The impact Ms. Danielle has on everyone is she is the engine that drives this ship. Our fearless leader, that is the glue that holds it all together. The impact she has on students is a therapeutic one. She talks to the kids in such a therapeutic tone whether they are in crisis or not. This month, like every month, Danielle inspires her team. We believe all staff selected her because she works to make all of our jobs not only easier but fun as well. She goes above and beyond day in and day out to promote a [...]
Devin has used more appropriate, respectful language. He works hard to engage his peers and staff in conversations. He always has a smile on his face. He has been working hard on achieving his personal goal and has been helping staff in the kitchen with more responsibilities. Devin has increased his use of coping skills to stay in the classroom and learn. He has also increased his pro-social skills which has allowed him to show growth in the areas of social-emotional functioning. Learn more about our school today.
Ja'Kai has decreased the number of verbal aggressions over the past month and he now comes in smiling, has maintained himself in the classroom, and has increased his social-emotional skills. He has also improved his communication skills with both staff and peers! He is making positive classroom friendships. Ja'kai has earned slime and a gift card from five below for earning green level and is currently working on earning an art kit. Learn more about our school today.
As a "Life Skills Teacher" I craft goals & objectives with the intention of connecting our students to their local communities. This additional support, outside of the school setting, will improve the student's chances of success when they graduate our individualized program. During this process students worked on: building their social skills, expand and develop strong work habits, practice/build organizational skills, mock applications, and interviews; amongst many other skills. Scott B. (18y life skills student) was interested in volunteering at his local fire station. With guidance, Scott set this goal almost 2 years ago. After a lot of practice, and [...]
Payday, rent, savings, then OH NO! A pipe bursts! These are all a part of the Life Skills Money Budget game led by our newest instructor Mr. Chase Dews. Similar to The Game of Life, students are given a monthly income and monthly bills to pay in each round all while remembering to add money to their personal savings account. There are lots of fun surprises and choices along the way like applying for new jobs with more money, part-time jobs, and even applying for a credit card (12% interest of course.) Whether or not the student is hired or [...]
High Road of Baltimore County students toured the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Baltimore, MD. They were able to see first hand what happened, from start to finish, when an Amazon purchase was made. The tour was packed full of information. Students were enthralled by the robotics department: where robots moved about on their own ready to be loaded or un-loaded. Students learned how items were stocked, packaged, labeled, and shipped. Some students expressed interest in pursuing a career at Amazon in the future. Learn more about our school today.
Today, the Life Skills classes at High Road of Baltimore County had a C.B.I. lesson at the Goodwill in Perry Hall to shop for a work/interview appropriate outfit. The majority of our students are at the age where they are getting ready to apply for jobs and schedule interviews but are ill-equipped of the proper attire and what it takes to be prepared for a real-world situation. It was also a great way to show our students that there is accessible clothing out there that is both incredibly affordable and stylish as well. The Goodwill on Bel Air road was an [...]
Through late December and early January, the high school fine arts class undertook the task of creating sculptures using stacked cardboard. The class began this process by observing sculptures made by other artists to identify what types of sculptures are possible using stacked cardboard. Following this, the students started to imagine the type of sculpture they wanted to create and made some rough sketches so that they would know what shapes to cut their cardboard. They then traced patterns on the cardboard and cut it out (a tough job for the art room’s scissors) and assembled the sculptures using [...]
Matt was hired to be our maintenance tech. He has skills in many trades which makes him a valuable aspect to our school and others to fix and prevent future issues. Other than our school in Belcamp, Matt also works at two others, Baltimore and Anne Arundel. Although, he does not directly with the students, Matt is another friendly face for our students to see each day they are here. Matt has been a great addition to our team! Matt always carries himself with an upbeat, positive attitude that adds to the culture of our program. He is [...]
Ms. Kimmi has had an impact on her colleagues by always bringing a smile to their faces. She is so positive, caring, and has a great sense of humor. Ms. Kimmi works with Mr. Will in English and whenever you’re in their room, if you can’t find Kimmi, it’s because she is working diligently with a student at their desk. She truly is the balance of accountability and empathy in supporting students success in accessing their education. Not only do the students appreciate her in the class, but they appreciate her love for hot sauce and animals. Over [...]