Wauzeka-Steuben High School, as part of its mission to provide students with opportunities to develop to their fullest potential and become valuable members of society, is implementing 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 160 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 80 accumulated hours prior to September 1 of their senior year to reach the total 160 hours. Students should accumulate the total 160 hours throughout their four years of school.
Students may begin accumulating hours following the completion of their 8th grade year. The service activities will be recorded by each student on a Silver Cord Verification of Service Form. The form may be turned in at any time throughout the school year to the principal/ district office. Seniors must have all forms in by May 1st for consideration of graduation with Sliver Cord honor.
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.
There is also a Verification of Hours Form that must be completed for each activity for which a student volunteers. Theses forms should be submitted to the office for review by the Principal. Students must us the official Verification Form. Students may keep their own log form for repeated volunteer work, but should transfer hours and get verification on the Official Form, the most up to date; please do not turn in logs or unofficial forms.