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6TH GRADE CLASS
SEMESTER IN REVIEW
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YOUR SEMESTER GUIDE TO SCHOOL NEWS, INFORMATION AND EVENTS.
Letter from the Director:
As we reach the end of this school year, we look
back at a year full of challenges,
accomplishments and memories. This semester
brought many achievements in the academic,
athletics and extracurricular activities which are
featured in this edition of the Cupeyville School
All areas, academic, athletics, community service
and extracurricular activities, were focal points. In
the academic area our students excelled at all grade
levels. They came in champions of the “Liga
Intercolegial de Historia y Geografia,” second place
in the “Math Olympics,” third place in the “Puerto
Rico Regional Spelling Bee,” fourth place in both
“Oratoria” and “Forensics,” and our High School
Robotics team received “Puerto Rico Robotics
Championship” Judge’s Award, and here we are
only naming a few.
These are remarkable
achievements considering the high number of
schools which participate in all these competitions.
In the extracurricular activity area, our Annual Golf
Tournament was a huge success enjoyed by close to
90 players. Equally successful was the spectacular
“Show Us Your Talent” Talent Show in which 312
students participated. Pandora, Cupeyville’s own
literary magazine hosted a very classy activity at the
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Also presented was
Cupeyville School’s Cookbook, which includes
recipes from faculty, students and friends. Our own
students were the showcased authors and they were
very proud. In those same lines, our Elementary
School students were very versed and poised in the
“Declamación de Poemas” activity.
Yet, these are so varied and many that I will let you
read these in the pages that follow.
The senior students have said their goodbyes as
they are ready to graduate, and the Class of 2015
has definitely left quite an imprint on all of us as
they have excelled as well rounded citizens in
Academics, Athletics and Community Service.
As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child
and I personally thank all those faculty members,
parents and even school staff, who helped raise this
wise group of seniors.
I am looking forward to another year of energetic
Artistically speaking, the Art Exhibition was groups of students and their inquisitive and creative
beautifully displayed with work from art students minds.
across the grades. Mosaics, paintings, transparent
sculptures and even “Art Through Math” exhibited Have a great summer!
work for the parents and families to admire.
When it comes to staying in shape, our students
excelled in Athletics as well.
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LEGACY OF THE CLASS OF 2015
Success in mathematics competitions, dedication to sports, involvement in multiple clubs and organizations,
academic achievement, a pursuit of multiple interests outside of school, a love for music and dancing, passion,
energy, a willingness to help whenever needed, a desire to do things differently…that is the Class of 2015. Their
Senior Declaration was different; their senior year was unforgettable, even their Senior Farewell had that distinct mark
that has made them the class they are today.
Their history or legacy is one full of
accolades for a job well done. Eight out of
the top one hundred College Board scores
belong to the members of this class.
Academically, they have excelled and
have used their knowledge by succeeding
in various competitions around the island.
They have distinguished themselves in
English Forensics and Spanish Oratoria,
United Nations as well as History and
Geography competitions, where they won
top prizes. In fact, they were the first
Cupeyville team ever to win first place in
the History and Geography event.
They offered to help teachers, often
stayed after school hours to decorate
hallways or put things together for
multiple activities, and thought of
everyone when planning class activities.
And they have a big heart. Many of them
gave wholeheartedly to help others. From
putting together gifts for Operation
Christmas Child to volunteering for the
Salvation Army, joining beach cleaning
crews, fixing toys for “Taller de Reyes”
and offering tutoring to students in need
of help; this, and so much more, was done
selflessly and with enthusiasm.
They have won field days and
cheered enthusiastically every single
event, giving their participating
classmates the same amount of
support, be it in a relay race or jump
roping. They also won many Talent
Shows where they showed their love
of dancing and art in general.
They strived for unity between classes,
like when they gave the sophomores a
banner – declaring them juniors - at the
end of their Senior Declaration.
But perhaps what distinguished them most
was their dedication to the children and
teens with cancer at Centro Médico. What
began as community service for the
NJHS, soon turned into a group mission.
The lives they impacted, the games, the
crafts, the food, the camaraderie, a true
blending of kids and adults – illnesses
were forgotten for whole Saturday
afternoons. If it had been up to them, we
would have visited the hospital every
Saturday, not just once a month. It was an
experience beyond words. And when they
participated in the “Relevo por la Vida”
events, they did so in the name of all the
kids they had met.
