Morrison Academy’s philosophy, core values, and Vision for our Learners all include the idea that our students will be engaged with the world “outside of the school walls”. In 2010, our middle school Bible department began to implement a Christian Service Learning component at every grade level. Middle school students are particularly eager to explore new ideas and experience new challenges, and the Christian Service Learning program is specifically designed to enhance this uniqueness. Students will be engaged in personal, active, compassionate, and informed service to their local community during each of the school’s six scheduled half-days. The Christian Service Learning program is enriched with in-depth, practical teaching on relevant Biblical principles and personal reflection.
Here are some reflections by the students for this trip: By Gabe R.: Today we went to the Home of Love. It was kind of scary at first for me because I didn’t know what to expect from the people there. In the end I enjoyed it a lot and getting to know the people […]
We went to Huei-Ming School for the Blind. It was a return trip for many of us. Most of the students were already gone for Chinese New Year break, but one class of students were still at the school. We walked with them, and several of their teachers, to Family Mart. They go there regularly […]
Josh: I really enjoyed the Deaf Bakery this year. I felt like this time I really got to bond with/ become friends with the workers than on previous trips. It felt really good to help them carry boxes, make bread, scrub sweet potatoes, make boxes and much more. Although some were annoyed by this morning, […]
I think that the trip to the blind school was very interesting. We got to “ learn “ braille and kind of use it to spell out names and our numbers. I thought it was amazing how blind people could use the computers. The special computers looked complicated to me, but they probably had no […]
The 8th grade went to Amazing Grace Deaf Bakery. There we helped them to fold boxes for their very popular cakes and cookies. The favorite part of the day was when they sat with the workers and tried to communicate with them to learn about who they are and where they are from. The students […]
Grade 7 did a really nice job at CSL #1 with the students and staff of St. Coletta’s. It was neat to circulate around the whole morning and see our students working in groups, as well as 1:1, with their students. Our students facilitated several games and an art station on 3 different floors at […]