New message:  Community Service requirement for Class of 2021 has been suspended

Knight Valor deadline 5/21/2021

Knight Valor is a Newport High School PTSA program designed to recognize students who have completed community service hours above the normal graduation requirement.

**UPDATED REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS OF 2021: Due to COVID, the Knight Valor requirements for the Class of 2021 have changed. Members of the Class of 2021 will only need a total of 85 hours of community service (instead of 140 hours) to earn the Knight Valor award. There is no need to “apply” separately for the Knight Valor award. As long as a Senior has 85 community service hours approved in Naviance by May 21, 2021, they will automatically earn the Knight Valor award. Certificates & pins will be distributed to Seniors at the end of the year along with other graduation materials.

All community service hours must recorded, submitted and approved in Naviance to count towards the Knight Valor requirement.  Community service hours must be approved by May 21, 2021 in order to be eligible for the Knight Valor award in 2021.  Guidelines for acceptable community service hours for Knight Valor are the same as those for the BSD graduation requirement.  Namely, the community service must be done for schools, non-profit agencies, and/or religious organizations.

(https://bsd405.org/nhs/counseling/community-service/).

There is no separate application process for Knight Valor awards.  We will simply look at the number of approved hours in Naviance to determine students who qualify for the award.

Students who do not wish to be recognized as a Knight Valor award recipient must send an email to knightvalor.nhsptsa@gmail.com.

Questions or inquiries should be sent to knightvalor.nhsptsa@gmail.com.

 

Carla B. Vendeland Scholarship Application Deadline – 5/21/21

In 1987, Newport High School parent Carla Vendeland created the PTSA Knight Valor program recognizing Newport High School students who made a difference in their community through their extraordinary volunteer efforts.  Mrs. Vendeland passed away in 1994.  In her memory and in honor of her dedication to our community, the Carla B. Vendeland Scholarship was established in 1996.  This year, one male and one female student will be awarded $1,000 each.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be:

1) a graduating senior; and 

2) earned the PTSA Knight Valor Award (a minimum of 85 hours of community service for the Class of 2021)

To apply for the Carla Vendeland Scholarship, send your application to scholarship.nhsptsa@gmail.com by Friday, May 21th, 2021.  Your application MUST include the following three (3) pages:

Page One (1):  Provide your personal information.

* Student name

* Student ID number

* Home mailing address

* Phone number; and 

* Email address

Page Two (2):  Provide an essay of no more than 400 words describing your most rewarding volunteer activity or activities.  In your essay, explain what you learned about community need and the impact of your work.  You may also discuss how or why you are committed to serving your community in the future.

Page Three (3): Provide a document showing your community service hours. A screen shot of your hours from Naviance is sufficient.  Make sure the page includes your name and student ID number.

Graduation Requirement: 

Students must earn forty (40) hours of Community Service as one of their graduation requirements.  Students may begin to earn these hours once they complete their eight (8th) grade year.  The hours may be earned all at one time, or in any manner that meets the student’s schedule, during his/her high school years, but must be completed prior to the student’s participation in a commencement ceremony and the granting of a diploma.

Community Service is any service that is done for non-profit agencies and organizations and/or religious organizations. School service is also included. For activities that occur over more than one day, a maximum of 10 hours/day is allowed for the 40 hours of community service required for graduation.  All students will record their community service hours in x2vol, which is housed in the Naviance Program.

Log hours to x2vol:

  1. Click here to login to Naviance, then select login with Clever. The “x2vol” tab is on the bottom of the home screen.
  2. If you are asked to put in your Last Name and Student ID Number, please do so.
  3. Complete your x2VOL profile if this is your first time to access x2VOL.
  4. Set your password if you’d like to use the mobile app and select a class group (your graduation year).
  5. Log your hours by clicking “Add Hours” and then “Create New”
  6. Step by Step PowerPoint Instructions

If you need help logging into Naviance, please come to the counseling center and ask Mrs. Aldridge (aldridgen@bsd405.org) for assistance before school or during lunch.

Communities Service opportunities: 

 

Communities Service Resources:

  1. Where to Care: A Comprehensive  Resoruce for Teenagers about Volunteering
  2. Bellevue Volunteer Resources  Guide
  3. Volunteer Opportunities (See posts below)