They enjoyed reading extra books like
The Hunger Games and fully enjoyed
their teachers’ emulation of the books’
events at the end of their freshman and
No human being is perfect; hence, no
class is perfect either. However, the Class
of 2015 won the hearts of many –
students, teachers, and people they met
along the way to becoming a senior.
During good times and rough times, the
Class of 2015 has always supported each
other, giving each other a hand, and being
available for advice or to simply lending a
hand whenever necessary.
At their Senior Declaration, the Class of
2015 made a promise which we believe
they have fulfilled; a promise to set an
example for all to emulate. Overall, that is
what they did…make a difference, raise
the bar, leave footprints in the sands of
time, and leave a trail to be followed, go
down the road not taken. They will be
remembered for all the good things
In between beach parties, and after
competitions, the Class of 2015 has
done it all, balancing school work
with social gatherings…all while
helping each and every one of its
members to reach his or her full
Their creativity also shined in every
Spirit Week, which they won almost
yearly. Their dedication to sports is
incomparable. Out of 120 seniors,
fifty-eight were active, dedicated
athletes on our school teams.
Certain activities like the Senior Auction
were dedicated to a good cause. All the
money raised was donated to eradicating
On their last day of school, a day when
they presented yet another set of dance
numbers with which to say good-bye to
their school, many seniors chose to stay a
bit longer, decided not to leave right
away, went to many teachers and said
their good byes.
The whole school community wishes
them all the best in their college years
and beyond. May Cupeyville School
always be in their hearts and may they
share all the good things about them
wherever they go.
Cupeyville School Seniors Class
Total Class Enrollment:
STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS:
Mean Score (800 total)
Mean Score (800 total)
The Senior Project is a
high school graduation
requirement designed to
ensure that students are
able to apply, analyze,
synthesize, and evaluate
culmination of years of
critical reading, writing, oral
that have prepared our
challenges of college life.
It requires commitment,
excellence, all character
traits fostered at Cupeyville
School. Overall, faculty and
impressed by the seniors’
knowledge, poise, and their
ability to go above and
beyond what was included
in their presentations. It
was definitely a learning
experience for all.
For the first time this year, the outgoing senior students were asked their opinions and
feedback pertaining to their educational experience at Cupeyville School. The topics which
they were asked to give feedback on were: Strengths of the educational program and student
activities, as well as how to improve these. They were also asked what they were thinking of
studying and what college they are to attend. Student responses will be kept as data and
suggestions will be taken into account for the future in order to make the Cupeyville School
learning experience better everyday. Our students opinions MATTER!
100% OF OUR CLASS OF 2015 WERE ADMITTED TO ACCREDITED
4 YEAR HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS.
Albany College of Pharmacy
Berklee College of Music
College of New Rochelle
Colorado State University
De Paul University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Institute University
George Mason University
Georgia State University
Iowa State University
Johnson and Wales University
La Salle University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University - Chicago
Loyola University - New Orleans
Michigan State University
Nova Southeastern University
Ohio State University
Penn State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ringling College of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
St. Mary's University
US Military Academy - West Point
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Bayamón
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Carolina
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
University of Central Florida
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Michigan
University of New Heaven
University of Pittsburg
University of Rochester
University of South Florida
University of Tampa
University of the Arts
University of Wisconsin
University of Connecticut
University of Miami
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
SAVE THE DATE | GRADUATIONS
Sunday, May 17th at 1:00 p.m.
Puerto Rico Convention Center
Sunday, May 17th at 4:30 p.m.
Puerto Rico Convention Center
Wednesday, May 20th
Puerto Rico Convention Center
CURRENT ACHIEVEMENTS - ACADEMICS
CHAMPIONS LIGA INTERCOLEGIAL DE
HISTORIA Y GEOGRAFÍA
On Friday, March 6th, Cupeyville School
participated in the Liga Intercolegial de Historia y
Geografía de Puerto Rico competitions where high
school students from schools across the island
compete by exercising their historical and
geographical aptitude in different categories. The
Cupeyville School team won 1st Place All Around
by a landslide. Congratulations to our champions!
At Cupeyville School we prepare students for
Math competitions beginning in the Elementary
School. Students from grades 1st through 6th
compete within their grades in categories such as
“Mental Math and Problem Solving,” which paves
the way for The Math Olympics which took place
at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de PR on
April 17th. Our students captured the 2nd place,
competing with an exclusive group of schools from
the San Juan Metro area and Southern Puerto Rico
area. Our champions were Luis García (12),
Mariangel Rivera (11), Melanie Tacher (12) and
Dariana Ramos (12). We are extremely proud of
all our winning team!
