Murchison Middle School International Baccalaureate MYP

Community Service

You can always visit any of the websites below to find opportunities for teens to give back

www.volunteermatch.org
www.dosomething.org
www.oceanconservancy.org
www.independentsector.org
www.specialolympics.org
www.operationgratitude.com
www.troopsupportusa.com


YEARLY GOALS:

All Murchison students are expected to complete community service with a personal goal of 10 hours PER YEAR.

Students who go above and beyond are eligible for special recognition at our yearly awards ceremony:

Matador Award [15-59 hours of service]
Principal's Award [60-99 hours of service]
E.A Murchison Award [100+ hours of service]
Leadership Award [pre-approval of project and collaboration with Ms. Stringfellow]
Alliance Award [volunteering for special campus programs such as Peer Buddies, CHAMPS or No Place for Hate]
Ambassador Award [3+ years of community service recognition from any of the awards listed above]

To be considered for an award, you must turn in a completed 'IB Portfolio & Recognition packet', located on the 'Student Resources' tab. If you have more questions please email Ms. Stringfellow directly: robyn.stringfellow@austinisd.org or come by the IB office!

COMMUNITY PROJECT

All MYP Year 2 and 3 students (7th and 8th grade) are required to investigate, plan, execute and write a reflection on a community service project. Projects are embedded in the advisory curriculum, every Thursday students will be given time to work on this project. Group projects are facilitated and supported by the advisory teacher as well as the IB Coordinator and community leaders. The project should seek to address a need in the community and requires at least 15 hours of involvement, to be completed in advisory. Please click on the 'Community Project' tab for more info.

Community services is awesome