Service to family and community is a vital component of the K-8 Ashbrook Independent School curriculum. Students participate in projects both by grade level and based on student and teacher interests. Past projects have included an “essential needs” drive for toiletries and cleaning items for Community Outreach, penny drives for Katrina victims and Indonesian Tsunami victims, outreach programs to bring crafts and music to local assisted living communities, and many more.
Focus of Service learning by grade level
Pre-Kindergarten: Learn how to show appreciation of parents.
Kindergarten: Learn about school community volunteers.
Grade 1: Learn about Corvallis community volunteers.
Grade 2: Perform good works for the well–being of others.
Grade 3: Make items to enhance others’ lives.
Grade 4: Organize a School Service Project, traditionally a Fall Food Drive.
Grade 5: Research community organizations that need help and identify ways that we can help them.
Grade 6: Participate in a Whole–class community service project.
Grade 7: Participate in small–group community service projects.
Grade 8: Coordinate individual community service projects as required for graduation.