Mike Town, one of Tesla STEM High School’s founding teachers, is a recipient of the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community.
Community Service Program
WHAT is the EHS Community Service Program?
A way for students to verify, track, combine, and be recognized for all of their community service hours, across all EHS clubs and activities as well as individual service in the school and community.
*Click HERE to submit your service hours.
*Even if you are in service clubs or honor societies, you still need to enter your hours here to get credit for the EHS service program and be eligible for awards.
*To check your total hours you can email email@example.com.
WHY should you participate in the Community Service Program?
Community Service is one great way to be Wolf Strong Pack Strong as a member of a club, group, team, or as an individual student.
- To better connect with our school and community
- Community Service Honor Cord and recognition- 200 hours
- Service Hour Awards for all students with 50+ hours- click here for the list of recipients
- Earn High School Community Service credit
- Verified hours help with college essays and letters of recommendation
- PTSA awards for all grade levels, and $1,000 Senior Scholarships
- Earn Wolf of the Month and PTSA Service Spotlights Awards - Click here for the list of recipients.
- Learn more about yourself, have fun, and make a difference in the world!
What is the significance of the Community Service Honor Cord?
The Honor Cord demonstrates that the student made community service a priority during his or her high school career. Community service can help people learn more about what they like and what they don't like.
Students can get valuable experience. Colleges and employers are looking for people who live with passion and commitment. Community service can help a student develop leadership skills, and build a professional network. Community service shows potential employers that a person is committed to working hard as well as working for the common good. Universities and employers choose people who have a vision for their lives and who want to make a positive impact in the world. University application forms ask whether the student participated in community service and also for how many hours. Community service looks good on a resume and it can help a counselor or teacher write a letter of recommendation. The Honor Cord is a visible and tangible demonstration that Eastlake High School values community service.
WHO can participate?
ALL EHS students, grades 9-12. Hours are cumulative over 4 years of High School.
Eastlake High School has many groups, teams, and clubs that value community service including:
Key Club (Kiwanas)
All Honor Society's
Random Acts of Kindness
High Schools Against Cancer
Days for Girls
Note that some clubs have their own service requirements, but all service hours count towards the EHS Community Service Program.
Click HERE for local community service organizations listed by area of interest to find something you will enjoy. Many of these organizations attend our Fall Community Service Fair.
HOW can the EHS Community Service Program be utilized for college, scholarship, and job applications, resumes, etc.?
- Access to a verified list of your service hours- contact Key Club if you need your number of hours
- Opportunity to win Eastlake-specific awards: Wolf of the Month, and PTSA Community ServiceSpotlight Award
- PTSA awards and $1,000 Senior Scholarships- you can apply for an award every year and have multiple awards!
- Ability to list Service Awards on your resume or college application. * Note that if you want to list this award on your college applications, you should plan to have hours turned in by early Fall of your senior year.
All students who complete at least 50 service hours will receive an award. Award winner lists will be published on this website in fall before college application deadlines, and spring before graduation.
50-100 hour Community Service Award
101-150 hour Community Service Award
151-200 hour Community Service Award
200+ hour Community Service Award- graduation honor cord!
Click here for the list of Service Award recipients.Contact PTSA Community Service Chair with general program questions, or to spread the word about service needed, or share a service story we could spotlight.
Upcoming Service Opportunities
Check the Counseling & Career Center Powerschool webpage for upcoming service
Click here for local community service organizations listed by area of interest to find something you will enjoy.
Ongoing Service OpportunitiesService Clearinghouse: Pick what you want when you want!
Volunteer for the City of Sammamish
Eastlake PTSA Student Baking Team: provide homemade baked goods for PTSA events
Eastlake PTSA Student-Staff Appreciation team: cooking /baking to recognize EHS staff
EHS Composting Program: Hours can be counted as in school or out of school community service, or as an event. During lunch so you don't have to worry about scheduling!
Athletes for Kids: Serves 1st through 9th graders who have special needs and disabilities of all kinds. We carefully match each child with a qualified high school athlete who commits to working with their "buddy" for 1-3 years.
CoderDoJo: Programming Club at Sammamish Library needs student volunteers who can code or want to strengthen coding skills.