Since the Gospel message is one of peace, brotherhood, love, patience and respect for others “Today’s Catholic schools must respond to these challenges by developing in its students a commitment to community and to the social skills and virtues needed to achieve it.”
(TO TEACH AS JESUS DID, A Pastoral message on Catholic Education)
Students in all grades will have opportunities during the school year to participate in community outreach projects that serve our local community. (Examples include Veteran’s Day Celebration, Thanksgiving Baskets, Christmas – blankets and toiletries to the homeless, Penny Drive for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Smile Train and other collections as the need arises).
All students in Grades 6-8 are required to complete 20 hours of community service. All students in Grade 5 are required to complete 10 hours of community service. Service will be divided into three categories: service to the school, service to the parish, and service to the community. The following is the breakdown of hours for each grade.
Grade 5: 10 hours (minimum of three hours, maximum of 5 hours per category)
Grades 6-8: 20 hours (minimum of 5 hours, maximum of 10 hours per category)
Service hours may be acquired in the following ways:
* Other options would need to be approved by the Principal and/or Classroom Teacher.