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The seventh grade voted on a poster to promote healthy eating to the community.  Click here to see the winning poster submitted by Molly Camphausen!

The goal for Service Learning is to help students realize they can make a difference in their community. Through school-based service learning activities, students become empowered to improve their community and develop skills such as team work and leadership. Students in Cecil County are responsible for completing one service learning project in grades 6, 7, 8 and 9. Completion of these four projects will satisfy the minimum State and county graduation requirements for earning a high school diploma.
*** (If you transfer into Cecil County Schools, you are only responsible for the projects after your enrollment.)***

Grade Level Projects
6th Grade
“The Environment and You”
This project is completed at North Bay in the beginning of the school year. Students learn how to take care of the environment. They take part in an Action Day that may include cleaning the beach or pulling invasive grasses.

7th Grade
“Food for Thought”
The objective for this project is to have student’s identify and explore problems and issues relating to nutrition, food (healthy food choices) and hunger. In the Spring of 2013 the students held their first Walk-A-Thon to help others in need. With all their effort and hard work the students donated over $1000.00 to the Mary Randall Center along with can goods and personal items collected from the food drive. 7th Grade Service Learning Cookbook

8th Grade
“Saving the Past for the Future”
This has been a successful project for our students over the last ten years. In November Cherry Hill hosts a Veterans Day. Veterans/Soldiers from World War II, Viet-Nam, Desert Storm, Iraq War and local veteran organizations visit the 8th grade. They present their stories and experiences from the past to the students. Every eighth grader will also visit Perry Point VA Center to visit the veterans there.

 

“Meritorious Service Hours”
Students may earn meritorious service hours for any service they perform through their school clubs, independently designed projects, or service to their community. Hours are awarded and recorded by the schools service learning coordinator when a student completes a “Service Validation Form”. Service through the school clubs does not require the student to complete the forms. Their teacher/club advisor will turn in the required forms to the coordinator so the service hours can be validates and recorded on the student’s record.

Student Service Learning Validation Form (pdf file) . Student completing volunteer hours outside of school may use this form to submit hours. Turn in completed form to Mrs. White