Oregon Department of Education           SOSI

 

2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Awards

and

2014 Oregon Sustainable School Awards

 

2014 Awards - General Schedule

Dec 2      4:00 – 4:30, Informational Conference Call (details below)
Dec 9      Requested date for an intent to apply (helpful but not required)
Jan 15     Applications due
Jan 28     Inform those selected as Oregon nominees for U.S. Green Ribbon program.
Mid-Feb  Announce Oregon award winners
Apr 22     U.S. Dept. of Education announces U.S. Green Ribbon awardees
July 22    U.S. Dept. of Education hosts award ceremony in Washington D.C. 

2014 Award Winners

2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award winners from Oregon

Winners will be announced by the U.S. Department of Education on April 22nd.

 

2014 Oregon Sustainable School Award winners

   2014 Oregon Sustainable School Award

  • Willamette High School, Bethel School District
 

   2014 Oregon Pillar 1 Award: Environmental Impacts

   2014 Oregon Pillar 2 Award: Healthy, Safe Students & Staff

  • Willamette High School, Bethel School District (application)

   2014 Oregon Pillar 3 Award: Education for Sustainability

  • Trillium Creek Primary, West Linn-Wilsonville School District (application)

Thank you to the 19 topic specialists who helped to score the applications!

Awards Overview

The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Awards and Oregon Sustainable School Awards recognize public and private K-12 schools for performance within four “Pillars” of sustainability:

  1. Environmental Impacts
  2. Healthy, Safe Students and Staff
  3. Education for Sustainability: Environmental and Social Literacy
  4. Social Sustainability

The Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative (SOSI) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) work in partnership to offer these award programs to Oregon schools. The two award programs are aligned, and the same application process serves for both.

Green Ribbon School Awards

Oregon is a participating state in the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School recognition program. Each state can nominate up to 3 public and 1 private K-12 school. One of the 3 public schools must have 40 percent of its students eligible for free/reduced lunch. A private school may only be nominated if at least one public school is nominated. Each nominee school must demonstrate high overall performance across Pillars 1, 2 and 3. See Green Ribbon School details on the U.S. Department of Education website.

Oregon Sustainable School Awards

The Oregon awards recognize the school with the highest overall achievement across all four Pillar areas, as well as the highest achieving schools in each of the four Pillars.

2013 Award Winners

2013 Oregon Sustainable School Award:

· Jackson Elementary (Medford School District)

2013 Oregon Pillar 1 Award: Environmental Impacts:

None selected

2013 Oregon Pillar 2 Award: Healthy, Safe Students and Staff

· Meriwether Lewis Elementary (Portland Public Schools), co-winner

· Oak Creek Elementary (Lake Oswego School District), co-winner

2013 Oregon Pillar 3 Award: Education for Sustainability: Environmental and Social Literacy

· Jesuit High School (Portland)

2013 Oregon Pillar 4 Award: Social Sustainability

· Jackson Elementary (Medford School District)

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Recognition:

No Oregon nominees in 2013.

See ODE press release
See Oregonian article
See KUIK coverage

2012 Award Winners

2012 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Winners from Oregon

Catlin Gabel School (Portland), Gladstone High School (Gladstone), Sunnyside Environmental School (Portland), and Willamina Elementary School (Willamina).

2012 Oregon Sustainable School Award Winners

1st Place 2012 Oregon Sustainable School: Willamina Elementary School, Willamina School District

2nd Place 2012 Oregon Sustainable School: Catlin Gable School, Portland.

Winners within the individual pillars are:
Pillar 1 – Minimizing Environmental Impacts

  • Catlin Gabel School, Portland (winner)
  • Spencer Butte Middle School, Eugene School District (honorable mention)

Pillar 2 – Supporting Healthy, Safe Students

  • Gladstone High School, Gladstone School District (winner)

Pillar 3 – Educating for Sustainability

  • Sunnyside Environmental School, Portland Public Schools (winner)
  • Jesuit High School, Portland (honorable mention)

Pillar 4 – Social Sustainability

  • Willamina Elementary, Willamina School District (winner)
  • Rosland Elementary, Bend-LaPine School District (honorable mention)
 

2014 Application Materials:

Part 1: General Information

Part 2: School Application

Part 3: Potential Metrics

Resource Page

 

Part 2 for School Districts:

District Application

 

Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan

US Dept of Education GreenStrides Page

 

For further info contact:

Lori Stole

lstole@sustainableschools.org
Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative

Brian Reeder

brian.reeder@state.or.us
Oregon Department of Education