Service Learning

Service Learning 


As a MYP World School, the emphasis is on developing community awareness and concern, and the skills needed to make an effective contribution to society. All MYP students complete Service Learning within the classroom and are encouraged to complete community service outside of the classroom. Service Learning is an opportunity for you to learn while providing a service to a community. 

Each student is asked to fulfill community and service hours for each grade level.  
  • 6th Grade – 5 hours
  • 7th Grade – 5 hours
  • 8th Grade – 5 hours


Each student will receive a Service Learning Packet (welcome letter, log sheet and reflection form). The reflection form should be filled out at the end of each service experience and turned in to Dr. Vang in the IB Office located in the library. As students complete their 5 hours they can turn their log sheet at anytime or before May 5, 2017. Students who achieve the goal for the year will be rewarded with an end-of-year celebration. Extra log sheet and reflection forms may be found below or by contacting Dr. Vang.

All NMS students should complete their hours by Friday, May 5, 2017. Students who meet these expectations will be celebrated for their service.


  • Service learning activities cannot be an academic assignment for a class.
  • Students cannot receive a financial reward (payment), grade, or other benefit.
  • Hours for service learning activities should be completed at an appropriate place like a school, religious organization, hospital, or other community location.
  • An adult must be present while the service learning is performed.
  • The supervising adult cannot be a member of the student’s family.
  • In general, activities cannot be performed in private residences unless it is part of a group undertaking.
  • All family duties (mowing lawns, babysitting, doing chores, etc.) do not count.
  • Students may not work with dangerous equipment nor miss school to complete hours of service.

Examples of Service Learning

  • Library volunteer
  • Classroom teacher helper
  • Peer Tutor
  • Campus clean-up
  • School gardening
  • Volunteer in HAH classrooms
  • Mentor HAH student
  • Create artwork/posters for hallways
  • Assist in the office
  • Nursing home volunteer
  • Park clean-up
  • Playground clean-up
  • Homeless shelter volunteer
  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  • Food Drive
  • Clothing Drive
  • Child Care at a community center
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Campus Clean Up: 

53 students and 40 pounds of trash!


39 students! January 2017


NMS students helping with Weekly Walking Wednesday


PARKS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR YOUTH: Parks Leadership Academy for Youth (PLAY) volunteers assist with and lead many park beautification projects and community events.  Attendance at an orientation is required. Information can be found at

NMS/HIGHT TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM: Join us every Wednesday before school starts to help increase safety in and around the schools. Training is required. Contact Elena Quintero, volunteer coordinator, at

HIGHT PTA YOUTH LEADERSHIP MENTORS: Be a mentor to Hight PTA’s 4th and 4th grade leaders. Help show them how to create and lead school events, including promotion. Orientation is required. Contact Elena Quintero, volunteer coordinator, at

WALKING WEDNESDAY PROGRAM: Help with Hight Elementary School Walking Wednesday program every week from 7:30am to 8am. Contact Yvonne, Hight Walking Wednesday Coordinator, at, if interested. 

If you would like to request a different opportunity to serve, please get approval from Dr. Vang or have any further questions at (916) 567-5546 or via email at