The purpose of Friends of MES is to support any endeavors of Melrose Elementary School including but not limited to: financial support as needs are expressed, enhancing fine arts, performing arts, science and technology enrichment opportunities provided to all students of Melrose Elementary School and to include parents and the community in our endeavors through volunteer and financial support.
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As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, contributions are tax deductible.
“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.”
Friends of MES and Melrose Elementary have formed a partnership committed to investing in STEM education for our students to prepare them for jobs of the future.
Studies funded by the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education showed positive correlations between arts in education programs and attendance, graduation rates, math and communication arts achievement.
Friends of MES aims to bring a variety of fine arts opportunities in various mediums to students of all grade levels.
Friends of MES assists in providing participatory performing arts experiences such as talent and variety shows.
Our organization also advances the creation of the
Melrose Theater Kids Club which performs plays and other entertainment for the students of
MES was awarded a grant through General Electric for a Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer.
Friends of MES was able to provide the Art Lab with supplies needed to kick off the school year.
Friends of MES was awarded the Clay Electric Operation Round Up grant and hosted a family STEM night as well as provided additional materials to the STEM and Art Labs.