11000 Holmberg Road
Parkland, FL 33076
Westglades Middle School opened seven years ago and has a current student enrollment of 1541 students. The school has been an "A" rated school since its inception and has been the recipient of the Five Star Award for the past six years. Westglades Middle School is dedicated to providing students with innovative educational programs infused with technology.
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Club supervisors and members will create Activity Guides to inform students and staff of specific events at school.
Students will analyze how their daily activities at home and at school impact their carbon footprint. They will also review how recycling activities and energy saving efforts at school will help reduce the carbon footprint of the school.
Westglades will be working closely with District headquarters to ensure all best practices implemented by the county are fully implemented at the school.
Westglades will celebrate EarthDay on April 2, 2011 with planting activities in our Butterfly Garden. The PAWS and Environmental Clubs will be displaying information about Project PERCH which helps the burrowing owls here in Parkland. FWC will be bringing by an Alligator or Crocodile for students to see.
Students will take a trip to the Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. plant.
The students will look at how the Greenhouse Effect is impacting south Florida and what small steps the students can take to reduce the Greenhouse Effect.
Part of this effort is the campus evaluation of our campus water usage and a training seminar for our facilities person by the Natural Resources and Planning Division
Our Student Government will be showcasing their efforts in species labeling throughout the campus as a way to better understand the roles / impact of invasive species on native plantings.
On Saturday, April 17, 2010 Westglades Middle School held an "Environmental Community Outreach event on our campus. In concert with Mr. Victor Suarez, Broward County educational specialist, we offered educational activities, tree giveaways and plantings by and for our students and families. This event coincided with Earth Day.
Westglades will be working closely with our Broward County Waste Management Department to reduce energy consumption in our physical facility and to begin a program to reduce paper usage among staff and students. Part of this effort is the campus evaluation of our campus water usage and a training seminar for our facilities person by the Natural Resources an Planning Division
We have established an awareness campaign for students to expand the recycling in our cafeteria as well as school-wide.
Students will begin to study "energy wasters" in the home and school and try to implement one saving strategy in their homes.
Students from our environmental club will be able to highlight their efforts in the area of container plantings.
Language Arts teachers will be working with students to create writing projects for the students to demonstrate their knowledge of green resources and the importance of recycling.