Atholton’s Green Team, formerly known as the STEAM Team, started a new program for composting at school to promote an eco-friendly focus in Atholton’s student body and faculty. On January 21, the first day of midterms, the program began with a compost bin in the cafeteria. The Green Team members came to help promote and monitor the bin.
The Earth is sick: climate trends are more erratic than ever, greenhouse gases are trapping more heat in the atmosphere, glaciers are melting, with storms stronger, droughts longer. And the younger generations demand a cure.
On September 3rd, new changes to the Howard County Public School System were set in place by the Board of Education including the dress code reform, the no-extra-credit policy, and the abolishment of the class rank system.
On Friday, September 20th, Atholton students participated in the Global Climate Strike. After walking to the football field, students signed their names on an earth-decorated parachute and listened to their peers speak on the importance of activism.
Relief efforts were quickly put into place after major flooding in Old Ellicott City on May 27th.