Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers
The Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers is a unique A&E partnership that provides critical funds to arts education programs serving school districts in the St. Louis bi-state region. Maritz and the Arts and Education Council partner to offer this unique funding opportunity to individual schools and teachers to support projects and opportunities that encourage creativity in the classroom; the grants are administered by the Arts and Education Council and supported with a leadership gift from Maritz. The distinctive funding program enables teachers to apply directly for a grant to use during the school year. The Fund’s goal is to support classroom-based projects and artistic opportunities that engage students in the creative process.
Central Intermediate School
New light, new life, new colors into the music room! Through the Rainbow Ukulele unit, Intermediate Music and Band instructor Jennifer Eyers hopes to draw kids into the music room with a new delightful intensity, helping them to learn to read music, achieve success and brighten their lives with the light of joy and music.
Mehlville High School
The Mission of Mehlville High School is to ensure that all students reach their potential by preparing them to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens through a dynamic curriculum, student-centered instruction, a safe and nurturing environment and community collaboration.
Normandy Schools Collaborative
The brand new Normandy 7th/8th Grade Center Speech/Drama and Debate Club and the Normandy High School Speech and Debate Team will receive funding for the high school speech and debate tournament as well as funding for the fall and spring productions at the midle school.
Warrior Ridge Elementary
At Warrior Ridge Elementary, the art class is based around the TAB (Teaching to Artistic Behavior) teaching method, in which students are given full choice in their art-making decisions. With the help of their 2017-18 Maritz grant, Warrior Ridge Elementary will grow their fiber studio, giving students a chance to experience sewing on a machine.