DDESS Schools in the News
Fort Campbell -- Barsanti pitches in
by Lori Brenae Perkins
The Fort Campbell Courier
Fort Campbell, KY | February 21, 2013
These days, iPhones, iPads, skinny jeans, skateboards and other fashionable items are the norm for the younger generation. Amid their commodity interests, 30 student council and gifted resource students at Barsanti Elementary have found a common ground with teachers to help control waste in their school. Last year, the groups participated in "America Recycles Day" which prompted fifth-grade teacher Sylvia Crawford to get an approval from the principal, allowing the interested students to recycle paper, cardboard and plastic, during authorized times on Thursdays.
The program began in September. So far, the students, staff and principal are pleased with the program and thinks it's a great way to teach children about the importance of recycling. "I think it is wonderful teaching children to take care of the earth. [It] is a great project our students are doing," Principal Jennifer Halley said.