From Aggression to Achievement: Jacob’s Story

When Jacob became a student at High Road School in Danielson, CT, his mother, Tiffany, hoped the school could help with Jacob’s behavior and academics. After witnessing a remarkable turnaround in Jacob, it’s safe to say that this school has exceeded Tiffany’s expectations. Early Struggles After kindergarten, Jacob began to exhibit troubling behaviors. According to Tiffany, Jacob simply wanted no part of schoolwork, and he figured out an effective way to avoid it. Jacob became combative and aggressive – often resulting in him being sent home from school. “Jacob knew the end result [of his behaviors] and wanted that to [...]

From Aggression to Achievement: Jacob’s Story2021-06-28T18:57:54-04:00

Jacob Adds Joy to the Classroom

October Student of the Month Jacob recently began at High Road School of Windham County, transferring from our New London school. His transition to his new school has been flawless. His teacher Ms. Marcille states “Jacob loves his teacher Ms. B and his TAs, as well as Ms. Ulrich." Jacob thinks his teacher is the funniest person he knows and she feels the same about him!  HIs teacher added, "He adds so much joy to the class every day!  He has come a long way and I couldn’t be happier for him.” Jacob has made new friends and has adjusted to [...]

Jacob Adds Joy to the Classroom2020-12-30T15:08:55-05:00

Feasting with Mr. Gresh

Thank you, Mr. Gresh! It is easy to see why Mr. Gresh is our staff of the month. Every year High Road School invites families, students and staff to a Thanksgiving Feast. This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the feast was enjoyed only by students and staff since visitors were not allowed. Baskets filled with goodies from Mr. Gresh’s life skills class were made and sent home for the families this year. The goodies included breads, cookies and even homemade cranberry sauce. On November 24, 2020, a grand feast was made possible with the cooking skills of our own Mr. [...]

Feasting with Mr. Gresh2021-01-21T18:35:06-05:00

May Staff of the Month

What impact has this staff had on colleagues and students over the past month? In the past few months, High Roads School of Windham County has experienced many changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. One change has been that our school is now conducting online learning from home via zoom, google classroom, google hangout, I-ready and other online learning programs. Another change at our school is our newest teacher, Ms. Felix, a welcomed addition. Ms. Felix came aboard well versed in computer programs and has been instrumental in the success of virtual schooling at Windham County. It has been an [...]

May Staff of the Month2020-07-24T14:28:45-04:00

Staff of the Month

Our staff of the month is Mr. Gresh, a Teacher Assistant at the High Road School of Windham County. Mr. Gresh has been a TA at HRS since August 2018 at different locations, easily adjusting to each school. He is always willing to help wherever the need is greatest and goes above and beyond on a daily basis to make sure everything in the classroom is running smoothly. He is extremely patient and respectful of all students. Mr. Gresh always makes sure that the student’s needs come first and stays focused to help make their learning experience enjoyable as [...]

Staff of the Month2020-03-17T20:41:31-04:00

Congratulations Alex!

Our High Road School of Windham County student of the month is Alexis. Since coming to our program this year, Alexis has maintained perfect attendance and a positive attitude. She quickly moved up the tiered level system and is currently on Blue Level. She comes to school daily with a smile and an eagerness to succeed. Alexis is a conscientious, polite student. She is always on task and continuously strives to do her best while always saying “please” and ‘thank you”. Mr. Gresh, a Teacher Assistant at HRS, is quoted as saying, “Alex is an enthusiastic learner and she has [...]

Congratulations Alex!2022-01-18T00:34:30-05:00