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April 22, 2016 Published in 2016 Year In Review, EcoNews, Schools

SSSA Middle School Named A Green Ribbon School

Green Ribbon SchoolSt. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Middle School has been selected as a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. This is a national environmental sustainability award presented to schools, districts and post-secondary institutions. Secretary of Education John King announced the honorees on Earth Day, April 22.

Only six private schools were selected this year and SSSAS is the only one from Virginia, the District of Columbia or Maryland. See the full list of 2016 award recipients.

“This national recognition demonstrates our school’s long-term commitment to educate students about protecting our environment and to provide a healthful setting for all members of our community,” said Brian Kane, SSSAS Director of Environmental Stewardship. “The Green Ribbon recognition also shows that our school has seriously tackled the practices and systems that have led to a significant reduction in carbon emissions. Most importantly, the award demonstrates a major cultural shift in the way that Saints are learning and living each day.”

There will be an awards presentation on July 20 in Washington, DC. More information on the Green Ribbon Schools award can be found here.

Environmental Awareness Week ends with an Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the SSSAS Lower School campus (400 Fontaine St.). The event is open to members of the SSSAS community, friends and neighbors – all are encouraged to participate.

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