Maryland Green School
Mother Seton School celebrates the distinction of becoming a Maryland Green School – one of four schools in Frederick County and one of three Catholic schools in the state of Maryland - certified by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). Our goal is to create the best possible learning environment for students while embracing a lifelong responsibility for the earth’s resources.
Mother Seton School recognized some of the people whose efforts helped the school attain the distinction of being recognized as a 2009 Maryland Green School: Pictured from L-R, Front Row: Sr. Catherine Francis – MSS Resource Teacher; Sr. JoAnne Goecke, MSS Principal; Audrey Hillman, Master Gardener, Rosemary Laudani – Current MSS Parent, Stacey L. Collins, Client & Community Relations Manager – PNC Bank; Back Row: David Hawkins, President- Frederick Area Landscape Contractors and Nurserymen Association, Larry Underriner – MSS Board of Directors, Edward Remavege – PNC Investments; Jerry Schwartz – Environmental Scientist; Gordon Love, Green School Committee Chair and MSS Vice Principal. Other Green School Committee members not pictured: Pastor Jon Greenstone - Elias Lutheran Church, Danielle Kuykendall – MSS Middle School Science Teacher, Elizabeth Prongas – President, New Forest Society and Kay Schultz - Frederick County Watershed Alliance.
Other Green School Committee members not pictured: Jayne Breighner – MSS 3rd Grade Teacher, Pastor Jon Greenstone - Elias Lutheran Church, Danielle Kuykendall – MSS Middle School Science Teacher, Elizabeth Prongas – President, New Forest Society, Kay Schultz - Frederick County Watershed Alliance.
Willow Rill Nature Trail
Thanks to the initiative of the Green School Committee and the generosity of Mr. Robert Elam, the Willow Rill Nature Trail at Mother Seton School boasts a beautiful sign inviting all to enjoy the peace and natural beauty of the trail. When you are visiting MSS, take a walk down to see it in its natural setting. more>>
Thanks to the assistance of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Plamondon, a PNC Bank grant, a MD State Solar grant, and a partnership with Standard Solar, MSS is the proud owner of a 1.75 kilowatt solar energy system consisting of five solar panels. more>>
What is a Green School Initiative?
How Does It Work?
What are the State requirements?
What is the criteria for Curriculum and Instruction?
Professional Development: The school staff are involved in professional development or other training activities that enhance environmental awareness.
Celebration: The school acknowledges and celebrates student and staff accomplishments in the implementation of environmental best management practices in the operation, design, and maintenance of the school building and grounds.
What are the requirements for Operation and Design of School Building and Grounds? (school must demonstrate that it meets at least 4 of the 7 criteria)
What are the requirements for the School Community? (School must demonstrate at least 1 of the 2 criteria)
For more information please contact:
Danielle Kuykendall, Green School Coordinator