Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Studio Art, English, and Education Salem College Winston-Salem, NC (2004)National Board Certified Art Teacher (2010) 2019-2020 Cabarrus County Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Kate Highsmith
Hello Wildcats! I am excited to once again be teaching Global Inquiry and Design at Weddington Hills Elementary. I am a Cabarrus County graduate, and I've taught in Cabarrus County schools for 12 years. I love painting, reading, and being outdoors with my family.
Our class will be focusing on researching, problem-solving, and helping: others, animals, and the planet. We will exploring a variety of topics such as compost, recycling, the effects of plastic on marine life, how to help endangered NC sea turtles, food shortages, the migration of monarch butterflies, and why coral reefs are bleaching around the world. We will be learning about the deforestation and raising awareness for what we can do to help.
I am looking forward to exploring, learning, and creating with you.
Remember: (I say) You have a voice; you have a choice. (You say) I can make an impact.
Meet Mrs. Highsmith
A Message to Students
Don't forget to use your imagination daily!
Three easy ways to strengthen your imagination:
1. Take time to explore things/hobbies that interest you.
2. Try something new.
3. Observe the world around you.
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Joke of the Week
Week of Jan. 18-22
photo credit: kidsgen.com
During Plan C (100% Remote Learning) Global Inquiry and Design
is scheduled for every other Thursday.
Looking ahead those dates are:
-Thursday, Jan 7th