Academy Summer Reading & Supply Lists (6th - 8th)

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Service Project and Documentation

Sacred Heart is a Catholic school that strongly believes in the education of the total person. It is our goal that each student grows physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually during his or her school career.
The service project requirement is almost always a vehicle for spiritual growth. In Sacred Scripture it is clear that Jesus’ mission included service to others. In the Gospel of St. Matthew when the people ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry… when did we see you thirsty,” Jesus responds “I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me.” He not only helped others, but expected his followers to help them. In the Gospel of St. John, when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, he said, “As I have done, so you must do.” As Christians, our faith in God is manifested through our love and concern for, and service to others. By reaching out, we learn more about the needs of other people. Our talents, that we so often take for granted, are more greatly appreciated and developed. With Jesus as our model, we give back to our communities through the gifts that God has given us.

The Sacred Heart High School service program is a 3‐year program that strives to integrate into the lives of students the call to discipleship from the scriptures and expose them to the reality of Christian service.
Freshman Year

  • Receive and review community service packet. This will be handed out at the end of the year scheduling night.
  • Choose a service agency. A list of approved agencies and agency contact information is included in this
  • packet. Other agencies may be used, but first must be approved by the Community Service Coordinator or the Sacred Heart Administration.
  • Work at a single agency in direct service to a disadvantaged population for a minimum of 10 hours over the summer.
  • Document your hours on the Service Hours Report form and have your supervisor fill out the Supervisor’s Report.
  • Turn in both reports to the Community Service Coordinator on the first day of school your sophomore year.
  • Write a reflection paper following the attached guidelines and turn in on the 1st day of school your sophomore year.

Sophomore Year

  • Choose a single agency that is different from the one chosen your freshman year.
  • Complete a minimum of 20 hours of direct service to a disadvantaged population over the summer.
  • Turn in paperwork as described above and reflection paper on the 1st day of school your junior year.

Junior Year

  • Choose a single agency that is different from the one chosen your freshman and sophomore years.
  • Complete a minimum of 20 hours of direct service to a disadvantaged population over the summer.
  • Turn in paperwork as described above and reflection paper on the 1st day of school your senior year.

Senior Year

  • You will write a major cumulative paper and make a presentation to your senior religion class based on your service experience due by the end of the 1st semester.


  • Students are expected to act responsibly while fulfilling the service hour requirements. Be on time, appropriately dressed, and have a positive attitude.
  • Contact your agency ahead of time to develop a work schedule. Some agencies will require preliminary paperwork and or background checks prior to volunteering.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to keep up with hours and to have their hours signed by the agency supervisor.
  • All students must have their project approved by the Community Service Project Coordinator.
  • All rules outlines in the Parent/Student Handbook will apply and are grounds for disciplinary action if broken.
  • Keep in mind that the people you work with at your agency have a wealth of contacts in most areas of interest. If you make a good impression they can be helpful references for job interviews or college applications.


Additional Information

Elementary Robotics Club

After school club that meets every Thursday until 4:15. Students learn how to build simple robots to solve a given task. We focus on creating robots that run autonomously and use the sensors to allow them to function with minimal interaction with humans. Students work in teams of three to five students each and learn teamwork and compromise. Challenges that they have to solve involve creating a sturdy moving robot, a claw or arm to retrieve items, solve a simple maze, and “climb” and shaft. The robotic kits used are Lego EV3. There is no cost to participate and membership is open to any student in grades 3-6.

SHC BEST Robotics Club


Beginner band is offered to students in grades 6-8 and focuses on developing proper tone and posture, sight reading skills, and on preparing music for both performance and education.

For 2017-18, students who have completed beginner band or have prior band experience will be offered the opportunity to participate in a more advanced concert band. Our goal is to create a music program to allow our students to compete and perform as part of an ensemble or solo in our area.

BEST (Boosting Engineering through Science and Technology)

Is a nationwide competition program that encourages students to develop robotic solutions to real life problems. This competition is only 6 weeks long and kicks off with the challenge reveal in October. Students then have 42 days to design and build a working robot using only the materials provided by the local hub, decide on a corporate structure, raise funds, develop a marketing presentation, create print resources, develop a trade booth, and advertise their product at the competition. There are many opportunities for students to put their individual skills to good use for the team!

For more information about BEST and to view the teaser for the upcoming 2018 competition, visit