Carl Hayden Wins School of the Year Award for their Facilities at the PUHSD Opening of Schools Convocation

Posted by Communications on 8/11/2016

Carl Hayden won a School of the Year award for their Facilities at the Opening of Schools Convocation, August 2. The selection process looked at a school’s environmental, sustainable and aesthetic qualities in our selection process. According to the presentation, Hayden has a robust culture of environmental stewardship that is driven and supported by the students and staff. Neatly landscaped trees and shrubs and the clean exterior of the buildings contribute to its curb appeal. Inside the classrooms, restrooms and hallways are crisp and clean. The maintenance staff maintains a clean and healthy environment. With collaboration from an outstanding student-led sustainability club and maintenance, this school has the largest recycling initiative in the District. There is constant attention to using water, electric and gas responsibly while balancing out the campus needs. Best practices are used for cleaning and grounds that incorporate green cleaning and landscaping. Carl Hayden has set the example for curb appeal and sustainability. Accepting the award was Principal Ricardo Cordova, and Alejandrina Mejia, who leads the school’s Blue Planet Society. Mejia has been invited to the White House for a Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators.