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Mar 10, 2020 |

All-School Service Day: Tuesday, April 28

We are excited to hold our annual All-School Service Day, where groups of students from different grade levels will work together to give back to our neighborhood and the greater Portland community, learn from one another, and build community.

The goals of our all-school service day are to:

  • get students out into the community to show how they can make a difference, even in one day
  • provide a diversity of projects to pique student interests
  • provide an opportunity to acknowledge our own privilege and use it to help others
  • build community through shared experiences, especially between the middle and high schools
  • give high school students the opportunity to be role models to the middle school students
  • build stronger, more lasting connections between the school and community organizations  

All students are expected to participate in service day!

This is a great opportunity for students to work together across grades and get to know each other a little better. Faculty and staff will also be participating, truly making it an ALL- SCHOOL event! The service project portion of the day will happen between approximately noon and 3 pm.

Parent Chaperones are always needed (and we love having you) for support and transportation! If you are interested in chaperoning, please fill out the Parent Chaperone Interest Form! 


2020 Service Day Activity Types:

Environmental maintenance and exploration
Examples: Ivy pulling, planting trees/plants. Some may include educational hikes.

Adult/senior care centers
Examples: Working with residents at Lambert House/Marie Smith Center, helping design equipment/supplies for upcoming events at Hollywood Senior Center, maintenance of space (painting, cleaning, etc.)

Food kitchen support/service
Examples: Helping organize the kitchen, preparing food, cooking soup/dessert, serving food to patrons, etc.

Assisting at service organizations:
Examples: Organizing supplies Free Geek, cleaning books for the Book Bank, helping CHAP or JOIN organize materials, etc.

Arts & Creative
Examples: Mural prep for P:EAR, sewing pillowcases

  • Outstanding After-School Classes

    With classes ranging from Darkroom Tech to Robotics to Improv, students can explore visual, performing, and media arts.

    Outstanding After-School Classes
  • Middle school students are capable of far more rigorous work than they often experience

    Middle school students are acquiring critical skills that will determine the caliber of work they do in high school and college.

    Middle school students are capable of far more rigorous work than they often experience
  • Arts Week

    Each Spring, students showcase their work in visual and performing arts. Dynamo! features middle school students while Esprit! celebrates the work of high school students.

    Arts Week
    Middle School students performing in Dynamo!
  • College Counseling

    Our College Counselor works with students to find schools that will be a good match for them. Northwest Academy graduates attend a diverse selection of colleges and universities across the country including Duke University, Bard College, New York University, and Rhode Island School of Design.

    College Counseling
    College application workshop