Village Green Environmental Studies School is excited to announce that we’re partnering with our friends at the Whole Kids Foundation for their Growing Healthy Kids campaign. Due to this generous grant, we will be able to maintain our school garden where our students have the opportunity to learn about growing healthy foods. Learn more about the amazing ways Whole Kids Foundation is #growinghealthykids at www.wholekidsfoundation.org 🌱
Traditional and virtual students were able to celebrate and exercise through a school-wide Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart activity. Village Green Environmental Studies School did an AMAZING job and at last count, the school has raised $11,808.00, with donations still coming in. Our top fundraiser was kindergartner, Miliana Gorman, who earned all the prizes including a gold medal and a cape! We are so proud of our students.
Media Specialist, Janet Sievers is excited to host the Mel Fisher Maritime Pop-Up Museum in the Media Center at VGESS. The topic of this year’s museum is While the World Waited-Florida and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Students in 3rd-5th grade will read and discuss the eight panels of the museum while learning new vocabulary. Accompanying PowerPoints are also provided to provide students with real news footage from the events.
During the week of January 11-15th students at the Village Green Environmental Studies School participated in Kindness Week to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Various weeklong activities included an in-school field trip of the MLK Monument in Washington D.C., historic videos about the life of MLK, songs, and read-alouds about Dr. King as well as writing and drawing activities that highlighted Dr. King and his historic I Have a Dream speech. Student work from the week was selected and placed in the main hallway of VGESS.
Congratulations to 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Susan Chenoweth who is the recipient of the Retired Educators of St. Lucie County (CTA/CU) Innovative Grant! With the money awarded, Mrs. Chenoweth will purchase anti-blue light screens for every student laptop in her classroom. Mrs. Chenoweth is pictured centered along with her very proud administrators, Ms. Avellino and Principal Lehman.
Students at Village Green took part in Anti Bullying Week by promoting positive anti-bullying messages with a poster contest and participating in a wide range of anti-bullying programs coordinated by school counselor, Nicole Jakubiak. Anti-Bullying Poster Contest Winners each received a $5 Gift Card and a VGESS Spirit Shirt MySchool Virtual Students: Grades 3-5: Jubilee Borges- Mrs. Thrasher’s Class Grades K-2: Norah Vaughn- Mrs. Aushnemer’s Class Traditional: Kindergarten: Morgan Umbaugh- Mrs. Ankiel’s Class 1st Grade: Naomi Harden- Mrs. Millard’s Class 2nd: Elise Neff – Mrs. Price’s Class 3rd: Genesis Neston – Mrs. Johnson’s Class 4th. Alease Hall – Mrs. Pelayo’s
Village Green students in PreK-fifth grade watched an energy efficiency program, Kilowatt Kitchen Livestream Special, by the National Theatre for Children. Students watched entertaining sketches featuring a variety of characters discussing electricity and energy conservation. This was followed by an interactive Q&A as well as an exciting shout out to our school!
Village Green Environmental Studies School would like to congratulate the first recipients of their Digital Manatee of the Week award. This new award will be given each week to recognize the students who continually exhibit the traits of Responsibility, Communication and Effort towards their virtual learning. Village Green looks forward to the continued success of all students during these difficult times.
Students at Village Green Environmental Studies School respect and cherish the Earth so, it was just natural that they celebrate the 50th year anniversary of Earth Day with a spirit week dedicated to saving the Earth. Students had fun each day participating in a different Earth Day theme as a reminder to their commitment to keeping the Earth clean.