Field Trip to the Landfill and Recycling Center As part of Fruitland Intermediate's plan to pursue Green School certification, on September 29th, 2017 fifth grade students went to the Wicomico County Landfill and Recycling Center. On this field trip, students learned about the recycling process and the importance of eliminating waste in our landfills. After visiting the landfill, students went to Salisbury City Park and picked up trash in efforts to clean up our city. In the classroom, students created a model of a landfill. Students then explained their models and importance of eliminating trash in landfills to their peers.
STEAM Night- Sculptures from Recycled Materials On January 18, 2018, FIS held their annual STEAM night. Students and their parents were served a meal, and completed various STEAM activities. Throughout the night, all waste and recyclable materials from dinner and STEAM stations were saved. The final activity of the night involved students and their parents creating a sculpture out of the waste from the night. Sculptures were displayed and shared with a gallery walk. Ms. Gregorius, Mrs. Wight, Mrs. White, Mrs. Hilemann, Mrs. Burns, Ms. Rash, Mrs. Dickerson, Ms. Lutz and administrators Mr. Shearer and Ms. Stewart all worked to make the night a success!
Waste-Free Lunch On February 21, 2018 the school community worked together to eliminate waste during lunch. Parents were notified through the school newsletter as well as a school messenger phone call. In preparation for the event, Mr. Mapp's third grade students weighed the trash from each grade level lunch shift on a regular day. On the day of waste-free lunch the students weighed the trash again and recorded the data on chart. Each grade level succeeded in reducing waste during their lunch shift. The students shared the results out over the announcements. Due to the event's success, waste-free lunch days will be implemented once a quarter.
Mr. Mapp and Mrs. Riggin's class weighing and recording waste data for Waste-Free Lunch Day.
Conserving and Recycling Supplies
Beginning in 2016, teachers and students have made a conscious effort to reuse supplies in the classroom. Music teacher, Mrs. Bruce recycled large cans from the cafeteria and turned them into drums that students can play in class. The art teacher, Ms. Richard reuses glass jars as paint containers. Other materials such as paper, cardboard, and plastic bottles, are recycled and reused in the classroom across grade levels..
Mrs. Bruce's music class playing drums made out of recycled materials.