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Overheard in After School

*Warning, references kids who like vegetables* The plan was monkey bread. Sugar, cinnamon, and bread. But a plan , even of the greatest quality is not guaranteed success in the wilds of middle school. Not ten minutes in it was mentioned that we were only making one thing, when we…
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Adventure time

I was fortunate enough to be invited along as a chaperone with the Hilsman Science and Energy Team field trip to release the rainbow trout in conjunction with Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center and Trouts Unlimited. Not only did we get to participate in the trout release, we also learned…
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It's all about the experience

Ahhhh spring time. The pollen is floating through the air, in our sinuses, and on our windshields, and the sporadic flash floods grace us when we need them least. Although Athens, Georgia, residing in plant hardiness zone 8a, can grow cool season crops year-round with the proper precautions, spring also…
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UGA student support

Middle school garden programs here in Athens are not just a product of the middle school community–many stakeholders have invested a lot of time, energy, and financial support in these efforts to grow for the benefit of these students and the larger community. One essential component to the success of…
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Compost your brains out!!

8297. From February 2016 to February 2017, Burney-Harris-Lyons, Clarke Middle, Hilsman, and Coile students collected 8297 pounds of compost that would have gone into the cafeteria trashcans and from there to the Athens-Clarke landfill! And we are just getting started. We estimate that in our first full year of collecting…
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Meals in the Middle Vol. 3

Wednesday, February 1st, the Clarke County School District will host their third charity meal at Athens Career Academy to benefit ULEAD Athens. Their staff strives to assist students of immigrant families in their pursuit of higher education. Help us support their ongoing efforts for equal education opportunities by attending this…
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CMS Garden Update

Students in the 7th and 8th grade who are enrolled in the Food and Consumer Sciences course, with Hope Zimmerman, will have the opportunity to eat a helping of salad that will include lettuce and spinach (perhaps some cilantro if they are open to it) from the Clarke Middle School…
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