WCPS September 2008
Center Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1
August 20, 2008
• On the average, the 140 million
cars in America are estimated to
travel almost 4 billion miles in a
day, and according to the De-
partment of Transportation, they Williamsport Elementary School... First Green
use over 200 million gallons of
gasoline doing it. Elementary School in Washington County
• Every year we throw away 24
Congratulations to the principal, teachers, and students at Williamsport
million tons of leaves and grass.
Leaves alone account for 75% of Elementary school for becoming the first Green Elementary School in Washing-
our solid waste in the fall. ton County, Maryland! It takes staff and students going that “extra mile” to ob-
tain Green School Status within the state, and we take our hats off to salute the
• Over 100 pesticide ingredients
efforts of those that made this dream become a reality! There is some paperwork
are suspected to cause birth
defects, cancer, and gene muta- involved in this process, and we recommend that you empower students to collect
tions. the data that eventually supports whatever plan you attempt to implement! We
have lots of ideas to help you out, and you can always visit
• Every ton of recycled office http://www.maeoe.org/.Please feel free to contact Fairview Staff if staff within your
paper saves 380 gallons of oil.
schools are thinking of becoming a Green School. We do have several elementary
• About 1% of U.S. landfill space is schools, and middle and high schools that are on track. We will keep you in-
full of disposable diapers, which formed as these schools move closer toward this status. You can learn more
take 500 years to decompose.
about Green Schools by going to http://www.maeoe.org/greenschools/.
• Energy saved from one recycled
aluminum can will operate a TV
set for 3 hours, and is the
equivalent to half a can of gaso- We Wanted To Pass Along Thanks To...
• Jona French for providing • The teachers and administra- • Thanks Mike Markoe, Jill
• Glass produced from recycled money to purchase addi- tors from Title I Schools for Burkart, Kara Reed, and
glass instead of raw materials tional library books to help making the first day of sum- Denise Kuhna, and all the
reduces related air pollution by support all of our instruc- mer school a huge success! teachers that helped to
20%, and water pollution by 50%. tional units up here at Fair- support the Fairview Out-
view! • Ed Masood for purchasing door component to sum-
and installing two basketball mer school in June, July,
• Ron Shirley for providing us hoops at Fairview for stu- and August!
Sad News... with a wireless clicker to use dents to use during down-
with our newly-installed time in the evenings. Thanks • Clarissa Harris and the
We just wanted to let every- overhead LCD projector, also Ed for purchasing boots Department of Natural
one know that “Skittles,” which he and Larry “Phone for students to wear during Resources Wildlife & Heri-
Guy” actually helped to in- our stream lesson. tage Service for donating a
our Screech Owl, passed stall! River Otter pelt, and Akers
away during the week of • Steve Heacock, for donating Taxidermy in Greencastle,
• Rhonda Orndorff and Dave mice and rats to keep our PA, for tanning the pelt to
July 7th through the 11th. Mundey for helping out with raptors happy and healthy! help support our instruc-
She brought many smiles to technology!! tion with students!
the faces of children that • Steve Ganley for providing
• Jill Burkhart for getting us us with a couple of new • Facilities Department for
had the opportunity to four carpets to keep our 5th radios helping us to build a new
meet her over the many graders warm on those chilly aviary! Thanks Mike
winter nights! • Mandy Corcoran, for helping
years at Fairview. Thanks Peplinski and Denis Unger!
us with our new web page!
Skittles for being a part o
our lives at Fairview!!! We An huge thank you to Nate Sharer and Jacob Ashby for doing a magnificent job pol-
will all miss you. ishing the Fairview webpage this summer! They deserve all the credit for helping to
develop a webpage that we are indeed very proud of!!! Thanks again gentlemen! You
can visit the new website by going to