Fourth and fifth graders participate in a service learning project that earns them 1 service learning credit as they leave elementary school.
The Service-Learning contacts for GES is Ms. Dawn Kintop ([email protected]) and Ms. Michelle Lewis ([email protected]).
PFY – After School Program
Partnering for Youth provides academic, enrichment, and recreational activities for students at Queen Anne’s County schools directly after dismissal.
G.R.A.C.I.E. Environmental Club
Awareness with our students and
Issues with the
The GRACIE Project is a group of fourth and fifth graders who meet every Thursday morning prior to the school day with 5th Grade Teacher, Mr. Billy Richardson. The goal of the group is to raise awareness of environmental issues that affect both our student body and our community. These endeavors enabled GES to be certified in 2014 as a Green School with the State of Maryland, the first one on the Eastern Shore of MD.
The GRACIE Project was conceptualized by Mr. Richardson. In 2014, we were awarded two grants: one from ‘Keep Maryland Beautiful’ that allowed us to create an outdoor classroom focusing on native plants; and the second grant from Chesapeake Bay Trust that allowed us to create a wetland learning center that is located behind the school. Both places will enable teachers to engage the students in hands-on learning.