Goessel Elementary School recently received the Kansas Green Schools of Excellence Award through the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for its work in recycling and outdoor learning. Through their efforts, Goessel has received both statewide and nationwide recognition. Examples of their efforts include student gardening, environmental lessons in the Outdoor Wildlife Learning Station and student-led recycling. The Green School of Excellence Award also qualifies Goessel as an Eco School through the National Wildlife Federation as well as becoming a Green School through Project Learning Tree. Rachel Wahle, education specialist with KACEE, came and presented the award to the school at a school-wide assembly. Also pictured are: front row (from left) Adriana Duerksen, Logan Bryant; second row, Javin Schmidt, Royser Duran, Eli Boden; third row, Wahlee, Tom Krehbiel (fourth-grade teacher) and John Fast (principal and superintendent).