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Four FFSD Schools Awarded Grants for Arts Education Projects

Four schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District are among 14 area schools that have been awarded grants to support their arts and education projects by the Arts and Education Council and Maritz.  The program, administered by the Arts and Education Council, is funded by a $25,000 gift from Maritz with additional support provided by individual donors.

“The Arts and Education Council is proud to support educators who recognize the power of the arts to make a profound impact in students’ lives across our region,” said Cynthia A. Prost, Arts and Education Council president and CEO. “We are grateful to have a partner like Maritz who also recognizes the importance of the arts to strengthen students' core curriculum studies and build 21st-century skills like creativity, collaboration and critical thinking,”

FFSD schools receiving the Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers grants are:

Griffith Elementary will provide instruments, books and supplies to students who wish to participate in the school band program by creating a fund for district-owned instruments in need of repair.

Halls Ferry Elementary fourth grade students will learn how to play an instrument at a free or reduced cost. Students will learn flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion or tuba.

Students from McCluer High School and Steam Academy at McCluer South Berkeley will work together to perform the musical “Sister Act".