Servant Leadership

A year's worth of service projects included...

  • Empty Bowls > students made pottery bowls and served food to benefit the West Texas Food Bank
  • Room to Read > students of all ages initiated projects to raise funds for libraries in needy areas
  • Midland Need to Read > students raised funds for local literacy efforts
  • Camp Trinity > using school facilities for a summer camp for High Sky Children's Ranch foster and orphaned children
  • Senior Girls Safe Place Suitcase Challenge > collecting items for a safe house for abused women and children
  • Hunt for Heroes > contribution honoring veterans
  • Hope House/Pink the Basin Volleyball Game > raised funds for breast cancer research
  • Midland Classical Academy endowment > donated funds to another school who lost students in a tragic accident
  • Canned food drives > held throughout the year
  • National French Honor Society > raised funds for Fair Havens, a home for single mothers, and support a child in Senegal
  • National Spanish Honor Society > supported Casa de Amigos, a local charitable organization
  • Fourth Graders > purchased and donated book to the High Sky Children's Ranch
  • Pennies for Patients > raised funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Many individual classroom and advisory projects

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  • BIGG (Big Ideas for the Greater Good)

    Lower and Intermediate School students participate in a BIGG project every year. Inspired by Chris Rosati, an ALS patient who has started a movement spreading kindness, students pick projects by class or advisory to work on for the year.

    Projects have included:

    • Kindergarteners distribute butterfly cards with inspiring messages to neighbors.
    • Third graders used a $100 Butterfly Grant to fund a bake sale and were able to present the High Sky Children's Ranch nursery with $1,200 worth of supplies.
    • Fifth graders recycle, at home, at school, and in the community.
    • First graders purchased toy bears for the Rays of Hope Children's Grief Center.
    • Sixth graders focused on spreading joy and a sense of community in the Intermediate School by organizing student activities and served as science teachers for a day for preschool and first grade classes.
    • Fourth graders made and delivered heart pillows to cancer patients.
    • Second graders made and sold backpack charms to support Casa de Amigos, then took a field trip to buy groceries and supplies and stocked the shelves at Casa.
    • Fifth graders participated in Laps of Love to benefit the West Texas Food Bank.
    • Third graders sold bottled water to raise funds for the Lone Star Animal Sanctuary.
    • Another third grade class picked a project for each month:
                  Nov. - Deliver donations and volunteer at the Food Bank.
                  Dec. - Fill backpacks with our families for children in Mexico.
                  Jan. - Provide a meal and decorate tables at the Soup kitchen.
                  Feb. - Support children at Cooks Children’s Hospital.
                  March - Pay for and help plant a tree for a Habitat for Humanity home.
                  April- -Pack Weekend Blessing Bags at Food4Kids.
                  May - Send mosquito nets to Africa.

Servant Leadership & Philanthropy

The SLP class is designed to help students learn about the importance of philanthropy and the role of nonprofit organizations in the community. Through servant leadership opportunities students strengthen their decision-making and team-building skills. They organize fundraising initiatives and, through the grant-making process, provide needed contributions to nonprofit organizations.
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