Community Service

Community Service is a very important part of life at Mason Prep, and our students, faculty, staff and families are involved in various service projects. Our City Council sponsors many projects that our entire school supports, and students participate in the Jump Rope for Heart initiative through their physical education classes. In addition, our eighth grade students complete twenty hours of community service as a part of their education in becoming contributing members of their society. 

SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS

Mason Prep incorporates Service Learning Projects into the curriculum of each grade level to help our students understand that service is more than bringing in a can of food or a dollar for a certain cause. During these projects, students learn about their chosen issue or challenge, brainstorm ways they can have a positive impact on the issue, and complete a project to contribute to a solution.

Service Learning Projects for 2017-18 include:
• First graders partnered with Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary to learn about the importance of enrichment and socialization for the animals there. They will make enrichment toys to donate to Hallie Hill. 
• Second graders collaborated with our music teacher to learn songs they performed during a visit to the Bishop Gadsden retirement community. Students also taught songs and motions to the residents, with the goal of bringing joy to others through music and movement. 
• Fourth graders participated in the Kindred Kids Project with the local non-profit WINGS for Kids. This project paired our students with pen pals from North Charleston Elementary School. The students exchanged letters, and got together twice during the school year, once at each school.
• Fifth graders spread awareness of the importance of bees by educating people and companies in our community and helping them to become "Bee Friendly."
• Sixth graders focused on plastic pollution. Students researched different types of pollution (i.e., plastic straws, bags, etc.), then developed and implemented a plan to improve the situation surrounding their chosen topic. SEE A VIDEO CREATED BY 6TH GRADERS HERE.
• Eighth graders visited the Charleston Animal Society and then made toys and other items such as treats, beds, rope toys, and blankets for the animals there.

 

EIGHTH GRADE COMMUNITY SERVICE DOCUMENTS
Community service guidelines

Community service log form

 

 


Mason Preparatory School
56 Halsey Blvd Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-0664 (843) 723-1104