Elementary schools recognized for energy efficiency

August 23, 2019

Rene McIntyre (left), Sheridan Elementary School principal, and Krista Dankert (right), Sheridan math and science coordinator, hold two checks totaling $7,500 for being named the Overall Most Improved Campus and the Most Improved Campus in their category. Sheridan also met its 5 percent savings goal, making its total winnings $8,700.
Rene McIntyre (left), Sheridan Elementary School principal, and Krista Dankert (right), Sheridan math and science coordinator, hold two checks totaling $7,500 for being named the Overall Most Improved Campus and the Most Improved Campus in their category. Sheridan also met its 5 percent savings goal, making its total winnings $8,700.

Aug. 23, 2019—CFISD’s Campus Energy Education Program (CEEP) completed its inaugural year in 2018-2019 and CFISD elementary schools are beginning to reap the rewards.

Last year, CFISD implemented CEEP to help reduce energy usage and electric costs while helping students learn habits, lessons and strategies to help conserve energy.

All 56 CFISD elementary schools were divided into four groups of 14 campuses and competed for awards of Most Improved and Most Efficient relating to energy usage. If a participating campus was the Most Improved or the Most Efficient in their group, it received $2,500 to its campus activity fund. If participating campuses reached a goal of at least 5 percent energy savings, the school received $1,200 for its campus activity fund.

Campuses also competed for the Overall Most Efficient Campus and Overall Most Improved Campus. Millsap Elementary School was named the Overall Most Efficient Campus, and Sheridan Elementary School was named the Overall Most Improved Campus. Each received $5,000 to its campus activity fund.

Pictured from left,Susan WilliamsMillsap Elementary School first grade teacher; Leah Spurlock, HVAC & lighting systems manager; and Joy Dauphin, Millsap principal; hold two checks totaling $7,500 for being named the Overall Most Efficient Campus and the Most Efficient Campus in their category. Millsap also met its 5 percent savings goal, making its total winnings $8,700.Pictured from left, Susan Williams, Millsap Elementary School first grade teacher; Leah Spurlock, HVAC & lighting systems manager; and Joy Dauphin, Millsap principal; hold two checks totaling $7,500 for being named the Overall Most Efficient Campus and the Most Efficient Campus in their category. Millsap also met its 5 percent savings goal, making its total winnings $8,700.

“This program far surpassed my vision for it in its first year,” said Leah Spurlock, CFISD’s HVAC and lighting systems manager. “The schools did a remarkable job running this program at their campuses. CFISD has definitely put CEEP on the map and this program is one that others would like to follow.”

The following schools were named the Most Efficient Campus in their groups and received $2,500 for their campus activity accounts:

  • Duryea Elementary School;
  • Hemmenway Elementary School;
  • Lowery Elementary School; and
  • Millsap Elementary School.

The following schools were named the Most Improved Campus in their groups and received $2,500 for campus activity accounts:

  • Birkes Elementary School;
  • Hancock Elementary School;
  • M. Robinson Elementary School; and
  • Sheridan Elementary School.

The following schools met their 5 percent savings goals, and each received $1,200 for their campus activity accounts:

  • Andre’ Elementary School;
  • Ault Elementary School;
  • Bane Elementary School;
  • Birkes Elementary School;
  • Black Elementary School;
  • Danish Elementary School;
  • Duryea Elementary School;
  • Emmott Elementary School;
  • Farney Elementary School;
  • Fiest Elementary School;
  • Frazier Elementary School;
  • Hamilton Elementary School;
  • Holmsley Elementary School;
  • Hoover Elementary School;
  • Kirk Elementary School;
  • Lamkin Elementary School;
  • McFee Elementary School;
  • Millsap Elementary School;
  • Moore Elementary School;
  • Owens Elementary School;
  • Pope Elementary School;
  • Post Elementary School;
  • Reed Elementary School;
  • Rennell Elementary School;
  • M. Robinson Elementary School;
  • A. Robison Elementary School;
  • Sampson Elementary School;
  • Sheridan Elementary School;
  • Swenke Elementary School;
  • Tipps Elementary School;
  • Walker Elementary School;
  • Wells Elementary School;
  • Willbern Elementary School; and
  • Woodard Elementary School.

The CEEP will continue in the 2019-2020 school year with an emphasis on helping custodians conserve energy during overnight hours.

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