Our team made the speeches in categories of
Oratory, Drama, Humorous and Original come
The English Forensics Competition
was held Saturday April 25 at American
Military Academy. Our students displayed not
only their magnificent talents, but also showed
great team spirit and camaraderie, supporting
their fellow team mates. Camila Sosa from
12th grade, won 4th place in the Oratory
category. Alexis Lucena from 12th grade won
5th place in the Humorous category. Roberto
Gorbea from 12th grade won 5th place,
followed by Shirley González from 12th grade
who placed 10th in the Original category.
Cupeyville School won 4th place All Around
and maintained its Category B standing.
Cupeyville School’s robots and our students
went far this
the High School
received the 2nd
Skills at the East Coast Puerto Rico VEX
Competition and won the Judges Award in the
Latin American VEX Competitions. The team
members are Alejandro Rigau (captain), Juan
Deynes, Carlos Aponte, Elio Quiñones,
Armando Cabrera, Carlos Rivera and
Mr. Elkner (coach). Outstanding work!
WINNERS LIGA DE ORATORIA
The students in this league were victorious at
the Liga de Oratoria en Español de Puerto
Rico Division Championship. The awards
received were: 1st place: Valeria Bravo,
(Improvisation), 3rd place tie: Ysatis Santiago
and Alexis Lucena (Drama), 3rd place:
Camila Sosa (Original) and 4th place: Paola
Berdiel (Original). This very talented team
received 4th place overall among nine
Yet the accolades continue, since SIGFRED
RODRÍGUEZ and VALERIA BRAVO
received the prestigious Don Quijote Award,
given to those students who achieved the
highest scores within the three rounds of
competition. Congratulations to all, and hats
off to those two students!
3RD PLACE PUERTO RICO REGIONAL
SPELLING BEE WINNER
Spelling Bee Winner
from 6th grade,
school during the
Bee held on February 5th at CommonwealthParkville School. He went on to achieve a 3rd
place out of many schools that competed from
all over the island. Keep up the good work!
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TRIBUNALES - SUPREME
COURT OF PUERTO RICO
On Tuesday, March 10, Dr. Álida Rodríguez
represented Cupeyville School in a focal group of
educators and administrators sponsored by
the Oficina de Educación y Relaciones de la
Comunidad under the Administración de
Tribunales of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico.
The focal group’s main objective is to develop the
framework, strategies and tools to effectively teach
students about the Puerto Rico Judicial Branch and
its Constitution. Thank you to
Rodríguez for her support on this significant
LIVE AT THE AV
Live at the AV
took place on
February 6th, in
the AV Room. The
yearly show to
students from 10th
to 12th grade. For
the first time, they had a night show open to the
general public which was a great success!
ST. VALENTINE’S DAY
During the week of February 9-13th love was in
the air! We celebrated
St. Valentine’s Day with
a Red, Pink and White
Casual Day and Balloons
were sold and delivered
by the Student Council.
High School students had
a blast playing the Silent
Hearts Game where on
given days the students
could not speak to the
opposite sex for fear of
losing their symbolic
hearts. Love sentiments were expressed by special
“Serenatas” performed by our very own High
School band “La Radio”. The students also
enjoyed a special performance by one of our
talented singers, Andrea Mongil from 4th grade.
Give, Sing, Love!
Our 6th grade class of 2021 proudly wore their
special class t-shirts on February 11th to take
their most anticipated class picture. Students
had a blast taking their picture at Old San Juan
and they later enjoyed a special lunch at
JUMP ROPE FOR THE HEART
Elementary School students supported the
American Heart Association by participating
in their Jump Rope for the Heart event held at
our indoor courts on
February 27th. Students
helped raise funds to
benefit the cause, as they jumped rope and
21ST ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC
This year’s Golf Tournament was a sure shot,
with 90 players and many sponsors. The raffle
prizes were plentiful, and the players enjoyed
of a beautiful day of golf, as well as of the
food and drinks.
The profit is to
Fund, a very
could not have
happened without the dedicated Golf
Committee and Cupeyville School staff, which
worked with much commitment. Get your golf
clubs ready for next year on
2016, at Río Mar Beach Resort.
