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Sixth through eighth grades.

Throw Away Trash in a Flash

School: 
Festus Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Valerie Walker
Class: 
art
School District: 
Festus R-6
Number of Participants: 
5
Festus' Flash-can entry
Festus' Flash-can entry
NoMOre Trash Festus' Flash-can enrty

Students brainstormed ideas for the campaign.  After deciding on Flash, the group set<!---break--->

to work making the relief areas out of recycled cardboard, plastic lids and plaster gauze. 

Once all construction was complete they painted the can.

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No More Trash Contest

School: 
Greenville Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Christina McKinney
Class: 
Greevnille Elementary Beta
School District: 
Greenville R-II
Number of Participants: 
10

The students pick up trash around the school building and thought it would be nice to have trash cans with logos that encouraged the students to keep the school clean.

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Hornets Recycle More

School: 
St. Elizabeth R-IV
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Voss
Class: 
7th Grade Art
School District: 
St. Elizabeth R-IV
Number of Participants: 
11

With a very sports driven class, they chose to create a basketball-hoop inspired trash can to place where our high school students sit for basketball games.

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Keep The Galaxy Clean

School: 
North Daviess R-III School
Teacher Name: 
Annette Lowrey
Class: 
7th Grade Geography Class
School District: 
North Daviess R-III School District
Number of Participants: 
7
2018 ND NOMOTRASH contest
2018 ND Group working on NOMOTRASH project
2018 ND Group working on NOMOTRASH project

The 7 students brain-stormed ideas first.  They decided on a Star Wars Theme and to use R-2 D-2 as the design.  They recycled the trash can used for last year's contest which needed to be sanded and repainted, which the students did.  They then divided their group into the designers, painters and decorators.  The designers planned how to make the dome for the top of R-2 D-2.  They drew out the design and cut out parts from the cardboard boxes brought in by the students.  The students used glue and water to make a paste for the paper mache to make the head.  They secured the strips with card

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Raiders say, No More Trash!

School: 
North County Intermediate
Teacher Name: 
Tracy Thomas
Class: 
Performance Based Learning
School District: 
North County R-1 Schools
Number of Participants: 
5
Students with Raider Trash Can
North County Intermediate Raider Trash Can
No MO Trash Poster  North County Intermediate

We designed and built a trash can to look like the mascot of our school, a raider.  We bought the trash can with the money we earned from participating in the Ameren Energy Efficiency program. We did this in our Performance Based Learning (PBL) class.  We used cardboard boxes and colored paper to make the head and arms. We used paper to make the skirt. We cut out the mouth of the raider and the bottom of the head and fit it on top of the trash can so students could feed trasch to the raider. Our slogan is "Don't be an Earth hater, feed our North County Raider." The most challenging part of

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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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