Posted on 10/22/2021
Kathy Hann receives grant

{October 22, 2021} Arnold, MO –The Meramec Heights Elementary Music Program has recently been awarded $10,250 in grant money from three individual grant programs. All money granted will go toward replacing or repairing existing musical instruments and acquiring additional new ones for student use at Meramec Heights.


Amount Granted

“Student Success Grant” - The NEA Foundation


“Arts and Education Fund for Teachers” - Arts and Education Council


“Music and Arts Grant” - California Casualty 


“My goal is to give my students the opportunity to immerse themselves in active music-making during class,” said Kathy Hann, music teacher at Meramec Heights Elementary. “These grants will allow my students the opportunity to have musical experiences to develop life skills of social-emotional learning, collaboration, critical thinking, and cultural awareness.”

“Mrs. Hann works tirelessly to search for resources to support our students and provide them with opportunities to have exposure to performing with musical instruments,” Dr. Dustin Bain, Meramec Heights Elementary Principal said. “Mrs. Hann is very determined to create a positive musical legacy at Meramec Heights where ALL students have equal opportunity to learn and thrive.”

Meramec Heights Elementary was one of 18 schools awarded a grant by the Arts and Education Council for the 2021-2022 school year. Additionally, Kathy Hann, along with co-author Pricie Jensen (Meramec Heights Elementary kindergarten teacher), is the second Fox C-6 teacher to be awarded a Student Success Grant in recent years. Previously, Beth Ferranto, a fourth grade teacher at Hodge Elementary, was awarded a Student Success Grant. 

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