Sustainability Program

  • Our community takes great pride in our new elementary school! Watertown-Mayer Elementary opened its doors to students for the first time in the fall of 2007 supporting grades 1-5. Throughout the design and construction of the elementary building, sustainability was a central concept and goal.

    We designed our school to be welcoming as well as safe, secure, well built, and organized. We also designed our school to allow for flexible, adaptable and integrated learning while clearly recognizing the identity and history of our community and surrounding area.

    Our mission at Watertown-Mayer Elementary School is to enlighten our students’, staffs’, and community members’ lives through the educational opportunities that our unique sustainable building design offers in hopes that we will all learn ways of living “green” and work together to protect our environmental future.

    Please take time to view our "WMES Guided Tour" online or within our building to learn more about the sustainability features. The tour includes photographs of the major areas and features of our building and it provides detailed information about each feature. Information and graphics have been supported by our architectural firm, Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A.

    In addition to the guided tour, we have initiated an outreach signage program to help educate our students and assist our staff in teaching about sustainability. Students, staff, and community members can view signs throughout our building which present interesting facts about sustainability, ecology, our school, and our community.

    Throughout the year, staff will work to develop sustainability curriculum that helps students meet requirements of the Minnesota State Academic Standards.