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Sixth through eighth grades.

Trash Wars

School: 
West Plains Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Lisa Chezem
Class: 
7th Grade Science RTI
School District: 
West Plains R7
Number of Participants: 
10

West Plains Middle School 7th Grade RTI students wanted to use something that was currently popular to teach the school and community about keeping Missouri free from litter.  They chose a Star Wars theme and R2D2 to be the spokesperson.  The students transformed a 30 gallon metal trashcan into R2D2's body by using paint, and created his head by using paper mache with recycled newspaper, recycled cardboard, glue and paint. R2D2's legs are made of scrap lumber and his feet are painted plastic tubs.

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LITTER BUGS US!

School: 
St. Clare Catholic School
Teacher Name: 
Susan Brown
Class: 
6th Grade
School District: 
St. Louis Archdiocese
Number of Participants: 
4
St. Clare Catholic 6th Grade Students with Trash Can Entry
St. Clare 6th Grade Trash Can Entry
St. Clare 6th Grade Trash Can Entry Construction

We chose the theme "Litter Bugs Us!" because litter really does bug us.  We each drew and painted a frog for the trash can, and also created a bug for our frog to be eating or getting ready to catch.  The message tells all of our students, faculty, and visitors that trash is not acceptable - IT BUGS US! - so we are giving them the message that we want to keep our school clean and we hope they help do the same.  We made the bugs out of scrap file folders, "gifted" paper, and scrap art supplies.  We cut the lilly pads out of an old tablecloth Mrs.

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Wall-E

School: 
Lesterville Schools
Teacher Name: 
Amber Harbison
Class: 
7th grade
School District: 
Lesterville School
Number of Participants: 
7
Here to clean up Earth one piece of trash at a time!
Here to clean up Earth one piece of trash at a time!
Here to clean up Earth one piece of  trash at a time!

For their project my students decided to work together to creat Wall-E. The story behind Wall-E is that in 2805, Earth is abandoned and largely contaminated with garbage, with its people evacuated by megacorporation Buy-N-Large on giant starliners. BnL has left behind WALL-E robot trash compacters to clean up. To create their project they used recycled materials such as boxes, soda cans, gallon food cans, paper, and paper towel rolls. 

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Being Green Is Staying Clean!

School: 
Camdenton Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Jamie Webster
Class: 
Parks and Recreation Area of Career Interest (ACI)
School District: 
Camdenton R-III School District
Number of Participants: 
3
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Oscar the Grouch, a friendly and familiar face, encourages middle school students to stay clean and green from a traditional metal trash can.

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Pick Up and Pitch In

School: 
Lakeland R-III
Teacher Name: 
Liana Bennett
Class: 
LOGO
School District: 
Lakeland R-III
Number of Participants: 
2

The students' design includes a baseball glove holding some pieces of trash ready to be pitched into the can.  There is a baseball on the lid of the can with the slogan.  The students decided on a baseball theme because it is spring and we are ready to cheer on our high school baseball and softball teams.

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream. . . Recycling!

School: 
Osage Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Karen Blevins
Class: 
GATES
School District: 
School of the Osage
Number of Participants: 
9
Eighth grade GATES students are excited to use this new recycling bin.
The "scoop" at our school is that recycling is easy; just like eating ice cream!
Three NoMOre Trash Logos are displayed on the cone wrapper.

Here is the “scoop” on our trash can entry.  Our school’s Builders Club has regular recycling pick up each Thursday. Teachers and staff are responsible for collecting their own recyclable paper first before the student pick up. Our recycling bin was created to encourage all teachers and staff to do their part to keep our school trash free.  The inviting ice cream cone design makes someone want to eat ice cream. Why not make someone want to recycle? Our three scoop cone was created with recycled newspaper, inner tubes, a beach ball, napkins, loofa material, and numerous candy wrappers.

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I'M READY to Recycle

School: 
St. Elizabeth R-IV
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Voss
Class: 
7th Grade Art
School District: 
St. Elizabeth R-IV
Number of Participants: 
16
students with their trash cans
Patrick, Spongebob and Gary

Students chose to theme their trash can this year to the theme of Spongebob.  They wanted to incorporate a recycling center and expanded to include two character friends along with their focus project, Spongebob. 

Photos include Spongebob - cans, Patrick-paper, and Gary-soda tabs.

To take their theme a step further, the 7th graders rewrote the lyrics to the Spongebob theme song:

 

Who lives in a pineapple in St E?

SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS!

 

Reducing the trash in Missouri is he

SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS!

 

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What Does the Fox Say? This Fox Says, "Ring a Ding Ding, Recycling!"

School: 
Southwest Livingston County R1
Teacher Name: 
Amber Hughes
Class: 
Seventh Grade Art
School District: 
Southwest Livingston County R1
Number of Participants: 
8

The seventh graders focused their entry on an animal that can be found in their area as well as one with declining populations. The trash can is a red fox made with tissue paper, newsprint, cardboard, soda bottles, and an old yard stick.  The front of the fox has a speech bubble that says "This fox says Ring-a-ding ding, recycling!" The No More Trash logo is found on the front of the body. The head, feet, and tail are constructed from old newsprint donated by the local newspaper office. The entire body is covered in tissue paper layers that were fringed.

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