In our last blog we talked about how all of the Hawthorn Schools have solar electricity panels on them. Everyone in Vernon Hills, Illinois is so excited about these solar school projects that two of the schools provided us with updates.
Hawthorn Middle School South
According to Michael Brennan, 7th grade science teacher, â€œSince Middle School South’s Installation (January Â 18th) to March 19th, we have produced 132 kWh hours of solar energy. We have had a carbon offset of 201 lbs which is the equivalent of two trees. The science classes have begun teaching lessons on solar energy using mini Photovoltaic Cells to raise awareness on our solar panels.â€
Hawthorn Aspen Elementary School
From Lisa Cerauli, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, â€œCurrently, we have the 5th grade students inform the school on our morning broadcast. Â They give the monthly info to the rest of the school during their newscast.â€
Every school using solar every day.