The Christian Service requirement for the 2017-2018 school year has been revised to 2 volunteer hours (minimum) per student. This two-hour requirement is SEPARATE from any other requirements for National Honor Society, Student Council, etc.
Mr. Brian Barker, Director of Campus Ministry, said the change came about to eliminate lost instructional time for Advisory group projects off-campus. The two-hour minimum is a “pilot” program this year, and will be evaluated throughout the school year.
“We hope that all students will exceed the requirements, just as a very large percentage of the student body has exceeded past hours requirements. The service is a direct result of the Gospel mandates: to love God and to love your neighbor.
DLS is using Helper Helper, www.helperhelper.com, to track student service hours. Students have received instructions in school on how to create an account; there is no charge to use the site on a computer or to download the app. to their phones or tablets.
The HelperHelper site contains a number of volunteer opportunities, and students are free to seek out their own opportunities.
Direct any questions to Ms. Lindsay Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors MUST complete their service requirement on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Grades 9-11 are taking standardized tests in school that day, and this has traditionally been a Senior Service Day.
- Failure to complete the requirement on October 25, 2017, will result in a meeting with the DLS Administration to discuss further action.
- DLS is offering a service opportunity at school on that day, preparing bag lunches for the homeless. This opportunity is limited to the first 50 who sign up.
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are expected to complete their service requirement by June 1, 2018.
- Failure to complete the requirement on June 1, 2018, will result in a meeting with the DLS Administration to discuss further action.