January Community Service Opportunity: Helping the Homeless
Get your passports ready! Our next community service activity is coming up!
Saturday, January 30th from 9-10am- Curry Bus Loop.
Curry Helps the Homeless
Here are your options:
Option A: Fill one bag (not a garbage bag), it can be a smaller grocery bag with articles of used clothing to donate (this option requires no $).
Option B: Purchase ONE pack of cotton socks to donate to the homeless.
Option C: Fill a Gallon size Ziploc with toiletries (it can be the small travel size or even the free hotel shampoo/conditioners). Toiletries we need: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, combs.
Let’s make a DIFFERENCE!
February Event: Love for Our Furry Friends in Honor of Ms. Ruiz
You are welcome to bring flowers, cards, and/or balloons to help honor the memory of our teacher Ms. Ruiz.
March Event: Superintendent’s 5K Challenge- Join Our Team
Maurice A. Ferré Park (Museum Park)
Miami, FL US 33132
The Foundation for New Education Initiatives (FNEI) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho will team up once again to host the 6th Annual Superintendent’s 5K Challenge, Race for Education benefiting local public schools. FNEI will donate a percentage of race proceeds to participating schools based on the number or participants each school team registers. Participants are encouraged to choose and run for a school team, so FNEI can enhance school fund-raising totals. FNEI has distributed nearly $160,000 back to the participating schools.
Race or walk for education, and help support Miami-Dade County Public Schools!
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021.
Race Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Maurice A. Ferré Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd. (formerly, Museum Park)
*Registration for Multiple Events Permitted
NEW FOR 2021 – VIRTUAL OPTION – 5K OR 1 MILE DISTANCE
RUN DATE: MARCH 6, 2021
•Sign up to support your school
•Select virtual option
•Collect T-Shirt and Medal from Team Captain @ School
•Download RaceJoy App on your phone
•Run anytime/anywhere must carry a phone for official timing.
October Event: Out of the Darkness Walk
November Event: Canned Food Drive
December Event: Curry Toy Drive
Our 2020-2021 Community Service Plan
Grade 8 MYP Community Project
The Gr. 8 Community Project is a major activity for students to complete in the final year (Year 3 = Grade 8) of the MYP program at Lamar Louise Curry Middle. Curry Middle is an authorized IB school with a 3 year MYP programme. In schools in which the MYP finishes with year 3 or 4 of the programme, all students in the final year must complete the community project.
The community project focuses on community and service, encouraging students to explore their right and responsibility to implement service as action in the community. The community project gives students an opportunity to develop awareness of needs in various communities and address those needs through service learning. As a consolidation of learning, the community project engages in a sustained, in-depth inquiry leading to service as action in the community. The community project can completed individually or collaboratively in groups of a maximum of three students. The choice of the goal or topic for the project is made in consultation with a Grade 8 teacher who has the responsibility for supervising the development of the project according to the MYP Community Project Assessment Criteria (included in attached guide) and International Baccalaureate Organization guidelines.
The aims of MYP projects are to encourage and enable students to:
- participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context
- generate creative new insights and develop deeper understandings through in-depth investigation
- demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time
- communicate effectively in a variety of situations
- demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of, learning
- appreciate the process of learning and take pride in their accomplishments.
For more information regarding the 2015 Gr. 8 Community Project please see the Student Guide and documents attached below:
8th Graders Click Here to Download the Community Service Project Guide:
6th and 7th Grade Community Service Information
Video from the IBO:
Below you will find the necessary forms for Community Service:
NEW!!! RUBRIC and INFORMATION for C/S Display Board Rubric for Scoring Community Service Project and Board
Proposal/Reflection Form: 6 and 7 Community Service Proposal Reflection form
Log: 6th and 7th Grade Community Hours Log
PowerPoint on Community Service: ppt-community-service-training-for-students_2018
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