QC students make, sell key chains to raise money for Uganda playground

Students make a difference while they help other children far away. And there’s a business lesson in this as well. Students at High Road of the Quad Cities make and sell key chains to raise money for a playground in Uganda. So far, they’ve raised more than $500. According to its website, High Road School of the Quad Cities provides academic and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults, ages 3 through 21, with extraordinary needs. Landon Montgomery and Nathan Mansell work as a team. One cuts, the other colors. Tara Gonzalez said every key chain they make raises money [...]

QC students make, sell key chains to raise money for Uganda playground2022-04-22T13:41:23-04:00

High Road School of Peoria celebrates neuro diverse learners and the power of music

Children in the classroom learn in a variety of different ways. However, catering to each child's preferred or necessary learning style can be not only difficult, but sometimes impossible in a classroom of over 20 students. That’s where High Road School of Peoria comes in. The organization teams up with local school districts, such as East Peoria #86, Pekin #108, Dunlap #323, Limestone #310, and several others to provide custom designed education plans for students who may benefit from them. The goal is to create a nurturing and stimulating environment that allows for learning and staff and student relationships to [...]

High Road School of Peoria celebrates neuro diverse learners and the power of music2022-04-05T17:03:12-04:00

Ms. Nancy, Teacher & Superhero

Special Education Teacher Nancy Richards noticed during pre-assessments this year that some of her students had trouble reading the ends of words such as the mp in BUMP. So she dressed up as a superhero and taught reading using comic books. They looked at words such as BAM, BUMP, POW. She also taught them that when superheroes talk in comic books, their words, or dialogue, are in bubbles. Learn more about our school today.

Ms. Nancy, Teacher & Superhero2022-01-18T00:27:30-05:00