Premier School Showcase

Kelly Creek Elementary, Gresham

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Premier School Showcase

Kelly Creek Elementary, Gresham

School Spotlight: Kelly Creek Elementary 2400 SE Baker Way Gresham, OR 97080 (503) 663-7483 Premier Level Oregon Green School since 1997 Current Certification: 02/17/2016 – 02/17/2019 In 1997 Kelly Creek Elementary School was the first school in Oregon to be recognized as a “Premier” Oregon Green School, and has recertified at that level six times to date. It has sustained its commitment to waste reduction under the leadership of head custodian Christa Garman and her Aardvark Recycling Teams (pictured above) consisting of 5th grade students who are assisted by cafeteria recycling...

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Cesar Chavez Elementary, Eugene

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Premier School Showcase

Cesar Chavez Elementary, Eugene

Green 2009 Merit 2010 Premier 4/5/2011 – 4/5/2014 Chavez Elementary School As an Oregon Green School, Chavez Elementary is committed to making the most efficient use of our natural resources, as well as, practicing sound waste reduction and conservation methods (reusing, recycling and composting). We strive to buy recycled materials whenever possible, provide school wide recycling opportunities, including commingling, battery, ink cartridge, glue sticks and glass recycling. We reuse envelopes and single sided paper. We participate in...

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Adams Elementary, Eugene

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Premier School Showcase

Adams Elementary, Eugene

Green 2006 Merit 2009 Premier 5/1/2012 – 5/1/2015 Adams Elementary School Since becoming a Green School in the winter of 2006, Adams Elementary has made great leaps forward into a green/sustainable future. We have been a Merit Level school since Fall of 2009 and have now received Premier status. We at Adams are proud of the work we have done and the creative ways we are finding to continue growing as a green school in the areas of garbage reduction, recycling, energy and water. Garbage and Recycling Adams students and staff recycle and compost in the classroom and cafeteria. Each...

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Hollydale Elementary, Gresham

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Premier School Showcase

Hollydale Elementary, Gresham

Green ? Merit ? Premier 2010 Current certification 4/15/2013 – 4/16/2016 Hollydale Elementary School’s students, staff, and community take pride in their strong resource conservation program!  The school community practices the three “R’s” (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) daily in order to reduce the waste of items in their building. The school boasts about their comprehensive Recycling Plan which includes every child in the school, kindergarten through 5th grade!  Each grade level has...

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Forest Ridge Charter

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Premier School Showcase

Forest Ridge Charter

  Forest Ridge/Optimum Learning Environments Charter School  is a Roots & Shoots School created by Dr. Jane Goodall. We show care and concern for animals, the environment, and the human community. Under this umbrella, is our goal to achieve Environmental Literacy that results in sustainable practices for all students, their families and the public.  The Naturalist Curriculum is designed for studies of how ecosystems function. The units of study emphasize the interrelationships of water, land, plants and animals and how humans impact them. Students have authentic purpose to...

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Spencer Butte Middle, Eugene

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Premier School Showcase

Spencer Butte Middle, Eugene

Green 2008 Merit 2009 Premier 12/3/10-12/3/13 SPENCER BUTTE MIDDLE SCHOOL Our school composts food from lunches every day.  We frequently have a student or volunteer down in the cafeteria with a megaphone suggesting that students compost their food scraps.  The office staff composts all their food waste every day.  Many students have started home gardens, and bring home grown food to school for lunches. Students from mainstream classes help with recycling daily with the assistance of our special needs class students who are in charge of the program. Our school has a multitude of signs...

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Vose Elementary, Beaverton

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Premier School Showcase

Vose Elementary, Beaverton

Green 2006 Merit 2009 Premier 5/17/12 – 5/17/2015 Vose has been on the path to Premier level since 2006, when we became an Entry-level school.  We achieved Merit in 2009 and is now the first elementary school in our district to achieve Premier, despite having a very old building.  We have been diligently working to maintain a green climate throughout our community.  Through announcements, assemblies, staff meetings, and email reminders we strive to continually communicate how to be green at school and beyond.  Here are some highlights: At the beginning of every year, we celebrate...

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