Moody Middle’s IB site coordinator is Mrs. Colleen Cassada.

Please download the updated All About IB document.

We are thrilled to provide your 8th grader with a unique opportunity this fall:  to spend a day shadowing a student in the IB program at either J.R. Tucker High School or Henrico High School!  The information sheet and permission slip can be found by clicking on this link: Shadow Information and Permission Slip (dates changing - link coming back soon).  Forms must be returned to Ms. Cassada as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, September 18, 2017. 

Service as Action News!
The HCPS mission statement that encompasses IB Service as Action: To extend learning beyond the classroom and into the community to promote civic responsibility through active participation in service experiences, to foster a sense of caring for others, and to develop a habit of volunteer service to those in need. Here is a list of many of the organizations that our students have volunteered with over the last few years.

Community & Service Opportunities

Service as Action News! IB accepted students need to earn 20 hours of Service as Action each school year. Many organizations in the community provide information on upcoming community and service opportunities, and we publish them here on gomoody as well as on Schoology. In addition, students are always welcome to visit with Mrs. Cassada during APL to learn more about C + S and share ideas!

Opportunities for Service as Action Hours:

E2E Spring Youth Football League
Game Day Volunteers

Please sign up to be a GAME DAY HELPER for Michael Robinson's E2E Spring Youth Football League.  Former NFL Player Michael Robinson and Board are seeking volunteers to join in the game day fun with us helping to manage field relations.  Please contact sign up through this platform or contact Andrean Shelton (Volunteer Coordinator) at 804-938-4481 for more details!


Would you like to learn gardening skills and earn volunteer hours? Then, check out Tricycle Gardens (, an organization in Richmond that uses “environmentally friendly farming practices” to grow crops in urban settings that can be sold in farmers’ markets and neighborhood grocery stores.  Click on the “Act” link on the website to learn about volunteer opportunities and contact them for more information.  Here’s a YouTube video that tells you more:  Tricycle Gardens has a Community Garden Day every 3rd Saturday, a good time to volunteer!

Henrico County Police Athletic League’s Youth Leadership Council (YLC) If you are over 13, consider joining the Youth Leadership Council of Henrico County’s Police Athletic League.  To find out more, contact Morgan Lewis at or Mr. Dale Alexander at

Volunteer Opportunities at the Shady Grove YMCA: If you are 13 or older and looking for a wonderful way to give back to the community, consider volunteering at the Shady Grove YMCA.  Contact Ms. Jaelyn Munson, Youth and Family Program Director, at 270-3866, or you may email her at  She will tell you about available opportunities and orientation dates.

Hands On RVA Looking for ways to help the Richmond community?  Check out

Help at the Library Henrico County Public Libraries often have volunteer opportunities for middle schoolers.  Check out

Looking for Community + Service Ideas?
Be sure to check this website and HCPS Link for scheduled C + S events.  To spark your interest and ideas, here are some of the great activities Moody Raiders have engaged in this year: writing letters to military personnel and seniors in Assisted Learning centers;

  • contributing to YMCA-sponsored community events;
  • creating a Pet-A-Thon or walk-a-thon to support the SPCA or other worthy charities;
  • organizing a neighborhood clean-up;
  • coordinating a blanket drive for the SPCA;
  • collecting pop-tops for Ronald McDonald House;
  • embroidering pillow cases or creating jewelry to sell for charity;
  • knitting caps for cancer patients;
  • organizing a Saturday tutoring program;
  • participating in Buddy Ball programs;
  • coaching younger players in sports;
  • working with elementary school teachers;
  • tutoring younger children in reading and math, and so on . . .

Think about what inspires you and talk with Mrs. Cassada about how you can share that passion with others!

Moody Raises Money to Help Children in the Philippines: On November 25th, Moody students held a movie afternoon and donated the proceeds from refreshment sales to children hurt in the recent typhoon in the Philippines. The event raised a total of $168 for the Save the Children Fund. We received the following thank you:

Hello, Mrs. Schwieder:

Thank you and your students so much for your generous donation to help the children and families that were affected by the devastating typhoon. It’s always so inspiring when kids take an active interest in helping other kids.

Thank you again for your donation!

Frances Moore

Fundraising Manager,
Schools & Community Organizations
Save the Children
54 Wilton Road | Westport, CT 06880

For a list of other C + S opportunities throughout the Richmond area, check out   Once you go to the website, click on the Calendar to discover what’s happening and when.  If you see something worthwhile, share it with Mrs. Cassada so she can get the word out about that particular event!

Download the 2017 - 2018 Service as Action log here.
Logs will be collected on October 18 & 19, February 7 & 8 , and May 9 & 10. Your 20-hour commitment must be fulfilled by May 10, 2018. Please read over the log carefully, because it explains when you may perform your hours, as well as what kind of service is accepted by HCPS IB.

Henrico County Public Schools Community Service Opportunities: HCPS is providing a variety of ways for students to find out about service opportunities using social media.

Linked here are opportunities that you can explore with your student.

IB-accepted students need to earn 20 hours of Service as Action each year. Many organizations in the community provide information on upcoming community and service opportunities, and we publish them here on gomoody as well as on School Space. In addition, students are always welcome to visit with Mrs. Cassada during APL to learn more about Service as Action, as well as share their own exciting ideas!

Understanding IB Assessments

Download the Honesty Contract
Download the Maintaining Good Standing:Expectation and Guidelines for Success IBMYP Contract

Study skills and organization tips: How can IB a more successful student?
Please take a moment to download the following document, prepared by IB teachers and administrators, which may help with study skills and organization