Friday, October 8, 2010

Highlands Using the Web to Connect Students with the Community

You really can't say enough about how teachers, coaches, and administrators at Highlands continue to pursue excellence and not only ask the best of their students but also create opportunities for them as well. 

Two examples of this was brought to my attention this week and both use technology to demonstrate how those employed by our tax dollars accomplishing this.

1. The first example is Highlands-art.com, the website to display student art.  While the middle school art looks a bit grade school and focused on commercial logos, the high school art is more than stellar.  From pencil drawings to digital media the items are strong.  A nice recommendation would be to allow the community to purchase the works.  Take a look and let me know if you would buy any of the items listed.

2. The second example is the redesigned Highlands Football website.  This site is packed full of information for those who are big Bluebird Football fans.  Some of the links include photos of various components of Highlands tradition, history (including championships), the current schedule, and a player roster.  Go check it out - you will not be disappointed.

The common theme on these sites is the level of engagement between the school and the community.  Even though I do not have a child in the education system yet it makes me feel good knowing that the school churn out excellence.  It only contributes to the sense of pride that Fort Thomas has for Highlands and all our schools.

2 comments:

Sunny said...

Thank you for including the link to the art website! I would buy any of that art! The high school are is very interesting and you can see the talent the students have. I would also buy off of the Middle School art page! Perfect pictures for a child's room or anywhere you would want to add a splash of color!

Darrin Murriner said...

It was brought to my attention that the Highlands football site is run by a big fan and not the school or athletic department.