As the school gets solar panels, 5th graders research alternative energy sources

Atlantic Highlands -  Atlantic Highlands Elementary School fifth graders spent the end of the school year observing the solar panel supplies being loaded on the roof of the school in preparation for their installation.  Several teachers collaborated on the project- language arts teacher Karen Talerico, technology teacher Patti Shea, Media Specialist April Bunn and art teacher Caroline Northrop. The students researched alternative energy sources, mainly solar and wind, and produced essays and artwork that showed how the school could be helped by using these energy sources.

Award winners Annelise H. and Robert C.

Board member, parent and Atlantic Highlands Environmental Commission member, Regina Hawley-Keelan and parent and former Atlantic Highlands Town Council member Stephanie Ladiana, joined a panel of judges in evaluating the student work and creativity.Two student finalists were chosen based on research quality and enthusiasm about the project. Annelise H. and Robert C. were awarded certificates and a flowering plant at the school awards assembly.

For more information on Atlantic Highlands Elementary School, visit: www.ahes.k12.nj.us