It's cool to be green! 

Green Team

Scholls Heights became an Oregon Green School in May of 2017.  The goals of our Green Team are to reduce waste, conserve resources, and connect kids to nature!  The whole school community works together on many actions to help reduce our environmental footprint.

We Compost!

Our awesome cafeteria staff help students compost an average of 40 pounds of food waste each day.  Students compost food from hot lunches and food is sent to a facility that turns food into energy!

We Recycle!

Our hardworking maintenance staff manage our robust recycling program at Scholls Heights.  We recycle common curbside items like paper, cardboard, plastic tubs, and glass.  We also recycle lightbulbs, Styrofoam, and more.

Our office staff help recycle batteries and ink-jet cartridges.  They also reuse paper from misprints on copy jobs and turn the paper into notepads.

Our Green Team collects bottles and cans for our BottleDrop account, plastic film and bags, and plastic markers for recycling.

We Garden!

Our school butterfly and pollinator garden is a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the World Wildlife Federation.  Each year students enjoy exploring the garden and planting flowers, vegetables, and native plants.

We Educate!

Our 5th grade student Green Team the “Green Knights” work on projects throughout the year to educate students on a variety of topics including recycling, composting, and Walking + Rolling to school.  They also enjoy learning in the garden and helping enhance our garden space for our wildlife friends.

 

2020-2021 At Home Activities:

Fall:

Leaf Crafts

Woolly Bear Caterpillars

Food Waste

 

Have questions or want to join our parent team?  Please contact Andrea Bonard at greenteam@shpto.org.

2020-2021 At Home Activities:

 

Fall:

  • Leaf Crafts

  • Woolly Bear Caterpillars

  • Food Waste