Saint Justin School lives its faith by serving the community. One way is through the Service Project that middle school students participate in. Alicia Aguilar, 6th grade homeroom and Jr. High Religion teacher has led the project for six years.
In the past, only 7th and 8th grade students were involved. Beginning this school year, 6th graders will be given the opportunity to do the same. Aside from helping with the Saint Justin parish food bank, students can choose to help the elderly tend their garden, work with children, and make blankets for pets, among other service opportunities.
At the end of each school year, students present their service projects by writing an essay that explains what they did, who they served, how those they served benefited from their work, and what they personally got out of the whole experience. At the end of the 2014-2015 school year, faculty members gave recognition to the service projects done by Bryce Vargas (7th grade) and Kate Conaway (8th grade). Bryce’s service project was devoted to Laurelwood Preschool and the Family Giving Tree. Kate’s service project focused on Saint Justin classrooms and fundraising events, Saint Justin’s Community Ministry, and Scouts’ Creek Clean-up.
Service at Saint Justin School keeps going even after the end of the school year. Students take time out from their summer vacation to water the plants at the Community Garden. The harvested crop then goes to the Saint Justin Parish’s Community Ministry, which is greatly appreciated by our less-fortunate neighbors.
St. Justin School is living their Faith by doing for others as Jesus taught us.
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