Holy Spirit School – Reggie Model

April 6, 2016

Holy Spirit - R3-G4R3-G4 (Reggie) was born in 2016, in Art class. Students were given a challenge to come up with an idea, in groups, for a recycled project. Our group called ourselves Mad Jas, which is formed from a mixup of our initials.

One of our group members was reading The Star Wars Trilogy when we were given this challenge. He brought up the idea of creating R2-D2, because he is a hero in the Star Wars series. Everyone in the group loved this idea, so we started adding suggestions until we had our final idea. Now, we needed a name!

After arguing, one of the team members suggested using R3 instead of R2. We asked them why, and he said R3 for the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We decided it was perfect. After experimenting a little more with the name, we came to a conclusion that R3-G4 sounded better than R3-D2. So, R3-G4 was named. Then another team member started sounding out the words and letters together. They said, “Reggie, because R and G are the only letters and R and G make a ‘reg’ sound, and ‘reg’ is short for Reggie.” The other members agreed that it was a suitable name.

The materials we used were: colored construction paper, tin foil, paper mache’, plastic fruit cups, cardboard, glass bottles, paper towel tubes, styrofoam, tape and lots of hot glue. All of these materials were found-objects that often are just thrown into the garbage. We thought we could create something instead of just throwing so much garbage away.

Artists: Seamus A., James D., Andrew M.

Grade: 5th

Latest News

2022 Waste Disposal and Recycling Rates

The 2022 Rate Schedule was approved by the Board of Public Works at their October board meeting. Rate changes reflect increasing costs, commodity markets and planned facility refurbishments and will take effect January 2, 2022. In brief, the changes are as follows:...

read more
State director visits site of future Sustainable Business Park

State director visits site of future Sustainable Business Park

$4 million appropriation in the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy budget to support infrastructure improvements GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), Liesl Eichler Clark,...

read more
Report Highlights Need for Food Waste Processing

Report Highlights Need for Food Waste Processing

Grand Rapids, MI – A new report sponsored by the Kent County Department of Public Works (DPW) details the status of organic waste management in West Michigan and explores future strategies to manage organic materials – the largest single category of material in...

read more