Quaker Valley School District has formalized its commitment to the environment. The Board of Directors approved a resolution to “promote healthy and environmentally sustainable schools and whenever possible to teach environmental responsibility.”
The district is not new to green decisions. Each year, Quaker Valley increases its effort to find ecological solutions to ongoing operations and day-to-day practices. The district’s efforts to use ecologically safe cleaning products and methods, as well as to employ technology to go paperless have been in place for several years. For the last seven years, the district has produced a paperless program of studies for the middle school and high school by making the curriculum available online rather than providing paper copies to every parent, saving energy and natural resources. The QV Update newsletter and the district’s wall calendar are printed on 30% recycled paper.
From a curricular viewpoint, Quaker Valley proposes to look at math, science and social studies standards through a “green” lens. Using the environment as the focus, the opportunities to research, experiment and problem solve can add excitement and relevance to learning as the students discover answers that can have a lasting effect on their world - both in the present and the future.
Quaker Valley students volunteer numerous hours to improving the community by cleaning up refuse from local parks, planting trees, and constructing community gardens.
We invite our parents and community members to join in our ongoing efforts to ensure a healthier, sustainable environment for our current students and future generations.
QV Green News
During the 2012-13 school year, Quaker Valley High School began publishing The Quaker Quill student newspaper electronically, resulting in an annual savings of $2,400.
In 2012, QVSD added a footer to all district email messages encouraging recipients to consider the environment before printing. Quaker Valley continues to promote a reduction in paper usage in our schools and offices. Composting at QV (Video) Story begins at 19:50 on video WQED Pittsburgh 360: January 27, 2011 Compost makes lunch 'green' in Quaker Valley Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: May 6, 2010
Think Green Widget Did you know that recycling one aluminum can will save enough energy to power a TV for three hours? Did you know that 14 recycled plastic bottles yields enough fiberfill for a ski jacket? Learn how your recycling saves the environment and share with your friends. You can also compare your savings with others, and learn more about how your recycling makes a positive impact on the environment.
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Quaker Valley School District 100 Leetsdale Industrial Drive Suite B Leetsdale, PA 15056 map
Phone: 412-749-3600 Fax: 412-749-3601
Directions to District Office From the Sewickley Bridge (Route 65 & Broad Street in Sewickley), proceed 2.7 miles north on Route 65. At the Leetsdale Industrial Park sign, take the ramp access on the right. Make a left to cross over Route 65 and follow the ramp to the stop sign. At the stop sign, go straight, then make the next right onto Leetsdale Industrial Drive. Go to the third complex entrance on the right. The sign is marked "QVSD Offices." District Office is located in Suite B.
Quaker Valley School District 100 Leetsdale Industrial Drive - Suite B, Leetsdale, PA 15056 | 412-749-3600