Congratulations Grass Valley is Gold-Certified Washington Green School

Congratulations-Grass Valley is now certified in School Grounds & Gardens through the Washington State Green School Program.

Students working on environmental science, Grass Valley first graders observe and sketch diverse plants in their science notebooks. They use recycled empty bird seed bags for mats and got to try out the new gravel path!

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Grass Valley teacher, Julie Della Valle, has created a WA Green School corner in the main entrance area of the school.

There on display is news and thanks for all the volunteers who work in the school garden. Posted you will find the next garden clean-up dates and information on the plants throughout the garden space.

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Earth Day flags are a Grass Valley Earth Day tradition, every student creates an environmental message with his/her teacher’s support and we string inside and outside for all to see.

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Energy Star Certified
All Camas Schools are members of the District’s Energy Star family and have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
Level 3 Green Schools
Grass Valley Elementary: This school was certified at Level 3 in school grounds. The Green Team worked to breathe new life into neglected areas of the campus and organized weeding parties to help keep areas free of invasive species. It also planned a composting center for leaves, other vegetation and kitchen scraps.


Skyridge Middle School: This school was certified at Level 3 in Waste & Recycling, Transportation, and Healthy School Buildings. The Green Team began an educational campaign and replaced all of their antibacterial spray with an all-natural, environmentally responsible alternative. The Green Team also continues to maintain the changes that they have achieved in past certifications through the implementation of recycling programs, no-idling zones, and student-led efforts to lessen Skyridge’s environmental footprint. Thanks to their efforts, Skyridge is now a healthier, more sustainable place! Sky Hawks Logo - Full Color