The Dobbs Ferry School District strives to develop independent, curious, and open-minded learners who think critically, work collaboratively, act ethically and are knowledgeable about the world around them.
Walk to School Day
Walk to School Day was an all-District event calling attention to pedestrian safety and health conscious activities. Students who walked, biked or rolled to school proudly received Walk to School stickers. Springhurst alone had over 275 student walkers!
Dear Dobbs Ferry Parents and Community Members,
Last week Dobbs Ferry High School students excitedly participated in MAC Field Day, but there was also a spirited competition taking place between the grades in The Commons. With the help of the High School Ecology Club and the Greenburgh Nature Center sustainability team, students vied for top honors as the class that recycled the most amount of waste during spirit week.
While the seniors won the MAC Field Day battle, it was the juniors who took top honors for waste reduction. The team with the best “Diversion Rate,” as determined by a cafeteria waste audit, also won extra points at MAC Field Day. Monies raised from recycled bottles during the week-long contest will be donated to a local charity.
Here are the diversion rates from the audit- the percentages represent the amount of recyclables and food waste diverted from the waste stream:
The waste audit was a great representation of how the kids have started to embrace the recycling/composting initiative on the High School/Middle School campus, but of course there is still a lot of work to do! Here is a list (compiled by the PTSA Springhurst Outdoor Classroom/Garden Committee) of some simple suggestions to reduce waste, save energy and money in your own home, and How You Can Help Dobbs Ferry Go Green.
Lisa Brady, Ed.D.