To acquire and distribute resources to Highland Local Schools to supplement learning opportunities for its students, staff and community. We achieve this by providing direct support for student development, encouraging staff excellence and creativity, promoting the school district as a center for community learning, and helping to build a strong school partnership.
Sharon Elementary students and staff participated in a unique, educational experience on November 2 as Taiko drummer Eric “The Fish” Paton visited the school. The visit was made possible through a grant by The Highland Foundation. All students attended a school assembly and then took part in workshops during their music classes. From the dynamic style of taiko drumming of Japan to the infectious rhythms of samba from Brazil, Paton infused excitement and interaction into his guest residency at Sharon Elementary. Paton actively engaged students and teachers as they explored the language, history and culture of music from around the world. Each workshop incorporated a wide variety of information and met the fine arts music content standard for: Historical, Cultural and Social Contexts and Creative Expression and Communication.
The Highland Foundation for Educational Excellence is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Trustees to its Board.
“After several years of growth, we’re excited to bring new leadership perspectives to our team,” stated Foundation Executive Director Theresa Wright. “Each of these individuals brings a unique set of experiences and ideas. Collectively, they will help us to broaden our skills, strengthen our offerings and energize our efforts.”
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