Greenhills musicians have the chance to soak up many influences, including some of the great local jazz talent brought in for assemblies by music teacher Neil Donato. Here Greenhills Studio Jazz covers "East Detroit," an original composition of one such band, the Hughes/Smith Quintet, that visited Greenhills earlier this year.
While some might be content to sip hot cocoa or relax on a tropical beach during a snowy midwinter break, an intrepid group of middle schoolers on the Greenhills MathCounts team were successfully vying with other Ann Arbor area schools Feb. 13 in a regional mathematics competition.
Each year, county libraries team up to promote reading and civic dialog through the shared experience of reading a common book. And on Feb 22 at 7 p.m., the Greenhills Office of Diversity and the Greenhills library are hosting a book discussion of this year's unforgettable selection, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
After having engaged a variety of ethical approaches and having confronted the difficult question of how ethics relates to literature and its study, the inaugural class for the Senior Seminar Ethics &/in Literature recently enjoyed an afternoon’s Q & A with Yale University philosophy professor Stephen Darwall.
More and more research tells us that reading for pleasure is an important activity. It has clear academic benefits, allowing students to develop strong vocabulary, greater understanding of complex grammatical structures, and good writing style. Beyond that, reading for pleasure increases empathy and social skills. In short: reading is good for you.
A recent GPO joint parent forum provided everyone attending the chance to experience how the Greenhills’ FIRST robotics teams helps students learn new skills through problem solving and innovation and discuss how being a member of the team helps prepare students for life after graduation.