Community Service

An integral part of Catholic school education is the opportunity it provides for students to reach out in service to others in their community.  They thereby have opportunity to apply the Christian values of generosity and compassion, which they have learned from their families, faith communities and school environment.  Through reflection on their experiences of volunteer community service, students come to recognize the very real connection between their personal decisions and the community in which they live and in which one day will play an important role.  Motivated by the example of Jesus Christ, community service is to be approached as a privileged opportunity for growth and personal service.
 
As part of their religion curriculum and faith formation program, the students shall be given the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and learn from them.
 
Each semester (with the exception of 12th grade) students attending DeSales High School shall complete the following service projects or community service hours in accordance with their skills and levels of maturity.  In addition students are asked to assist with school service at DeSales. 
 
Freshman
Provide at least 5 hours individual or team community service outside DeSales
In addition the following service at DeSales is required;
  1. All Clean-up after Sausage Fest (1st Sunday in October)
  2. Thanksgiving Service Project (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
  3. Set-up, serve, clean-up Thanksgiving Community Dinner
  4. Coffee call at Parishes (1 per year)
  5. Realtors Food Drive - put out bags (3rd week of October)
  6. Knights of Columbus Activities
  7. Assist with dinners/breakfasts at the Parishes
 
Sophomore
Provide at least 5 hours individual or team community service outside DeSales
In addition the following service at DeSales is required;
  1. All work at Sausage Fest (1st Weekend of October)
  2. Thanksgiving Service Project (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
  3. Realtors Food Drive - put out bags (3rd week of October)
  4. Knights of Columbus activities
  5. Assist with dinners/breakfasts at the Parishes
 
Juniors
 Provide at least 8 hours individual or team community service outside DeSales
 In addition the following service at DeSales is required;
  1. All work at Sausage Fest (1st Weekend of October)
  2. Thanksgiving Service Project (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
  3. Assist Catholic Charities with various projects
  4. Realtors Food Drive - pick up food (3rd week of October)
  5. Coffee call at Parishes (2 Sundays of the year)
  6. Organize, set-up and serve with parents the Senior graduation reception
  7. Clean up after Graduation
  8. Assist St. Vincent DePaul with various projects
  9. Knights of Columbus Activities
  10. Assist with dinners/breakfasts at the Parishes
 
Seniors
Provide at least 32 hours of individual community service through Senior Service Project 2nd Semester of the senior year.
In addition the following service at DeSales is required
  1. All work at Sausage Fest (1st Weekend of October)
  2. Thanksgiving Service Project (Wednesday before Thanksgiving)
  3. Realtors Food Drive - pick up food (3rd week of October)
  4. All have jobs at HOPE (last weekend in April)
  5. Various projects and assistance at Parishes, Catholic Charities, St. Vincent DePaul, etc.
  6. Coffee call at Parishes (2 Sundays of the year)
  7. Assist with leadership of other student service, food drives, etc.
  8. Knights of Columbus Activities
  9. Assist with dinners/breakfasts at the Parishes
 
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DeSales High School 919 E. Sumach
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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