Working quietly behind the scenes for years, our district has benefitted from the green efforts of Bob Yull and Jeff Maidlow. They, along with others, have made a significant impact on our schools in terms of energy savings, use of green custodial products, using fuel efficient vehichles, introducing co-mingled recycling at 16 buildings, and even recycling carpet during remodels! This is only the tip of the iceberg. Click Here to see the entire list.
In October, CaMS Green Team students trekked out to the community garden twice to get their hands dirty and learn about best practices in organic gardening. On their first trip, they pulled weeds and planted seeds for some cold weather crops such as spinach, carrots and lettuce. Those seeds have already sprouted and grown! On their second trip, the students transplanted native perennials from the front of the HBM Co-op building to the south fence line of the garden. This area will provide a friendly place for garden pollinators to visit next year. Well done, Cougars!
Students on the Green Team at Carmel Middle School have been talking to their teachers about changes in classroom recycling. As their educational video says, “It’s not just for paper anymore!” Students have used an audit created by Social Studies teacher Vickie Walsh to find out how many trash and recycing containers are in each classroom and if the teacher knows what can be recycled. In addition to talking about recycling, the students are asking whether or not the teacher needs assistance turning off electronic equipment at the end of the day. With the results, the kids will determine how many recycling containers need to be ordered. They will also supply all classrooms with signs designating what can be recycled. Finally, any teacher who expresses a need for help with turning off electronic equipment will be assisted.
The students’ video about classroom recycling will be shown on video announcements to kick off Earth Week at Carmel Middle School.
To view the Recycling/Energy Audit, click here
Smoky Row Elementary students now have no doubt what can be recycled and what goes in the trash when they are finished with their lunch. Their Green Team made this sign showing all the items that can be recycled and thus kept out of landfills.
Way to go, Rockets!
Smoky Row’s Green Club also emphasizes the theme of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. They realize the importance of first reducing what we use; then trying to reuse the item; before finally, recycling. Working together like this can really make a difference!
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On September 12, Carmel Middle School students gathered on their baseball diamond for the Cougar Kickoff- a fun-filled afternoon of music, games and refreshments. After the students ate their pizza and water, they were sure to dispose of their trash properly: plates in the trash and water bottles in recycling containers! Thanks to the kickoff coordinators and the custodial staff, recycling containers sat right next to trash cans, making recycling easy for students. Carmel Middle School cougars recycled about 200 plastic water bottles that day. Way to go, Cougars!
|Title of Activity
||Making Paper Beads
|| Magazines, construction paper or wallpaper; glue, small dowel rods or skewers
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||This is a very easy and fun activity for kids to do. Click on the link to find out how!
If you have driven through one of our parking lots lately, you have seen our new NO IDLING signs posted. They signify a new district-wide policy now in effect, asking all who enter CCS parking lots to turn off their vehicle engines when parked. We are committed to providing clean air and a healthy environment for all of our students. We are asking parents and visitors to do your part: turn off your engine when waiting for a student after a performing arts rehearsal, sports practice, or club meeting. When carpooling, please wait until the line begins to move before starting your car. Thanks for making our campuses great places to breathe!