Cardinal Stritch High School has received a $10,000 A+ for Energy grant from the BP Energy Education Program. The grant, entitled “The Green Cardinal Project,” is designed to use the visual, computer and language arts to educate students about multiple methods of recycling and conserving energy.
“We will organize our Art and Recycling Club to collect recyclable items from classrooms,” said Patricia Bails-Saelzler, art instructor at Cardinal Stritch. “Art students will paint colorful classroom receptacles for collecting recyclable materials. Our computer and art students will design flyers and posters for display and distribution. And our English students will write scripts that will be used in multi-media video presentations to support the “Green Cardinal Project.”
BP recognizes teachers who set the standard for excellence in education, including innovative and motivational experiences that deepen students’ knowledge about energy and energy conservation, according to Mary Caprella, BP’s director of Public Affairs.
Mary Caprella, BP public affairs director; Pat Bails-Saelzler, Stritch art Instructor; and Angela Shinaver, English instructor were on hand at the award ceremony where CSHS received an A+ for Energy grant through the BP Energy Education Program. Cheryl Trombley, math and technology instructor (not pictured), was also a member of the CSHS grant team for the Green Cardinal Project.