Arts showcased at Macedonia’s parent drop-in

An event last month updated parents of Macedonia Elementary School sixth graders and gave them a chance to see their students' artwork.
An April 18 Parent Drop-In informed parents of upcoming events, PASS Testing, and the transition ceremony. It was made possible by a $100 grant teacher Barbara Glover received from the Barnwell District 19 Teacher Forum.
The evening also included the Blackville-Hilda District Arts Showcase featuring music and visual arts. It gave parents and community members the opportunity "to see and experience what we are doing in the arts," said teacher Christi Youngblood.
MES received the Distinguished Arts Program grant from the state earlier this year. This grant allowed the students to integrate various art forms into one lesson during their music and visual art activities.
During the Arts Showcase, the Macedonia Elementary chorus sang and student artwork was displayed. Everyone had the opportunity to participate in popular line dances. Drama was represented through pictures of students acting out the story of the "Star-Spangled Banner" and student musical poetry was presented, Youngblood said.