Schools Launch Grant Funded Sustainability Program
Posted 03/31/2015 11:13AM

New Mark Middle School and Fox Hill Elementary Go Green!

Fox Hill Elementary and New Mark Middle School recently received grant funding to increase the sustainability of their facilities. Project Central, a local consulting firm focusing on science and environmental education, is working with five metro area school districts on the grant projects that include activities such as lunchroom composting, paper recycling, composting of landscape waste, and curriculum lessons including professional development for teachers, staff, and parents; classroom vermiculture composting (using worms to create compost); and lessons to tie the sustainability projects to the school curriculum.

Dressed all in green, EcoElvis helped launch the lunchroom composting program earlier this month at New Mark Middle School. The goal is to reduce waste sent to a landfill by 90 percent.

Funding for the grant is provided by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District.

New Mark science teacher, Laura Gilchrist, reviews their lunchroom composting and school recycling plan.



North Kansas City Schools believes every student matters. By providing extraordinary educational experiences, delivered by exceptional educators, every student can achieve their unique potential. Nearly 20,000 learners attend preschool through 12th grade in district schools. Established in 1913, NKC Schools is located in the Kansas City metro area’s Northland.

Faith Endsley is a recent 2018 graduate of Staley High School and her story is a miraculous tale of conquering extreme challenges and thriving against all odds.


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