presented by Island Grown Schools
Friday May 27, 2016 10:50-12:30 Library Conference Room
As seniors, moving on to the next chapter means the new freedom to make independent decisions. Freshmen in college and everyone else experiencing less parental supervision will not only be finding balance between work and play, but also deciding on how to feed themselves. If you’ve never grocery shopped for yourself or fed yourself for three meals a day, you might be asking where do I even begin? Come to the LCR on Friday, May 27th during 3rd period to get some tips on how to eat well when you’re just learning how to make food decisions. Grocery store essentials, quick, nutritious recipes, and other tips to stay healthy while eating well will all be covered. Snacks provided!
We are pleased to announce the presentation dates and times for the 18 students doing senior projects. Senior project requires an original idea, a research paper, a journal, and a presentation before a panel.
If you see any of these students, they would be thrilled to hear your words of encouragement and support. While each senior project is an independent endeavor, the success of each project is dependent on our collective support.
Click below to read more about these amazing projects.
This spring, Island Grown Schools and MVRHS collaborated to develop an on-site composting program in the high school garden to reduce food waste from the school cafeteria, build healthy soil for the school garden, and educate MVRHS students about composting and food waste reduction (while simultaeously cutting down on disposal costs for the school)!
MVRHS Building Trades constructed a rodent proof compost bin with local lumber that is enclosed in the second courtyard where the vegetable garden is located – and we are pleased to announce that it has been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for on-site composting!
Kelsey Head, the current IGS high school coordinator, and Will Conroy, the new IGS high school coordinator, are seeking student and faculty support to bolster our food waste recycling program through an exciting, school wide competition called Slash the Trash!
Please see our composting video for a fun, lighthearted conversation about composting at MVHRS and a visual walk through of the Slash the Trash competition! If you would like to watch just the instructions for the competition, please watch at 4:17 sec into video ( and see below for more details). [Read more…]