All Saints Catholic School in Moundsville includes a service-learning program for its students, which benefits both the community and teaches their students to care about others and put their faith into action through monthly service projects. The program employs a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen our community.
According to principal Sheila Blackmore, “Students learn how their service affects individuals and our local community. A large part of our school mission involves inspiring a passion for service. We are excited that some of our students have initiated projects on their own, while others will come up with ideas of service for the school to put into action.”
Last week, the All Saints students collected over 850 non-perishable food items to help stock Simpson United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen. Students were also to visit Moundview Nursing Home to deliver Valentines cards that they had made for the residents, but because of an illness there, this visit is delayed.
According to Blackmore, the school’s service learning program was created to fulfill their mission: All Saints Catholic School is dedicated to respecting diversity and inspiring a passion for service and learning by providing an enriched education that addresses students’ unique learning styles through a strong Catholic foundation. “We are dedicated to making a difference on this earth one student at a time,” Blackmore added.