Service-Learning provides students with the opportunity to experience volunteering for our community. It is a method of teaching and learning that challenges students to implement solutions to real needs in their school or community as part of their curriculum.
You do not need to go outside MMS to receive this credit. However, volunteering outside school is still encouraged for admittance into the National Junior Honor Society and for future college applications.
6th Grade Service-Learning Projects
6th Grade Coordinator: Mr. Mike Sugden
The 6th grade Service-Learning experience centers around sustainability and contributing to the health of our school, community, country, and world. The students organize and implement a school wide recycling program. Students collect, weigh, and record the amount of paper recycled each week. This year-long project culminates with students tallying the amount of paper collected during the year and discussing the amount saved from landfills.
7th Grade Service-Learning Projects
7th Grade Coordinator: Ms. Liz Hausburg
Students will implement a service learning experience around the issue of hunger as it relates to the world, the state, and to our own area on the Eastern Shore (specifically Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties). The need for food is here. During holiday times, many organizations, schools and churches donate food to various local food banks. Our project will provide food to a local food bank after the holidays are over, a time when food donations begin to taper off or decrease.
8th Grade Service-Learning Projects
8th Grade Coordinator: Ms. Erin Connolly
Students will implement a Service-Learning experience around the issue of victims of family violence who seek shelter in order to stay away from harm. This project will be connected to the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman as it relates to victims of violence and abuse who look to others to seek shelter and safety. Students will also be reading texts on Harriet Tubman and life during this time period.
For forms and additional information, please visit the Service-Learning page on the QACPS primary site.
Each MMS student is assigned a Chromebook to help facilitate their learning. Chromebooks and other digital tools that support education are managed by the QACPS Instructional Technology Department. Additional information is available in the Forms & Resources section of the main QACPS site.
The mission of the Media Program of Queen Anne’s County Public Schools is to encourage and support diverse learners to thrive as global citizens through the strategic use of quality resources and information technology tools. Please explore the links below to find helpful resources available through the Media Center: