Middle School Student Service

Service in Middle School

With Jesus as our role model and guide, our students are encouraged to live and follow Christ's example of service.

School Service:

The purpose of service requirements at St. Joseph is to encourage our children to reach out to those with whom they may not ordinarily come into contact. There are various organizations that are constantly in need of assistance. In addition, assorted opportunities are provided throughout the year. These opportunities are communicated to the students through religion class and to the parents through e-mail.

6th Grade:

Five-hour service requirement

7th Grade:

Ten-hour service requirement

8th Grade:

Fifteen-hour service requirement

At the end of each school year, the students in the sixth and seventh grades receive a service hour log to record any hours completed over the summer.

In addition, the fifth-grade students receive an explanation of the service hour requirement and are also given a service hour log at that time. They are encouraged them to begin earning hours over the summer.

At Back to School night, parents receive information on the service hour requirements. During the year, when the school is informed of activities, notification of service opportunities are communicated to the students as well as the parents through RenWeb. 

National Junior Honor Society Service:

The National Junior Honor Society is a service organization. In addition to the school service hour requirements, the members have NJHS sponsored service to perform.

These are not hours but NJHS activity requirements. Each member is required to participate in a total of ten activities from a combination of the following. Each activity may be repeated more than once.


NJHS activities:

Tutoring younger students on Thursday afternoons (Supervised)

Making rosaries

Running the Face Painting Booth at the Parish festival (Supervised)

Collecting and distributing items for the Angel tree program (Supervised)

Participating in other activities as needed