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Posted on: April 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Grant Awarded

HIGH POINT, NC (April 21, 2017) The North Carolina Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation awarded a grant to the Delta Kappa Gamma – Beta Omicron chapter for a project at the High Point Museum.  The project, "A is for Artifact," will create a series of artifact kits focusing on letter recognition and vocabulary building. It supports literacy development while introducing children to the heritage of the greater High Point area.

“This project will benefit a broad audience of young children and their families in Guilford County,” Edith Brady, Museum Director, said. “We are so happy the Beta Omicron chapter is partnering with us to make it happen. We look forward to helping young children in our community prepare for future school success.”

The kits, designed especially for three to five-year old children, will be offered in the Little Red Schoolhouse once restoration is completed on the building. Visits to the Little Red Schoolhouse will be free of charge and available to individual family groups at scheduled times as well as organized childcare, pre-K and kindergarten groups.

The Little Red Schoolhouse was designed by High Point architect Louis Voorhees in 1930 as a separate classroom adjunct to the Ray Street Elementary School. It served as a one-room public school for first graders between 1931 and 1961. The Little Red Schoolhouse was designated a Guilford County Historic Landmark August 8, 1988.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a diverse group of women educators striving to advance the interest of education through world, state, regional and local activities.

The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, is dedicated to sharing Greater High Point’s history, providing perspective for current issues, and strengthening the sense of community.

The City of High Point aims to serve as the catalyst for bringing together the community’s human, economic and civic resources for the purpose of creating the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. For more information on the City, visit www.highpointnc.gov

 

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