Premier School Showcase

West Hills Montessori, Portland

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Premier School Showcase

West Hills Montessori, Portland

West Hills Montessori exemplifies everything that is in involved with reaching the level of a Premier Oregon Green School. They have gone above and beyond with many actions, some of which include hosting an Earth Day Waste-Free lunch in 2016, decreasing electricity usage by installing photo cells in outside lighting, and reducing recycled paper use through an increase of electronic communication. All of these actions for the school have resulted in a cultural shift for the school, in addition to the parents. It will be very exciting to see what West Hills Montessori is able to accomplish in...

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Sunstone Montessori, Portland

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in Premier School Showcase

Sunstone Montessori, Portland

At Sunstone Montessori Schools, their work goes way above and beyond when it comes to implementing green practices and working with the community, including: -Working with Willamette Riverkeeper and Portland Parks to maintain their neighborhood park – Creating and are maintaining several gardens for student and community learning – Hosting community electronics recycling drives – Reducing water use 70% by installing low flow toilets – Asking families to bring their own reusable dishes to school events – Recycling everything that currently has a market – Not...

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Guy Lee Elementary, Springfield

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in News, Premier School Showcase

Guy Lee Elementary, Springfield

Guy Lee Elementary recently unveiled a 40-foot wall mural containing about 15,000 plastic caps that would otherwise have gone in the landfill. The project was spearheaded by the school’s Green Team, comprised of 20 fourth and fifth graders at the school. The students had been collecting caps for this mural for nearly a year, a project that was designed to help the school advance to the Premier level in the Oregon Green Schools program. Advisor Bradley Barnhart notes that the entire school was involved in the project in one way or another, collected, sorting or attaching caps. The finished...

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Sunnyside Elementary, Portland

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Premier School Showcase

Sunnyside Elementary, Portland

Green 2006 Merit Premier 2009 Current certification 4/29/2013 – 4/29/2016 SUNNYSIDE ENVIRONMENTAL SCHOOL Sunnyside Environmental School started as a program in 1994 and in 2004 became a full campus, serving grades K-8. All curriculum revolves around the environment and shows how societal issues relate back to sustainability.   Each year we cycle through a guiding theme from mountain to forest into the river.  At Sunnyside, we hope to address issues in both rural and urban areas and explain how equity plays a role in sustainability. Our staff is dedicated to teaching students to be...

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Glencoe Elementary, Portland

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Premier School Showcase

Glencoe Elementary, Portland

Green ? Merit ? Premier 2008 Current certification 10/16/2012 – 10/16/2015   GLENCOE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Glencoe Elementary, first certified as a Green School in 1999, is one of Portland Public Schools most active Green Schools and has been at the Premier level since 2002. Involvement Glencoe has a recycling team of 110 children, about ¼ of their school population, who rotate weekly to collect the recycling from the school. The students record what they collect, estimate the weight, and calculate the number of trees saved (based on one tree producing 118 lbs of paper). The number...

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Gladstone High, Gladstone

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Premier School Showcase

Gladstone High, Gladstone

Green 2010 Merit 2011 Premier 8/28/12 – 8/28/2015   GLADSTONE HIGH SCHOOL Gladstone High School’s environmental sustainability movement is powered by several motivated and talented students, staff and administrators.  For years, students have accomplished project after project that continue to shift the way of thinking of the school community.  Eventually, through their consistent, dedicated efforts, they brought the entire school community on board including the school and district administrators, school board members and community members.  We have even helped our other...

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Crescent Valley High, Corvallis

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Premier School Showcase

Crescent Valley High, Corvallis

Green 2006, 2011 Merit 2011 Premier 4/5/2013 – 4/5/2016   CRESCENT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Crescent Valley became an Oregon Green School in 2006 and a Merit school in 2011. In the spring of 2006, a 2kW solar array was installed on the roof of the science wing. This was completed through the efforts of the physics, engineering, and electronics teachers. Students have run several projects with the panels, and monitored both the electricity generated in the past six years (105,120 kWh) and the amount of carbon prevented from entering the atmosphere (about 115,632 pounds). We have active...

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Hallinan Elementary, Lake Oswego

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Premier School Showcase

Hallinan Elementary, Lake Oswego

Green 10/15/2009 Merit 4/5/10 Premier 4/13/2011 – 4/13/2014 It takes passion to create a Green School – but once it gets going, the excitement is contagious. Students, teachers, parents, custodians, cooks and administrators at Hallinan Elementary have stepped up ideas and efforts on many green projects since the school became an Oregon Green School in 2009 and applied for Merit level in April of 2010. In spring of 2011, Hallinan is “going for the gold” by applying for OGS Premier Level. “Of all the projects I’ve had, this one has received the most attention and people have...

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Southridge High, Beaverton

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Premier School Showcase

Southridge High, Beaverton

Green level 3/1/2006 Merit level ? Premier 9/4/2009 Current certification: 12/08/15 – 12/08/2018   Through the work of their Student Government, Southridge High School raised awareness about conservation and recycling with such projects as their Caps Off Campaign, Dim Day, and Earth Day activities. The Caps Off Campaign encouraged students to recycle properly by removing caps from water bottles, as well as rewarded students who used reusable water bottles. The Dim Day project became a school tradition, rewarding classes that remembered to turn off half their lights once a week in...

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Skyline Elementary, Portland

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Premier School Showcase

Skyline Elementary, Portland

Green level 8/16/2007 Merit ? Premier 6/14/2011 – 6/14/2014 Skyline has seen a large change due to our Oregon Green School certification efforts that began in the spring of 2006. In that period of time, efforts from staff, students, and families have led to the development of programs to enhance recycling, waste reduction, energy reduction and water conservation. The most impressive change is the inclusion of sustainability efforts in just about all facets of school; from evening events using sustainable practices, to party packs of dishes for...

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Oak Creek Elementary, Lake Oswego

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Premier School Showcase

Oak Creek Elementary, Lake Oswego

Green level 2009 Merit 1/11/10 Premier 5/17/2012 – 9/4/2018   OAK CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Lake Oswego, OR Oak Creek Elementary school is proud to be a Premier Green School and a sustainability leader in the Lake Oswego School District. Since 2008, we have been certified as a Green School and obtained Premier status in 2012! We take pride at Oak Creek for involving all of our students and staff in the 3 R’s of sustainability-Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We have developed systems that start in the classrooms with students being in charge...

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Lynch View Elementary, Portland

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Premier School Showcase

Lynch View Elementary, Portland

Green 2003 Merit 2003 Premier 2003 Current Premier certification 9/24/2012 – 9/24/2015   1546 SE 169th Place Portland, OR 97233 (503) 762-3203   Lynch View Elementary has been a Premier Oregon Green School since 2003!  Lynch View Elementary School’s “earth-friendly” efforts are led by the Triple R’s Environmental Club, a group of dedicated 4th, 5th, and 6th graders that meets every Tuesday after school under the guidance of advisors Gloria Kelsay and Lynne Abts. In addition to providing weekly collection and sorting of all recyclables, the Triple R’s students...

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