Lexington, SC - Two Lexington District One middle schools received another round of funding to support arts education.
Pleasant Hill Middle, represented by Shannon B. Canady, Lori L. McKelvey, Jessica I.M. Robbins and A. Mickey Summerall, and White Knoll Middle, represented by Debra C. Adams and Jolene K. Walter, will continue their excellent arts offerings with an Arts in Basic Curriculum Advancement Grant.
Provided by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Arts in Education Grant program supports schools, school districts, or Gifted and Talented programs committed to implementing standards-based arts curricula, and to making the arts an integral part of the basic curriculum and daily classroom instruction.
PHMS received $11,430, while WKMS received $8,795. Both schools successfully applied for the ABC Advancement grants in previous years, receiving thousands of dollars to support artistic programs.
Using this funding dedicated to the arts, schools have used artists-in-residence to show students career opportunities and woven arts education into core subject areas, as well as provided professional learning opportunities for teachers.