Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Le Center Elementary
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2011
End Date
May 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Le Sueur
Le Sueur
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,000
Direct expenses
$4,500
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide all K-6 graders with two experiences in Native American dance and music. At the end of the Native American residency 90% of the students will understand the dance technique and be able to perform it at an all school performance. Also, students will participate in Native American visual art activities and students will be able to list at least one Native American art activity and will create at least one art project for the end of the year celebration.Evaluation of Native American residency completed by teachers as they observe student participation and performance and teachers complete an evaluation form with three questions on a point scale of 1-5. Students will complete an evaluation form with three questions about the Native American visual art activities, using a point scale of 1-5. Teachers will make sure each student has created a Native American art project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

They provided all K-6 graders with two experiences in Native American dance and music. At the end of the Native American residency 90% of the students understood the dance technique and were able to perform it at an all school performance. Also, students

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Maureen Gunderson, Elizabeth Traxler, Mary Korman, Tanya Bohmer
Project Overview
Le Center Elementary School
Project Details
They will provide activities to expose K-6 students to the Native American culture during the 2011-12 school year, including visual, musical and dance experiences.
Project Manager
First Name
Maureen
Last Name
Gunderson
Organization Name
Le Center Elementary
Street Address
160 N Mill St
City
Le Center
State
MN
Zip Code
56057
Phone
(507) 357-6807
Email
gunderson.maureen@lc.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens' Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes