Community Service

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  • Welcome to Groves High School Community Service

    Groves Students!

    Please check here often for new volunteer opportunities. Don't forget to join Remind to get the latest volunteer opportunities updated weekly! Stop by the Community Service Office located within the Main Office to visit or ask any questions! -Mrs. Molloy

    Helpful links:

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    • Get push notifications on REMIND by texting @falconCS17  to 81010  
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    Volunteer Opportunities: Community Service Opportunities (updated 9/9/19)

    Click here to download a community service log

    Volunteer. It's good for you. 

     Groves Ambassadors welcome our new transfer students during New Student Lunch!

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    Birmingham Youth Assistance and the Birmingham Optimist Club co-hosted the annual Youth in Service awards ceremony April 17, 2019 at The Community House. The awards seek to honor the community’s youth who have made an outstanding contribution. Nominations are received by counselors, teachers, administrators, community school organizers and religious leaders.

    A total of 26 students from Birmingham and the Bloomfield area were honored for their outstanding service. 7 students from Groves were honored - congratulations!

    Groves Youth in Service Nominees

    Mrs. Hoinka's Spanish class enjoyed a visit from exchange student Francisco Merino from Chile! Francisco answered questions about life in his home country. A great experience all around!

    Visit from exchange student!

    Visit from exchange student!

    Francisco from Chile, hosted by Nick Joseph

    Fransisco from Chile, hosted by Nick Joseph

    Mr. VanErman's class was visited by Birmingham City Clerk Officials to discuss new rights for Michigan Voters!

    Mr. VanErman and City Clerk Officials  

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     Overview of Groves Service Requirement:

    Students are required to complete 10 hours of service during the trimester that they take Health class (usually junior or senior year). Additional hours are also required for membership in the National Honor Society, and service projects are often supported through classrooms, teams, and other school groups. All of this involvement helps develop you as a community steward and increases your appeal to NHS, scholarship boards, leadership opportunities, employers, future colleges, and more! Extensive service also makes you eligible for the President's Volunteer Service Award.
     Groves Rotary International Scholarship

    One scholarship award of $750 will be awarded to one student selected by the Rotary International Scholarship Committee. The award will be used by selected recipient to cover fees associated with post-secondary education. The Groves Rotary International Scholarship recognizes one graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and leadership during their four years of high school, and who has contributed to their community in a lasting and meaningful way. Eligible students must complete this application, write an essay reflecting on their service experience, submit a letter of recommendation, and document their service hours during high school. 

     Scholarship application materials are to be submitted to Sara Molloy in the Community Service Office each year in May.

    Groves Community Service Scholarship
    Groves is pleased to be able to award an annual Groves Community Service Scholarship to one senior who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and leadership during his/her four years of high school. Funds for this scholarship are generously provided by the Groves PTA and Birmingham Community Education. One one-time scholarship award of $500 will be awarded to one student selected by the Community Service Scholarhsip Committee. The award will be used by selected recipients to cover fees associated with post-secondary education.  Eligible students must complete an application, write an essay reflecting on their service experience, submit a letter of recommendation and document their service hours during high school. Application materials will be available in the Community Service Office beginning in January each year.
     Scholarship application materials are to be submitted to Sara Molloy in the Community Service Office each year in May
    Tom Carson Award

     The Tom Carson Award is a prestigious award given to one Senior male and one Senior female at Commencement.  This award honors a young person who exemplifies the values of Tom Carson – service involvement in school and community, honesty, discipline and hard work.  Parents are encouraged to complete a nomination for their student. Nominations are due each year in April.

     National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - Good Citizens Program and Scholarship
    The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools. The student selected must have the qualities of dependability (truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality); service (cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others); leadership (personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation) to an outstanding degree. Nominations are due each year in October.

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

    Applications are now open for 2019 awards! This award honors high school students who make meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Through November 5, 2019, students are invited to apply for 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have volunteered within the past year. Top honorees earn cash awards and all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. Those who qualify can also receive the President's Volunteer Service Award (see below).

    Applications are certified by Dr. Roberson and Mrs. Molloy and go onto a judging panel of independent adjudicators.  Access to the application is at or Questions? See Mrs. Molloy in the CSO Office. 

    Founder Dani Lutz & Darin Wilcox, Groves AP
     Do you have formal dresses hanging in your closet? Donate them to . This charity, run by Groves Student Dani Lutz, collects formal dresses in all sizes that are in good condition and gives them away for Prom Season.  As you clean closets, remember this great charity! See their website for more information.    

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    The President's Volunteer Service award is given to Student and Adults with demonstrated commitment to Commuity Service and shines as an example to inspire others to engage in volunteer service. This award recognizes individuals that have achieved a certain number of hours served over a 12-month period. Any student in grades 9-12 who has made a significant impact in meeting the needs of their community by completing over 100 hours of service may apply for this award. Award recipients receive a certificate and an award pin. the Award year is April to March 31, 2020; for hours to be counted by must fall between April 1, 2019 - March 30, 2020.
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    Create an account, using our unique Groves Code:  WXT-5327.  Start logging hours! 
    Seniors will be presented with their awards at Honors Convocation; all others will give presented during the school day by Dr. Roberson.
     2019 Presidential Service Volunteer Awards
     Charlise Keck 2019 Presidential Service Award - Bronze
     2018-2019 Recipients:
    Cadden Atesian, class of 2020 - Gold Award
    Mackenzie Beem, class of 2021 - Silver Award
    Kyla Hurns, class of 2020 - Gold Award
    Rhyan Hurns, class of 2022 - Gold Award
    Nolan Kamoo, class of 2020 - Bronze Award
    Charlise Keck, class of 2020 - Bronze Award
    Halle Randolph, class of 2020- Gold Award
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    Isabelle Havis, class of 2019 - Gold Award 
     Tania Miller, class of 2019 - Gold Award
    Samuel Zack, class of 2019 - Gold Award
    Class of 1969 - August 9, 2019
    Class of 1999 - September 26, 2019

    Community Service
    Documentation Form


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    2019/20 Interact Club Officers
    2019-20 Meetings

    September 10 

    September 23

    POWDERPUFF for charity:  September 25 

    October 16 (Arden Ct. Halloween)

    October 30

    November 13

    December 18 (holiday party at Arden Ct.)

    January 6

    January 15

    February 12 - Arden Ct. Valentine's Party

    March 11

    March 25

    April 15

    May 6

    May 20 (Officer Elections)

    Meet in Learning Studio from 2:55 – 4:00


    2019-20 Officers
     Isabella Ciagne
    Aria Oleshansky
    Service projects:
     Kate Potocsky
    Evann Oleshansky
    Communications and Membership:
    Kylee Haddad
    Samantha Mantua
    Leah Zeman
    Greta Wilms
    Olivia Yates
    Henry Wilms
    Carter Stocker
    Rotary Liaison: 
    Mr. Patrick Grady
    Groves HS, Class of 1973

    Please take a peek Birmingham’s Community Ed page for additional learning opportunities:

    For more information on things service-related, contact the
    Sara Molloy, Community Service Organizer at: