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Clear Spring High Named Maryland Green School

Posted May 15, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 15, 2019) – Clear Spring High School joins the list of Maryland Green Schools. The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education announced its latest recipients, expanding the total number of Maryland Green Schools to 636, including eight in Washington County. The program encourages educational opportunities for schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that impact public health and the local community. The program is aligned with Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement 2014 goals and supports Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements and standards.

Clear Spring High School chemistry and biology teacher Chastity Gloyd will accompany a group of students to the Maryland Green Schools 10th Annual Youth Summit on May 30, 2019 at Sandy Point State Park.

Ms. Gloyd says students, staff and the community have come together to promote green practices and environmental literacy. “For the past two years, teachers have been asked to promote environmental literacy in their classrooms and attend professional development. Students have been engaged in activities such as solid waste reduction, energy conservation, water conservation and habitat restoration. We are honored to be recognized and very proud of our efforts to create awareness and see green practices at school and in our community.”