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Community Service

Middle Year Program Community Service Philosophy

Community service is a key component to the IB MYP curriculum.  All students who meet the expectations of 10 experiences will receive a special award at the Eighth Grade Awards Ceremony. The service learning program component is available to all Hankey Middle School students. Experiences are defined as any community service project or volunteering experience that consists of at least two-three hours. Students must log these experiences and complete reflections for each event. Students who have met the Hankey Service Award goal of ten experiences will receive recognition during the Eighth Grade Awards Night Ceremony.


What is (and isn't) Community Service?

Community and service is something you do outside of your school day in order to participate in the community and make a contribution to society. These activities can range from something very basic to something more formal.


Community and Service is:

Meaningful service that requires understanding of an underlying issue, and is completed outside of the classroom during your own time.

Some Examples:

Helping at an event, charity or with an organization

Attending/participating in a community event

Helping at a shelter

Working in classrooms


Community and Service is NOT:

Working for your parents/family or doing things at your own house

Work you receive payment for

Work done during the school day

Babysitting your siblings or other immediate family


Are you searching for ideas?  Check out this very comprehensive list of service opportunities organized by city.

Hankey Middle School Community Service Requirements

6th Graders: need to complete two experiences this year. As 7th graders they will need to complete three experiences and in 8th grade they will need four experiences.  Students are  also asked to complete one additional vacation experience, over the course of the three middle school years.


If your child is currently in 7th Grade they need to complete three experiences this year.  Next year as 8th graders, they will need to complete four experiences.


If your child is in 8th Grade they need to complete four experiences this year.




Community Service Reflection Sheet

Remember that a separate reflection sheet must be completed for each of you experiences.  The sheet is located on Mr. Paterno's School Loop Page, or can be obtained from Mr. Paterno.  Your completed sheet must be returned to Mr. Paterno for evaluation and to receive credit. 




Community Service Student Reflection.docx

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