From music and theater to a Q&A with a panel of veterans on stage, what a wonderful Veterans Day assembly we had today, under the leadership of Student Council!
Led by the primary division choir, the morning started off with energetic all-school singing—the very catchy Evergreen School song, followed by the national anthem and My Country 'Tis of Thee—and then featured a play about WWII-era women pilots, performed by the 4th and 5th graders. The assembly finished up with a highlight: a thought-provoking panel of seven veterans—younger and older, female and male, from all different branches of the armed services.
The 4th and 5th grade play centered on the too-little-known history of the WASP: Women Airforce Service Pilots.
Congratulations to Kiki Contreras, 7th grade advisor and middle school science teacher, who received an "Outstanding New Biology Teacher" award over the weekend!
Kiki is looking forward to bringing many inspiring new ideas and teaching tools back to her classroom from the National Association of Biology Teachers conference, as well as to sharing them with her colleagues. Nice work!
Four of our fifth-grade students, accompanied by Sustainability Coordinator Janet Charnley, took the opportunity to attend the Shoreline City Council meeting on Monday evening to receive an America Recycles Day proclamation recognizing Evergreen. Mayor of Shoreline Will Hall read the proclamation and presented it to the students in recognition of Evergreen's efforts towards sustainability.
In recent years, Evergreen has reached platinum, Washington Green Schools' highest level of certification, in areas including water usage, grounds and landscaping, recycling and more. Evergreen has also reached a recycling rate of 58 percent and reduced garbage volume by 50 percent.