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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 8th 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 8th 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 Requirement

In order to successfully complete the IB community service requirement, students must have completed 10 experiences by the end of 8th grade.    In order to meet this requirement, we recommend that in 6th Grade students complete 3-4 experiences, in 7th Grade they complete 3-4 experiences and in 8th Grade students complete 2-3 experiences.  However, any combination can be done as long as they equal 10 experiences by the end of 8th grade.  Students who enter Hankey as a 7th or 8th grader should see Mr. Paterno to determine how many experiences they will need to complete in order to meet the requirement.


All community service reflections must be turned into Mr. Paterno no later than Monday, May 21, 2017 in order to receive credit.  8th graders who successfully complete the IB community service requirement will be recognized at 8th grade awards night.


Questions?  Contact Mr. Paterno at

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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