Friday, September 13, 2019

Hello Service Learning Blog

Welcome to the 2019-20 SES Middle School Service  LEARNING Blog!!!

What is "service learning anyway??? How is it different from just "service?"

"True service learning for social justice is a shared partnership!" - Amy Kleiner

What service learning is NOT
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

How could this article from "Oregon Humanities" about the SES 3rd grade musical from a few years back connect to our approach to service in the middle school this school year???  SES - More to the Story...

Upcoming Service LEARNING Opportunities:


Wednesday, September 18th - SES Middle School Musical Info!!!! - Auditorium after school


Thursdays @ the Belmont Library:
  • Teen DIY - 4:00 - 5:30 (THURSDAYS - Sept 12th, Oct 10th, Oct 24th, Nov 14th, Dec 12th)
  • Social Justice Book Groups - 6:30 - 7:30 (THURSDAYS - Sept 12th, Oct 10th, Nov 14th, Dec 12th)

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Audubon Society Plant Sale!

Click on the link for more details about this opportunity presented to you by an 8th grade cohort

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

7th Grade Service Learning Project - SPEECH!!!

7th Grade Speech:

***You have Tuesday, April 2nd and Wednesday, April 3rd to work on  your speeches during your Spanish classes. You will arrange with your core teachers when to give your speech. You should be prepared to go as soon as Thursday, April 4th. In addition to using your time in class effectively, you should spend 15 minutes each night writing and practicing this speech 

How to Give a Speech - Videos From Class:

How to Give a Speech - Tips
How to Give a Speech - 101
Be a More Confident Speaker
Giving a Speech - Practice with a Dog!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Tuesday, April 30, 6:30-8pm: Stop the Bleed workshop at SES

Dear Sunnyside Community,

The Emergency Preparedness Cohort of Sunnyside reached out to Stop the Bleed, taught by an organization from Emanuel Hospital. Stop the Bleed is led by trained nurses who will teach us how to stop bleeding. Our cohort is focusing on emergency preparedness, which dips into the topic of bleeding out from an injury sustained in an earthquake, shooting or other event. We will be hosting a FREE Stop the Bleed Workshop in the Sunnyside Auditorium on April 30, from 6:30-8pm.

Parents, teachers and middle school students are invited to attend the event. Please click here to sign up. If a student is coming without an adult, they need to sign up also and make sure they have written consent to attend that says, "My child, ____ has permission to attend the Stop the Bleed class at Sunnyside School."

It would be great if you donate around $5 at the entrance to help raise money for the Sunnyside Go Fund, but if that is not affordable or you don't want to pay, you are still welcome.

More information on Stop the Bleed:

Thank you,
SES Emergency Preparedness Cohort

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Shamrock Run!

The Shamrock Run is right around the corner—Sunday, March 17th—and our school is again volunteering at the bag drop-off and pick-up for all the runners. It's a really fun experience; the kids who participated last year had a blast AND it gets them their service hours for the quarter, as well as earning $25 per volunteer for the Go Fund! Last year that amounted to $625 to help fund SES field study—including the middle school marine bio trips that are right around the corner!

Please encourage your students to volunteer. Parents are welcome, too. Students can sign up with their friends, cheer on the runners, eat donuts, and raise money for their trips. For more details and to sign up, contact me at or 503-407-4200.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

7th Grade Service Learning Project - February Check In

To Do - February 28, 2019

1. Complete the 7th Grade Service Learning Check-In Google Form 

2. Complete the 7th Grade Service Learning Project - MY PLAN - February, 2019 worksheet

3. If you finish early in class or if you want to plan ahead, this is what the speech graphic organizer for your service learning experience looked like last year. We will go over this together in class in late March and early April. 7th Grade Service Learning Project - Speech Graphic Organizer 2018

Other Helpful Documents
7th Grade Service Learning Project - Official Handout - 2019

7th Grade Service Learning Project - Organizations Brainstorm - 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Successful School Survey

ONLY 7th Graders -- to be done in class

Students Log-in to:

Student enters access code:
(7th grade)

Click “Start the survey”

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

7th Grade Service Learning Project

7th Grade Service Learning Project - Official Handout - 2019

7th Grade Service Learning Project - Organizations Brainstorm - 2019

Other Links to Service Learning Opportunities:

Portland Youth Volunteer Organizations

Renew Oregon - Youth Climate Lobby Day


We are a week away from Youth Climate Lobby Day! Currently, we have approximately 50 students who have RSVPd. While this is great start, we are hoping to DOUBLE that number before Monday.

Please find more info and the RSVP form here. Please sign up if you have yet to do so.

We have space for over 200 students. We also designed awesome custom t-shirts that attendees will get. Additionally, breakfast, lunch and transportation will be provided. If you need a ride, please let me know asap and we'll make sure you get set up with a carpool.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let me know. 

Looking forward to making history on Feb 18th!



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