• Townsend Junior High School Makes a Difference

    Service Learning Recognition

    “Everyone can complete five hours!”

    We Volunteer

    At Townsend Junior High School, we believe that ALL students can have an impact on their school, in their community, and ultimately their world.  In recognition of time and effort in service, students may earn various awards throughout the school year.  The qualifications for each award are as follows:

    Service Award of Merit

    Certificate Awarded for a minimum of five hours of documented service to school, community or world one time annually in the grading period it was earned. 

    Service Award of Distinction

    Certificate awarded for a minimum of fifteen hours of documented service to school, community or world one time annually in the grading period it was earned. 

    Service Award of Honor

    Certificate awarded for a minimum of thirty hours of documented service to school, community or world one time annually in the grading period it was earned.  Medal awarded at the end of the school year. 

    Special Recognition for Most Service Completed

    Medal awarded for most annual accumulation of documented service to community and world at the end of the school year.  


  • To receive recognition for service hours, a student must do the following: 

    - Record the event on his / her Service Learning Record (one copy is provided for every student once per trimester--extras may be downloaded here or extra copies available in the office)

    - Include the date completed, a description of the service; indicate service to school, community or world; include time spent in hourly increments (partial hours should not be included)

    - Calculate total hours completed in service to school, community and world

    - Provide signature and contact information for adult supervising the service completed

    - Provide Parent and student signatures before submitting the service for credit

    - Turn the Service Learning Record in to the office by the designated date announced for each grading period

    2019 - 2020 School Year Due Dates:

    First Trimester = October 25, 2019

    Second Trimester = February 7, 2020

    Third Trimester = May 1, 2020


    Service Learning Record Example: 

    Service Learning Record   



  • School Service Ideas for Junior High Students

    Ask a custodian or teacher if they need help before or after school

    Volunteer to clean up the cafeteria tables after school

    Pick up trash or scrape gum around campus

    Offer to tutor another student at lunch or before or after school


    Community Service Ideas for Junior High Students

    Visit a Local nursing home and read or talk to the elderly

    Call the library and volunteer to help shelve books or tutor or read to younger children

    Call local elementary schools and volunteer to help teachers in classrooms

    or tutor or read to younger students

    Call pet rescues and offer to walk dogs, clean kennels or foster an animal

    Collect blankets and towels for a pet rescue

    Clean up your local neighborhood or park

    Volunteer with the police department to clean up graffiti

    Collect canned food, clothing, toiletries or toys in your neighborhood for a homeless shelter

    Volunteer to babysit for FREE for a neighborhood family

    Make blankets and collect stuffed animals for foster children

    Volunteer at a soup kitchen or food bank

    Make care packages for military

    Check with your religious organization for opportunities


    World Service Ideas for Junior High Students

    Sponsor a beach clean-up day with your family and friends

    Participate in planting trees where needed

    Choose a global charity and raise funds for it

    Help raise funds for families living in poverty

    Organize recycling / repurposing in your neighborhood

    Organize fundraising to help sponsor a well to provide clean drinking water overseas

  • Schoolwide Community Service Campaigns

    WE Volunteer Now


    We will inspire Students to serve at least five hours to school, community, or world. 

    August 19 - 30, 2019

    November 4 - 15, 2019

    February 18 - 28, 2020


    WE Go Green


    We will lessen our school's impact on the Earth and increase sustainability by managing the school's recycling program and maintaining a school garden

    August 2019 - May 2020


    WE Rise Above


    We will promote positive online behaviors and promote positive online behavior, creating awareness of the power and impact online words and actions have. 


    August 30 - September 13, 2019


    WE Promote Well-Being


    We will promote overall health and mental awareness, increasing physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual well-being through our be YOU Initiative. 


    August 2019 - May 2020


    WE Eat Well


    We will advocate and raise awareness about the benefits of healthy eating and nutrition through our be YOU Physically Initiative.


    September 23 - 27, 2019



    WE Honor Those Who Serve


    We will collect socks to donate to deployed soldiers and Veterans Hospitals.


    September 27 - October 11, 2019


    WE Scare Hunger


    We will collect non-perishable food items for local food banks.


    October 21 - November 1, 2019


    WE Film for Change


    We will spread awareness of issues important to our school, community, or world through film.


    January - February 2020


    WE Create Change


    We will collect Change to benefit the charity of our choice. 


    April 6 - 17, 2020