Monday, May 21, 2012
The schools were two of 11 county schools to get the designation. Four others earned recertification.
Fort Smallwood Elementary and Chesapeake High School earned an official Maryland Green School certification this year for their conservation efforts. The schools were two of 11 to earn the designation this year from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). There are now 52 education facilities in the county with the designation. Fort Smallwood Elementary School participated in a waste-free lunch earlier this year. The activity was one of many green initiatives the school has embarked on. Each grade level also worked on different environmental projects throughout the year. Four other schools also earned recertification, according to a press release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools. To earn Green …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Here’s a look at the top news in Pasadena from March 19-March 23.
Sometimes you’re just too busy to catch the news. If you missed some of the headlines in Pasadena this week, Patch has you covered. Here’s a look at this week’s top stories in no particular order.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Kindergartners will be dressed as bugs while they sing about the environment on Friday.
Lake Shore Elementary School kindergartners will be dressed as bugs on Friday night when the students perform in the environmentally-friendly musical A Bugs Eye View; We’ve Only Got One Planet. The school is calling the show a "green musical." “It’s featuring both kindergarten classes as bugs that are worried about our environment,” said Jill Beram-Liimatta, Lake Shore music director. “It is very cute. They have little stripped socks that will be on their arms or legs to represent little ladybugs or bees; and they have antennas with eyes on them.” The musical will feature six songs, which the kindergartners have been working on for three months. The musical coincides with Lake Shore’s efforts to be certified as a Maryland Green School. “It…
Monday, March 19, 2012
The school participated in their first waste-free lunch on Friday, which is just part of the many things the school does for the environment.
Many students at Fort Smallwood Elementary wore green shirts Friday, but it wasn’t in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day. Students were decked out in green for an environmental reason. As Fort Smallwood prepares to send in their application to become a Maryland Green School, all students participated in their first waste-free lunch on Friday. “We always recycle at lunch, but today we are trying to limit what they throw away to as little as possible,” Fort Smallwood principal Mary Yeager said. “It goes along with what we have been trying to teach in the green program all along—that recycling isn’t just about paper.” Fort Smallwood Elementary will submit their application for Maryland Green School recognition this week and spent the school …