John S. Jones Elementary School has applied to be one of Alabama’s Bicentennial schools. In order to qualify, students and faculty must hosts events to help strengthen the connection between their school and community.
Today, students decided to turn community recycled items into art for everyone to enjoy. The elementary school has been recycling items like cardboard and plastic for more than five years. Recently, faculty members decided to encourage the community to contribute to this healthy habit. Each classroom then creates beautiful art with the recycled items that is displayed inside the school.
Michelle Hunt has been the School Counselor for eight years and has seen this recycling commitment bring out the best in students. Hunt also says that since the school has started hosting recycling events, the entire community is beginning to notice the positive impact.
Last month, students and faculty chose to recycle gently used blankets and donated them to local animal shelters.