Many art projects in Edmonds School District classrooms begin with the award of a Visual Arts Idea Grant from the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation.
Teachers in the fall are invited to apply for financial assistance for visual arts-related projects and curriculum-based programming. Of the 34 applications presented for a 2012-13 arts education grant, 27 proposals were funded.
For this school year, grants totaling $14,040 funded art opportunities for students in the district.
The following educators recently received an arts education grant from the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation.
Elementary school recipients:
Brier Elementary Arts Committee, Brier Elementary School, Art in Action! program.
Jenna Smith, Rachel Billet and Rose Maxwell, Cedar Valley Community School, visual arts homework bags.
Rose Maxwell, Cedar Valley Community School, expressive portrait vessels with Julie Perrine.
Alice Owen, Carol Lavelle, Camille Hartley, Cedar Valley Community School, Art Club docent.
Sherri Brothers, College Place Elementary, Afternoon Arts.
Jane Pendergrass, Maplewood K-8, Clay Experience: "African Hippos" with Julie Perrine.
Karen Hogue, Maplewood K-8, "Little People," self-portrait sculptures with Julie Perrine.
Gwen Russell and Susan Lockhart, Maplewood K-8, "Creating Clay Critters -- JuJu Dogs" by Julie Perrine.
Anna Walters, Erin Alfieri, Lisa Stamnes, Martha Lake Elementary, "Salish Salmon."
Chris Den Adel, Melainie Tait, Dan Davis, principal, Meadowdale Elementary, tile project.
Melissa Marts, art committee chairwoman, Seaview Heights Elementary, art docent program.
Kim Brayman, Katy Kaylor, principal, Spruce Elementary, "Calder Sculpture" with virtual field trip.
Laurel Barkley, Terrace Park Elementary, Pacific Northwest native botanical paintings with watercolor pencils.
Rob Baumgartner, principal, Westgate Elementary, kiln.
Karen Fritz, Westgate Elementary, fused glass: student public art project with staff and art docent training.
Lynn McCabe, Ashley Fenimore, Emily Bishop, Madrona K-8, "Drawing with Jill."
Rebecca Oram, Madrona K-8, "Expressive Portrait Vessels" with Julie Perrine, studio potter.
Penelope Nichols, Madrona K-8, connecting art with mathematics, grades 4 to 6 with Roger Kukes.
Middle school recipient:
Leslie Dickinson, Alderwood Middle School art program, fused glass experience for all and art materials.
High school recipients:
Gail Summerfield, Lynnwood High School, bas relief sculptural tiles and suncatchers.
Jill Van Berkom, Meadowdale High School, giant viewfinder and photo silkscreen AIR for photo and Art Club.
D'Arcie Beytebiere, Meadowdale High School, "Mock Majolic" with Julie Perrine.
Amanda Amsel-Wood, Meadowdale High School, throwing with Barbara Childs, The Creative World of Book Arts – Schack Art Center field trip, and for digital camera for teacher and student use.
Marysville man earns high school diploma
Preston Dwoskin, a 21-year-old Marysville resident, received his high school diploma during the Nov. 19 Marysville School Board meeting.
Dwoskin, who has a hearing disability, volunteers his time to advocate for people with disabilities. He thanked his teachers and the school district for helping him earn his diploma.
Granite Falls student to go to state concert
Granite Falls Middle School student Makenna Carter has been selected to participate in the 2013 Washington Music Educators Association's concert Feb. 16 in Vancouver.
Makenna, who is in the eighth grade, will join other students from across the state to perform under the direction of music educators. All students were selected through an audition process. Makenna will play the flute with the band.
Student of the month named at Kamiak
Tori Niewohner, a senior at Kamiak High School, was named Kamiak High School October Student of the Month by the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club. She was nominated for the award by her teachers and academic counselors.
Tori is involved in many things at Kamiak including Pre-Med Club, National Honor Society and as a director at Dramafest. She has been involved in the drama program all four years at Kamiak. In the classroom, she has maintained a 3.93 grade-point average.
After graduation, Tori plans to attend Washington State University. She was nominated for the Regents Scholar and hopes to get a degree in zoology and attend graduate school to become a veterinarian. She ultimately would like to rehabilitate wildlife as a career.
Glacier Peak gets check from car dealer
Members of the Glacier Peak High School Grizzly Gridiron Club accepted a $3,140 check on Nov. 2 from Harris Ford Lincoln during the school's playoff game against Seattle Preparatory School.
The money to support Glacier Peak's football program was raised during a fall "Drive Smart for Your School" event in which Harris Ford Lincoln contributed $20 for each qualifying test-drive of a new Lincoln vehicle.
Kamiak senior honored as Student of the Month
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