First Community Service Day of the Year

By Suzanne Bizot Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

High School Community Service Day

High School Community Service Day

We had our first Community Service day of the year on Tuesday.  This year, we have 17 different groups ranging in size from six to 15 students, along with one or two faculty/staff members.  On three days in the fall and three in the spring, we dismiss from classes at 11:45 and head to our various sites to perform service:  Gilda’s Club, Project Warm, Christian Care Communities, the Goshen Campus, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Louisville Grows, Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Nature Center, Family Scholar House, Chestnut Street YMCA, Kentuckiana Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, St. Joseph’s Children’s Home, New Directions Housing, Olmsted Conservancy, Americana Community Center, and Family and Children’s Place.  We also have a We Act group that plans its own activities, with one local focus and one global focus each year.  Some groups also do additional activities to benefit their organizations, outside of the designated service days.  We feel strongly about devoting school time to community service and are appreciative of all the work put into directing the program by David Word, our biology/environmental science teacher and community service coordinator.

I hope all parents can join us this Tuesday night for our Back-to-School Night! This evening affords parents the opportunity to learn more about each class your student is taking and meet the teachers.  The program begins at 6:30 p.m. – I hope to see you there!

Enjoy the Labor Day holiday!  (P.S. – World Language teachers are offering extra credit if students attend WorldFest on the Belvedere this weekend!)