APS: Natural & Renewable Resources

Weekly Newsletter April 8th, 2016

Every Day is Earth Day at APS!

Why only celebrate our Earth one day per year when our students are working to make their schools and communities more sustainable and environmentally aware every day?

Consider signing the Billion Acts of Green Pledge or better yet, create your own pledge for your school to encourage healthy and sustainable behaviors in honor of Earth Day (or month, or year, whichever you prefer!)

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More resources available on the M&O Energy and Sustainability webpage. Click on the link below!

Share your ideas and follow us on Twitter @apsgreenstars

Do good, go green, earn badges, earn green.

Hi all,

Many teachers and educators in our district have gotten on the badging train and are supporting their students to earn credibility by demonstrating 21st Century Skills by earning badges through the Green Star Schools Program. I've received many emails about how best to incorporate badging into every day activities, where the students can take responsibility for their learning!

To find out more please visit badges.aurorak12.org or email Amanda McLean at armclean@aps.k12.co.us


Find your school's Post Workforce Readiness (PWR) Coordinator in the list below to schedule a visit at your school!

Community A

Brandon Wright

Pamel Rouche

Community P

Fayette Augillard

Community S

Daniel Sandoval

Katie Gianatasio

Community E

Rob Epstein

Katie Gianatasio

Community L

Jenise Rosa

Pamela Rouche


In order to earn cash incentives with the Green Star Schools Program, your students and club members will need to earn badges to demonstrate student engagement in the program!

Here's to another week of going green!



Green Stars Meets Girls Tech Camp 2016!

Don't let the pink fool you, these girls got grit!

More than 60 6th grade girls participated in this year's Girls Tech Camp to try their hand in STEM activities and explore careers related to and involved with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Honestly, what career these days doesn't have one, two, three, or all of these aspects in one way or another?!

A person who plants trees, loves others beside themself." -Thomas Fuller