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 STMS 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
The 6th grade’s service learning project revolves around utilizing knowledge gained from content classes which will contain information to find ways to improve the environment by educating others about the connection between fossil fuel usage and the plight of the Chesapeake Bay oyster.
7th Grade Service-Learning Projects
Throughout the 7th grade year, students learn about what it means to preserve the environment, methods of preservation, the importance of recycling, the historical implications of pollution and the importance of volunteerism in the community.
8th Grade Service-Learning Projects
At the beginning of the 8th grade year, students go through an extensive study of what it means to be a veteran and sacrifices that are made. Usually a Veteran’s Day Ceremony is held at STMS. Students research the cost of war, read various fiction and non-fiction pieces to understand the implications of being a veteran. Students will engage with virtual presentations from Veterans. Based on their knowledge, and self reflection of their own strengths, students choose a way to honor veterans at the school Veterans Day Ceremony or through other methods of donation boxes.
For forms and additional information, please visit the Service-Learning page on the QACPS primary site.
Each STMS 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:
Queen Anne’s County Free Library
ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher (Login)