Three Middle Schools Receive Maryland Green Schools Award
Redland, Roberto Clemente and Rosa Parks middle schools have been awarded the 2019 Maryland Green Schools Award.
The program encourages educational opportunities for prekindergarten-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that impact public health and the local community. Maryland Green Schools demonstrate a continuous effort to integrate sustainable environmental practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development and community engagement into the culture of their schools. This certification signifies that these schools have made a commitment to developing stewards of the earth and reducing environmental impact.
There are 86 MCPS schools participating in the Green Schools program. The program is aligned with Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement 2014 goals and supports Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements and standards.
The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education will hold an award celebration to honor the schools at its 10th Annual Maryland Green School Youth Summit on May 30 at Sandy Point State Park.
Several schools also received their first or second recertifications as a Green School. They include:
Olney Elementary School
Poolesville Elementary School
DuFief Elementary School
Earle B. Wood Middle School
Oakland Terrace Elementary School
Northwood High School
Greenwood Elementary School
Jackson Road Elementary
Rolling Terrace Elementary School
Roscoe Nix Elementary School
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
East Silver Spring Elementary School
Montgomery Blair High School
Newport Mill Middle School
Sustainable (Schools that have participated in the program for 14 years)
Rocky Hill Middle School
North Chevy Chase Elementary School
Rock Creek Forest Elementary School