Board End Statement #2

“Students have acquired the skills and knowledge required to be productive citizens and contribute to their communities.”

Mustang Service Corps (MSC)

Vision:
Leadership is about service. Students can make a difference in their communities–and globally–as well as in their school. Mustang Service Corps is a way to organize and mobilize Mustang power in service to others!

Mission:
We will carry out meaningful, annual community, global, and school service projects.

  • Each year, MSC “service leaders” will choose a community service project (parks clean-up, trail maintenance, nursing home visits) that can also connect to.…
  • A Global service project (parents’ pledges for hours served to raise money for Heifer Project, etc.).
  • They will help organize and administer the whole student body’s efforts to carry out service projects.
  • They may also conduct occasional Spirit Days or other school events for worthy causes within the school and they will continue to publicize and coordinate food-shelf drives to service school community members.
  • Ideas for service projects might taken from actual student essays or can be researched on-line or come from the community itself.

Membership:

  • MSC will comprise two representatives (“Service Leaders”) from each classroom in grades 3-5.
  • There will be no officers. Staff advisors will guide main meetings.
  • Most work to be done as a cooperative group or in subcommittees.
  • Service Leaders will be chosen by the quality of their responses to an essay assignment.
    • Teachers in grades 3, 4,and 5 will administer a common writing prompt to students about service.
    • This year, it will be “How can a kid help make our town or world a better place?”
    • Teachers are free to score the essay for whatever academic traits are useful to them as a pretest or a part of their writing curriculum.
    • They will also identify the top essays for “ideas” related to the prompt.
  • Teachers will ask the top two essayists if they are interested in serving on MSC. If a student is not interested, the teacher will offer a spot on MSC to the next-best essayist.

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