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Less plastic waste, healthier oceans

After students at Mann Elementary learned how much plastic ends up in the ocean, and the harmful effects it has on marine life, they tried not to use single-use plastic for 30 days. In culmination of the school’s efforts, students attended an assembly by “Ocean” Annie Crawly on June 8, World Oceans Day.

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    Alcott teacher named STAR 101.5 Teacher of the Week


    Kindergarten class of STAR 101.5 Teacher of the Week, Jennifer Kuehnle.Alcott Elementary School teacher Jennifer Kuehnle and her kindergarten class were surprised by STAR 101.5 and the Washington State Dairy Ambassador on October 12. The students were treated to chocolate milk and cheese sticks because Kuehnle was the recipient of the STAR 101.5 Elementary Teacher of the Week award. She was nominated by her student, Emerson Cousens. Emerson’s mom, Paige Cousens, said Emerson likes Mrs. Kuehnle because she is nice and funny.

    Each student received a goody bag from Dairy Farmers of Washington, Living Computers: Museum + Labs, KOMO 4, and STAR 101.5. Kuehnle received a personalized plaque from Trophies2Go, a Living Computers: Museum + Labs gift card, and a $100 gift card from Daniel’s Broiler.