Service Learning at Hammond

At Hammond, service learning is not a requirement, but rather an expectation. Service learning positively affects academic engagement and achievement, civic attitudes and behaviors, and personal and social skills. When students apply what they are learning in ways that help others, the results are memorable. In addition to teaching the skills of civic participation and helping develop an ethic of service and responsibility, students gain lessons that last a lifetime. 

This fall found Hammond students of all ages giving back to the community in ways large and small. 
  • Lower School students collected 1901 pounds of food for Harvest Hope.
  • The Middle School bake sale raised over $600 for Dance Marathon.
  • 5th grade students made snack baskets and wrote notes to residents at Oliver Gospel.
  • 6th grade made fleece blankets for residents of Oliver Gospel.
  • The Upper School hosted two bake sales to help sponsor a booth at Camp Cole’s Halloween event (Pumpkin Palooza) and the second to support Hammond’s Dance Marathon.
  • The Dance Marathon committee sold candy grams to raise money for Prisma Health Children’s Hospital.
  • Upper School students serve meals monthly at Transitions
  • National Honor Society members spent a day at Unumb Center doing yardwork and planting flowers.