Community Service

  • Community Service

    Defined as volunteer activities that support the well-being of others or community organizations who serve others.
    •  Community Service for 7th and 8th Graders

      Service to the school and community is extremely important at Stockbridge Valley.  In order to help instill this value in our middle school students, the Counseling Office collects and tally's the total amount of community service 7th and 8th graders perform throughout the year.  While hours accumulated do not count towards the Diploma with Distinction, awards for community service are given at the Student Awards Ceremony at the end of each year.  Students should pick up a community service form from the Counseling Office and/or print one from the link below and turn it in to the Counseling Office as soon as the form is complete.  The cut off date for the collection of community service hours (for the purpose of the awards ceremony in May) is usually in the beginning of May and there are announcements letting students know.  Hours performed after that deadline and over the summer will count towards the following academic school year.

    • Community Service for 9th-12th Graders

      Service to the school and community continue to be vital to a students personal growth and development during their high school careers.  The Counseling office will collect and tally up community service hours as students hand them in throughout the year.  Hours that are accumulated during 9th-12th grade count towards a unique honor that is place on students that earn enough community service hours throughout high school.  Students who accumulate 60 community service hours during  9th-12th grade (must average 10 per year) will be able to earn a Diploma with Distinction.  This is a separate seal that is placed on their diploma, denoting good citizenship.  This honor is unique to Stockbridge Valley.  Examples of community service opportunities include, but are not limited to: Blood Drives, peer tutoring (under the supervision of a teacher), Ruritan Community Fair, PTO, Scouts, Rescue Mission, Community Youth Athletic programs, food pantries or serving the elderly.

    • In order for the Stockbridge Valley High School office to keep track of individual students community service projects, it is the students responsibility to turn in a Community Service Form completely filled out.  Student can pick them up in the High School Office or click here for the Community Service Form

    Below you will find a list of local community members and contact information for volunteer/community service projects.

    American Legion Post 54

    Contact: Thomas Hollingsworth @ 495-6593
    Opportunities Include but not limited to: Yard work, Fish Fry Friday, Sunday Breakfast, painting and cemetary flags

    Salvation Army

    Contact: Administrative Offices @475-1688
    Opportunities Include but not limited to: Bell Ringers


    Stockbridge Valley Educational Foundation

    Contact: Pam Mennig @ 495-4400
    Opportunities Include but not limited to: Spaghetti Dinner (September Open House); Community Fair (July); Talent Show (March)


    Town of Stockbridge

    Contact: Peter Kiehn @ 495-3333
    Opportunities Include but not limited to: Cleaning town park and picking up liter, town park clean up, cemetery clean up, highway garage


    Munnsville Congressional Church

    Contact: Dorothy Griffin @ 495-3304
    Opportunities Include but not limited to: 3rd Monday of each month assisting with the Food Pantry from 6-8pm; carrying and arranging


    Stockbridge Valley Central School District

    Contact: Patty Waldron @ 495-4482 or Erin McCaffrey @ 495-4483
    Opportunities Include but not limited to: Nature trail maintenance, flower/plant sales, pancake breakfast and maple syrup production

    Contact: Mark Kiser @
    Opportunities Include but not limited to: Ball people for soccer and modified winter sports score keepers.