APS: Natural & Renewable Resources
Weekly Newsletter: January 29th, 2016
Spring Semester 2016 - Energy Challenge & Green Star Schools Program
Hope you're all having a great week!
Another successful and engaging Green Star Schools Kick Off Meeting & Awards Ceremony last Thursday (Jan. 21st)! Thank you to those who attended and a big thank you to our industry professionals and community partners who took the extra time to meet with our teachers and student attendees during our round table session. The conversations sounded highly productive and empowering!
Participating schools were awarded more than $41,000 from energy savings resulting from student-led activities--- our biggest cost savings outcome yet!
Aurora Frontier K-8 $500
Aurora Hills Middle School $650
Aurora West College Prep $2,900
Century Elementary $650
Dartmouth Elementary $300
East Middle School $5,800 – Top Performer for Middle School
Elkhart Elementary $1,400
Fletcher Community School $850
Fulton Academy $3,500
Hinkley High School $11,500 – Top Performer for High School (2 semesters running with a 2015-2016 cash incentive totally over $22,075)
Mrachek Middle School $650
Rangeview High School $5,100
Vassar Elementary $1,150
Virginia Court $400
Vista Peak Exploratory $4,800 – Top Performer for Elementary School
Wheeling Elementary $1,200
Erich Ball, club sponsor from Aurora Hills
Alexa Davis, club sponsor from Aurora West College Prep Academy
Jenn Jordan, 5th grade ELD teacher, Fulton Academy of Excellence
Also, it is not too late for your school to participate in the Green Star Schools Program & Energy Challenge Competition for this semester. If you’d like to schedule a time to meet with me to learn more about the Green Star Schools Program or if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
Again, thank you so much for your support, interest, and passion for our students and the Green Star Schools Program. I look forward to working with you and your students this semester.
Green Star Schools Program & APS Digital Badging Initiative
Here's a quick peek at how it's looking:
Green Light on Colorado Association for Recycling
All of Colorado’s K-12 students are invited to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to the environment by participating in the Colorado Association for Recycling’s 10th Annual Recycling Poster Contest, a project of the Education and Outreach Committee.
This year's theme: "Top 10 Reasons to Recycle"
Download the rules (PDF)
Ten (10) winners will receive prizes. One grand-prize winner receives a $100 gift card, and their winning artwork will serve as Colorado’s 2016 America Recycles Day (www.americarecyclesday.org) promotional piece and be distributed throughout the state. Plus, each school with winning entries will receive recycling educational materials and a free one-year teacher membership to RAFT Colorado.