Chinese shadow puppetry is one of the most ancient arts using light and shadow, which has over two thousand years of history. It is acted by colorful silhouette figures made from leather or paper, accompanied by music and singing. Manipulated by puppeteers using rods, the figures create the illusion of moving images on a translucent cloth screen illuminated from behind.
Local news site Ann Arbor News/MLive reports that more than 10 percent of Washtenaw County's National Merit semifinalists hail from among the 91 members of the Greenhills Class of 2019, another sign that Greenhills students punch well above their weight class.
The Friedlander Outdoor Learning Center got an exciting boost this summer, thanks in part to a $5,000 grant from the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. The award helped pay for permanent explanatory signs both in the Outdoor Learning Center and on a path leading around the ponds and stream on the Greenhills campus.
Exciting changes are afoot at Greenhills as the school year gets underway, with a tasty and nutritious new lunch program in place, along with key changes in the school’s leadership team as returning Head of School Peter Fayroian and new Head of Upper School Quincy McLaughlin take the reins.
Just in time for the start of the school year, we’ve made it even easier for Greenhills families to find a convenient carpool for their students — thanks to our new partnership with CarpooltoSchool.com. The CarpooltoSchool.com service, and its available app, are designed to help parents who wish to start or join a carpool connect online at an exclusive new Greenhills carpool webpage.
The 7th Grade's annual Walk for Water, held May 25, served as a reminder to students about how scarcity and hard work can shape the lives of people who grow up in other parts of the world -- and not always in a positive way.
Middle schoolers were treated to a magical set from the Corn Potato String Band this week in the Friedlander Outdoor Forum, as the skies cleared and the temperatures started to climb. But don't worry about missing them at Greenhills -- you can still catch them at The Ark this coming September, instead.
For the past eight years Spanish students at Greenhills have been actively making connections with the Latino communities in the Ypsilanti/Detroit areas. The students have been working with younger native speaking and bilingual students in Spanish, as well as sampling delicious authentic food at many different restaurants in the three cities.