Ms. Lucas has had an extreme impact on not only the school but her students as well. She has three students transitioning back to their home schools and has another two students that are on silver and gold level. Around the building, she is a jack of all trades. She covers classrooms, holds quiet room doors, executes lesson plans, and sits in on meetings with her teacher when developing IEP goals for students. Ms. Lucas was chosen for this month's staff member of the month by the director due to her dedication to the model of the school. She constantly [...]
Over the past month, Ms. Barnes has a school high of students on Blue Level with one of her students on Gold Level. Along with Mr. Singletary, (Instructional Assistant of the classroom) Ms. Barnes has students reading novels as a classroom as well as putting students through rigorous classwork that challenges their intellect as well as their grade level. Tough, gritty, funny, yet courteous, Ms. Barnes is a delight to have in the High Road Family. Ms. Barnes was selected for Staff Member of the Month by the director for her over the top dedication to educating our students as [...]
Ms. Barnes decided to treat her class to a Taco Tuesday Fiesta due to them increasing their iReady overall scores. Her students were having difficulty staying on task and focusing on their iReady testing and the overall grades and results were starting to drop from the stellar levels they were at the beginning of the year. Ms Barnes corralled her students together and asked them what they needed in order for them to focus and stay on task throughout the testing process. The answered varied, however, along with her instructional assistant Mr. Singletary, they were able to come up with [...]
The Staff of High Road Of Southern Maryland were tasked with all becoming CPR and First Aid certified. A representative of The American Red Cross came in and provided lessons on CPR as well as Fire and Rescue tactics. The staff were provided with practice dummies and applied what they learned from the course to hands on. Also, the American Red Cross representative brought a simulator to teach the staff how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Staff were directed to properly pull the pin from the extinguisher, point it at the base of the fire, then put the fire [...]
Souther Maryland's younger students have had a rise in not only iReady results, but in overall grades as well. Students have really brought into the model of the school and are going to their teacher Ms. Smith, but their instructional assistant Mr. Barnes when they have troubles with work or questions with work that was given. Mr. Barnes provides a new and innovative way of teaching lessons to the students and relating what they are learning to life lessons. Learn more about our school today.
Marques was enrolled in High Road the week prior to Thanksgiving in 2019. Since his enrollment, Marques has NEVER dropped his level and is regarded by his teacher and Instructional assistant as one of the more mature students in his classroom. Also since his enrollment, Marques has made significant success in his "iReady" testing. Completing an outstanding 80% of his lessons and having the most time logged into the program in the entire school. Here are some words from the Instructional Assistant of his class; Mr. Barnes "I am extremely pleased to have Marques as a student. He is quiet, [...]
Students were educated by the school's administrator Ms. Barnes about School Choice Week. School choice is the process of allowing every family to choose the K-12 educational options that best fit their children. These options include all forms of education, from traditional public schools, to public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. Every child deserves an effective, challenging, and motivating education. Because each student has their own unique set of talents, interests, and challenges, a variety of options in education is crucial. School choice ensures that each student can find a learning environment that allows [...]
With Black History Month coming in a few days, each classroom took on the task of decorating a board in the school. The students did research on various black history leaders and incorporated it into each board. Along with the help of their teachers, the students were able to display their work samples on the various boards and acknowledge their favorite black history hero. The students were very insightful and dove into the project fully. Watching various civil rights movies and documentaries, the students are getting well prepared to be educated on black history events, with the possibility of creating [...]
The month of January is filled with special days, however, our director Mr. Daniels celebrated his special day. While out of the office, Ms. Barnes and a handful of selected students decorated Mr. Daniels office with a birthday surprise that he was indeed not expecting. These were his words when seeing his office; "Oh wow!!! THIS is what I'm talking bout! Thank you everyone involved. I am truly appreciative." Learn more about our school today.
Jacorri recently transitioned from the middle school classroom, into the high school classroom. Staff was a little worried about the transition but he definitely has been successful. Jacorri has been maintaining his level since entering the high school classroom. Jacorri also completes all of his school work which has earned him passing grades for the quarter. Jacorri has become a leader of the classroom and we look forward to him to continue to climb the ladder! Learn more about our school today.