WORLD LANGUAGES WEEK
Developed by our Foreign Languages
Department, we celebrated the World
Languages Week during March 16 to 20.
9th to 11th
a series of
language skills in Italian or French.
Decorations were placed as well as the
students’ creative projects. Also, a variety of
competitions and games were held and a
special casual day where the students created
and wore an original t-shirt in either French or
Italian was enjoyed. Students and teachers had
a blast. We look forward to repeat it next
GIRL SCOUT WEEK
Our Cupeyville School Girl Scout Troop 194
celebrated Girl Scout Week from March 8-13th.
They participated in a variety of Girl Scout related
activities during this week in commemoration of
the first Girl Scout troop. Our troop prepared and
delivered ribbons to other girls who might wish to
join the Girl Scout movement. They assisted
teachers as helpers, as well as participated in their
traditional flag ceremony, culminating the week
with a celebration. If you would like to join our
Girl Scout Troop, please contact Marimarta
MATH FOR MONEY
Sponsored by the High School Math Club, Math
for Money challenges teams of
two high school students to
compete solving mathematical
problems against teams of their
same grade level. Held on during
March 10 to 13, each team pays a
registration fee of $5.00 and a minimum of 10
teams compete to win all the cash collected!
Congratulations to all our winners!
7th Grade: Adriana Ramírez and Camile
Rodríguez; 8th Grade: Andrés Jiménez and
Francisco Vivas; 9th Grade: Lorenzo Plá and
Adriana López; 10th Grade: Eduardo Valle and
Ricardo Rodríguez; 11th Grade: Michelle Varela
and Eduardo Sécola; 12th Grade: Sigfred
Rodríguez and Paola Campillo
On Thursday, March 26th, our Kindergarten
students received a special visit from OH, the
the movie Home.
won the Twentieth
Century Fox Puerto
Rico contest, where
they were asked to
prepare a mural and
post pictures on
Facebook. The top three schools receiving the
most likes for their photograph would get a visit
from OH. Our students obtained the most likes to
PANDORA, the Cupeyville
School literary magazine, is
celebrating its 27th edition
with a bang! On Saturday,
May 9th, a special edition of
PANDORA was exhibited at
the Museo de Arte de Puerto
Rico in San Juan, along side a
special Cookbook Edition.
The magazine is fully developed by
Cupeyville School students with the purpose
of promoting and showcasing the writing
artistry of our students and our school
essays can be
by students, as well as by alumni and
The front cover of our 27th PANDORA
edition was designed by Isabel López from
It is a beautifully crafted
representation of the Greek myth, Pandora’s
Box, at the exact moment where the box is
opened. It also makes allusion to the popular
artwork being portrayed at the Santurce es
Ley mural event. The theme for this edition
is Emotions, thereby, the poems, stories and
reflections evoke some kind of human
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more information contact Mrs. Mercedes
English Enrichment Program by Mrs.
Cupeyville School’s own English Enrichment
been a tradition
for many years
taught by none
other than Mrs.
Ana Pagán, and
it was back this
year with full
acting force. The students involved were 10th
and 11th grade. The 11th graders read acted
out and experienced all the social issues
which the great author Tennessee Williams
had in his life and which he represented in his
plays. The 10th grade was assigned reading,
analyzing and acting out the play, “A Raisin
in the Sun” by
plight of the
African American people and their progress
in the Music, Arts, Politics and Sports. The
feedback that we received from students is
that, even though it is a lot of work, it is an
experience that they’ll treasure forever.
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Our Pre-School students celebrated Easter
with their Annual
Easter Egg Hunt.
delivery from the
himself was also
Candy eggs were
delivered to students with the help of the 11th
grade, who developed the event to raise funds
for their class. Happy Easter!
DECLAMACIÓN DE POEMAS
March was the Month of the Performing Arts and it
was the Elementary School students turn to shine!
All students recited the poems
of their choice by grade level,
and the best went on to
compete in the
declamation. The winners
were as follows:
Students from 7th grade to 11th grade
definitely showed us their talent in the “Show
us Your Talent” talent
show in which 312
students participated in
three thematic categories:
Original, Imitation and
unique aspect of this
spectacular event was that
it was hosted by the
Senior students and the
Masters of Ceremony
members and Alumni,
Ms. Kathy Ruiz and Ms. Denise Santiago. We
thank them for their efforts and commitment.
