Congratulations to our graduating seniors who will be awarded community service honor cords!  The cords can be picked up in the Auxiliary Gym on May 30 from 9-11 am, 12:30 - 1:50 pm and 2:50 - 3:30pm.  There is no charge for the cords.

If your name is on this list, that means you have reported and been found eligible to receive a community service honor cord. You will be recognized in the graduation program also. If your name is not on the list and you think it should be, please contact issyhighcommunityservice@gmail.com.

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 2020 COMMUNITY SERVICE GUIDELINES: CLICK HERE.

2020 ONLINE HOURS REPORTING:  CLICK HERE. 

In collaboration with the IH College and Career Center, the IH PTSA is proud to sponsor the IH PTSA Community Service Program, designed to recognize students’ contributions throughout our community through service.

Community Service hours are reported to IH PTSA throughout each year.  The IH PTSA tabulates and submits the total hours reported to the school for special recognition at graduation. Each student completing 100 or more Community Service Hours will receive a certificate and white cord at graduation. 

Messages from students who received an honor cord in past years:  

Quotes from our volunteers:
  • “Service is about helping those in need, regardless of the reward or attention. Down in Tijuana, I learned that I wasn’t just there to build a home, but to also build a community. Don’t volunteer to receive the credit, volunteer to change the world.” Cameron Oen

Cameron took two youth trips to build houses for families after earning the money to travel, cooked and served hot meals at the Salvation Army every month, and helped coach at the Youth Academies in the Winter and Spring.

His quote, representative of the graduating seniors who dedicated significant time (more than 100 hours) during high school to community service, speaks about an outward focus on others. Of the amazing things this class of students have done during their high school careers, we have been truly inspired by how much of themselves they have given to others. And we wholeheartedly agree — it isn’t about accumulating hours — it is about serving.

  • "Volunteering is all about providing your service out of the goodness of your heart, not obligation. It’s about connecting with the community because you want to and not because you have to. It’s about helping those who are desperate in need and returning all of the aid that was provided as we have grown up. I was inspired to serve because as I grew up, I witnessed the actions of other volunteers in my life and they became role models for me. So, when I grew up I wanted to be the same type of role model for the younger generation.” Ryan Kuwada

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM:

The Community Service Program is sponsored by the Issaquah High PTSA.  It was started in 2013 as a way to recognize students for their commitment to helping others and their community.  

As recognition, students who meet the number of hours required, receive their Community Service Honor Cord to be worn at graduation.  

Requirement:     100 hours

NOTICE: Our online reporting system is currently no accepting hours reported by underclassman while we process our seniors certificates and work towards launching our new reporting system some time this summer.  Please check back in early August 2019.

How To Submit:  Click here to complete your online form.  We are no longer accepting hard copy log forms. Please submit your hours any time throughout the year, through the online process.  

Questions? Email: IH PTSA Community Service.

Any volunteer work done after 8th grade graduation qualifies. Please note, Community Service Hours are NOT a requirement for graduation.

For a list of volunteer opportunities, visit the IHS College and Career Center Volunteer Page at: IHSCCCVolunteer.                                                  

Questions, contact Pamela Krueger, Community Service Committee Chair.