Archive of posts filed under the Schools category.

Hillside School 5th Graders Take on Cafeteria Food Waste

Where does all of that cafeteria lunch trash go? That was the question the Radioactive Hamburgers, a team of fifth grade students at Hillside Elementary School, asked when they began work on their FIRST Lego League (FLL) project last fall and were tasked with designing a project that solved any problem related to trash and/or …read more

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Reconstructed Eastman Trail at The Newman School – Check it Out

The Eastman Conservation Area at the Newman School was created in the mid 1970’s.  An Eagle Scout project created the original boardwalk that brought students through the swamp area and onto the circular trail.  Later, a second layer of boardwalk was built on top of the original.  The Needham Science Center brings students to the …read more

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Two Needham “First Lego” Teams Go to State Championships

The bell rang at 9am on Saturday November 21st, marking the start of the 2015 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Qualifier tournament at Newton North High School. Twenty-eight teams of 4th– 8th graders were present for the big day, all with high hopes of moving on to the state competition in December. FLL is a program …read more

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STEAM Family Science night in Needham – call for participation and volunteers

The Needham Science Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a STEAM family science night on March 19th.

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Needham Community Farm Online Auction Begins March 7th

The Needham Community Farm’s 3rd Annual Online Auction will be held from March 7th-March 20th at www.biddingforgood.com/needhamcommunityfarm. Bid on lots of cool items for the entire family – over 100 items!  Also, go to our auction site to learn how to get entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market!  Proceeds from the auction allow …read more

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Needham High School’s Environmental Club Focuses on Recycling

Needham High School’s Environmental Club is a small, yet committed group of students working towards making the high school and the community more environmentally conscious.  In the 2013-2014 school year, the agenda revolves around the central issue of recycling.  Back in 2011, the club implemented a recycling program, (which was previously non-existent), in the high …read more

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Green Kids at Newman & Eliot Schools Adopt “Eating Green” Theme for New School Year

We are excited to begin the 7th year of “Green Kids” at the Eliot and Newman Schools this month!  The kids are already busy recycling and are looking forward to this year’s projects, including the annual creation of a “No Idling, Please” sign and the collection of worn out sneakers for Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe program, where …read more

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Recycling results for school and town buildings – 2011-12

Needham is in its fourth year of single-stream recycling in schools and town buildings. How are we doing? Not as well as we could be. The total amount of recycling was about the same in 2011-12 (3rd year) as it was in 2009-10 (the first year), so we haven’t improved. That’s disappointing because you would …read more

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Better by Design – Presentation

Did you know that: Energy use for lighting in the new High Rock School is 35% less than code thanks to high efficiency lighting and extensive use of natural light? School buildings designed to a higher standard of energy and environmental performance are eligible for reimbursement of an additional 2% of eligible construction costs from …read more

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Green Needham presents 10% Challenge Plaque at Powers Hall

Green Needham Collaborative wrapped up its 10% Energy Challenge campaign with the presentation of a brass plaque at Needham’s Powers Hall on Friday, October 12. The plaque honors the Town of Needham for its sustainability accomplishments and lists 32 local businesses, organizations, and schools which have shown an outstanding commitment to cutting energy use. The …read more

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