McGinnis Woods School is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the highest level of recognition of the Green School Award Program through Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, the Gold level.
About the Green School Award
The Green School Award Program is designed to enhance environmental education and stewardship in schools by offering incentives for helping further the Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) mission: to cooperate with government, businesses, schools, civic organizations, and citizens in a joint effort to improve beautification, litter reduction, water quality, and recycling. The program is intended to require communication and teamwork school wide.
McGinnis Woods has been working to achieve this level of distinction for the past two school years. Some requirements of receiving Gold status included that the school have recycling receptacles in all rooms throughout the school, recycled paper, cardboard, plastic and/or aluminum and have an environmental club that meets regularly. All Gold level schools must also have a garden trail or outdoor classroom, and must participate in four environmental programs or events annually.
Working Together to Achieve the Goal
Our students, staff and community achieved this accomplishment by working together to make recycling and caring for our environment a priority each year. Our middle school recycling team worked weekly to gather and sort recyclables and our nationally certified Nature’s Explore Outdoor Classroom provides a beautiful backdrop for students and staff to explore our world in hands on ways to further our emphasis on STEM learning. McGinnis Woods students are continually encouraged to identify problems which they can then work to solve through recycling, awareness or action.
We are so proud of our school for our effort in continuing to improve the community and environment through recycling and environmental awareness. We continue to be thankful for our partnership with Keep Forsyth County Beautiful and the many educational resources which they provide to us all.