We also thank the class advisors, who so
patiently worked with their group’s
choreographies, and the judges who helped
pick the winners. Overall winners were 7th
and 9th grade. In first place for Original were
8th and 9th, Historical 7th and 10th and in
Imitation 7th and 9th. We are excited for next
year’s show and what talent it will bring.
Don’t miss it on the second semester of 20152016.
During the weekend of April 25th, our Cupeyville
School Boy Scouts Troop
and “Manada” 1963
participated in a Service
“Regimiento Fijo de PR”
recreation of the Puerto
Rican defense against the
British attack of 1797. The 218 year old battle was
recreated at the “Escambrón” and the “Castillo San
Felipe del Morro” in Old San Juan with the help of
our Boy Scouts. Keep up the good work!
For the first time, the Cupeyville School National
Honor Society and the Student Council jointly
Student Leadership Week
on April 22nd with their
Valediction activity and
luncheon held in the AV
Room. During the activity,
Edicer Ramírez, National
Honor Society president,
and Gustavo Lugo, Student Council president, had
the honor of presenting their organization’s
outstanding leader through their respective speeches.
Congratulations to Gabriela A. Frontanés Pagán of
the National Honor Society and to Claudia González
Niño of the Student Council for their extraordinary
efforts to make a difference. Thank you to all our
NHS and Student Council members for their
unwavering commitment and leadership!
On April 22, students from the Elementary School
celebrated Earth Day by creating an item of their
choice with used materials. It was
a joy to see the students’ creative
A Venus flytrap
made with used tennis balls, a
cellular phone holder made of
cardboard, even a handbag made
of old CD’s and diskettes! They
also prepared banners with Earth
protection messages to create awareness. Let’s
continue protecting our environment!
This semester’s art exhibition was
again beautifully displayed and
included work from all grade
levels. The teachers involved were
Ms. Nydia Reyes, Ms. Noemí
Oduardo and Ms. Shirley Lugo.
Additionally, this exhibition also
included Art Through Math in
which Ms. María Negrón and her
11th and 12th grade Calculus and
Pre-calculus students came up
with art creations using math
equations. When these equations
were graphed, they created a work
of art. Bravo to all these teachers
and students for creating and
promoting the arts!
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The Student Council campaigns and elections for the academic year 20152016 were held during the week of
May 25th. Campaign posters were
displayed and giveaways were handed
out to High School students asking them
to vote for their preferred candidates.
Concluding the campaign week,
candidates eloquently delivered their
speeches to the student body. The final
voting call was rendered and presented, resulting in the selection of our
next academic year’s Student Council. Congratulations to Camila Acosta,
President; Arianna De la Cruz, Vice-President; Zulinnette Pinzón,
Treasurer; Andrea Ortiz, Secretary!
Our Senior Class of 2016 performed their celebratory Declaration
ceremony with the cheerful styles of a
carnival. Mardi Gras decorations were set up
throughout the school and students from all
performance at the school’s indoor courts, as
they danced away to upbeat carnival music.
They honored their journey at Cupeyville
School showcasing students from PPK to
12th grade, bringing tears to the audience.
As was initiated by their predecessors, they also declared the new High
School Juniors by presenting them with a banner. After their spectacular
rendition, they left for their traditional Fuga. Laissez les bons temps
During this semester the Cupeyville School Falcons shined, excelling in different athletic events as well as winning LAMEPI and PRHSAA championships. At
the Cupeyville School’s Athletic Ceremony two students were recognized for their outstanding performance in three sports. Congratulations to Sebastián Palomo
and Valerie Ivanovich, our Athlete of the Year recipients!
BASKETBALL | Mini Boys 1st Place undefeated, LAMEPI championship.
TRACK & FIELD
Mini Girls 2nd Place, LAMEPI Championship. Mini Girls 1st Place and
1,000 meter events, LAMEPI Championship. He set the new record for the
Varsity Girls, Junior Varsity Boys and Mini Boys 2nd Place each at
600 and 1,000 meters and was given the Most Outstanding Athlete Award
Cupeyville School Tournament. Varsity Boys, Junior Varsity Boys and
for achieving the highest number of points during the competition.
