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Community Service Program

Sierra SchoolIn order to prepare students to successfully meet and deal with the academic pressures of today as well as the professional demands of tomorrow, Sierra School has integrated community service into its curriculum. All Grade 6-12 Mainstream students are to participate in 10 hours of community service per semester for a total of 20 hours per year.

As an option, Sierra School students may perform their.community service activity in conjunction with their church,synagogue, or other appropriate institutions.Community service forms are handed out to the student each semester.

In addition to outside service, upper level Sierra students are paired up with the lower level students for five “Buddy Day” activities annually. Buddy Day activities include reading and playing various educational and fun games together with the lower level students.

Along with the outside Community Service requirements, Sierra participates in yearly service events as well:

Each November, the Sierra community donates canned food to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Sierra classrooms participate in adopting a charity each holiday season. This is an annual student-led giving tradition in which students research and select at least one charity or service type organization to work for during December. Students obtain contributions of materials and/or money to donate to the selected organization during the holiday season.

Members of Student Council (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary) as well as classroom representatives are elected by the student body each September. The Student Council plans and carries out seasonal activities and theme days throughout the year. Student Council also takes a leadership role in assisting in service projects and planning for the annual Spring Dance.

Upper level Sierra students are paired up with the lower level students for five “Buddy Day” activities annually…activities include reading and playing various educational games together with lower level students.

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