Service Learning

Here at MOR Catholic School education balances individual achievement with a concern for others. From Pre-K through 8th grade, our service learning program encourages students to be more Christ like and be compassionate citizens. With service learning integrated into the curriculum, students gain understanding of the world, engage in active volunteerism, and reflect carefully on their experience. Our program nurtures an appreciation for the many ways a person can serve the School and the greater community.


Lower School (Pre-K – 4th grade)

Service opportunities are included throughout the Lower School curriculum and classrooms. The Student Council takes a leadership role in carrying out projects such as food, school supplies, toiletry and book drives and fundraisers. MOR’s youngest students have supported organizations such as:

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Pennies for Peace
  • St. Luke’s Rehabilitation
  • Heartland Rehabilitation


Middle School (5th – 7th grade)

Middle School students must perform a minimum of 10 hours of community service each academic year. They are encouraged to volunteer outside of school. Incorporated into their school final exam for Religion, students will be required to write a narrative essay about their service learning experiences. The essay will be become an item in their student permanent file. Some examples of service that students can perform are:

  • Performing at nursing homes or day care centers
  • Cleaning up local parks
  • Assisting during PALS or school events (carnival, car washes, etc)


From time to time the school will offer All-School Service Events which may include:

  • Assistance with All-School Drives
  • Monthly Services —for students and their families which will be announced during morning prayers


Graduating Class (8th Graders Only)

Eighth grade students are required to perform 30 hours of volunteer service before graduation. Students Organized for Service such as Student Government or Honors Club, as well as, the Athletics Department and a number of individuals manage many fundraising events and community service projects throughout the year.