Seventh grade art students have been creating animal-themed mancala boards out of wire, paper maché, and paint. Under the guidance of art teacher Alice Laimbeer, the students selected and designed their animals to reflect this year's International Week, which is focused on Kenya.
For the past 15 years, Highland has had a sister school connection with The Enkijape Primary School in Kenya. The Highland community supports educational opportunities at Enkijape School through student scholarships, faculty support, and trips that bring students and families together.
Each year, Highland selects a country and students participate in a variety of classroom experiences and programs. To celebrate this long-standing relationship with Enkijape School, Kenya is the theme for this year's International Week.
This year's International Week events run from January 18-27 with assemblies and activities in each of Highland's three divisions. Activities range from conservation and musical assemblies, a unique African market in the art gallery, and a keynote presentation for Upper School students on the importance of mobile banking in Kenya by Dr. Ndunge Kiiti, a professor at Houghton College.