MIDDLE SCHOOL LIFE SKILLS AND SUPPORT
How We Do Community Service
"Be a people of love, people of caring, people of service, people of the world, and people making a difference." - St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, our founder
Our founder, Mother Cabrini, worked tirelessly to help those in need. Our tradition of service is grounded in her legacy.
From preschool to middle school, students participate in age appropriate, hands-on service projects integrated with projects in the classroom. Students learn how to use their gifts and talents for the greater good.
In addition to class and school wide service opportunities, middle school students are expected to fulfill nine hours of community service each trimester. There are in-class opportunities to fulfill some of the community service requirement.
Other examples of community service at home are helping a neighbor, earning money for chores and donating the money to a charity, and working at a food bank or other local organization that helps people in need.
A unique part of our community service is the reflection students do after an activity or event. This profound reflection (discussion, journal writing, drawing, etc.) allows teachers to draw connections between what students did, what they felt, our faith, and what it means to have a compassionate heart.
The Mother Cabrini Award for Excellence in Service
Middle schoolers who perform a total of 125 hours or more over the 12 trimesters of middle school earn the Mother Cabrini Award for Excellence in Service upon graduation.