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Movie Day

Three students at Sierra School at Barrett earned the chance to attend an off-campus field trip on Friday, November 22nd after collecting a high number of behavior and work points. First, students headed to the theater for a movie showing. Afterwards, they were treated to lunch at a restaurant of their choice. Field trips like this one serve as an opportunity for students to take pride in their hard work, as well as an incentive for continued growth in the classroom. Visit our website to learn more about Sierra School [...]

Movie Day2019-12-02T20:51:53+00:00

Thanksgiving Activities

Students during the week of November 18th, participated in several Thanksgiving- themed activities. Once a week, each classroom receives a social skills lesson from Ms.Brewster or Ms. Tiffee, Sierra School at Barrett’s social workers. Ms.Brewster led elementary classrooms in a lesson this week focused on gratitude. Students were given time to reflect on positive people, places, and things in their lives. Students then recorded some of these grounding memories for themselves to serve as supportive reminders throughout the coming school days. Later, during the students usual “Fun Friday” elective period, students decided between options like video-games, dodge-ball, nail-painting, and crafting [...]

Thanksgiving Activities2019-12-02T20:49:23+00:00

Thanksgiving Feast 2019

High Road School of Wallingford High School hosted their annual Thanksgiving feast for students and their families. To prepare for the event, transition students bought materials for the rooms during the week and high school students set up the rooms and made decorations. They were very excited to welcome their family members, show them their hard work, and to share a meal with them. The menu consisted of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce. There was a huge dessert bar as well for those who weren’t “stuffed” after seconds were offered! This was a [...]

Thanksgiving Feast 20192019-12-02T20:45:48+00:00

Blowing Away The Competition

Branden has blown away the rest of his peers when it comes to his i-Ready results. Branden leads the school not only in login time, but also in lessons passed. Every day, Branden does not have to be reminded to get on his i-Ready and is usually the first one on the computer. Since the beginning of the school year, Branden has improved two grade levels in his reading and one level in his math. Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

Blowing Away The Competition2019-12-02T20:43:18+00:00

Spirit Week 2019

Staff and students both participated in the school's spirit week. The most popular days seem to be "Pink Day" and Jersey Day. The High Road guys showed that real men can wear pink as we had more males in the building wear pink than females. Ms. Barnes did a wonderful job selecting different days that all the students could participate in. Our students were not only excited to dress up for spirit week, but to see how everyone else would dress up as well. Visit our website to learn more about High Road [...]

Spirit Week 20192019-12-02T20:39:21+00:00

Meeting with PG Police Department

Corporal Alexis Eason from the PG County Police Department, took time from her schedule to come and have a sit down with several students to show that all police aren't "bad cops that don't care", but it also gave our students a "safe space" and the opportunity to ask the questions that they normally wouldn't ask. Students were engaged and asked valid questions about experiences that they have had with police officers, and also asked "what should they do" in certain situations. One student talked about witnessing a relative getting tased for simply raising her voice. While she [...]

Meeting with PG Police Department2019-12-02T20:33:31+00:00

Workforce Development Cohort

The first 2019 Workforce Development Cohort has completed the essentials course at Prince George’s community College. The essentials courses consist of two classes: The Customer Service and Microsoft Word 1. Each class prepares students for entry level jobs that require customer services skills and the ability to create word and power point documents.Students completing the essentials course are now eligible to participate in specific internship opportunities developed for graduates of the program in addition to enrolling in job specific classes related to their areas of interest such as childcare and computer repair.Let’s congratulate the following students as they [...]

Workforce Development Cohort2019-12-02T20:30:36+00:00

Student Highlight – Makala A

Makala Allen is a 10th grade student at High Road Upper School and is currently enrolled in the Prince George’s Community College’s Workforce Development Program’s 15 hour Childcare Teacher’s Aide certification program. “I want to take childcare class because I like children and I enjoy watching children. I also want to learn to have patience. Children are very hard to deal with but I want to learn to manage with them. Working with children is a privileged. I like watching children grow up and be something in life. I want to be able to work at a good [...]

Student Highlight – Makala A2019-12-02T20:28:50+00:00

Visit to HRA Lanham’s Transition Fair

On November 15, 2019 students from High Road Upper School in Lanham participated in a Transition Services Fair which was hosted by the High Road Academy, also in Lanham. This was the second year that the Academy hosted the fair. The fair had representatives from various Maryland/DC agencies as well as representatives from Prince George's Community College Admissions and Vocational Program. The Representatives from Prince George’s Community College assisted interested students with completing online applications for admissions and even waived the application fee. Also, in attendance was Wells Fargo Bank, Melwood, representatives from DORS and Rehabilitative Services Administration [...]

Visit to HRA Lanham’s Transition Fair2019-12-02T20:35:07+00:00

Backpack Donations

The Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County donated back packs for students at the Upper and Lower schools this year. The backpacks will help the student get and stay organized and protect their items. We are very thankful for the Revenue Authority for being so gracious to donate supplies to our school! Visit our website to learn more about High Road School

Backpack Donations2019-12-02T20:23:20+00:00