High School Newsletter Dear HPA Families I hope that you have enjoyed learning more about our teachers and staff. In this issue, we have articles about more of our teachers and their impact on High Point, since they are veteran teachers. We also have our second Senior Spotlight and student of the month. Enjoy and thank you for continuing to read and support us. Newsletter Editor, Valeria Rodriguez Newsletter Teacher, Coach Penland
Thanks, Nate Penland
MS/HS Literary Character Day for a REAM OF PAPER Monday 10/31/2022
This is YOUR moment to dress up as your favorite character
HPA MS/HS will be hosting a Literary Character Day next Monday, October 31st FOR a REAM OF PAPER
Here are the rules:
Students may choose a character to dress up as from any book they choose. Fiction, non-fiction, comic, etc. are all acceptable.
Students MUST bring a ream of paper (500+ sheets) on the dress-up day, October 31st. Students will be checked upon entrance to the building.
Student costumes MUST follow dress code rules -- the length of skirts, tights or leggings under holey jeans, 3 finger-width straps on shirts, no exposure of midriffs, no inappropriate slogans or words on clothing, and closed-toe and back shoes
Failure to comply will result in loss of dress-up privileges and Saturday School
Middle School Lock In
Due to schedule conflicts with other middle school activities and events, the middle school Lock In has been postponed to a later date. We will get back to you once another date has been chosen. Thank You
The Scholastic Book Fair
Dear Parents and Families:
Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way. Our HPA book fair, will take place from November 14th to November 18th, 2022 in Building A-Family Room. Due to after school activities, all scholastic book fair sales will only occur during lunch/advisory times. The Family Room is not very large. To prevent overcrowding, this is our sales schedule:
• Monday, November 14 sales are open high school. Middle School will PREVIEW. • Tuesday, November 15 sales are open to 6th grade.
• Wednesday, November 16 sales are open to 7th grade.
• Thursday, November 17 sales are open to 8th grade.
Friday, November 18th sales are once again open to EVERYONE, including high schoolers.
If you're able to assist with the book fair, please submit your information at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1O_3nrDItTKqG0Jvk8j53mG4doZKCBjUqbBd2c57JCo0/edit
This year, if you wish, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/highpointacademyfortworth
The countdown to more book joy is on! Catch you at the Fair!
Ashley Deason and Craig Shreckengast
Recruiting For HPA
Dear HPA Parents,
We are trying to get an early jump on recruiting for next school year, In order to do this we will be giving daytime tours to prospective parents and students starting on Thursday 10/27/2022. Tours will involve a walking tour of our facility with a question and answer session at the end.
Come and hear about:
Dual Enrollment with Texas Wesleyan
Fine Arts Programs
Career and Technical Programs
College Prep Academics
Small School Environment
We believe that you are our best recruiters. Therefore, if you know families that would be positive additions to our school family, we would ask that you encourage them to come see the school and hear about all we have to offer.
If you know families that would be interested, please have them sign up for a tour and come see for themselves what a great opportunity HPA has to offer.
Thursday Tours: 1:30 and 2:00
limited slots available
Open Net will be this Wednesday from 4-6 PM
Anyone not in another sport and planning to play lacrosse needs to be in attendance.
Both the MS and the Varsity teams have advanced to the next round of the playoffs. They are both a lot of fun to watch so please come out and support them.
MS plays at home on Monday at 5:30 against Founders Classical Academy of Corinth
Varsity plays at Imagine International Academy of North Texas at 5:30 2860 Virginia Parkway, McKinney, TX, 75071, US\
If you are looking for something amazing to do on Halloween then come out and cheer on these amazing ladies!!!!
Coach Pete Houpt