I often reflect on those words when I encounter our students. Last April our students in grades 4-8 took the ERB CTP-5. This is a standardized test given annually to our students. Students who score at the 95th percentile or higher have the opportunity to participate in the highly selective Duke University Talent Identification Program (grades 4-7). Duke TIP is a non-profit organization that helps gifted students discover and explore their academic talents along with a number of other benefits. We are proud to announce that 19 of our students have qualified to participate in this great opportunity. Below are the students that qualified for Duke TIP.
Congratulations to these and all our students who continue to strive to do their very best!
Don’t forget that on Wednesday, October 30th at 9:00am we will have our annual Halloween Parade in front of the Kingrey Center or inside the Kingrey Center if it is raining. The parade is one of our favorite traditions, so please arrive early to secure a spot to view the parade and don’t forget your camera.
Please enjoy reading below about the special events that continue happening at HPFS!
Falcons Overthrow Top-Seed!
Your Falcons had an amazing playoff win over top-seeded Greensboro Montessori School. This was our best game of the soccer season and we are very proud of this accomplishment and especially proud of our athletes and their continued determination to grow and get better with each game they play!
The Falcons will now play in the championship soccer game on Tuesday, October 29th against New Garden Friends School. The game will begin at 4:15 at New Garden Friends School at 2015 Pleasant Ridge Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.
Ice Cream Social
Tue., Nov 5th, 6:30 pm!
Last year we hosted an ice cream social where we unveiled our strategic plan for High Point Friends School. The event was well received as we had many families in attendance along with our trustees. You are invited to our 2nd annual ice cream social titled,
“Give to Great” on Tuesday, November 5th at 6:30pm in the Girardi Meeting Room.
We will serve ice cream and child care will be available. Darrell will be discussing our plans for the school and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and elicit ideas as we chart the path forward for our school.
Nov. 26th at 11:45 am
Please mark your calendars to join us for our Annual All School Thanksgiving Luncheon to be held in the Kingrey Center on Tuesday, November 26th at 11:45am. The food and family fellowship are wonderful as it’s a time to enjoy and reflect upon how thankful we are to be a part of such a great school family! Details about reservations will be forthcoming!
This has been a very busy time of the school year as our students have been engaged in various learning opportunities and service projects. Our preschool students received a visit from the local fire department learning valuable lessons about fire safety and the importance of families having a fire escape plan. Donning their full firefighting gear, the children are taught to not be afraid of firefighters and to know that they are always there to help and protect them. They were excited to ask lots of questions about the responsibilities of firefighters and especially to see how the fire truck works. Our 2 year olds were treated to a Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year) celebration by blowing horns and dipping apples into honey to signify the beginning of the sweet new year.
Lower School students have been soaking up the changes in the season as we entered into Autumn. They have used their observation skills to record changes in temperature and weather, reflected on the beauty of the environment, and have written about the changes in the plants and their observations during nature walks. They have used this time as a period of centering and worship as well as a time to notice details in the environment around them. Our older students have enjoyed writing outdoors, while our kindergarteners took their first field trip to Quaker Lake Camp. Despite the rainy weather, they were able to learn about and observe the changes in pumpkins as the seasons progress.
What a great end to the first quarter in middle school! Our students finished up their PBL projects in Language Arts and practiced their oral speaking skills by presenting their projects to the student body. All middle schoolers had a great time at the Renaissance Festival last week learning about that time period in history while enjoying games, rides, and shows. Our advising classes continue to work through Covey's seven habits of highly effective teens in conjunction with weekly devotions. Our fifth graders enjoyed their first elective class with middle schoolers this week in fitness and cooking. The sixth graders continued to serve as mentors to our fifth grade students during science instruction and labs. These being just two of the many successful components of our fifth grade transitional program. Thank you for your donations of shoes to help our sixth grade girls with their project. Your support is very much appreciated. We are looking forward to beginning our next quarter and continuing growing as students and friends.
On Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1 we will have our fall parent conferences. This is an opportunity for you to schedule a conference with your student’s teacher at a time that’s convenient for you. Together we play a crucial role in your student’s development during the school year and conferences are an excellent format to build a partnership in maximizing the full potential of our students.
Cooper Lowe Memorial 5K Run
Mark your calendars - Saturday, November 9th at 9:30 am
Join us for a fun filled day as we celebrate the memory of our friend, Cooper Lowe. HPFS will be hosting the first annual Cooper Lowe Memorial Friends and Heroes 5K Color Run on Saturday, November 9th. Cooper's father and mother both work for Greensboro's finest and since not all heroes wear capes, come dressed as your favorite service hero to show your support. Whether it be police, firefighters, EMS or the military, we want everyone to be represented. All funds raised will go to The Cooper Lowe Playground and the athletic programs at HPFS. The fun will begin at 9:30am with a 1 mile 'fun run' and then the 5K will begin at 10:00am (walkers are welcome, as well)!! Don't forget it's a Color Run, so each participant will receive a color packet to throw and have fun. It will be a wonderful day, so please make plans to join us in remembering our friend, Cooper.
Here you will find all registration, packet pick up and race information including a link if you have any questions. Please note to guarantee receipt of a race day t-shirt you must register by Sunday, October 27th. Otherwise, race registration ends November 7th.
Not a runner? Don't worry!! You can still participate by becoming a virtual runner or by simply making a donation to the event. If you would like to volunteer, please find out how by contacting Lori Teppara via her email at email@example.com.