By March 19, 2014

CRAA holds meeting in Chipley ……

Teachers from Holmes and Washington counties were recognized during the March 18th meeting of the Chipola Regional Arts Association (CRAA) held in Chipley.


Teachers from Poplar Springs and Bethlehem in Holmes County, as well as teachers from Vernon Elementary, Vernon Middle and Vernon High in Washington County were on hand to explain how they used the $250 grants they had been awarded by the CRAA.


2014March18CRRAMeeting 003Leading off the teachers was Kathy Blalock (Bethlehem)   who detailed the art activities made available through the grant to Kindergarten students and 1st Graders at the school.


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Jill Cook (Bonifay Middle School)  explained how she was building a theatre program at the school and the grant funds helped.


2014March18CRRAMeeting 009Chris Lauren (Bonifay Elementary School)  told Association members how much the students were enjoying the bells purchased with the grant monies and then had the members  join in playing the bells.


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Nick Winslow (Vernon Elementary School) was next to address the members and thanked them for supporting the art programs in the area schools.

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John Harcus, (Vernon Middle and High School) displayed the cameras that had been purchased to help band students decide what they can do to improve their performances.

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Barbara McSwain (Poplar Springs), is working to develop a drama department at the school and said the grant funds  were used to help purchase costumes for the department’s Spring performance.


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The final presenter was Heather Howell (Poplar Spring) who explained that her grant funds were used to purchase table-top easels for the Kindergarten – 12th grade art students at the school.



CRAA members also announced the following upcoming events:


*  April 10th-11th   …   JAZZ  MATAZZ at 7 p.m. at the Chipola College Fine Arts Auditorium in Marianna.


*  April 15th   …   Spring Ensemble Concert at 7 p.m. at the Chipola College Fine Arts  Auditorium in Marianna.


*  April 24th     …   Music, Art, and Theatre Scholarship Auditions at Chipola College.


*  May 7th-8th   …Children’s Theatre Production, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, at 7 p.m. at the Chipola College Fine Arts Auditorium in Marianna.


*  May 10th   …   Music Through Performance at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Chipola  College Fine Arts Auditorium in Marianna.

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