At the high school we have a homeroom period scheduled for 4 of the 5 days of the week. A lot of time is spent tracking student's missing assignments and communicating things to the students as well as building relationships between the teachers and students. Recently we've added a service learning project to the homerooms.
The students were given a list of example projects and some homerooms choose from that list and some came up with ideas of their own. The projects were aimed at getting them involved with the community by doing these "service learning" projects.
Right now we are collecting coats and cloths for the Salvation Army. We have a couple homerooms putting together care packages for service men and women over seas. A couple have created podcasts with public service announcements and one is collecting toys for the emergency room.
Great ideas one and all, and we've had some radio publicity with the Iraqie care packages.
Please help support our student's efforts and if you have any questions please call the school.