Phyllis Theermann

Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeff Riley announced that Wellesley Public Schools was selected as a 2019 Green Ribbon School along with The Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School in Boston, and the Ipswich Middle-High School in Ipswich.

Wellesley was chosen for excellence in reducing environmental impact, delivering environmental education programming, and improving the health and wellness of all members of the WPS community.

These honorees will now be sent to the U.S. Dept. of Education for consideration as National Green Ribbon Schools.

Launched by the U.S. Department of Education in 2011, the Green Ribbon Schools recognition program honors schools and districts that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and delivering effective environmental and sustainability education that incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), civic skills, and green career pathways. Each year, Massachusetts selects one or more schools or districts to honor at the state level; those honorees are then elevated to the U.S. Department of Education where they will have the opportunity to be honored as a national Green Ribbon School/District.

Congratulations to the entire WPS community!