Franklin Park Middle School

Principal: Tyler Lux

1325 N. Franklin St.
Salem, IL 62881
618-548-7704 ph
618-548-7712 fx


Asst. Principal: Melanie Becker 


The Science Club at Franklin Park Middle School recently received its first bottle cap bench! In an effort to be more environmentally aware, Science Club membership sought a recycling program they've termed Bottle Caps for Benches. In partnership with Green Tree Plastics in Evansville, IN, students and staff began collecting specific types of plastic caps in the Spring of 2015. With over 400 pounds collected, our first repurposed bottle cap bench arrived just in time for students returning to school. 

Please see the attached video slideshow to see some of our Science Club members in action and to learn more about Bottle Caps for Benches. Attached you'll also find a flyer identifying which types of caps are acceptable for this project. A barrel for donation can be found in the breezeway of Franklin Park Middle School if you're interested in supporting our school and this effort. When you’re here, don’t forget to try out our new bench under the main entrance awning.

Thank you to all of the students, staff, and community members for supporting our effort. We're very proud of our Science Club members and sponsor, Mrs. Metcalf, for working so hard on the project. Keep up the great work and Go Bobcats!

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