Celebrating Kindness

Everyday should be kindness day, however, world kindness week at High Road School of Hartford Primary was from November 9-13th. The culmination was World Kindness Day on November 13th. Those who participate try to make their communities a better place by promoting good deeds and showing acts of kindness. To celebrate world kindness week at our school, we celebrated by playing kindness bingo and creating kindness clouds. For Kindness Bingo, students worked all week to demonstrate kind behavior to their classmates, staff, community members and families. Veterans day also occurred during World Kindness week and our students took the time to [...]

Celebrating Kindness2022-01-18T00:27:15-05:00

Fall Speech Fun!

Fall Fun in Speech-Language Therapy, by Paige Canty, M.A., CCC-SLP This month in speech-language therapy, our students explored the fall season through project and literature-based intervention! Students enjoyed working on the skills of vocabulary development, following complex directions, oral narration, listening comprehension and pragmatics through activities like making chocolate caramel apples and designing our own spooky monsters.  These types of hands-on activities embed countless opportunities for students to practice their speech and language skills and all they know is that they are having fun! Our activities were also paired with themed picture books and [...]

Fall Speech Fun!2020-11-30T21:18:10-05:00

Mr. Blanton: Strong Support

Mr. Blanton has been with the High Road team for 10 years. He is a team player and willing to help in any capacity, including sharing his experience with staff. He has fulfilled many roles such as 1:1, teaching assistant, and other necessary roles. He goes beyond supporting the students in their academics, taking time to build rapport with students in all classrooms. Mr. Blanton is a quiet yet supportive presence for the entire school - staff and students alike. "Mr. Blanton takes the time to build rapport with the students and is a constant positive support when assisting [...]

Mr. Blanton: Strong Support2020-11-30T21:32:36-05:00

Ni’zhi is September’s Superstar

Ni'zhi started at High Road in February 2020. This year, as a 9 year old 3rd grader, he has been a model student. Ni’zhi has been completing his work, helping peers, and displaying good sportsmanship during recess time. He is a hardworking young man, who respects his peers and staff. Let's keep up the good work Ni'zhi! "Ni'zhi has shown a tremendous amount of growth since starting at High Road in February 2020." - Mrs. McGlone, Operations Manager "Ni'zhi is always pleasant, greeting staff when they walk in the classroom, and very polite." - Mrs. Canty, Speech and Language [...]

Ni’zhi is September’s Superstar2020-11-25T15:56:23-05:00

B6, I23, BINGO!

Many schools at this time have taken a hybrid model approach for the current school year during these trying times. We have given families a choice to participate in a virtual option or a hybrid option. The hybrid option has students in the building Monday through Thursday, with Fridays being a virtual day. However, we have made Thursday a very fun and rewarding day for our students who have great attendance, participate in their academics and display positive behaviors. Each day that students earn their daily points, they earn a bingo card with the possibility of a free space with extra [...]

B6, I23, BINGO!2022-01-18T00:27:27-05:00

Author and Adversity Speaker Michael Panus Zooms With Students

On Wednesday, June 3 professional adversity speaker and published author of Live with Honor, Turning Tragedy into Triumph, Michael Panus joined students from High Road Schools of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island via Zoom. The retired marine inspired High Road students by speaking about the tragedies in his life most notably, spending nearly four years in jail for causing the death of a good friend while drinking and driving as senior at Eastern Connecticut State University, and the power of positive thinking. Offering motivation, he encouraged students to be accountable for their actions, and to do the right thing. Panus [...]

Author and Adversity Speaker Michael Panus Zooms With Students2022-01-18T00:27:35-05:00

Thank You Mr. Bancroft

Mr. Bancroft joined the Hartford Primary team after the school year was already in full swing but appears as a staff who has been here for a long time. Mr. Bancroft is assigned to one of the elementary classrooms and can often be found taking students on their breaks and working on engaging activities with his assigned student. Mr. Bancroft has a positive and calm energy when dealing with all of the students at Hartford Primary. He has been able to de-escalate many situations by utilizing his training and calming mannerisms. Mr. Bancroft has also been very open to learning [...]

Thank You Mr. Bancroft2022-01-18T00:28:24-05:00

February Student of the Month – Yanniel

What has this student done over the past month to achieve Student of the Month? Yanniel started at High Road School in November. Yanniel has made a great effort both academically and behaviorally. Despite having a brief set back, he bounced back with a positive attitude to get back on blue level. Yanniel has demonstrated excellent behavior in the classroom, setting an example for his peers. He attends all of his academic rotations, participates and is always willing to try whatever is presented to him. Yanniel is a hard working student and we can’t wait to see him continue [...]

February Student of the Month – Yanniel2020-03-26T16:57:02-04:00

Sharing Valentine’s with the Senior Center

At our school, students work with our social workers individually and in small group sessions. Through recreational and other activities, our social workers assist students in building self-esteem, applying social skills and practicing leadership along with team participation. Our social workers, Mrs. Conley and Mrs. Boyajian, wanted our students to spread happiness on Valentine’s Day. Students worked individually and together to create unique valentines for residents at a senior center in East Hartford. On Valentine’s Day the students got to hand deliver the Valentine’s Day cards to the residents. Both the residents of the senior center and our students [...]

Sharing Valentine’s with the Senior Center2020-03-18T16:36:24-04:00

Mr. Rivera Is A Quick Learning

Mr. Rivera recently joined our team and has seamlessly become a strong, supportive member of our school family. Mr. Rivera is always willing to help his colleagues and students in any way needed. Mr. Rivera has consistently supported all of his colleagues and is often times the first person to come to a call or support a classroom when needed. Mr. Rivera works really well with the students and is supportive and consistent with them to help them develop both academically and behaviorally. “Mr. Rivera is a quick learner and always responds well to feedback and suggestions! He has shown [...]

Mr. Rivera Is A Quick Learning2022-01-18T00:28:29-05:00