A $250 grant will help Cascade Middle School teacher Dena Enyeart combine math and art curriculum in the classroom.
Enyeart will use the funds to buy materials for ceramic pieces that students will make and sell at a school bazaar. Proceeds from the bazaar go back to help low income students, according to a news release from California Casualty, the grant organization.
Enyeart planned to buy the art supplies herself before receiving the grant, according to the news release.
The California Casualty Music and Arts Grant was created this year to provide support for K-12 public schools negatively impacted by reduced budgets, especially in areas of art education.
“We want to help students excel through music, dance, fine art and other creative outlets,” said Brian Goodman, California Casualty assistant vice president.
Cascade Middle School was one of 17 schools to receive funding from California Casualty’s new grant this year; it was the only school in Cowlitz County to benefit from the grant.