Global Competence: Within the Indian Hill School District, it is a primary focus area leading the District’s Strategic Plan for Transformational Excellence. This school year, for the first time and in partnership with the Indian Hill Global Group – a parent-based group supported by the Indian Hill PTO – Braves will enjoy a week-long cultural learning experience. February 4 through 8 Braves will learn from parents about 25 different nationalities represented within the District.
“Preparing our student to understand and prosper in a diverse global community to successfully lead, engage, and serve others is the heart of our goal when we talk about Global Competence,” said Dr. Melissa Stewart, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning. “We are very fortunate to be able to share our richly diverse cultures in our school community, and we sincerely thank our Indian Hill Global Group for making this possible for our Braves.”
The week of global learning opportunities will culminate with the traditional Global Fair at Indian Hill Middle School on Friday, February 8.
Global Cultural Week Activities:
Monday, February 4 - Indian Hill Primary School
Braves will create flags reflecting the nationalities of the families we have in our District. They will learn the meaning behind the design, and have the opportunity to celebrate their creation with a parade!
Tuesday, February 5 - Indian Hill Elementary School
To the tunes of songs from different nations throughout the day, Braves will experience lessons on currency, geography, and topography from different countries aligned with the curriculum level of their grade.
Wednesday, February 6 - Indian Hill High School
Global Day for our IHHS students will incorporate an international poem and art exhibit to enjoy where students gather every day. This is a tribute to the beauty of art at work in this world. Additionally, parents from the group will share their cooking skills as they will present delicious samples to the students in the cafeteria during lunch. The menu will include authentic recipes from Cuba, China, India, and Europe.
Friday, February 8 - Indian Hill Middle School
The Global Fair, the main event of the week, will be held on this day. Twenty-one countries will be represented by 50 parents who will be present to share with students the uniqueness of their country through individual Q&A sessions.