Since moving from our Primary school to High School, Kenyon has been an exemplary student. He is friendly, helpful, and understanding of his peers. He is polite, respectful, and courteous to staff. Always giving a smile and saying “Hi!”, Kenyon has recently become a Gold student. He has done excellent handling all of the responsibilities that come along with that title. He is extremely proud of his accomplishment and takes his role as a Gold student and role model to his fellow classmates extremely seriously. Learn more about our school today.
For the month of November, Ms. Rock has done an amazing job with supporting not only her 1:1 but other students within the classroom. She has been flexible in her role as a 1:1 and teacher assistant. Ms. Rock has worked to improve her integration of technology in order to help her students access their education. She has supported the teacher and her team through constant communication to ensure that virtual, as well as face to face education, is running smoothly. Learn more about our school today.
Michael Goodrich has been an indispensable member of the team this month. Michael has always been available and ready to handle all COVID medical-related issues as well as making sure the school is in compliance with all state and town regulations due to the Pandemic. He is always willing to check students and staff to ensure that everyone on the Wallingford Campus is safe and healthy. Learn more about our school today.
Before High Road School of Wallingford High School left for the Thanksgiving Holiday, the students and the staff got together and did the "Jean for Beans" Holiday food and can drive. Students were allowed to dress down and staff were allowed to wear jeans for every day that they brought two (2) nonperishables and canned food items. All of the donated food was packed up and brought to Master’s Manna. The canned food was then handed out to families in need in Wallingford and the surrounding towns to make their holidays that much brighter. The students enjoyed being able to [...]
Jerome Lindsey has done an outstanding job since the beginning of the school year. He is currently applying for the Gold level. Last year, Jerome went for a student who would sleep most of the day; when awake, he would refuse to engage in his academics, achieving only the Yellow level. This year Jerome has made dramatic changes - now an exemplar student, he has grown into a leader within his classroom. He has set an example for his fellow classmates and has enjoyed the ability to engage more within the school community and even assists staff with various [...]
Staff at High Road School of Wallingford High School are excited to welcome in a new school year! Although this year is unique, with both a hybrid and virtual model for learners, staff are eager to start the year and learn new ways to engage students. Here are some things staff are MOST excited about! Mr. Valderrama: meeting our new virtual students and helping them using Zoom and Google Classroom. Ms. Betlej: working with everyone to make this year amazing for our hybrid and virtual learners! Ms. Lieberman: being able to see my students and other staff again- I really missed [...]
Students at High Road School of Wallingford High School created a Hall of Heroes as a way to remember the heroism displayed on September 11th. Students wrote about how they can be a hero in their community and designed their own hero emblem. A central hallway in the school was lined with all their heroic words to inspire students to stay positive and remember that even the smallest act can be heroic to anyone. Some students wrote about helping their parents, while others talked about volunteering in community outreach programs such as homeless shelters or soup kitchens. They all did a [...]
As part of Spirit Week, students and staff wore their pajamas to school! The staff made sure to participate with their craziest PJs. Some students even wore slippers! Another popular Spirit Week festivity was Tropical Day, where students and staff wore their best tropical attire and enjoyed smoothies. Taco Tuesday was also a great hit! Students who were earning the day had the option of having tacos for lunch by ordering out! Thank you to Ms. Rossetti and Mr. Buffone, our social workers, for putting this fun week together! Learn more about our school today. [...]
Our staff of the month for the summer is Ms. Buerkle! Ms. Buerkle just completed her first year with High Road School of Wallingford High School and has been a valuable member of our team. She has embodied the CORE 4 value of humility by never being afraid to ask questions and learn new methods to engage her students. Throughout the year, she has integrated novel studies, virtual tours using an iPad, and many hands-on learning projects. She encourages her students to make connections between the material and post-graduation life by giving examples of how skills can be used [...]
David Valderrama was selected as the staff of the month for May! Valderrama is a teaching assistant and was chosen due to his work ethic and commitment to educating the students during the Continuum of Learning. His ensures all student’s needs are met through Zoom sessions, phone calls, and other synchronous and asynchronous methods, which shows his dedication to educating students. He has communicated with staff every step of the way and sought guidance when students were having difficulty with concepts. He is always willing to offer suggestions to improve the experience of distance learning for both students and [...]