Lower School Service Projects

While they do not leave campus to participate in school-based service projects, Lower School students are still able to give back to the community. On Giving Wednesdays, the children are invited to bring in a donation of their own to help someone in need. Most donations are directed toward the primary community service project in the Lower School, the making of sandwiches for the Corpus Christi soup kitchen in Reservoir Hill. The children assemble and wrap the sandwiches themselves as a school activity.

When special needs arise in the local community and beyond, lower schoolers respond. For example, the students found many ways to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina, particularly those at McDonogh 26, a public elementary school in Gretna, Louisiana. McDonogh and McDonogh 26 formed a sister-school partnership, which inspired the children to take a personal interest in the youngsters affected by the disaster.

Teachers often connect lessons learned in the Lower School classroom to service opportunities:

  • Kindergarten: _______ prompted an effort to collect blankets for a horse rescue farm.
  • Third grade: Reading a story inspired a project to knit hats and scarves for those in need.
  • Fourth grade: The "Let's Make a Difference" unit allowed children to serve others in ways of their choosing, which included making gifts for hospitalized children, volunteering for the Humane Society, and cleaning up a neighborhood stream.

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