8521 A St.Oakland, CA 94621
WE ARE SITE OF THE YEAR FOR 2017!
New Highland/Rise Elementary is committed to encouraging, inspiring, uplifting, enlightening, and enriching our students as well as our staff. This is done by exposing them to different cultures and opportunities. Children are able to learn the art of cooking, dance, photography, sports, and many more. We are dedicated to see our children grow into resilient, intelligent, college educated members within our society.
The Solar Rays Program is structured in a way that all youth have a chance to have structured leadership opportunities (i.e., recycling monitor during snack). The program also works hard to create a positive emotional climate- welcoming each student by name when checking in, asking how they are doing, and structured reflection activities during most activities. Staff are also intentional about reminding youth about group agreements when youth are disobeying and framing it around community agreements.
HOME OF THE NEW HIGHLAND SOLAR RAYS!
We are proud to share that our very ownMrs.Taylor won the Peer to Peer award at the Higherground Holiday Celebration. Mrs. Taylor is always ready to help each and every one of her team mates with words of encouragement, training, motivation. The list goes on with what she wouldn’t do for her team.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A MILLION WORDS...
enjoy our photo gallery!
This week we are proud to share that the Treasure Island reading night was a big success. It was a night of Family reading, food, a Pirate ship obstacle course and costumes.. The Students were able to play on an enormous Pirate ship jumper before going into the multi-purpose room for reading and refreshments. The Students were able to choose a collection of books to keep!
Daylight Savings Time
Date: March 12, 2017
Daylight saving time is approaching! It time to Spring Forward! Don’t forget to turn your clocks up 1 hour.
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Date: March 17, 2017
Location: School grass
You don’t want to miss this event. Relay races, scavenger hunts and refreshments. Come out and find your pot of gold!
Our Youth worker Michelle M. is in the 12th grade at Oakland Charter. She is such a big part our entire organization. Michelle completed the art portfolio for all of the Higher Ground After School programs. The art portfolio consists of three art projects per grade per Month. Michelle M. Keep up the good Work!
We would like to thank our Parents for their generous time. We had to Parents come and raise money for the sports program. Thanks Trece and Elieen!
K- Allison V.
1ST - Stephanie M.
2ND - Areyaun F
3RD -.Damien N.
4th- Aaliyah B
5th- Juan M.
Has persevered through her shy exterior. She is showing everyone how to be a team Player. The growth she has shown over the past 8 weeks noticeable. Fabiola We see You!
Shout out to Coach Joseph. He has stepped in and has started coach the New highland and Brookfield‘s basketball team. Coach Joe
Shout out to Higher grounds very own Work Force Development department. The group traveled all the way to the University of California, Santa Cruz for a College tour and information about their institution. Our youth workers are being proactive about their futures.
Our Student athletic of the Month is Anthony R. He is supper quick on the soccer field. He has moves that will blow your mind. Not to mention that he is an excellent student in the classroom. Anthony