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Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
May 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Students will have observed and critiqued public art, culminated by designing and creating a collaborative mural. We hope to have more than 420 people attend the arts event, which would increase attendance from last year’s event by 20%. 2. Students will have prepared for a concert by listening and analyzing the programmed music, viewed a live performance, and followed by responding and critiquing the musical performance using our artistic foundation terminology. 3. Students and staff will complete an online survey that will help us evaluate the field trip design and justify the experience as valid and educational. Attendance counts will be gathered at the Panther Arts Prowl through student greeters and a guest book. In music class, students will complete an assessment on instrument families of the orchestra and the programmed repertoire with detail to composers, time periods, and form. The majority of students are expected to attain at least 80% accuracy. Also, a student and staff survey, created and administered online will be used to measure the validity and influence of our field trip.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our first goal was to increase attendance by 20% to the Panther Arts Prowl, wanting around 400 visitors. We estimate that between 400-500 people viewed art as it was displayed in the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Gym. The Prowl is a PreK-12 event with hundreds of artworks displayed. Many of the attendees also came to see the 2nd grade Concert but a fair number of people came solely to view the art. We were very pleased with the attendance. Secondly, students completed an assessment on instruments, musical terms and the programmed Concert repertoire. The goal was to have the majority of students attain at least 80% accuracy. 125 students completed the assessment. 94% of students met or exceeded the goal. Lastly, students and staff completed a Google Form survey that assessed the educational value of our trip and will help us plan future arts field trips. Thanks to our Technology Teacher, Mr. Picha, for administering the student survey. The responses gave us great insight to the impact and lasting memories of our trip. The majority felt the trip was absolutely awesome.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Clark Christianson, Jamie Alsleben, Anne Twiss, Kevin Kuester, Jason Lindeman, Donna VonBerge
Project Overview
Arts in the Schools
Project Details
Lakeside Elementary 5th Grade arts field trip to Target Field and Orchestra Hall
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools
Street Address
1621 16th St E
Zip Code
(320) 864-2560
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former High School English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Andrea Anderson: education; Ellen Copperud: literature education, theatre; Jeff Iverson: music education, theatre; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed