Moody Middle’s IB site coordinator is Mrs. Colleen Cassada.
Please see the following links for summer reading requirements:
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. Below, you will find student volunteer opportunities, which changes throughout the year.
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:
Would you like to learn gardening skills and earn volunteer hours? Then, check out Tricycle Gardens (www.tricyclegardens.org), 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmo2t07jYfg 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 email@example.com or Mr. Dale Alexander at Dale.Alexander@HCAhealthcare.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. She will tell you about available opportunities and orientation dates.
Hands On RVA Looking for ways to help the Richmond community? Check out https://www.handsonrva.org/
Help at the Library Henrico County Public Libraries often have volunteer opportunities for middle schoolers. Check out www.hcplteenscene.org
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!
For a list of other C + S opportunities throughout the Richmond area, check out http://www.handsonrva.org 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 2018 - 2019 Service as Action log here (2019-2020 Service as Action Log page 1 and 2019-2020 Service as Action Log page 2).
Logs will be collected on October 29 & 30, February 27 & 28 , and May 6 & 7. Your 20-hour commitment must be fulfilled by May 7, 2020. 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.
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!
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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 - Study Skills