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Hixson Middle earns Seedling level by Missouri Green Schools

10/7/2023 -

Missouri Green Schools announced its 2023 honorees, recognizing Hixson Middle School for its commitment to improving the health and wellness of students and staff, lowering their environmental impact, and providing place-based education.

"Students at Hixson Middle School have stepped up and started making meaningful changes in both our building as well as our community. Learning about, and putting into place action plans that have a positive impact on their surroundings such as creating a classroom recycling program and creating a large outdoor sustainable classroom area. We plan to continue our learning journey, one step at a time, trying our best to make positive differences in the lives of those around us,” Eric Hayes, Hixson Middle School said.

MGS is a state level recognition and support program co-managed by the Missouri Gateway Green Building Council and the Missouri Environmental Education Association. MGS annually recognizes schools for initiatives ranging from designing accessible gardens to establishing diverse Green Teams which foster Whole-School Sustainability.