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DHMS International Baccalaureate World School

Ms. Sheveeta Bonner, IB Coordinator 
Community and Service: 
Community and service starts in the classroom and extends beyond it, requiring students to take an active part in the communities in which they live.
Giving importance to the sense of community throughout the programme encourages responsible citizenship as it seeks to deepen the adolescent's knowledge and understanding of the world around them. The emphasis is on developing community awareness and concern, and the skills needed to make an effective contribution to society.
Students are encouraged to make connections between their intellectual and social growth, thereby refining their affective, creative and ethical as well as cognitive development. This is achieved through a process of discovery of self and community, and reflections inside as well as outside the classroom.
Requirements: Students will be required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of community and service. All service hours must be completed by April 30, 2015.

Students who successfully complete their service hours will be presented with a Community and Service Award at the end of the year. The students with the highest number of hours will be inducted into the Tucker Middle School Community and Service Hall of Fame.

Students should follow the procedures outlined below to accrue hours;
1. Participate in a community service activity. The student will receive no monetary or non monetary incentives or rewards for the service.
2. The student needs to complete a community and service reflection.
3. The form must be signed by the adult supervising the activity. Parents may not sign for Community and Service hours.

The five areas of interaction are:
These provide the main focus for developing the connections between the disciplines, so that students will learn to see knowledge as an interrelated, coherent whole.
More particularly, the five areas of interaction:
  • are embedded in the subjects and developed naturally through them
  • provide both an organization and an extension of learning within and across the subjects, through the exploration of real-life issues
  • inspire special activities and interdisciplinary projects
  • form part of the framework for student inquiry and take investigative learning further than subject boundaries
  • are a vehicle for refining conceptual understanding through different perspectives
  • guide reflection and lead from knowledge to thoughtful action

Students organize food collected during
October Harvest Food Drive.

 Supplies collected for Genesis Center.
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