Life Skills recycling efforts recognized by Suns

Posted: May 23, 2014 in Academics, Life Skills, Student Accomplishments, Trips


By Kathy G.
Cougar News Blog

The Phoenix Suns and APS teamed up and put together a “Green Team,” for grades 7 through 12 who want to be friendlier to the environment.
Cactus Canyon’s Life Skills class, which started a program to recycle bottles and cans at the school was recognized for their accomplishment and invited to attend a Suns game. The group received 30 lower-level tickets to to the March 4 game and Green Team T – shirts. At halftime, everyone who went got to be honored on the court for the accomplishment of how much recycling was done.
Even though the Suns lost to the Los Angeles Clippers, students enjoyed the game and were glad they had the opportunity to go.
“The Phoenix Suns big entrance was my favorite part,” said eighth grader Richard Medina.
During the outing, Mrs. Davis’ students were able to practice the skills they learn in class, by hanging out with each other, being quiet when needed, and being loud and cheering for their favorite team when appropriate.
“My students learned community skills, “ said Ms. Davis.

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