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On Call With Addie Norden '18

Highland Senior Addison Norden '18 has been training with the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company since she was a sophomore. She's completed intensive training to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). She works all-night shifts on the weekends and has been running calls since February. Now, she's training to become certified as a firefighter. Click here to read more about her in this new post by Cathy Campbell. 

Thanks to Cathy Campbell for writing this post for the Highland blog. You can reach Cathy at ccampbell@highlandschool.org
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A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Woman

The ancient immrama are tapestries woven by voices around a fire. A single thread always takes the first step to shape a larger image. As it travels through a storyteller’s fingers, it’ll braid, intertwine with others until they become one. Without that first thread, a story is nothing but an empty loom. 

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Sender Image Posted by david in Student Stories, Academics on Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 09:49AM
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The Many Layers of Highland’s Butterfly Garden

There’s more to Highland’s new monarch butterfly garden than a lovely display of native plants and flitting butterflies. Intended in both design and execution as an essential way station for migrating monarch butterflies struggling to find food, the garden is the culmination of months of work by Lower School students, faculty, and parents. But it doesn’t just meet the needs of the insects – it meets the needs and interests of the students and teachers as well.

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit…

Sender Image Posted by david in Faculty Stories, Student Stories, Academics on Thursday January 28, 2016 at 08:15PM
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Highland’s Kindergarten Students Drive Learning with Technology

If you were to pop into the Highland Kindergarten classroom today, you would probably hear one of Diana Hewitt’s serious five-year-olds comment to a classmate, “That’s a great piece of work, you should upload that to your Seesaw journal!” That’s right, you won’t hear them talking about Dick, Jane and Spot as you might have 50+ years ago.

The new Seesaw e-Portfolio program that Mrs. Hewitt and Technology teacher Michele Daniel-Shenk are piloting in Kindergarten definitely makes it a 21st century classroom, which is an important reflection of the Highland …

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Upper School Students Complete Service Camp

Highland Upper School students, Luke Rodgers, Tucker Minter, Ben Babcox, Brooke Landers, and Cameron Smith spent a week of their summer volunteering for community organizations and earning hours toward their service requirement. 

Students performed a wide range of jobs during the week
On Monday, students loaded shelves, sorted produce, and help ready the Fauquier Food Bank for their clients. On Tuesday, students weeded and mulched flower beds and a playground for families at The Barn, a Transitional Housing program in Prince William County.  On Wednesday, students caulked and …

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