8th Grade Service Skills Class

School News
March 18, 2104- The path to global citizenship starts in one’s own community, so as part of their service skills class, eighth graders recently had the opportunity to identify, learn about, and take action to address genuine community needs. Their collective effort reached hundreds, if not thousands of people in the local community including some of Vail’s most special guests: wounded warriors participating in the Vail Veterans Program. The complete list of projects speaks to the depth of character found in the students, of whom we are exceptionally proud. Their efforts included:
  • Volunteering at the Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue
  • Working with the Youth Foundation's Magic Bus program
  • Skiing with the Vail Veterans Program
  • Walking dogs and caring for cats at the Eagle County Humane Society
  • Educating students about mental and physical disabilities
  • Creating an after school photography class for girls
  • Volunteering as coaches for lower school basketball clinics
  • Working with kindergartners at Red Sandstone Elementary
  • Tying and selling fishing flies to benefit the Eagle River Watershed Council’s efforts to protect Gore Creek
  • Creating a Kindergarten dinosaur workshop
  • Planning events for the VMS community called the Goodness Epidemic Week
  • Tutoring students in the after school program at VMS
  • Making and delivering care packages for Homeless people who frequent the the Grant Street Reach Soup Kitchen in Denver
  • Researching grants to benefit Small Champions and Eagle Valley Land Trust