Sheridan High School Community Service Recognition Program

The Sheridan High School Community Service Recognition program is designed to encourage students to become involved in their communities, volunteer their time, and to recognize them for their service. To that end, students who complete and have documented 100 volunteer hours between their freshman and senior years will be recognized as a “Sheridan High School Community Service Graduate” with a seal on their diploma.

Students may begin to record service hours at the end of their 8th grade year but must have all hours complete and turned in no later than April 1 of their senior year.

For the purpose of this program, “service hours” is defined as volunteer work which helps others and contributes to improve the quality of community life. To be recognized under this program, the service hours must meet the following criteria:

  1.  The student must not be paid for the work
  2.  The work must be for members of the community who are not the student’s family.
  3.  The work must not be accomplished during school hours.
  4.  The work should not be part of a school program unless specifically identified as an approved service learning project.
  5.  Effective Oct. 1, 2011, community service hours must be turned in no later than 30 days from the last date of service completed in order to be counted. Example: Jill worked in the concession stand for 8 hrs on Sept. 15, 2011. She has until Oct. 15, 2011 to submit the paperwork for it to count. Any paperwork turned in after 30 days WILL NOT be counted.

Each student is responsible to submit all his/her completed service hours to the Sheridan Program Coordinator, LTC (Ret.) Clark D. Easter in the JROTC Dept. at the Sheridan High School.