When the Highland Community Foundation launched their “Highland Has Art” initiative last Fall, we knew we wanted to be involved! We went to work right away, designing an all school community art project.
This Fall, students at Highland Christian School will work together to create an Art Bench for our playground. Inspired by the “Buddy Bench” concept, we decided to focus on the AMAZING individuality of each student that God has created and called into our learning community and the gift of community we each receive as we use our individual abilities for the good of others. Using their fingerprints as the tool for design, each students’ fingerprints will be embedded in a design created by our advanced art students.
When completed, this art bench will be installed on our K-8 playground. We hope it will become a gathering place where students will connect with others, interact and grow. This project is one of three iniatives Highland Christian School has launched to support positive playground relations.
We wish to thank the Highland Community Foundation for providing the primary funding for this initiative. Student collaboration will be guided by our art teacher, Mrs. Lauren Evers, our Junior High Bible teacher, Mrs. Vicki Huizenga, our Librarian, Mrs. Judy Zandstra and our Development Director, Miss Jodi Lineburg.