Juvenile Boys 2nd Place each at Wesleyan Academy Tournament. Mini
LAMEPI championship, both the Cupeyville School Girls and Boys teams
Boys 1st Place and Varsity Girls and Mini Girls 2nd Place each at Academia
del Perpetuo Socorro Tournament. Mini Girls 2nd Place at Colegio Mater
Salvatoris Tournament. Mini Girls and Mini Boys 1st Place each at
Fabián Castillo won 1st Place on the 200, 600 and
won 3rd Place each. Marialejandra Juliá won two gold medals and a 4th
Place, PRHSAA championship.
Mini Girls and Boys Mixed Team 2nd Place, LAMEPI
Mini Girls Team 1st Place both Regular Season and
LAMEPI Championship. Varsity Girls 1st Place Regular Season and 2nd
Place PRHSAA Championship.
Boys Varsity and Girls Varsity each 2nd Place on both
Regular Season and LAMEPI championship.
FIELD DAYS | All, both participants and spectators, had fun at the
Cupeyville School field days. The Pre-School, 1st
and 2nd Grade field
days were held at the
indoor courts. Students
dressed up as cartoon
characters as they enjoyed a friendly competition. Third to sixth grade and
High School field days were held at Parque Central. Third to sixth grade
SOFTBALL | Girls Varsity 2nd Place Regular Season PRSHAA.
competed by grade, and the all around winners were 3-4, 4-3, 5-3 and 6-4.
High School competed all together and the all around winner was 8th Grade.
EARTH MONTH |
APRIL | 2015
During the month of April 2015, students at Cupeyville School proudly celebrated Earth
Month by participating in a variety of activities to create awareness and take action on
Supported by our Environmental Department, students prepared
campaign banners and recycled resources, as well as took a workshop and visited the El
Yunque National Rain Forest.
For more information on how to join or help Cupeyville
School’s Environmental Program contact Mrs. Nadja Zapata at 787.306.4596.
SAVE THE EARTH
At Cupeyville School we are committed to
create awareness and develop programs
that help protect our Earth and its
resources. We encourage our students, to
lifestyles. Our Environmental Department
continuously works to develop programs
and events that can make a difference
towards the protection of the environment.
Our Plastic Bottle Recycling Program was
re-launched 4 years ago with the purchase
and strategic placement of new recycle
bins and continues to go strong. Used oil
generated by our Cafeteria is periodically
picked up by an oil recycling company to
be recycled and reused. Smart phones are
recycled throughout the year. Once a year
used books and notebooks are recycled
and every year the volume grows. Last
year we filled 10 large recycling containers.
This year the notebook and book recycling
campaign begins on Friday, May 8th.
Bring your used notebooks and books to
school to be recycled!
On April 16th and
asked to bring
used cooking oil
from home for our
Oil Recycling event. Senior students and
enthusiastically collected plastic bins with
used cooking oil in front of the
cafeteria and in front of school.
The oil was then collected by
the oil recycling company that
periodically. The goal of the
event was to create awareness
of the effects of cooking oil on
our water resources and to
continue to promote oil recycling programs
in our school and Puerto Rico. A total of 36
liters of oil were collected.
were encouraged to
reusable plates from
home on April 23rd to
create awareness of
waste production in PR
and things that we can
do to reduce waste.
Lunch was served in
plates. Environmental class Seniors
helped with the process of cleaning
the plates afterwards.
waste was reduced to minimum with
only one bag of trash due to the
absence of plastic plates. Thank you
to all the students and parents who
supported this initiative!
As part of Earth Day celebration, meat was not
served in our cafeteria on April 22nd. This
activity was developed by the Environmental
Club to develop awareness of the impact the
meat industry, specifically factory farming, has on
our environment. On this specific day the
cafeteria menu did not include meat. A special
salad sale was held and was a complete
success. We would like to thank all the cafeteria
personnel that helped to make this event
possible, specially Mr. Padilla. Once more
Cupeyville School rocks, supporting green
initiatives like this one!
The National Junior Honor Society joined
forces with the Environmental Club from April
27th to May 7th to recycle textiles. Clothes,
shoes, purses, towels,
curtains and sheets
were collected in the
Trophy Area during
afternoons. These items
are to be distributed
among different charity
organizations in Puerto Rico, as well as in
other countries. Those that cannot be donated
will be recycled by the Puerto Rico Textile
visited the Centro de Conservación
During various days within the
months of March and April,
students from University of
campus (RUM) visited our
school to teach Senior and
First grade students the
importance of agriculture and
As part of the Spanish class, 5th
grade students visited El Yunque on
the International Forest Day.