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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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    Thoreau teacher named STAR 101.5 Teacher of the Week


    Henry David Thoreau Elementary School teacher Casey Conroy and her fourth/fifth grade Quest class were surprised by STAR 101.5 and the King-Pierce Counties Dairy Ambassador on October 19. Conroy was the recipient of the STAR 101.5 Elementary Teacher of the Week award. She was nominated by her student, Trisha Wui.

    Each student received a goody bag from Dairy Farmers of Washington, Living Computers: Museum + Labs, KOMO 4, and STAR 101.5. Conroy received a personalized plaque from Trophies2Go, a Living Computers: Museum + Labs gift card, and a $100 gift card from Daniel’s Broiler. She will also receive a makeover courtesy of Blanc N’ Schwartz Salon in Kent.

    STAR 101.5 Teacher of the Week with her class