Mount Horeb High School, as part of its mission to provide students with opportunities develop to their fullest potential and become valuable members of society, has implemented the SILVER CORD SERVICE PROGRAM.
Students will not only benefit the community, but will develop their own leadership and citizenship skills. To encourage and reward volunteerism and community service, the SILVER CORD SERVICE PROGRAM will recognize students who have made contributions to their community through service.
Seniors who have completed 140 hours of volunteer service during their high school career will be awarded the SILVER CORD and recognized at graduation. It is required that students complete (and turn into the office)at least 70 accumulated hours prior to September 1 of their senior year to reach the total 140 hours. Students should accumulate the total 140 hours throughout their four years of high school.
Students working toward their silver cord should refer to the list of approved volunteer activities. If you are not sure if your activity meets the requirements, please ask the Principal.
Verification forms must be complete for each activity for which a student volunteers.
These forms should be submitted to the front office for review by the Principal.
Verification of Hours Form
Silver Cord Service Program Requirements & Ideas For Service
Volunteer activities must meet the following requirements to earn the honor of wearing a silver cord during graduation:
Activities that will not be approved:
IN SUMMARY: You may not receive any other credit, award or recognition for volunteer hours used to fulfill the Silver Cord criteria. If you are unsure, please see the Principal for approval.
The following are ideas to fulfill hours of service:
· Clean up a park (pulling invasive weeds, completing a project)
· Volunteer at a food pantry
· Volunteer for the clothes closet
· Being a homework tutor after school or in the summer at the ELC/PC, IC, MS or HS
· Volunteer for Iron Man, Horrible Hilly, Centurion, Dairy Land Dare, Wright Stuff Century
· Volunteer at a Humane Shelter or Kennel
· Volunteer teach Sunday school or summer Bible class
· Volunteer at a nursing home or hospice
· Volunteer through church to help the homeless or less fortunate
· Volunteer at a Library (shelving, reading to little kids, teaching, etc…)
· Assist a teacher in the summer getting prepared for the school year (bulletin boards, organization, etc…)
· Volunteer for the Red Cross (not school sponsored blood drive)
· Volunteer for the Recreation Department (coach, supervise)
· Volunteer for Little League (coach, referee)
· Volunteer work the for the Madison Youth Choir (build sets, set up and take down concerts)
· Volunteer work for NON-PROFIT organizations (Historical Society, Salvation Army, Red Cross, Performing Arts Center, Fair Wisconsin, etc…)
· Volunteer at summer camps (must not get free room and board in lieu of getting paid)
· Volunteer for a Chamber of Commerce
· Volunteer for a municipality (court, police, etc…)
· Volunteer for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or 4H (NOT as a member of the organization)