Earth Day Celebration at WMAES

To honor the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in the United States, West Michigan Academy has planned a weeklong celebration of events! In addition to these events, West Michigan Academy is proud to announce that on Monday, April 19, the Kent ISD will formally recognize the Academy as a Green School at its award ceremony! We are extremely proud of all of our students, parents and teachers for this great honor!

Below you will find the list of activities and events planned for WMAES students:
Monday, April 19, 2010
-Assembly for grade school highlighting the week’s events.
-The high school math class will be weighing the trash from the lunches to determine our daily waste and will be reporting the results on the daily announcements.
-Campus wide clean up will take place during the last hour of the day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
-Grade school classes will be working on an environmental project that will benefit the campus and the ecosystems.
-High school Visual Arts class will be making tree identification plaques and will put them up later in the week in our forests.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 * NO PLASTIC DAY
-Both high school and grade school students will be watching the video of how plastic bottles are made and their impact on the Earth.
-Students will enjoy an outdoor grilled lunch.

Earth Day – Thursday, April 22, 2010 * NO PAPER DAY
-All grades will work on the our wonderful gardens including weeding, creating trellises, fence repair, fixing the chicken tractors, making new garden beds, planting seeds, planting flowers and much more!
-No uniform day sponsored by the Student Council. Each student pays $1 and the proceeds will go to an environmental organization.

Friday, April 23, 2010 * LIGHTS OUT DAY
-Tree planting all day at WMAES.
-Voting on the high school projects to take place in the AM.

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