Community Service

 

At UMS-Wright, we believe that service is more than an action, it is a lifestyle.  We work hard to promote a campus culture that integrates serving others as a core value. Within all three of our school divisions (Lower, Middle and Upper School) we promote a service focus for each quarter that we strongly encourage our students to use as they seek to be Bulldogs who S.E.R.V.E. which stands for:

S - Selfless - Putting the needs and concerns of others before our own needs

E - Empathetic - Understanding others needs and seeking to meet those needs when possible 

R - Resolute - Not allowing obstacles and struggles to keep us from serving others

V - Vigorous - Willing to work hard and able to give great effort for the sake of others

E - Encouraging - Our words and our actions should have positive impacts on the lives of others 

We provide campus wide service opportunities that all of our students and faculty can be a part of to help further this sense of responsibility to our community.  Students are given opportunities to obtain service hours to various local, state, national, and international organizations and communities.  Students in grades K3 - 4 are encouraged to get involved in service projects with their families around our community and through opportunities on our campus as well.  Students in grades 5-8 are recommended to complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service annually. Students in grades 9-12 are recommended to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service annually. The number of service hours achieved, as well as the failure to accomplish the recommended number of service hours, will be indicated on each student's middle and high school transcript.

Students with a strong desire to not only meet the recommended number of service hours, but to go beyond and/or any student who is looking to be more involved in the leadership of service activities is strongly encouraged to join the Key Club for Upper School and the Junior Optimist for middle school. These are our primary school service clubs.

Below is our list of S.E.R.V.E. Focus areas for our School: 

1st Quarter – “Do Unto Others…” – General Kindness to everyone

2nd Quarter – “…may our words and deeds be such…” – Giving (time, talent, treasure) to positively impact the lives of others, especially those in need (Homeless, Living in Poverty, Disaster situations)

3rd Quarter – “Honoring Heroes” – Thanking, serving, and/or supporting law enforcement, fire fighters, medical rescue, military, veterans

4th Quarter – “…the Spirit of our school…” – Positively impacting our campus, the UMS-Wright family, and/or our community 

If anyone has questions about Service Development at UMS-Wright or how to get more involved, please contact: Michael Schultz at  251-470-9035.

 

Community service opportunities can be found through any and all of the following ways: our service clubs, on the Service Haiku page for each student, by signing up for the UMS-Wright Service REMIND app, and/or in the Student Ministries and Service office.

 

Upper School Service Clubs

 

KEY CLUB

Sponsor: Tiffany Chapman

This is the primary service club at UMS-Wright.  This club both leads and participates in monthly service opportunities.  It is sponsored by the Kiwanis Clubs of America.  Click here for more information on the Key Club. 

YELLOW CLUB (You Enable Love, Loving Others)

Sponsor: Meridy Jones 

This is a club inspired by the life of Krisanna Roberts.  By showing love to others on a daily basis, Krisanna caused a chain reaction of kindness that was felt throughout the entire UMS-Wright school community.  This club seeks to continue this legacy through random acts of kindness and service to others.

GEMS

Sponsor: Michael Schultz (Groups are parent lead; Organized by single or combined grade levels)

Girls Enrichment Ministry - Christian based group for girls that meets to encourage each other's faith as well as to live out their faith through community service projects. 

 

Middle School Service Clubs

 

JUNIOR OPTIMIST CLUB

Sponsors: Gina McPhillips

This is the primary middle school service club.  This organization sponsored by Optimist Club International and helps set the tone for service in our middle school.

ENVIRONMENT CLUB

Sponsor: Robin Freeman and Tanya Dixon

Students commit to take care of all recycling for the middle and lower school.

YELLO CLUB (You Enable Love, Loving Others)

Sponsor: Dana Stewart

This is a club inspired by the life of Krisanna Roberts.  By showing love to others on a daily basis, Krisanna caused a chain reaction of kindness that was felt throughout the entire UMS-Wright school community.  This club seeks to continue this legacy through random acts of kindness and service to others.

GEMS

Sponsor: Michael Schultz (Groups are parent lead; Organized by single or combined grade levels)

Girls Enrichment Ministry - Christian based group for girls that meets to encourage each other's faith as well as to live out their faith through community service projects. 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Schultz

Community Service Director

mschultz@ums-wright.org

 

 

Community Service Form

 

 

 

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