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Student Participation Awards

Green Steward Student Awards

It is our goal to have students understand the concept of “stewardship” by contributing to the care, preservation, and conservation of a natural resource in our community.

This award has 3 levels of recognition that are commensurate with the amount of time students dedicate to environmentally conscious stewardship activities. Students who complete environmentally based community service within the calendar year that begins on the first day of school will qualify for:

The Participant Award

Hours Needed: 

  • Elementary: 5 hours of service
  • Middle: 10 hours of service
  • High: 15 hours of service

Service examples:

  • School and service organization based clubs (garden, environmental, recycling, boy/girl scouts)
  • community cleanups and plantings
  • energy awareness

The Manager Award

Criteria: Great engagements and investment in service activities combined with the time commitments below.

Hours Needed:

  • Elementary: 10 hours of service
  • Middle: 15 hours of service
  • High: 20 hours of service

Service examples:

  • School and service organization based clubs (garden, environmental, recycling, boy/girl scouts)
  • community cleanups and plantings
  • energy awareness

Environmental Leader Award

Criteria: Rather than looking for organizations to “help out” at this level, students innovate, discover and lead their own activities/initiatives. Examples below.

  • For elementary students this means Mom/Dad/Guardians do not have to remind the student about their responsibility and the student recruits other to help out and get involved.
  • For middle school students, the expectation is the same, with added coordination of the collaboration of peers, group entities (church or service groups, etc.) The student is actively involved in planning and determining the nature of the service rather than just following directions of others.
  • For high school students, the expectation is the same as middle school students, only they act independently of their parent/guardians and plan, execute and lead initiatives on their own.

Hours Needed:

  • Elementary: 10 hours of service and demonstrated leadership of one initiative
  • Middle: 15 hours of service and demonstrated leadership of one initiative
  • High: 20 hours of service and demonstrated leadership of one initiative

Verification of Student Hours

Students interested in participating in the program must submit a verification form (electronic submissions are encouraged to decrease our paper use) to Mark Warford, BCMS Assistant Principal, who will then forward to a building designee. (The student, and / or student’s parents will be asked to describe and verify how the student completed his/her hours.)