Presentation on theme: "CIVIC SERVICE DRACUT HIGH SCHOOL. DHS CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS The Dracut High School community is committed to challenging all students with a rigorous."— Presentation transcript:
DHS CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS The Dracut High School community is committed to challenging all students with a rigorous curriculum within a safe, healthy, and positive environment. Our primary goal is for students to become lifelong learners in a changing world. We believe in promoting personal responsibility, self-respect, tolerance, and integrity while preparing all students for 21 st century success. We embrace and value diversity. We advocate environmental and global awareness. We offer various opportunities for all students to thrive and succeed, in and beyond the classroom, so that they may become informed, productive citizens. We encourage our students to take pride in their identity and the Dracut community as they strive toward maximum personal growth.
CIVIC REFERS TO……. "of, relating to, or belonging to a city, a citizen, or citizenship, municipal or civil society"
RESPONSIBILITY REFERS TO….. "the state or quality of being responsible or something for which one is responsible such as a duty, obligation or burden"
CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY…… Participation in government, church, volunteers and memberships of voluntary associations. Advocacy for various causes, such as political, economic, civil, environmental or quality of life issues.
HISTORICAL ROOTS…… Blueprint for democracy in 1787 by the ratification of the United States Constitution.
HISTORICAL ROOTS CONTINUED…….. People relied on each other in order to correct injustices and achieve greatness. opposition to the war in Vietnam organizations to fight environmental pollution Civic Responsibility In the 1960s, Civic Responsibility became more popular.
IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY….. Values or duties include justice, freedom, equality, diversity, authority, privacy, due process, property, participation, truth, patriotism, human rights, rule of law, tolerance, mutual assistance, self restraint and self respect. Schools teach civic responsibility to produce responsible citizens and active participants in community and government. Citizens ensure and uphold democratic values written in the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.
SERVICE LEARNING…… Citizens participate in projects to help or serve the needs of other people. Citizens experience the value and impact of giving to people Citizens learn to be productive members of society. Civic Responsibility These are all positive aspects of Civic Responsibility.
VOLUNTEERING……… Many people volunteer through local churches, animal shelters or food banks. Volunteering allows citizens the opportunity to share their skills and talents as well as learn new skills while helping those in need of assistance. Giving of time or labor without the expectation of monetary compensation.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN CIVIC SERVICE……… DRACUT FOOD PANTRY PARKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY LOCAL RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS YMCA OLD HOME DAY LOCAL HOSPITALS DRACUT COUNCIL ON AGING DRACUT ACCESS TELEVISION NURSING HOMES A SERVICE OR ACTIVITY THAT HAS BEEN PRE-APPROVED BY ADMINISTRATION DRACUT POP WARNER Coaching…voluntary Refereeing….voluntary AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts CHARITY EVENTS Walk for Hunger Team Walk for Cancer Making Strides SCHOOL SPONSORED VOLUNTEER INITIATIVES Student Council –Events that raise money etc. National Honor Society DRACUT SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Craft Fair Annual Telethon ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF TO GET INVOLVED!!!
BENEFITS TO CIVIC SERVICE……. SCHOLARSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS, SHOLARSHIPS!!! GRANTS, GRANTS, GRANTS!!! COLLEGE APPLICATIONS!!! MAKING A DIFFERENCE WITH EACH STEP!!!
RUBRIC…….. EXEMPLARYPROFICIENTDEVELOPINGBEGINNING COMMUNITY SERVICE Student completed 8 or more hours of community service Student completed 5 – 7 hours of community service Student completed 2 – 4 hours of community service Student completed 0 – 1 hours of community service