Grants in Action | 2022/2023 School Year

During the 2022-2023 school year, the STEM and Art Department at Fort Meigs Elementary School collaborated to create blacklight experiences for students. In STEM, students participated in measuring and building activities during a “Glow Week” and throughout the spring, various art classes K-4 were able to learn about the effects blacklights have on neon colors. With the help of a $2,401 Fine Arts Grant provided by the Perrysburg Schools Foundation, display boards, easels, lamps and other supplies were purchased to create a “Glow Gallery” for the annual Fort Meigs Arts Festival. Students and their families enjoyed a tour through the STEM lab to view select artwork and manipulated STEM materials.

“This new experience has been extremely positive for our students to view STEM and Art as connected subjects and to expand their views of what art and STEM can be,” shared Joanne Cook, Art Teacher at Ft. Meigs Elementary School.

The Perrysburg Schools Arts Council is charged with suggesting areas of funding from the Perrysburg Schools Foundation and its Campaign for the Arts that supports the visual and performing arts through student discovery, student experience, program growth and program sustainability.

Glow Gallery at Fort Meigs Elementary