2012-2013 was an outstanding school year for the Cyberways and Waterways’ programs Green Ribbon Schools and Healthivores.  The staff, parents and students went above and beyond last year by sharing their programs by using not only words, but also photos and videos.  You know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words!

This year we are awarding 41 schools, in 10 states and Guam, Green Ribbon Schools Award status! A few of our favorite projects include:

  • Rainbow Mountain Children’s School in Asheville, NC, created a stunning playground made entirely from recycled wood, that mimics a village in the woods. (Cyndi Calhoun, teacher)
  • Highland Park Elementary in Austin, TX, collected jack-o-lantern pumpkins to compost from the Austin community after the Halloween holiday. (Alyssa Absher, teacher)
  • Oppe Elementary in Galveston, TX, traveled to Austin in March, testified before the House of Representatives, and go a bill unanimously passed to make the Kemp Ridley sea turtle the official sea turtle of Texas.  Endorsed by local Rep. Craig Eiland, the students learned about nature and how a bill was passed. (Kathryn Pistone, teacher)
  • Schuylerville School District in Schuylerville, NY, hosted an electronics recycling drive to keep harmful electronics out of landfills.  They collected 25,500 lbs of electronics in four hours. (Deborah McGloine, teacher)
  • Ascension Catholic School in Melbourne, FL, organized a Trash Bash for students, teachers and the community to come together and pick up trash within a mile radius of the school campus.  (Mary Connors, teacher)

Here is a full list of all 41 schools who earned an award this year:

  • Arthur Kramer Elementary
  • Ascension Catholic School
  • Brown Street Academy
  • Camino Real Elementary School
  • Carpenter Hill Elementary
  • CDR William C. McCool
  • Chandler Oaks Elementary
  • Eisenhower High School
  • Ennis Junior High
  • Feagin Mill Middle School
  • Highland Park Elementary
  • James E Williams Elementary
  • Live Oak Academy
  • Magellan International School
  • Meiner Oaks Elementary
  • Negley Elementary
  • Northstar School
  • Oppe Elementary
  • Park Glen Elementary
  • Pathways Community School
  • Pine View School
  • RC Barton Middle School
  • Rainbow Mtn Children’s School
  • Red Oak High School
  • Rosalio Tobias International School
  • Saratoga Independent School
  • Schuylerville Central School District
  • Simon Middle School
  • Southwest Middle School
  • St Helen Catholic School
  • St Paul Inter Parochial School
  • Susie Fuentes Elementary
  • Temple EmanuEl
  • The Green Magnet School for Career Exploration
  • Thurston Woods Elementary
  • Travis Elementary
  • Wallace Middle School
  • Wilkinson Elementary School
  • Willis Lane Elementary
  • Wyatt Elementary
  • Zelma Hutsell Elementary

Cyberways and Waterways is thankful to our sponsors including HEB, Rackspace, AMD Foundation, the Brown Foundation, Google, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas for their endless support of our programs.

For information on how to earn an award for the 2013-2014 school year, visit the How To Earn An Award page on the Green Ribbon Schools website.

Some great ways to earn a 2013-2014 Green Ribbon Schools Award for your school is to participate in the Million Mile Month Challenge during the month of April, Healthivore Video Game Contest with a deadline to submit games of March 31, and the Green Print Challenge

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