Students are encouraged to be active citizens at Borel Middle School and in the community as a whole. The IB Middle Years Programme encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world. The contributions made by Borel students while in attendance at Borel Middle School are recognized with the Block B award. Points are accumulated in three categories: Academics, Community Service and Participation. On the back of this paper are some Community Service and Participation possibilities.
Each student must earn 400 total points over their three years at Borel to receive a Block B award. Annual awards can be earned with 135 points per year. It is each student’s responsibility to complete the attached Block B record card and acquire the necessary signatures. It is recommended that students get signatures four times a year or once per quarter instead of waiting to gather signatures until May. Signatures for Academic items are not required, the Main Office will take care of that at the end of each quarter.
The Block B record card then needs to be returned to the office by the deadline of May 12, 2017 in order to be tallied. Students get a new record card at the start of the school year. There are extra copies of the Block B record card in the office and also on our school website.
Students who earn 135 points per year in 6th or 7th grade, as well as 8th grade students who do not receive the Block B:
Students who earn 400 points by the end of 8th grade*:
*For each 100 points earned beyond the Block B students will receive a felt star. The top three points earners will receive a plaque at the evening awards ceremony and their names will be added to a plaque in the main office.
Community Service: Remember, all students are required to complete 10 hours of Community Service. Students must complete the blue Community Service Forms totaling nine hours and then have their social studies teacher sign off on their Block B report card. Then you can start earning up to 30 additional Block B points in this category per year. There are many opportunities on campus to complete your Community Service hours, but we also encourage you to go out into your community beyond Borel as well.
Participation: There are many ways to participate in the Borel Community. In addition to the great drama, music, and sports programs, there are also lots of clubs and events. New ones pop up every year! Here are some possibilities:
Community Service Opportunities:
|Sports Fun Run||Student Council Representatives and Officers|
|Campus Care Day||Human Ingenuity Fair|
|PTA events: Table Top Luncheon, Fashion Show, ‘Tis the Season||Math Team|
|Cultural Fair Set Up/Clean Up||Power Math|
|Score Keeping at Borel Sports Games||Manga Club|
|Teacher’s Aides during lunch or after school||Intramural sports during lunch or after school|
|Cafeteria Workers||Mouse Club|
|Announcement Readers||Geography and Spelling Bee|
|Library Assistants||Expanding Your Horizons|
|Ball Room Helpers||Homework Club|
|Dance Set-up/Clean-up||Site Council|
|Sport/Drama Car Wash||Gardening Club|
|Head Start Volunteer||Sports|
|Peer Helping Training Sessions|