike, have a bonfire, and make s’mores.
 

2017 Holiday Brunch

On December 22, High Road School of Harford County welcomed families of their students to join staff and student for our annual Holiday Brunch, a.k.a. Breakfast with Santa. Hosting more than 25 visitors of all ages, we packed our new multi-purpose room that was decorated with all the holiday favorites. The school’s Culinary Class prepared and served a delicious meal of eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage, French toast and fruit. Students and visiting children were invited to spend some time with Santa to place their requests for Christmas. The event was another success for our school and we would like to thank all of our families for coming out and showing their support for our students and our program!

2017 Thanksgiving Luncheon

On Tuesday, November 21, High Road School of Harford County held its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for staff, students and their families.  In keeping with tradition, staff prepared a Thanksgiving feast including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and all the fixings.  Joined by many families, staff and students congregated in the new space acquired by the school this past summer; a multi-purpose room big enough to hold all 80 people as they sat eating lunch together.  This year’s event was hugely successful, not only in the number of people that attended, but on the look and feel of it.  It was our largest gathering to date and a welcome change to come together in one hall departing from eating in classrooms as we did in the past.  We look forward to hosting our annual Holiday Brunch on December 21 before staff and students take off for their holiday break.