Ballard Community School’s commitment to education spans far beyond the typical classroom setting. Ballard students are given the opportunity to volunteer and do service through tutoring, mentoring & student helping in school and out. Students are mentoring and tutoring before, during and after school. Many students volunteer at the library, city offices, and the fitness center as well as in classrooms at the high school and the elementaries.
Seniors who have completed 300 or more hours of service during grades 9 – 12, are awarded the distinguished Silver Cord Award at graduation. In addition to the award, one credit for every 150 hours served, up to 300, is also given. Students are responsible to log and turn in hours to Mrs. McLaughlin. Service hour sheets can be located on this site or from Mrs. McLaughlin at the high school. Adults in the community are also welcome to get involved.
For more information about becoming a mentor or to volunteer, contact Jeriann McLaughlin, Service Coordinator, Ballard Community High School by email or phone, (515) 597-2971 ext. 207.