Each year the Governor and the Board of Education recognize Virginia’s top achieving schools with the Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards. This year we were happy to see four of our 2013/2014 mini-grant recipients on the list: Matoaka Elementary (Williamsburg), Thoroughgood Elementary (Virginia Beach), Coventry Elementary (York County) and Trantwood Elementary (Virginia Beach). All schools received a Distinguished Achievement Award for meeting state and federal accountability benchmarks and making progress toward the goals of the governor and the board.
askHRgreen has recently supported these schools in the following ways:
- Matoaka Elementary School received a grant to bring recycling into 25 of their classrooms with help from the school’s environmental club.
- Thoroughgood Elementary School received project funds for 22 first grade students to grow their own oyster spats to be planted in a local reef sanctuary this June.
- Coventry Elementary School used grant funds to build a monarch butterfly garden with raised beds in spring 2013.
- Trantwood Elementary School received grant funds which helped immerse 50 5th grade students in a yearlong exploration of the history and science of the Lynnhaven River and Chesapeake Bay.
These award-winning schools demonstrate a dedication to both first class education and environmental stewardship. askHRgreen is proud to be a small part of their ongoing success.
The askHRgreen Mini-Grant program is intended to provide funding for environmentally-themed projects and may be used to fund a portion of or an entire project. To find some help with your next green class project, check out complete details on the askHRgreen Mini Grant program.