Saluda teachers to mingle art, science through Be Inspired grants

Saluda Elementary teachers (from left) Ginger Rackley, Stephanie Uhrich and Brandi Drake plan projects marrying art and science with Be Inspired grants from the Polk County Community Foundation.

Three teachers at Saluda Elementary school received Be Inspired Grants from the Polk County Community Foundation to support creativity in the classroom.

Fifth grade teacher Ginger Rackley received a grant to purchase materials for creating art projects that demonstrate understanding of science concepts.

Fourth grade math and science teacher Stephanie Uhrich will use the grant to have students participate in an artist study and creation of artwork illustrating science concepts.

Third grade teacher Brandi Drake will use the grant for materials that include sculpting 3D models of landforms and water features.