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     needs volunteers to assist with the running of GE2, a gaming and experiential entertainment convention at the CenturyLink Field Event Center this weekend---Oct. 21 and 22.  GE2 includes exhibits and opportunities to play with VR, drones, laser tag, indie games, dodgeball and more.  Volunteers need to work for at least one 4.5-hour shift -- ideally on both days of the convention.  Shifts are 10:30am to 3:00pm and 2:30pm to 7:00pm both days.  As a volunteer, you will receive free admission. Volunteer duties may include managing lines and registration for various game play zones, helping attendees and exhibitors with VR and indie games, helping with AV during panel presentations, or general assistance with registration and information.  More info about GE2 is here: Sign up by emailing Daniel Grace or Audrey Fan or use this link  Mandatory training is happening on Thurs., Oct. 19th from 7-8:30 pm at Portal in Ballard (2601 NW Market St.)  Student and adults/parents/guardians welcome.

    Grayce Mitchell is our Service Learning Coordinator. She is on campus two-three days per week in the Counseling Office or can be reached at 206-252-1015.

    Grayce meets with every ninth grader in health class to help them find options that suit their interests, and she also meets with upperclassmen throughout the year. She also maintains a Service Learning Bulletin Board outside the Counseling Office where she posts opportunities for service learning.

    One of the graduation requirements for the Seattle School District is 60 hours of service learning. Service learning is giving time, without pay, to a non-profit or government agency. Service learning allows students to learn and to apply academic, social and personal skills through real life, hands-on activities. Students make a difference and address authentic community needs.

    Please Note: Students may fulfill up to 15 hours of their Service Learning graduation requirement during the summer between 8th and 9th grade as long as it meets the criteria set by the school.  Any hours completed during the summers between 9th and 10 grade and also 10th and 11th grade that meet the Service Learning requirement can be counted toward the 60-hour graduation requirement.

    Current Month Service Learning Opportunities

    Current Month Service Learning Opportunities pdf icon | Printouts are available in the Counseling Center too!

    Reminders and FAQs

    Important Service Learning Reminders: Service Learning involves learning, benefiting the community and a written reflection.  Service Learning must be done at a non-profit or governmental organization, the work must be unpaid, and your supervisors must be an adult. If you have any questions, see the Service Learning Coordinator or your Counselor before you start your Service Learning.  

    • Who can sign my Service Learning Documentation Form?  A supervisor or site contact from a non-profit or governmental organization must sign your Service Learning Documentation Form.   A family member or peer cannot sign your Service Form.  
    • Where do I turn in my Service Hours Documentation?    Fully completed Service Learning Documentation should be turned in to the Ballard Counseling Office.  Be sure to attach a Service Learning Documentation Form to any paperwork (for example, letters, certificates) that you might be given as well during your Service Learning.
    • When is the Service Hours Documentation due for Seniors to earn the Above and Beyond Service Learning Award (240 or more hours)?  Fully completed Service Hours Documentation is due to the Counseling Office on June 1st in order to qualify for the award. If students already have 240 or more hours turned in to the counseling office, they do not need to do anything else in order to receive the award.  The awards will be handed out at Awards Night.  If you cannot attend the Awards Night, you can pick up your medallion sometime after Awards Night from the counseling secretary, Carol Bristol.   Students can wear the Above and Beyond Service Learning medallion at their graduation.
    • When is the Senior Service Hours Documentation due for Graduation?   Fully completed Service Hours Documentation is due to the Counseling Office on June 1st for graduation requirements. Graduation requirements for Seattle Public Schools is 60 hours of Service Learning.

    Forms and Information Links

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