School Environment Awards

The School of the Month Environment Award program is a partnership between Keep Brevard Beautiful and Brevard County Public Schools. The program is designed to encourage students’ environmental efforts and instill pride in the appearance of their campuses. Participation is fun, educational and rewarding for students, teachers, administrators and school volunteers. The program focuses on campus beautification, environmental and recycling projects and encourages students to make a commitment to a litter free school. A volunteer judge visits each school every month to evaluate the school’s participation.

Points are given in the areas of: cleanliness (amount of litter seen around campus), creative projects (special environmental projects such as plays, posters, poems, arts and crafts, songs, classroom activities, etc.), recycling projects, and additional landscaping or beautification projects. All the scores from participating schools are tallied and the three schools in each area with the highest score win the SEA sign and certificate for that judging period.

Schools may select any grade level to serve as the program leader for implementing SEA programs. A coordinating teacher will complete the “Summary Sheet” (download below) explaining any special projects or activities initiated in the previous month to be considered for the award. Judging for each award period will be in the second week of the month prior to the award month. Schools will need to have implemented school environmental awareness instruction and cleaned their school grounds before each judging period.

Awards begin the first week of October and continue through May. Winning schools will have an award sign posted in front of the school and will receive a framed certificate commemorating the award. At the end of the school year, environmental prizes worth $100 will be awarded to the top scoring school in each of the north, central and south areas of the county, and a $50 cash prize will be awarded to the second highest scoring schools from each of the three areas.

To get a copy of the form of the SEA summary sheet, click here.

High Points

  • Keep Florida Beautiful award winning program, commenced May, 1991
  • 52 Brevard County public schools signed up to participate during the 2016-17 school year
  • 21 Dedicated KBB Chapter trustees and community-based volunteers are currently serving as judges
  • Student essay winners’ names are published in the May 2017 Pelly Gazette
  • Yearly SEA Winnersbased on most points earned throughout the 2016-2017 school year.  North Area: Tropical Elementary, Central Area: Manatee Elementary, South Area: Jupiter Elementary; Second Place Winners 2016-17: North Area: Audubon Elementary, Central Area: Surfside Elementary, South Area: Discovery Elementary;  Third Place Winners 2016-17: North Area: Roosevelt Elementary , Central Area: Andersen Elementary , South Area: Roy Allen Elementary.
  • Yearly SEA Winners each received a $150 gift certificate from Rockledge Gardens.  Second place winners received $100 Rockledge Gardens gift certificates.  Third place winners received $50 Rockledge Gardens gift certificates. Thank you to Northrop Grumman Corp. for funding these awards.

 Jupiter Elementary in Palm Bay – 2016/17 South Area Winner

Many thanks to the School Environmental Awards program sponsor –

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The 2017 – 2018 Monthly SEA Winners – click on a month to see the names.

October

No SEA judging for this month.

November

North Area:
Enterprise Elementary
Imperial Estates Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary

Central Area:
Cambridge Elementary
Golfview Elementary
Surfside Elementary

South Area:
Gemini Elementary
Jupiter Elementary
Westside Elementary

December

North Area:
Freedom 7 Elementary
Mims Elementary
Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary

Central Area:
Spessard Holland Elementary
Longleaf Elementary
Surfside Elementary

South Area:
Jupiter Elementary
Lockmar Elementary
Westside Elementary

January

February

March

April

May

June