The Wardlaw-Hartridge Parents' Association's newly-established mini grant program afforded the school community many unique opportunities for funding exciting programs and activities. To read the full story, click here.
Tanda Tucker, Middle School art teacher, successfully applied for a $350 WHPA mini grant for the installation of a permanent Middle School art collection to be framed and designated with small plaques boasting the name of the student-artist. This collection is located on the wall between Dr. Berry's classroom and the Faculty Lounge.
When asked about what inspired the idea for the art collection, Ms. Tucker said, "Basically, I saw that the hallway needed something and, even though the original plan was to put up bulletin boards, I got tired of walking down that hall everyday with such empty walls. When the option for the WHPA mini grants came up, it seemed like a logical solution! The idea is that every year another piece of Middle School art will be added on until the hallway is full of Middle School art! It will also be a great honor for a student to have his/her work selected to be added to the collection. Eventually, the artwork can be hung in the stairwell, but the idea is that the work will be there for years to come so that when these students graduate, they will still have their work displayed. This should further the possibilities of strengthening alumni connections in the future.