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!
A PICTURE IS WORTH A MILLION WORDS...
enjoy our photo gallery!
This week we are proud to share that over the Holiday break Higherground held an end of the year Holiday celebration. Our site was named site of the Year!!! We are so very proud to represent our School, Students, Parents, Peers and the entire Higherground Organization.
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.
NO School on MondayJanuary 16, 2017
MLK Jr. Day of Service
Our annual Martin Luther King Jr. service day will also be held on Jan 16, 2017. The location for this event is at Madison Park Academy. 400 Capistrano Drive in east Oakland. You all invited. Hope to see you there!
We would like to recognize Lailah Taylor for being our Cheer Coach. She is one of our many youth workers in the HG organization. Lailah has been apart of the ASP since 2009 when she started her first day of Kindergarten here New Highland Academy. Now she has graduated and Attends the Oakland School of the Arts.
We will be having our first Parent engagement meeting for the after School Program on January 31, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Agenda will consist of fundraising and volunteering.
1st - DeAje B
1ST - Jizelle T.
2ND - Anaya M
3RD -.Nicole D.
4th- Natalia A.
Has shown exceptional growth during the past 12 weeks. She accepts constructive criticism without grimace. She is an innovator when instructing the younger students.
Shout out to the Higherground Organization for giving all the Children in the District 7 community a voice and a choice to making their goal attainable. We could not do it without you! Higherground Your Rock!
Shout out to Mrs. Jackson for being so helpful to ASP program and letting our students use the science room.