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Service Learning

“The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong.” -Robert K. Greenleaf

Mount Airy City Schools strives to empower students to lead, innovate, and serve. The district's vision states that students will think critically, innovatively solve problems, and be responsible citizens and confident leaders with a passion for learning. One strategy to facilitate service throughout our schools is found under Goal 6 of Area 1. Strategy 1 encourages all students to implement 100 service hours. Through school and community projects, students will have opportunities to develop not only leadership skills but a heart for service.
 
The 2017-2018 school year is the initial year that this idea will be promoted to all grade levels, therefore, the beginning goal has been set at 50 hours for all students. Beginning on November 1, 2017, students can begin their service projects and begin logging their hours. All service hours must be turned in by the close of business on Friday, June 8, 2018.
 
Each school will have a contact person for service learning. Those individuals are listed below with email addresses linked.
 
Tharrington Primary School - Beth Welch
Jones Intermediate School - Cindy Wilson
Mount Airy Middle School - Vivian France
Mount Airy High School - Debbie Hiatt
Mount Airy City Schools - Polly Long

Processes for Recording Service Hours

Projects Completed Through School
Students who complete service learning projects through school activities will not have to turn in their service hours. The teachers/sponsors leading the service learning activity will turn in student names and hours to the school's contact person. The school's contact person, listed above, will enter the students' hours into the district database.
 
Projects Completed Outside of School
Students who complete service learning projects through organizations outside of school will record their hours and get signatures from an adult. This adult can be the project's organizer, church pastor, parent, community leader, etc. Students may turn in these hours as they receive them or collect a series of hours and turn them into their school's contact person.