Six of Beaufort County School District schools received nearly $67,000 in grant money for the coming school year from the South Carolina Arts Commission to enhance arts programs, according to a district news release.
Only one South Carolina school district – Richland District 1 in Columbia – had more grant winners than Beaufort County, the release said.
The six schools are:
▪ Beaufort Middle will use its nearly $12,500 award to support a joint musical theater production with Mossy Oaks Elementary students; artists in residence; classroom supplies for arts integration; and a partnership project with feeder elementary schools.
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▪ H.E. McCracken Middle School will use its almost $13,000 award to develop a room called “Howlywood” in the school’s “Genius Village,” a performing arts lab where students will rehearse classic plays, develop original screenplays and create dance choreography.
▪ Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts will use its $9,500 award to provide professional development for teachers; classroom supplies for arts integration; and support for lesson planning.
▪ Lady’s Island Elementary will use its nearly $11,000 award to provide professional development for teachers; artists in residence; student field trips to dance/theater performances and art galleries; professional development for teachers; artists in residence; and quarterly family nights for students and parents.
▪ Lady’s Island Middle School will use its roughly $11,200 award to support artists in residence; new band instruments; teacher professional development; and student field trips to museums in Charleston and Savannah.
▪ Mossy Oaks Elementary will use its $11,275 award to support theater productions, including a musical in collaboration with Beaufort Middle School students; artists in residence, classroom supplies for arts integration; and student field trips to arts-related events.