School receives donations for art programs | Local News

Burke County Public School Art Programs recently received donations from The Old School Studio (TOSS), which is part of The Industrial Commons.

Kathryn Ervin, community organizer for TOSS, hand-delivered checks to art teachers and principals at several BCPS schools. The funds will help advance and support the art programs of the school system.

“We are delighted to support the BCPS art programs, giving students across the county the opportunity to develop creative and critical thinking skills,” said Ervin. “An arts education is an indispensable tool for training the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and creatives to support the rural South. We are very honored to celebrate BCPS art teachers for the work they do. A great one. thank you to everyone in the community who made these contributions possible. “

The funds were raised at an event hosted by Paul Rosebrock.

“One of the ways our students and teachers grow is when a supportive community surrounds them,” said Dr. Mike Swan, Director of BCPS. “This is exactly what TOSS does with our arts education programs. We are very grateful that they invest in our students and provide them with special opportunities through art. “


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