Buzz Bus to Isle of Hope!
Students and Isle of Hope art teacher Magen Peigelbeck were surprised Friday afternoon when we invaded the school with gifts of art supplies and a short performance of SCAD’s recent production, ”The Three Musketeers”. Students, staff, ambassador volunteers and mascot Art The Bee from SCAD boarded the Buzz Bus and brought the department pastels, paper and other needed art supplies. “We’re just really excited and really, really happy to be reaching out to local schools like Isle of Hope and donating and making a change in kids’ life,” said Tineke Klaassen, SCAD Young at Art Coordinator. Isle of Hope Elementary was selected to receive the items because of its status as a Title I school, which means it has a significant number of students who are economically disadvantaged and an annual art supply budget of $500, less than $1 for each of the 750 students enrolled, said SCAD spokeswoman Ally Hughes. “Our budget is so limited that we have to stretch very little money out over the year,” said Julie Gannam, Isle of Hope Principal. “To get these supplies is priceless.” To date, the SCAD Buzz Bus program has worked with more than 4,000 Savannah children at local elementary and middle schools!
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