The students and staff of the Academy for Business & Technology Elementary School took another step forward in becoming an "Environmentally Green" school and workplace with the kick-off of a new Recycling Program.
Students and staff joined together this afternoon for a Pep Rally to learn and get excited about Recycling! Midstates Recycling Services has worked with our Green Team to help implement a recycling program that will be user friendly. Every classroom and office throughout the building now has a cardboard PAPER container and there are PLASTIC BOTTLE bins located near each water fountain -- on both the main floor and upstairs. The students learned what sort of materials CAN and CANNOT be put into these recycling bins. Students are encouraged to bring in recycleable items from home too: paper, plastic bottles and cardboard (borken down, please).
Each month Midstates will provide our school with an Ecological Report that will show how many pounds of paper we recycled and how our efforts had a positive effect on the environment. If everyone gets involved, we can make a world of difference!
Thanks to members of the Green Team for making this long-standing dream of having a recycling program at our school a reality and to Midstates helping us take these first steps.
Congratulations to the Students, Staff, and Parents of The Academy for Business & Technology Elementary School (ABTE) for being recognized by the Michigan Department of Education as a school that is “Beating the Odds” (2010-11). "We have good things happening in Michigan schools," said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan. "These Beating the Odds schools are helping students make progress and finding ways to overcome traditional barriers to academic achievement." ABTE is one of 123 schools in Michigan to be identified as Beating the Odds -- click on the image below to learn more about Beating the Odds schools. "Academic Success For All!" does not happen over-night and does not happen without a lot of hard work from everyone involved. "Beating the Odds schools have found ways to work smarter and harder, not just harder," Flanagan said. "They have good leaders, knowledgeable and prepared teachers who engage students and a commitment to involve and embrace parents and the community."
From: Dearborn Police Department
On November 9, 2011 at approximately 2:00 PM, FEMA and the FCC will test the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
1) The Test is national and will come from FEMA.
2) All radio, television, cable and satellite operators will air the test at exactly the same time. Viewers and listeners usually change channels when a test comes on. This time it will be on every channel simultaneously.
3) The system test will take place on 11-9-11.
Similar to local emergency alert system tests, during the nationwide test on November 9, an audio message will interrupt television and radio programming indicating: “This is a test.” The nationwide test will last approximately *_30 seconds_*_ instead of 2-3 minutes, as originally announced_.* *This change has been made to reduce the disruption to the American public, while still maintaining our ability to test the system’s nationwide capabilities.
We are asking everyone to help spread the word. And remember, on November 9 at 2:00 PM EST, "Don’t stress; it’s only a test."
For videos, PSAs, and additional information please, visit FEMA FAQ’s page [http://www.fema.gov/eastest/faqs.shtm ] and the FCC EAS Test page [http://www.fcc.gov/nationwideeastest ].