When a student in our BEST model program struggled with behavioral challenges related to virtual learning, our team stepped in, and engaged with the student’s mother. Tara Chander, Associate Director, and the teacher met with the mother once per week via Zoom to help her learn how she could work with her son more effectively. We guided the mother in setting up a dedicated workstation for him to learn independently at home. We also delivered a box sensory items, incentives, and materials to her for additional support. Since our team became involved in helping the student’s mother, the student’s engagement [...]
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Our school held a special Halloween event: Trick or Treat from 6 Feet! Volunteer staff ran the event an asynchronous learning day, and parents brought students and their siblings, and we gave them pre-made bags of candy. Students showed off their costumes and see their peers in person from 6 feet apart – something that many of them had not done since March! Learn more about our school today.
Capital Academy held a Thanksgiving dinner for all students November 19th. Staff prepared all food which consisted of the necessities: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and baked mac & cheese. All were grateful and satisfied! Learn more about our school today.
The students' favorite end of the day fun activity was decorating T-SHIRTS (or earning ice cream and popsicles for a fun extra treat). Student were given a t-shirt and markers to decorate. Some students drew elaborate pictures using the whole area, and some students needed to finish for a second day as they were having too much fun! Here are some fun samples from one of Mrs. Rey’s class. From Los Angeles to a dedication of love to their mom, these t-shirts were a great way to express their creativity! [...]
Special thanks to Mr. Cox and Mr. Thorpe who spent an afternoon tie-dying specially-made High Road masks for our district partners. Our thank you gifts for the beginning of this year included a mask, mints, hand sanitizer and a thank you note. Thank you to all of our school stakeholders. You are important to us. Please stay healthy and happy. Learn more about our school today.
In preparation for the end of the school year, we are already beginning to think about our yearbook. This October 22nd was High Road School of Wallingford Primary’s Picture Day! Students took photos for our annual yearbook. Students expressed themselves with matching tops and special hats, special necklaces and fancy dresses! Students are already excited to know when they will receive the yearbook. Here is a sneak preview with some fun practice outtakes. Learn more about our school today.
High Road School’s staff of the month is Mrs. Rey! Mrs. Rey is one of the more veteran staff members we have. Staff voted for Mrs. Rey because of her amazing ability to engage her students. Staff appreciate her consistency to our school model too! “Mrs. Rey’s lessons are creative, fun and she always goes above and beyond especially with our remote learning. Staff respect her and I am honored to be working alongside her” Ms. Hartwich, Education Director. Learn more about our school today.
Special Education Services, Inc. Strengthens West Coast Team With Appointment of Dr. Grace Losada to Regional Vice President, California
Special Education Advocate and Leader Brings More Than 20 Years’ Experience to Company SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2020 — Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting, today announced the appointment of Grace Losada, Ed.D. to regional vice president for California. In this role, Losada is responsible for overseeing special education schools and programs, and interim placement programs throughout the state of California. “Grace’s demonstrated experience and deep knowledge working with at-risk youth and students with academic [...]
Annalise is our second student of the month for the 2020-2021 school year! She is one of our second-grade superstars. Staff who voted for Annalise say she is kind and demonstrates positive behaviors. She is on one of the highest-level colors, Blue. Annalise has done a wonderful job adjusting back to school in our unique school year. “Annalise works hard, and her personality brightens up the room.” - Ms. Hartwich, Education Director. Learn more about our school today.
Students in Hamden's Intensive Support Classrooms participated in a spooky spirit week during the last week of October--even on our virtual learning day! When students logged in Monday morning, they showed their blue or green on the screen representing Team Sully or Team Mike from Monsters Inc. We styled our hair silly for Trolls Tuesday and wore hats on Witch and Wizard Wednesday. No tricks on Thursday, only treats for students who got to wear orange and black or pajamas to school! Finally, on Friday our Dunbar Hill classrooms participated in the school-wide "Dress As Your Favorite Book Character Day." [...]