Honea Path Elementary School was awarded a Distinguished Arts Program Grant

Honea Path Elementary School was awarded a Distinguished Arts Program Grant in the amount of $12,550.  An additional $5,400 is available for teacher staff development.  The HPE grant, “Earth, Wind and Fire”, will be an ongoing celebration of cultural and artistic heritage. Students will participate in the state dance, The Shag, as well as introduced to African Dance.  Students will also be given opportunities to take part in a live theater performance.  This grant will also offer opportunities for students to listen to Storyteller Phillip Cheney recreate a confederate soldier’s life during the Civil War. Other opportunities will be available for students to be exposed to and play various musical instruments. The visual arts will be incorporated with students will create a clay object from start to finish and produce several Raku fired pottery pieces. This grant was written and coordinated by Barbara Ervin, HPES art teacher and in conjunction with Gena Boggs, HPES music teacher.

Brien Engle performed on the Glass Harp for HPES students.
Caroline Hoadley taught HPES students the SC State Dance, The Shag.