Beyond the Classroom

Each IC 8th grader is required to complete at least 10 hours of community service and 4 hours of school service. As a class, students complete several class projects, including cards for residents of nursing homes on three occasions, and making rosary bead cases for the first graders. Most students well-exceed the required time (60+ hours) and continue their community service throughout the year.

Out of School Community Service Projects have included:

Helping with the Special Olympics

Painting and yard work for Merrimac Heights Academy

Assisting with the Saturday Morning Basketball Program

Serving meals at Salvation Army

Being a bell ringer for Salvation Army

Volunteering at the MSPCA

Teaching Boy Scouts how to raise, lower, and fold the flag

Fundraising for Walks such as St. Vincent dePaul, Jeanne Geiger, Pancreatic Cancer

Raising money through Golf Tournaments for Kawasaki’s disease

Visiting nursing homes

Vacation Bible School Holy Redeemer Church

Making blankets for Towers of Gifts for Newborns in need

Volunteering at Emmaus House

Playing music for IC Liturgy

In School activities include:

North Pole Express

Halloween Party – set up, clean up, and supervise games

Help teachers after school

Set up for socials

Tutor younger student

Help at Journey afterschool programs

Altar Server training