• Astor students organize the school’s first Earth Day event

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    Astor K-8 students held Earth Day events for the first time. (Photos by Beth Conyers)

    Climate change was the theme when Astor students held a number of events to recognize Earth Day on Monday, April 22. Students who were not able to participate in the global student climate change event last month asked to do something for Earth Day and organized a variety of activities.

    "This was their way of taking part," Principal Sarah Zabel said.

    The school's seventh- and eighth-grade students wrote books on endangered species and read them to the K-2 students during the morning. After the lunch hour, the school’s middle school students went out to the front lawn to hold an organized sit-in, with songs and a moment of silence. Students also picked up trash around campus.

    "We hope to make this a tradition," said Language Arts teacher Suzanne Germaneri, who helped coordinate the event.

    See a full set of photos from the event