As a part of the Jordan PTA’s ongoing fundraising programs, Weerts is also actively campaigning for community support to see the school selected as a recipient of the Kris Wine Art of Education program grant.
Established last year by the boutique wine company, the program will award 16 schools in the United States a total of $25,000 to improve academic achievement through arts education. Weerts said that from now until Nov. 30, supporters can visit the Kris Facebook page (http://apps. facebook.com/krisartofeducation/) to cast their vote for Jordan.
“We really need the money to help fund arts programs in our school,” said Weerts who encouraged members of the community who are at least 21 years of age to cast one vote per day throughout the duration of the program. The school that receives the highest number of votes will be awarded $5,000 with the next five top vote getters receiving $2,000. Schools that rank sixth through 16 in total number of votes will receive $1,000.