Monument School District received a $2,000 grant from the Trail Blazers Foundation and Wells Fargo to host a weeklong artist-in-residence program from the Missoula Children’s Theatre.
Superintendent Mickey Lane said the school has hosted the theater group in the past, and they have been well received.
“They have been excellent, spending the week teaching all our students theatre arts and production that culminates in a performance for the community,” he said. “This year we had a full house, and the production was first class. The students, staff and families really look forward to the special week.”
Lane said school board member Brittany Desadier brought up the idea, and he successfully applied for the grant. He said they were also awarded $250 to send two representatives to the MODA Center for a Trail Blazers game against the Detroit Pistons, including a private pre-game shoot-around, a tour of the facility and an on-court award ceremony.
The school held a drawing among staff and board members for the game package, and Desadier won. She and her husband, Jordan, represented the school in Portland.
“It was a true honor getting to represent our little school, which is the heart of our community,” Desadier said. “It was great to mingle and meet the board who chose the grants and get an idea on why they chose how they did and some tips for next time. Tracy Curtis, the president of Wells Fargo, was extremely kind and several times encouraged us to apply again next year.”
Monument’s Take It To The Court grant was among $110,000 provided to schools in Oregon and Clark County, Washington.