2010 TAC Grant Recipients
Sheryl Fiolek, Page Jackson Elementary
Received funding for an art project connecting art and nature by learning about “Impressionism” with her 2nd grade art class. This project will utilize the new community trail, garden and wetlands at Page Jackson.
Lindsay Dove, Page Jackson Elementary
Received funding toward the purchase of a handheld digital recorder for the music classroom.
Mary Watts, North Jefferson Elementary
Received funding for visiting pottery artist Joy Bridy to work with 4th and 5th graders to learn the three styles of hand-building pottery (slab, coil and pinch).
Angela Holsinger, Driswood Elementary
Received funding to purchase new percussion instruments, bongos, hand drums, triangles, woodblocks and guiro tone blocks for the general music classroom.
Lisa Patterson, Driswood Elementary
Received funding to purchase art supplies for three projects: basket-making for 5th grade, mask-making for 4th grade and Japanese Carp kite materials for 2nd grade.
Alvyce Anne Moore, South Jefferson Elementary
Received funding for the purchase of an instrument repair kit for the elementary school band, to cover four elementary schools: South Jefferson, North Jefferson, Ransom and C. W. Shipley.
Constance Balukoff, Blue Ridge Elementary
Received funding for two art projects for 4th graders: creating masks to go with the story of the Nutcracker, and totem poles to go with their study of Northwest Indians.
Cheryl LaVigne, Blue Ridge Elementary
Received funding to purchase rhythm instruments for her music program.
Pamela Shearer, South Jefferson Elementary
Received funding to purchase instruments, including a steel drum kit, for her Folk Songs of the Caribbean performance project, grades 2–5. The final performance will be videotaped.
Judy Chesley, South Jefferson Elementary
Received funding to fund a framed gallery show at Summit Point Library in April. Students in grades K–5 will show their artwork in the Library Gallery in the show titled “Inspired, Created, Exhibited!”
Nena Stowell, C. W. Shipley Elementary
Received funding for art supplies for a 5th grade project making marionettes. Art students will act out character traits with their marionette puppets and work with a professional puppeteer. Their final performance will be videotaped.
Nancy Guiney, C. W. Shipley Elementary
Received funding for students in the Accelerated Reading Program to attend a production at the Majestic Theatre in Gettysburg.
Linda Vickers, Shepherdstown Elementary
Received funding for the purchase of music stands for the music program.
Amanda Groff, Shepherdstown Elementary
Received funding for materials for a fiber arts project. Students will work in small groups using special “felting” needles to “paint with dyed wool.” Finished projects will be displayed in the spring Fine Arts Festival.
Amanda Townsend, Shepherdstown Elementary
Received funding to purchase alto recorders to begin a 5th grade recorder ensemble.
Cheryl Crawford, Shepherdstown Middle School
Received funding to present a Broadway Junior production of “Annie” by the Middle School Choir.
Chad Conant, Shepherdstown Middle School
Received funding for a series of Jazz clinics with Mr. John Lynch, Sr., Mr. Pat Lowrey and Mr. Jesse Shultzaberger and the Shepherdstown Middle School Jazz Band. The grant will also bring guest instructor Dr. Mark McCoy to Shepherdstown Middle School to work with their three concert bands.
Wildwood Middle School teachers
As part of the “Go Global” team, received funding to bring Wrhatnala USA to Wildwood for a student assembly and performance, in coordination with the curator for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC.
Susan Carney, Wildwood Middle School
Received funding for materials for 7th and 8th graders to make ceramic tiles to create a tile mural mimicking Islamic designs they have studied. Each row of the mural will focus on different parts of the world.
Rachel Barb, Charles Town Middle School
Received funding for guest conductor Lee Stevens to work with the 7th grade band in a series of band clinics this coming spring.
Connie Robeson, Harpers Ferry Middle School
Received funding for a school assembly and evening performance by the 6th Dimension Handbell Ensemble from Winchester, VA.
Charles Wall, Harpers Ferry Middle School
Received funding for guest artist John Lynch, Sr., to rehearse with the Middle School Band in a series of band clinics this spring.
Laura Miller, Washington High School
Received funding for her Art 3/AP and Crafts/Drawing courses to create Art Trading Cards. This concept of art as a visual, social and cultural exchange will also incorporate digital and video of the students’ art trading cards.
Laura Burkholder, Washington High School
Received funding for art supplies for a gesture drawing project.
Steve Glendenning, Jefferson High School
Received funding for visiting drama teacher Adrienne Sowers to work with Jefferson High’s acting students to create, write and perform an original theatrical piece based on staging theatre that emulates the blind experience.
J. P. Lynch, Jr., Jefferson High School
Received funding for the Eastern WV Regional Jazz Festival at Shepherd University in March and to fund two guest artists, Jerry Walker and Jason Gano, to rehearse with the jazz band in a series of jazz clinics this spring.