That's the (real) Principal of HPHS, Dr. Beryl New talking with
Principal/Secretary Siedlecki as he started the day.
First stop, robotics class! These students are learning to design and engineer
tasks like pouring water as seen here.
The robotics class is a great way to engage students and motivate them in
school, according to Dr. New.
The principals discussed the challenges facing Highland Park students with this
freshman science teacher.
One new option for students is training to become a Certified Nurse Assistant
(CNA) while in high school. Those are mannequins.
Principal Rob met young men in a leadership class taught by community advocate
Talking with staff at the Kelley Center, a residential facility for boys in
Talking to a teacher at the Kelley Center, Mr Swift. He uses interesting
subjects like bugs and snakes to draw students out.
After sitting down to lunch, Principal Rob made some new friends.
Students were not shy about introducing themselves.
These students told about their favorites aspects of HPHS (the teachers) and the
not so favorites (bathrooms).
Principal Rob was excited about the chocolate milk!
Otto Vaughn has been volunteering at HPHS for 30 years. He eats lunch with the
students, advises the athletes and encourages all.
Dr. New has been principal for two years. She knows student's names, asks how
they're doing, and helps them suceed. Nice hat!
Mr. Curtis Pitts is a mentor, teacher, advisor and friend to many in his
community, and good buddy of the Secretary.