Seven Hamilton County Schools win ArtsBuild grant money
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – High school arts leadership group ReGenerate awarded a total of $2,500 to Hamilton County Department of Education teachers during a presentation at ArtsBuild.
The grants were awarded to Hamilton County elementary and middle schools to provide funding for arts programs.
High school students raised funds for the program through Ignite: A Celebration of Student Talent, which was held at ArtsBuild in March.
HCDE elementary and middle school teachers were able to request funding, up to $500 per school, for arts programs and classes that take place either during the school day or after school.
The group received 15 grant applications from area schools, and a panel of high school students from ReGenerate selected the grant recipients.
Here are the winners:
Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts: Teaching Theatre @ CSLA
Funds will be used to purchase materials and supplies needed for theater classes at CSLA.
Dawn School: Art Gallery Walk
The ReGenerate funds will be used to purchase basic art supplies for fledgling arts program and enhance the School Wide Positive Behavior Support System (SWPBS).
Donaldson Elementary Environmental Science Academy: Creating a Composer Portrait Gallery
ReGenerate funds will be used to buy art supplies for students to create ethnically diverse composer portraits for a gallery wall in the music classroom.
Hardy Elementary and Dalewood Middle School: Girls Art Leadership Program
ReGenerate funds will support teen girls living in the Chattanooga Housing Authority site and attending the Greenwood Terrace after-shool program to develop leadership and conflict resolution skills through film making, live theater and visual art.
Harrison Elementary: Art Enrichment Club
Funds will help start the art enrichment club at Harrison Elementary, providing the only opportunity for students to enrich their education through visual arts.
Orchard Knob Elementary: Violins for Critical Thinking
Funds will be used to buy violins and books to develop critical thinking skills through music reading instruction.
Spring Creek Elementary School: Strings Come to Life
ReGenerate funds will cover expenses for purchasing instruments/supplies encumbered with beginning a string orchestra program in East Ridge beginning at Spring Creek Elementary.