St. John Neumann Catholic School

Service Learning

Our service learning program is an important part of student life and provides opportunities to learn from others whose experiences may differ from his/her own. Two aims of the service learning program are to develop in students a desire toward personal sacrifice in service to others, and to encourage students to develop a commitment to helping those in need. All of our students, preschool through grade eight, participate in service projects throughout each school year. Examples of community service projects include collecting canned goods, winter coats and baby items for those in need. Our middle school students also participate in sorting and delivering these items to various locations.

2014/2015 MISSIONS AND MINISTRY

  • Middle School Student Service exceeded 1,300 hours
  • Ladies of Charity Food Pantry – donated five carloads of clothing and household items
  • Second Harvest Canned Food Drive – donated 3,650 canned goods and $817
  • Breast Cancer Prevention Institute – donated $612
  • Food Life Services of Campbell County – donated 1,700 canned goods and $4,725
  • Catholic Charities Columbus Home – donated 56 toys
  • Samaritan Place – donated fifteen boxes of toiletry items
  • NHC Retirement Community and St. John Neumann Catholic Church homebound parishioners – students made 300 scarves for distribution
  • Wounded Warrior Project – donated $587
  • Ulster Project of East TN – donated $470
  • American Cancer Society – donated 35 ponytails though “Pantene Beautiful Lengths”
  • Pregnancy Help Center Baby Bottle Drive – donated over $2,100
  • School-wide Recycling Program
  • St. George Greek Orthodox Church – donated $621
  • Band performance at Kroger to benefit Catholic Charities
  • Friends of Literacy – donation of books
  • American Heart Association – donated $1,338.05
  • Total monetary contributions for the school year exceeded $11,270.00

PanteneBeautifulLengthsPonytail1415Middle school students are required to accumulate the following number of service hours per semester:

  • Grade 5 – two hours per semester
  • Grade 6 – four hours per semester
  • Grade 7 – six hours per semester
  • Grade 8 – eight hours per semester