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Sixth through eighth grades.

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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Yes I Can Recycle It

School: 
Arcadia Valley Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Rebecca Turner
Class: 
Middle School Art
School District: 
Arcadia Valley R2
Number of Participants: 
8

The students joined together to create their version of Wreck It Ralph and Fix it Felix.  While developing their ideas, the students thought of the roles the two Disney characters portray.  Ralph is a large guy who like to destroy things and make a mess, much like the people who litter our roads and state parks.  Felix is a loving caring person who is always going behind Ralph to clean up.  Therefore, Felix represents the MO Dot workers, conservationist, park rangers, and numerous other citizens of Missouri who help to keep our roads and parks clean.  The slogan they developed, Yes I Can, R

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Yes I Can, Recycle It

School: 
Arcadia Valley Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Rebecca Turner
Class: 
Middle School Art
School District: 
Arcadia Valley R2
Number of Participants: 
8

The students joined together to create their version of Wreck It Ralph and Fix it Felix.  While developing their ideas, the students thought of the roles the two Disney characters portray.  Ralph is a large guy who like to destroy things and make a mess, much like the people who litter our roads and state parks.  Felix is a loving caring person who is always going behind Ralph to clean up.  Therefore, Felix represents the MO Dot workers, conservationist, park rangers, and numerous other citizens of Missouri who help to keep our roads and parks clean.  The slogan they developed, Yes I Can, R

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