Important for Honors Chemistry Students

posted May 31, 2012, 3:51 PM by Michelle Stern

Attention Honors Chemistry Students for 2012-2013.  There will be a brief meeting in Mr. Niemann's Room (3401) at the beginning of Lunch on Wednesday June 6th, 2012 to explain the summer assignment.  Please make sure to attend if you are planning on being in the class next year.

6/2/12: Extra Credit and Community Service

posted May 22, 2012, 4:33 PM by Michelle Stern

Come help at our Sustainable Food and Art Festival on Saturday June 2.

Three time shifts are available:
9-11 am
11 am - 1 pm
1 pm - 3 pm

You will earn extra credit and community service hours for helping to set up our Lexicon of Sustainability posters, work at our sustainable food booths, and cleaning up.  

Please sign up with Mrs. Stern so she knows you are coming.

Sustainable Food FINAL PROJECT

posted May 22, 2012, 4:31 PM by Michelle Stern

The attached documents are your final exam.  

  1. You will need to turn in a portfolio that includes the attached Food Mile Challenge and also demonstrates that you have completed the project.
  2. On the day of your final exam, each student needs to bring a sustainable dish to share (and a serving utensil), and do a presentation about how the meal you prepared was sustainable.  All of the criteria are attached.
Have fun - and get your family involved!

Rocky Mountain Organic Meats

posted May 16, 2012, 1:21 PM by Michelle Stern   [ updated May 23, 2012, 4:05 PM ]

Many thanks to Rod from Rocky Mountain Organic Meats for skyping into class to speak with us!  Here is a video of our chat about sustainable food systems and industrial agriculture:

If you would like to buy sustainable and organic meat AND support Rod and his family, you can find his food here:

Sign the Petition: Cages for Egg-Laying Hens

posted May 15, 2012, 12:20 PM by Michelle Stern

The United Egg Producers are lobbying federal legislation to preempt local efforts to ban cages for egg-laying hens.  Go to to sign a petition and to send an email to your congresspeople (very easy, you just enter your name and address and they auotomatically send it to the right people).

Current Extra Credit

posted May 9, 2012, 10:31 AM by Michelle Stern

  1. Additional food photographs, due Friday.  One is REQUIRED but extras will give you more points.  
  2. Food advertisements that make health claims
  3. Your participation at our Sustainable Food / Art Festival on June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please Bring to Class...

posted May 1, 2012, 11:20 AM by Michelle Stern

We need the following items for our food unit:
  • rinsed snack packages (with food labels and ingredients intact)
  • food advertisements (from junk mail or from the newspaper)
  • used food magazines
Don't forget to do your food photography assignment!

Honors Chemistry Placement

posted Apr 25, 2012, 8:13 PM by Michelle Stern

Please report to Mr. Niemann's room at lunch on Friday to find out the results of the honors chemistry placement test.

Star Test Schedule

posted Apr 23, 2012, 12:48 PM by Michelle Stern

See attached

Save the Date: June 2

posted Apr 19, 2012, 7:38 PM by Michelle Stern   [ updated Apr 19, 2012, 7:39 PM ]

Please save the date - Saturday, June 2.

It's the big day - our Sustainable Food Art show through Lexicon of Sustainability.  Plus, we get to partner with MSA and their Art Fest, so we can spread the word about sustainable food even further!  

If you come and help our event, you will earn community service hours and maybe even some extra credit.  We will be selling my book. The Whole Family Cookbook, which teaches families how to cook REAL food together.  It is also my hope that we will be able to host a small farmer's market along with some wonderful people from the community that support youth leadership and environmental health.

You won't want to miss it.  

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