July 12, 2018

"What I See"

The Residential students from HSA division went to an exciting exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum. One of their schoolmates, Dominic in the Emergence Program, was showcasing his very own art at the open door gallery! It was a great opportunity to give our support to Dominic and inspire our future artists.









  









July 10, 2018

Education became Egg-citing in High School

This semester High School students learned about various life cycles. High School A & D class learned about the life-cycle of a plant, High School C class learned about the life cycle of a butterfly, and High School B class students learned about the life-cycle of a chicken. The students were very excited to watch the fascinating process of metamorphosis, watching our caterpillars grow into butterflies. They also enjoyed checking the chicken eggs each day for signs of new life. On June 14th our chick hatched and with the result of High School B class's vote, she was named Pop Pop. 



July 05, 2018

EP Students are working hard!

Even though school is running our vacation program, EP students keep working very hard! Cameron and Ryan went to Uniqlo at Chestnut Hill and they were so professional putting new price stickers over the price tags. 





On our way out, we ran into Newton's 'Summer Safety Event' which was going on in the parking lot and our students loved checking out the fire trucks! 


June 29, 2018

End of the first week of camp!


It's Friday! What a beautiful day here at Higashi where the students got to be outside enjoying the different activities offered at camp! Today the elementary division had the chance to run around in the field testing out the kites that they designed themselves. In the art lessons this week, students were able to work together in creating high flying kites.





The middle school division had their chance to meet the horses today! They had a blast riding around the field on the horses.






















The emergence program students got to hang out on the slack lines in the shade for leisure time. They listened to music while practicing their skills balancing on the ropes between trees.

 












June 27, 2018

Stars and Stripes Camp

Today at the Stars and Stripes camp the Higashi students got a special visit! Students had the chance to meet and ride two horses around the sports field. Some students showed that they are naturally gifted horseback riders while others showed that they could overcome their fears! Our great Higashi students were able to encourage each other to get up and ride those horses! We even had a little surprise visit from a therapeutic bunny that just loved meeting our students.



 
 
 

June 12, 2018

Taking Science Into The Community

This past week the EP division went on a division field trip to the Museum of Science in conjunction with their academic unit based on science. They highly enjoyed themselves visiting the planetarium and traveling around the solar system (and sitting through a 40 minute show)! They visited many different exhibits including planets, electricity, birds, dinosaurs and of course space! The students all did a tremendous job behaviorally and learned a great deal.



June 09, 2018

New products coming soon at the Higashi Store!!

Residential students are working very hard to create new products for our Higashi Store. One of the products will be on display soon is a colorful mailbox decorated by our students during their vocational class. These creative youngsters are also making some pretty beautiful greeting cards. They are using the same skill they recently used to decorate mason jars for the flower arrangements they did for the Mother’s Day. 
Good news …….. these new products will be ready during the Annual Celebration day on June 24th, 2018 at King Phillip High School. 






Beautiful ceramic leaves are also coming soon! Stay tuned.