Lincoln Heights Environmental Connections Magnet Elementary
NC Green School of Excellence, 2019- present
Lincoln Heights Environmental Connections Magnet Elementary, a PreK – 5th grade school located in Fuquay Varina, reached the highest designation as an NC Green School of Excellence, adding a second accolade to its recognition as a US Green Ribbon School in the same year.
The Lincoln Heights’ vision is for students to build relationships and engage with their environment to become empowered citizens. Especially impressive are the school’s engagement with local partners, the school’s commitment to having three full-time teachers dedicated to environmental connections, the upgraded and efficient school facilities, the school showing leadership in interdisciplinary studies, environmental education professional development for all teachers, and the wonderful example of environmentally themed learning expeditions.
Lincoln Heights was motivated to become a NC Green School to showcase its efforts “to fully embody our magnet theme,” says Laura Wood, environmental connections integration specialist. “We have worked very hard to create a culture of environmentally minded staff and students, and we want to continue to cultivate that, both in our school, as well as our local community. This designation is one more way for us to show how committed we are to creating positive environmental changes, locally and, in turn, globally.”