Students in Ms. L's class learned about place value and decimals. They guessed the price of their favorite products. They would display their price prediction, and Ms. L would ask a few questions regarding what numbers were in what place value. Students enjoyed the hands on activity!
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd. It is a day to celebrate the environment. In 1970, a man named Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator, noticed that people were not taking good care of the Earth, so he decided something needed to be done! On April 22, 1970, Gaylord and 20 million people protested against the poor treatment of the Earth. Many people listened to these protests and decided to care for the environment. Every year, we celebrate Earth Day to remember that we need to protect the Earth. [...]
Students in Ms. Lefebvre's Class enjoyed a hands-on activity to wrap up their unit of Animals Adaptations. They explored and dissected owl pellets. Students were able to identify what types of bones an animals the owls ate to survive.
Students were practicing with our play money on learning the skill of how to count change back to a customer. This was a hands-on lesson that was a lot of fun and the class seemed to catch on quickly. Handling money is a vital life skill that all students will need to be proficient in before entering the workforce.
Students at High Road School of New London learned how to count return change! They also learned to recognize different coins and their value, keywords such as earnings, savings, and spending, and they learned to understand where money comes from and why it's a necessary part of our everyday lives.
The first High Roads School Virtual Career Fair with the Connecticut Schools was amazing! Presenters from all career fields were in attendance. The students got to engage and ask questions and also learn more about traditional and non-traditional occupations in the workforce. This was a very successful event and it was great to see how much our students learned.
The students got a chance to show their creativity for Halloween Spirit Day! They got all dressed up and brought Halloween to the halls of High Road. We had a blast and the costumes were amazing!
After two months of distance learning, everyone was looking for things to do! At High Road School of New London, we developed "care packages" for each of our students. They contained snacks, outdoor activities, card games, mindfulness coloring books, school supplies, and stress-balls to help try and keep boredom away! We were then able to drive to each student's home to deliver them and say hi! It was so nice to see everyone in person! We miss all of our students! Learn more about our school today.
At High Road School of New London Middle/High we had the privilege of helping 4 seniors achieve their goal of graduation!! Due to COVID-19, we had to get creative this year, but it did not stop us from celebrating our seniors' accomplishments! Staff assembled at the school and had a parade that traveled to each students' home, complete with loud music and a megaphone. Staff decorated their cars and the school van. We are so proud of the accomplishments of our seniors and wanted to be sure they were recognized! Congratulations to you all, we can't wait to see what [...]
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 [...]