Oregon-Davis School Board Accepts Donations for Art Education, Field Trips

Art education is getting a boost at Oregon-Davis. On Monday, the school board accepted a $300 grant for the Art Department from the Cheryl Lyn Welter Family Charitable Foundation, as well as a $350 grant from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation to help give kindergarten teachers resources for art projects, according to Superintendent Dr. Don Harman.

Additionally, Harman says High School Art Teacher Joe Eskridge is preparing for the new AP Art class. “He’s going to be going to an Advanced Placement Art and Design workshop, and that will allow us to offer an Advanced Placement, commonly called AP, art course next year,” Harman explains. “And we have students signed up for that.”

Other donations accepted by the Oregon-Davis School Board this week include $650 from the Northern Indiana Community Foundation for the upcoming first grade field trip to the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum, along with $500 from the Starke County Farm Bureau for the recent third grade trip to Fair Oaks Farms. Harman says this is the fifth year that the Farm Bureau has sponsored the Fair Oaks field trip.