Townsend Junior High School Makes a Difference
Service Learning Recognition
“Everyone can complete five hours!”
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:
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