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1.2 million students spend their days in K-12 schools across Washington State. You can ensure they gain the skills and hands-on learning opportunities needed to be successful leaders. Our state depends upon the next generation… And Washington Green Schools is working with you to give them the tools they need to succeed.

School Stories

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Environmental Leadership at Sylvester Middle School

It all began with Katelen Phelan, a teacher at Sylvester Middle School. She was interested in tackling stormwater management with her 8th grade science class. Washington Green Schools worked with her to craft an 11-day curriculum on stormwater which culminated in student presentations on how best to address stormwater issues on their campus. The process was […]
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Tesla STEM High School and Bow Lake Elementary Team Up for Environmental Leadership

At Tesla STEM High School, environmental leadership starts in the classroom – and students create opportunities to be leaders for the environment. These high schoolers created Operation Sustain, an interactive city-builder simulation computer game. To play, students build a city that provides electricity, food, transportation and housing, while learning about the relationships around providing these needs with a […]
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Arbor Heights Elementary Gets A Dream Garden

Students from Ms. Ingerslev’s 3rd grade class designed a dream garden for  Arbor Heights Elementary’s brand new campus in West Seattle. On March 31st, Washington Green Schools brought together a group of more than 60 volunteers to help make this dream a reality. Volunteers from Boeing, Bassetti Architects, PMI, Starbucks, and the Arbor Heights community […]
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Schedule Your Certification Ceremony!

Certification season is upon us and we want to celebrate your efforts. We’ll be presenting in the following counties on the following dates, and we’d love to make your school part of the celebration: Snohomish County: May 31-June 1 Pierce County: June 5-6 Clark County: June 7-8 King County: June 13-15 If your school is […]
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Narrows View Intermediate Builds Green Leadership

The sixth graders at Narrows View Intermediate wanted to leave behind a legacy for their classmates. And they turned to their school grounds for inspiration. Their campus already had a robust rain garden, but it wasn’t integrated into the student learning experience. Kids wanted more time outdoors – and educators wanted a out-of-classroom space with […]
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Health & Environmental Impact: Rethinking School Lunches

In late September, Washington Green Schools, Oregon Green Schools, and Friends of the Earth hosted the first Greening School Food Symposium in the Northwest.  More than 60 attendees, including nutrition services directors, school district leaders, and agency partners convened to learn how to reduce climate impacts and save money, while feeding students healthy fresh and […]
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Green Team Inspiration: Lakota Middle School

“We’re making a difference here at Lakota – and now I want to make a difference for the rest of the world.” The sentiments of 7th-grader Chyanna provide a snapshot of what’s possible when these middle schoolers put their mind to something.  With a campus located less than 2 miles from the Puget Sound, The […]
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