WHAIES awarded arts grant

  • Thursday, September 19, 2013

Grant writers and music instructors Jen Roland and Gary Seaboldt meet with some of their fourth and fifth grade music students – Zamir Jenkins, Jayden Gardner, Victoria Harley and Alan Simmons.

Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School has been awarded a prestigious Arts Curricular Innovation Grant of $20,961 for the  2013-2014 school year.
The grant will fund technological opportunities in the school’s fine arts program.
It will also afford WHAIES an opportunity to join state SCAAP testing in music and visual art programs.
The grant has a three-year cycle and will allow the school to resubmit applications for the next two years, in order to achieve the school’s long-term goals for our fine arts program.
The Arts Curricular Innovative Grant is a State Department grant awarded to schools to develop and implement arts initiatives that promote a quality and sequential arts program that significantly improves student achievement.
The ACIG-funded programs must promote innovative development and implementation of appropriate curriculum and instruction based on the SC Academic Arts Standards.
With this grant, WHAIES will have improved sound/audio equipment, arts curriculum resources, a new pottery wheel, Media Arts training and resources, and new iPads in each arts classroom.   WHAIES will also be funded for the fourth grade state arts assessment and for participation in summer arts institutes for professional and graduate credits.   

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