About Community Service

The community service recognition program at Raymond J. Fisher Middle School is designed to help students learn about their responsibility to others in their community. This program sets out to help fulfill Los Gatos Union School District's mission of developing globally and socially responsible citizens demonstrating stewardship and Service above Self. In addition, the attribute of Empathy in the District's Student Success Profile highlights the desire for students to "demonstrate personal, civic, social, local, and global responsibility through ethical and empathetic behaviors." Perhaps most importantly, Project Cornerstone cites research that shows "service to others" helps children grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.
 
Community service is when students give back to the local community by donating their time to 501c3 organizations, their community, or other qualifying programs. Besides supporting organizations that support great causes, students experience the gift of giving back to their community. 
 
The community service recognition program at Fisher is an optional activity.

Students who volunteer an average of 20 hours per school year (60 hours in total over their time at Fisher) receive a ‘helping hand’ insignia on their 8th grade promotion certificate. Current 8th graders who volunteer 20 hours during the 2021-2022 school year will receive the helping hand insignia. Current 7th graders who volunteer 40 hours by the end of their tenure at Fisher will receive the insignia. Current 6th graders and all future students who volunteer a total of 60 hours over their tenure at Fisher will receive the insignia.
 
If you have an idea or opportunity for community service, please contact Assistant Principal Clare Vickers. 408-335-2321 or cvickers@lgusd.org.