Service Hours

Service Hours as part of Mission:

As part of our mission, Concordia Lutheran School promotes service-based learning opportunities.  We share the love of Christ within our community by providing acts of service which make our neighborhoods, communities, and city better without benefit to our individual students or their own families.

Service Hour Requirements:

Middle school students are required to complete service hours by the first week of April. It is recommended that students earn a minimum of 1/4 of their hours each quarter so that they have adequate time to complete these hours prior to April. The grade-level requirements are as follows:

6th Graders: 10 hours

7th Graders: 15 hours

8th Graders: 20 hours

Examples of Service:

Any acts of service which benefit the community, but not the individual student or his/her family, may count for service.  Below is a sample list of popular service hour opportunities in which students have participated in the past:

     Examples of church-based service:

     Vacation Bible School 

     Drive Thru Nativity 

     Church Christmas Pageant (This is different from the school Advent Worship Programs)

     Easter Egg Hunt 

     Church nursery babysitting

     Mission SA

     Examples of community-based service:

     Food Bank

     Ronald McDonald House

     Humane Society

     Yard work for a neighbor

     Caroling for a retirement center

     Examples of school-based service:

     Sports tournaments (Score keeper or line judge, consessions or gate, etc.)

     After-school tutoring

     Classroom volunteer (moving books before school begins, taking down classrooms after school is out)

     Lost and Found sorting


Documenting Service Hours:

Student must turn in a written record of their service hours to their homeroom teacher.  Please click on this link for a copy of the service hour form.  Printed forms are also available through the homeroom teacher. Service hour forms should be signed by the project supervisor. (We ask that family members not sign off on service hour forms.)


Activities which do not count for service hours:

     Babysitting a sibling

     Personal housework or yardwork

     Chapel Family Service Days

     Service Over Self elective hours

     Service hours not documented by a supervisor or turned in to the homeroom teacher