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Student Service Learning

 

Coordinator: Vicki Kitsembel

Email:vicki.kitsembel@msd.edu

Phone: 240-575-2339

Location: Ely Building


Academics

STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING
(SSL)

Graduation Requirement
Each student must contribute 75 hours of documented SSL to graduate.  You may start accruing these hours in the 6th grade

You have an opportunity to contribute to your community, grow as a citizen and receive credit and recognition by participating in SSL activities outside the regular classroom.  Follow the guidelines below and take advantage of the associated resources to plan, document and receive credit for your activity.

Seven Best Practices

  • Meet a recognized need in the community
  • Achieve curricular objectives through service learning
  • Reflect throughout the service learning experience
  • Develop student responsibility
  • Establish community partnerships
  • Plan ahead for service learning
  • Equip students with knowledge and skills for service

Three Phrases 

  • PreparationHow did you prepare or receive training for this type of service?
  • Action – What did you do to prepare for this service?
  • ReflectionWhat did you accomplish or learn from this service experience?  How did this service experience impact your life and the lives of others?

Community Service – Sample Activities

  • After School Program (ASP)
  • Classroom – assist teachers with instructional tasks after school
  • Meal preparation for homeless shelter / senior citizens
  • Non-profit organizations (Animal shelter, Booster Club concession / events, Soup Kitchen)
  • Political organizations
  • Senior Citizen events
  • Sport manager (maximum of 30 hours per student per sport per season)
  • Summer camp

SSL Form - Step by Step Instruction
Step 1 - Before you begin your community service, you

  • meet with SSL coordinator.
  • discuss your selected SSL activity.
  • ask SSL coordinator for an approved signature on the form.

Step 2 - As you conduct your community service, you

  • complete the form entitled Student Service Learning Timesheet.
  • complete the Student Service Learning Activity Verification form, including the Student Information and Student Reflection section.
  • sign your name and date.
  • ask your site supervisor to sign and date on both sides of the form.

Step 3 – After the completion of the form, you

  • submit it to the SSL coordinator.

Important Dates
Instructions – complete the SSL form legibly in blue or black ink and submit it to the SSL coordinator by the following deadlines:

  • Service completed from the last day of service learning activity – 2 weeks (14 days)
  • Service completed during the summer  - 1 week (7 days) after the first day of school

Meritorious Service
Students who have contributed 150 hours or more to the community will receive a certificate and special award to be worn during their graduation.

Contact
Vicki Kitsembel, SSL Coordinator
vicki.kitsembel@msd.edu
(240) 575-2339