GREEN GRIZZLIES ONLINE NEWSPAPER

AFTER SCHOOL CLUB 

Interested in helping the environment? Join the Green Grizzlies Online Newspaper. You will be helping inform students and staff of the latest activities in our school, our community or the world, with an Eco-Friendly emphasis. You will conduct interviews, send emails and letters to teachers, students, and community members. Reach out to local organizations and find the best stories.

Why is Green Team becoming an online newspaper? An online newspaper will bring more attention to the issues that matter to you. The paper will be student driven. Even if you can't meet after school in person, you can still be involved by sending in story ideas. This club will provide you with real world experience in meeting deadlines and writing content that will be read by a wide audience.

Hope to see you soon!

 

WHAT TOPIC INTERESTS YOU THE MOST?

  • SPORTS - see what outdoor activities are coming up at STMS

  • STUDENT PROFILES - interview students who have shown concern for the environment

  • STAFF MEMBER Q & A - see how our staff members bring sustainability to the school

  • TIPS for being green at home and at school

  • OPINION pieces on environmental problems that we can try to solve

  • POP CULTURE reviews for books, music, or movies

  • EVENTS - what is new at STMS?

  • LOCAL NEWS - what is new  in Maple Valley?

  • COMICS - write and draw fun comic strips for the paper

 FILL OUT THE INTEREST FORM TO BE CONSIDERED AS AN EDITOR.

Become an EDITOR by meeting after school every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in Room 105, starting on Wed. Sept. 26th, 2018

 

2017-2018 NEWS:

We had a BLAST at our Planting Party!

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The students planted blueberry bushes, shrubs, and perennial flowers in our STMS bucket garden and in some other bio-degradable planters. The planters are situated by Portable 4 so that the students can see them as they arrive on the buses in the morning.

The bucket garden has transitioned with us from TMS. It is made out of re-purposed pickle and strawberry buckets from Nutrition Services. The side of the middle bucket (with the STMS logo) says "2K 17" as a reminder of the year that we moved. 

Last year, we planted mostly annuals in the buckets (except for the hearty and yummy-smelling lavender on the right end) because the move might have been too hard on them, but this year we wanted our plants to last!

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The bin went home with Mrs. Postforoosh for the summer!

 

How to care for worms in a worm bin:

Feed them small amounts at a time, maybe one small thing a day. They like moist foods like fruits and veggies, but not oil, meat, or dairy. Try and put the food in different corners each day to encourage the worms to spread out in the bin. Keep the worms covered with a layer of newspaper and put any new food underneath the newspaper also, to protect the worms. Also keep the lid on the bin when you are not looking at them.

If the bin starts to stink, you're either feeding them so much that they can't keep up, or you're not burying the food well enough under the bedding.

Download a copy of the WORM FOOD Doc  to learn more about what foods they can and can't eat!

 

Green Grizzlies Trail Day!

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Visit our People Power Planet page to see some of our latest activities! Check out our Calendar for dates of upcoming events!

(On the People Power Planet site, keep in mind that this summer we moved from Tahoma Middle School to Summit Trail Middle School.
To see past activities from 2016-2017, please see Tahoma Elementary School on the People Power Planet website).

Our theme this year is...

Power Down

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