Community Service Guidelines
This program is an important component of the Daniels Magnet Middle School Program. All students are encouraged to participate. The goal of the program is to teach responsible citizenship and help young adolescents look outward at the world. It is suggested that sixth grade students complete 10 hours, seventh grade students 15 hours, and eighth grade students 20 hours. Students may complete more than the required hours. There will be opportunities for students to complete some of their hours through school. A record of service must be maintained for each student. It is the student’s responsibility to have the verification form filled out and turned in to the homeroom teacher according to the following schedule:
- Hours completed during the summer – due no later than September 23, 2016
- Hours completed during each of the first three quarters – due no later than one week after the end of the quarter
- Hours completed fourth quarter – due no later than May 4, 2017.
Service is defined as work done for a NON-PROFIT agency or individual and one in which there is no compensation or reward for the individual completing the work. The activity should contribute to the well being of the school or community. Participating in a club, sport, or school-sponsored activity does not in itself constitute community service. If the club, sport, or activity sponsors a community service event, then hours would be awarded accordingly. Service hours can never be awarded if extra credit or a grade is given. Collection of items for an agency (i.e. Food Bank, SPCA, Urban Ministries, etc.) would equal no more than 1 hour.