Students throughout the district learn the importance of serving others through participation in Empty Bowls. The annual event, which helps raise awareness and fight hunger in the community, has raised more than $30,000 over the past 6 years.
Service learning is a teaching process that effectively promotes learning by connecting a student’s academic studies to real life experiences. In Greendale, we have had a tradition of students and staff giving service and we continue enhance this to promote student achievement, civic pride, and individual responsibility at all grade levels.
This work is based on the belief that by giving students and adults an opportunity to apply their skills and personal strengths to activities that benefit their own communities, the entire community will benefit.
For more information about Service Learning in Greendale read the "Service Learning and Civic Mission of Schools Update" presented by Steven Lodes, Greendale High School Principal, and Vanessa Remfry, AmeriCorps volunteer. Click here to download. (PDF)
Service Learning Documents
Civic Mission of Schools Report (March 2011)
Click here to view additional documents pertaining to Service Learning in the Greendale Schools
GHS Students Produce Video on the District’s “Empty Bowls” Program
The GHS Broadcast Productions class produced a video on Empty Bowls, the largest service learning project within the Greendale School District. The student-produced video features Greendale Superintendent William Hughes and footage from the annual fundraising event. Click here to view the video...