Community service refers to service that a person performs for the benefit of their community. Through participation in a wide range of service opportunities, students are encouraged to give their time, talents, and energies in service to others. Engaging in community services invites students to reflect on their identity and role in the wider community, as well as develop a greater sense of interdependence and interconnectedness with the world. Both the Upper School and Middle School community service programs enable students to demonstrate the Seabury Hall mission statement in real and practical ways.Middle School:
Community Service - How to document and log hours:
Please click the link (Community Service Tracker) and answer each question. Students may upload a letter of documentation or other item that helps to verify and support the service, including a photo of yourself on-site or in action. Please note that for privacy reasons, all uploaded photos must be either a "selfie" showing only the student or a shot of the student with their supervisor.
- Students will answer in two or more sentences the following reflection questions:
- What did you especially enjoy or appreciate?
- What was most challenging?
- What did you learn?
- All 7th and 8th graders have 10 hours and 6th grade is optional.
- Ideas for service are listed in the learning lounge on the Community Service Bulletin Board and on the Middle School board.
All Upper School students participate in Community Service Leadership (CSL
) which builds on the Middle School’s program. Students maintain a digital portfolio throughout the Upper School in which class advisors act in partnership to facilitate planning, progress, and reflection. Upper School students are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities as opposed to counting hours, in addition to focusing on CSL stands and learning outcomes. Often activities may relate to single or multiple strands and learning outcomes. Students are expected to address each strand and learning outcome at least once during the school year.CSL Strands:
o Community: exploring and finding ways to successfully engage in local and global communities
o Service: responding to real needs in which new skills are learned and put into action for the betterment of others
o Leadership: developing skills to become a successful leader, including planning, collaboration, communication and reflection
1) Identify areas for personal growth
2) Demonstrate being a risk-taker and reflect on new skills developed
3) Demonstrate how to plan a CSL experience independently
4) Demonstrate the skills needed to work collaboratively and put them into use
5) Recognize and apply appropriate ethical choices when working with others
6) Demonstrate an understanding of local or global issues and how to take responsible action
All students are required to have their digital portfolios fully updated prior to the end of the school year.