Monday, May 18, 2009

OK, act it! Ongoing! Vina Danks!

Anything can happen if people take initiative. Can people imaging that this would be the time during which a school would START an arts initiative? But according to the Daily Bulletin, that's what Vina Danks Middle School in Ontario is doing.

Last year, under the leadership of Beatriz Casagran, Vina Danks formed an after school drama club - this year the school went one step further.

"This is the first year we've been able to teach drama as an elective," said Casagran, who is also the language arts teacher.

Of course, they had a little help.

To help get the program off the ground, Vina Danks received a grant from the state because of its Title 1 status because at least 56 percent of enrolled students are eligible to receive a free or reduced lunch.

More here.

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