The Green Team wants to grow!!!!!

If you want to be part of the Green Team join the Green Team Google Classroom. The code is ushr23. All the information you need about meetings, etc... will be on the Google Classroom.

Our Leadership Team

HS President: Brianna Francis

HS Secretary and Website Coordinator: Jack Evangelista (and W)

MS President: Charlotte Harvey

MS Secretary: Kayla Persaud

Public Relations Officer: Oluwafisayo Ogunsola

Teachers: Ms. Newman and Mr. Bradley

Scholars' earned a Gold S.E.E.D. Certification!

We Earned Gold S.E.E.D Certification!

We have officially earned a Gold S.E.E.D. (Sustainability, Efficiency & Environmental Dedication) Certification from the NYC DOE Office of Sustainability! Very well deserved!

Thanks to Mr. Bradley, our school has completed a series of sustainability-related actions that have positively impacted our school community and directly supported NYC’s goals for a sustainable city. Due to his inspiring commitment and leadership, he is building a foundation for today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Go Green TEAM!

You will see Scholars' Garden with new eyes!

A lot of work, time, money, and effort has been invested in our school garden. Teachers and students have access to it daily. Some teachers eat there and even host their virtual classes. But, have you wonder how it looked before? If so, watch "The Beginning of Scholars' Garden", check out the GT website, or watch all the GT videos on Vimeo.

The Green Team has adopted all the trees around Scholars'.

They do the best they can to show the trees some TLC. They weed, add compost and mulch around the trees. Everyone should adopt a tree!!!

Green Team weeding trees

Green Team weeding trees

Green Team adding compost and mulch to trees

Green Team adding compost and mulch to trees

Our Green Team Beautifying our Surroundings!

GT beautifying our garden

Our Garden is looking beautiful and healthier now. This work was paid for by Scholars'. Thank you Ms. Smyth! Our team needed a helping hand! Due to Covid the Green Team was constantly playing catch up. Now we are back to our best!

GT beautifying our surroundings

Scholars' Academy was awarded a $1,000 grant from Grow to Learn so our Green Team would adopt the trees surrounding our school, then learn how to care for trees.

Any NY citizen can adopt a NYC tree and care for it. This project will raise awareness of this and the fact that our Green Team, as Scholars' citizens, should start our sustainability efforts on our doorstep.

Scholars' Academy Recycles!

Take a second to properly use the garbage bins. The planet Earth THANKS you!

Scholars' Go Green Board
Three colored recycling bins from Scholars'
Recycling Bins in the Dining Room
Green Team Collecting Recyclables
Green Team Helping with Recycling in Dining Room
Recycling bins in classrooms

The Green Team is working hard to ensure that all rooms/offices have the cans needed to recycle. Signs and informational presentations will come next.

Green Team Sorting Plastic Bottles
Green Team Member Collecting Compost Material
Mr. Bradley and green team posing with bins
Green Team Cutting Labels for Bins


Thank you Councilman Eric Ulrich for providing a grant partnership with the Queens Botanical Garden and our Student Garden Club, led by the science teacher, Jonathan Bradley. Thanks to this joint partnership supported by our active and tenacious City Councilman Eric Ulrich, our garden is finally back to life after being destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. See it’s beauty in this very short slide show.

Lawn being fixed

Gardening Club

The Scholars' Gardening club would like to thank the Queens Botanical Garden for planning activities that allow us to further develop our very own garden with fruits and vegetables, make delicious hummus, and learn more about seeds and how to grow them.

Green Team working
Green Team Gardening
Student working together
Sixth Grade Students at work planting for the Greenhouse.
Students testing the soil for the Greenhouse.
Students testing soil samples
Three Sixth Graders testing the soil
Food Prepared by the Middle Schoolers.
Students watering their plants.
Two Sixth Graders at the Greenhouse
A vegetable dish from our Greenhouse.
A dish made from the vegetables in the Greenhouse.
Two Sixth Grade Students at the Greenhouse
Students testing water samples.
Students watering a plant from their Greenhouse.
STEAM Student working outside
Photo of a tree bed
Photo of lawn been planted
Students pulling radishes

6th grade STEM classes have been busy working in our garden. We just harvested some crops, planted daffodil bulbs, and put down wood chips to improve soil quality.

ARCHIVE (Past Events)

Excellent Recycling Behavior Acknowledgement System

The Green Team are starting an acknowledgement system to promote and encourage good recycling behaviors among homerooms.

Charts have been placed on the majority of the room doors on the 1st and 2nd floor. HS will be participating soon.

Stickers will be placed on the charts daily.

Green: All three bins have the correct materials in them and are in the correct location.

Yellow: Almost all good. But one or two items could be in the wrong bin, or the bins are not in the assigned location.

Red: All three bins have the wrong materials in them or the bins and signage have been moved.

Every Monday a new chart will be put up.

The Acknowledgements for the great recycling behavior will come soon. Below are some ideas.


  • Recognition on the Tuesday morning message

Monthly (options)

  • A planned extra recess in the yard on a Wednesday, period 5, or another suitable period (Mr. Bradley will supervise). Mr. Bradley will coordinate with the homeroom to sort a day/period that works (taking into account exams, advisory, etc....).

  • OR a Dress Down day

Per Marking Period

  • Pizza party

Per Year

  • A Recycling Class [Fun] Trip (planned by Mr. Bradley).

We are collecting plastic caps

Parents, Students and Staff,

We are collecting plastic caps and are going to have them turned into a garden bench.

It's not just bottle caps, it can be ANY cap made from plastic. For example, butter container caps or baby food caps.

There is a large blue collection container in the school cafeteria. Just send/or take in the caps and drop them off.

Spread the word! Tell grandma, uncle Bob, tell everyone. We will take all plastic caps.

We are always looking for ways to live "Green". This is a way for our school community to practice Green Living.

Thanks in advance for your participation!!

The Scholars' Academy Green Team

We Want Your Trash

Parents/Caregivers and Students,

We want some of you trash! In STEAM class we have been discussing how reducing the amount of trash going to landfills is one way to help the environment.

To model this, we are going to collect certain trash, organize it, and reuse the materials in school.

The trash flyer linked below details what we will be collecting. ONLY items listed on the flyer will be collected at this time.

Just send the items to school with your kid and they can drop them off in my room.

The materials will be used in the 7th grade engineering STEAM class to construct, art classes to create, 8th grade STEAM media class as props, and the math and science classes for hands on activities.

Thank you in advance for considering your participation.

Mr. Bradley

6th Grade STEAM Teacher and Scholars' Sustainability Coordinator


Recycle Your Pumpkins

The Scholars' Green Team want your pumpkins!!!! We will chop them up and add them to our compost pile. This will reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. You can send them in with your kid or drop them at the garden gates at the corner of Beach Channel Drive and 104th St.