The Evergreen School has just received Washington Green Schools' highest certification: We are now at the platinum level! This was a group effort: We greatly appreciate all the hard work from Sustainability Coordinator Janet Charnley, 5th Grade Teacher Michelle Breaux, and lots of students—especially in the Intermediate Service Club and the Waterworks group—that helped us reach this goal.
Our 8th graders have returned from their month-long capstone global studies trip to Vietnam. What a journey! The students visited rural villages, mid-sized towns, and also Hanoi (a city of over 7.5 million). They tried their hand at rice farming and home building, went hiking and bicycling and kayaking, visited schools and orphanages, stayed in homestays with host families, and more. Throughout the time, their trip leaders held regular morning and evneing group meetings, and the students reflected on impresions, experiences, thoughts, feelings. Now they are home, and graduation is just two weeks away...!
These days, we can't seem to get enough of superheroes. (Who's seen the new Avengers movie?) But yesterday, the 5th grade and kindergarten classes had a visit—and a hands-on workshop in cartooning—from a superhero you probably haven't encountered: Sikh Captain America!