Area Elementary Schools Receiving Hand Made Drums


Lake Fenton Middle School, Fenton, MI — January 13, 2020

The Lake Fenton Community Schools Board of Education met Monday evening, January 13, for their first scheduled monthly meeting of the new year. Prior to the start of agenda items, the board hosted a number of special presentations.

The Fenton Arts Council presented decorated hand made drums, with real drum heads, to the Lake Fenton District. The first of several similar events scheduled for area elementary schools at their districts’ next board meetings. During Fenton’s “Arts Are The Heart” events and additional sessions at schools over the past 2 years, children and parents have decorated the drums in 3 artistic mediums: painting, collage, and mosaic. A total of 27 drums are set to be given out over the next few weeks.

Lasco Press Photo

The project was made possible through generous grants from the Hagarman Foundation, the Greater Flint Arts Council Share Art Genesee Grant Program made possible by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment millage Funds – Your tax dollars at work!, local sponsorship partners and many, many Volunteers!

Events are also scheduled for the Linden and Fenton districts on the following dates and are open to the general public.

Linden, January 22, 2020, 7:00pm
Linden High School Media Center
7201 W. Silver Lake Rd. Linden

Fenton, February 3, 2020, 6:00pm
Fenton Area Public Schools Administration Office
3100 Owen Rd. Fenton

In Addition

The Lasco Press was on hand for the event and we were treated to a bonus as students from the district were awarded special recognition for their accomplishments.

Elsa Collins and Willow Moore from West Shore Elementary received a Certificate of Excellence for leadership and aptitude in Art.

Sofia Hodges, Mason Johnson, and Annika Ryckman from Torrey Hill Intermediate were presented with the Awesome Artist Award.

Elijah Hatfield and Mina Cummings from Lake Fenton Middle School earned certificates for Exemplary Leadership in Theatre Production.

Paige Moser, a Lake Fenton High School Student, was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for demonstrating Independence in the course of her Junior year studies.

Emily Gilbert from Lake Fenton High School was recognized as an All-League Scholar-Athlete for her accomplishments on the Swim Team and her work in the classroom.

What a treat to see these young people featured in front of the Board of Education, teachers, and parents for their efforts to excel at all age levels in the Lake Fenton School District.