Reading Community School gets Green Ribbon recognitionMarch 13,2013READING — A Windsor County elementary school was nominated by Education Secretary Armando Vilaseca to the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program on Monday.
The Reading Community School, along with St. Albans City Elementary School and Shelburne Community School, were recognized for their environmental efforts. According to Green Ribbon Schools criterion, the schools must increase energy efficiency, provide environmentally sustainable learning spaces or offer environmental education to boost academic achievement.
The Reading Community School’s sustainability education program engages the entire school. Students are encouraged to use community resources to solve problems, faculty and staff take part in environmental sustainability trainings and the school’s food services uses locally-grown food.
Honorees will be announced by U.S. Department of Education in April and there will be a national recognition award ceremony in May or June in Washington, D.C.MORE IN This Just InBENNINGTON — The Vermont Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a Shaftsbury man who was... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1249 AD, ANDRE of LONGJUMEAU is dispatched by LOUIS IX of France to meet the KHAGAN, ruler of the Mongol Empire; in 1804, during 1st Barbary War, STEPHEN DECATUR scuttles the pirate-held USS Philadelphia in Tripoli.