Community Service (EHS)
"Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve." -Martin Luther King Jr.
Edina Public Schools is proud of its students and their commitment to service. Since 1996, students in grades 9-12 have been able to earn a letter in community service. In 2016, 261 students lettered in community service.
Students at every grade level across the district take on service projects related to issues about which they are concerned. Serving others relates to Edina Public Schools Mission and Core Values:
The mission of the Edina Public Schools, working in partnership with the family and the community, is to educate all individuals to be responsible, lifelong learners who possess the skills, knowledge, creativity, sense of self-worth, and ethical values necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing, culturally diverse, global society.
Edina Public Schools Core Values - Guiding Our Choices and Actions
We Care through our
Compassion in helping others with what they need as a part of who we are and
Appreciation of Diversity by understanding, respecting and embracing all people
We Share through our
Responsibility by being accountable for my work, interactions and relationships and
Commitment in keeping the promises we make to self and others
We Dare through our
Integrity by doing the right thing at the right time even when no one is watching and
Courage by meeting challenge in the midst of easier ways out and doubt