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

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    • Get push notifications on REMIND by texting @falconCS17  to 81010  
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    Volunteer Opportunities: Community Service Opportunities (updated 5/23/19)

    Click here to download a community service log

    Volunteer. It's good for you. 

    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

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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.

    Friends Logo Design Contest

    Friends of Different Learners is rebranding to just “Friends.” and hosting a 9th - 12th grade Friends Logo Design Contest. The contest will close on May 31st and is open to all high school students in our district. The winner will receive a $100 award and we may use their design in future print and online media!

    We now represent and support the needs of a very broad and diverse group of students who may be in either Specialized Instruction and/or General Education, including the Honors and AP students. All submissions are to be sent to:

     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.

     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.    

    President's Service Award Logo

    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. Thompson.
     2018-2019 Recipients:
    Cadden Atesian, class of 2019 - Gold Award
    Mackenzie Beem, class of 2019 - Silver Award
    Isabelle Havis, class of 2019 - Gold Award
    Kyla Hurns, class of 2019 - Gold Award
    Rhyan Hurns, class of 2019 - Gold Award
    Nolan Kamoo, class of 2020 - Bronze Award
    Charlise Keck, class of 2019 - Bronze Award
    Tania Miller, class of 2019 - Gold Award
    Halle Randolph, class of 2019- Gold Award
     Samuel Zack, class of 2019 - Gold Award
  • Community Service
    Documentation Form


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    2018-19 Meetings

     November 27

    December 11

    December 18 (Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams, meet at Beaumont)

    January 8

    January 29 - (Arden) 

    MONDAY February 11 - ARDEN Ct. visit (rescheduled because of weather)

    February 26

    March 5

    March 26 - (Arden) 

    April 23 (Arden) 

    May 7

    May 21


    2018-19 Officers
    Elana Bittker
    Aria Oleshansky
    Service projects:
    Meryl Feys
    Henry Wilms
    Communications and Membership
    Kylee Haddad
    Samantha Mantua
    Bella Ciagne
    Greta Wilms
    Olivia Yates
    Emily Juriga
    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: