With Earth Day coming up on April 22, Delta Middle School students are ready to take action. They will be celebrating Earth Week by participating in a variety of activities.
On Monday, April 16, DMS students will attend the county commissioners meeting to propose that the county support opening a recycling station in the City of Delta. Parents and community members who support this proposal are asked to join the students at 10 a.m. at the county courthouse Monday.
The recycling pilot program in Hotchkiss is very successful, and the students feel it is time to expand to Delta. DMS is also doing a "recycling drive" that day to see how much the school can recycle in a day. The school has had a successful recycling program for the past three years. Tuesday is "TV Turnoff Day" designed to encourage students to save energy at home, and to be active. Wednesday students will wear green in support of being green. Thursday students are encouraged to use their "green thumb" at home to help with weeding and other outdoor initiatives. On Friday, DMS will participate in "Lights Off," which means that most lights at DMS will be turned off to conserve energy at school. There will also be a ceremony at some point throughout the week to recognize the efforts by Student Council to beautify the school by planting about ten new trees on the school grounds.