Winston Tucker, Principal
1015 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116
(651) 293-8940 | Get Directions
CAS provides a counterbalance to the academics of the IB curriculum, and is a journey of self-discovery. CAS activities should vary in length and in the amount of commitment required from the student, but none should be trivial. Students should be involved in at least one ongoing group project, with an international focus, that integrates creativity, action, and service.
Full Diploma students document 150 hours of CAS, and produce a final portfolio with ten reflections. IB Honors students document 75 hours of CAS, and produce a final portfolio with five relfections. Nancy Kolb, CAS Coordinator, will work with students to ensure students understand their CAS obligations, guide the reflection process, and support successful completion of CAS.
Seniors - go the managebac.com site to get the portfolio going!!
CAS should involve:
-real, purposeful activities, with significant outcomes
-personal challenge – tasks should be achievable, but also stretch the student
-thoughtful planning, reviewing progress, and recording
-reflection on outcomes and personal learning
Eight Key Learning Outcomes for CAS
Develop reflections by asking the questions:
Reflections can be developed with the guidance of the CAS Coordinator. Writing is the best tool for reflection for some students, but it is by no means the only possible outcome of reflection. Students can present their activities through scrapbooks, photo essays, videos/DVDs or weblogs. Students may provide journals or create varied portfolios.
Volunteering at HPSH:
After School Tutoring with National Honor Society - Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays - after school in the LIbrary
Assist with 8th Grade Shadow Visits & Parent Tours
Contact Ms. Kolb, Room 1311, for more information on these opportunities
Volunteering in the Community:
Highland Park Friendship Club - Join a group of HP students volunteering at the Community Cultural Center @ Bridgeview-. Volunteers join developmentally delayed adults in activities (examples include bingo night, computer fun, Italian cooking) or on field trips that have included Como Park Bonfires, Valley Fair and Mississippi River cruises. The Center encourages Friendship Club members to plan their own activities as well. See Ms. Kolb in Room 1311.
Hillcrest Recreation Center - Support youth sports and programming - Contact Bill McCann - 651-695-3706 or Bill.McCann@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Tutor at Homework Centers -
Volunteer Tutors needed at Rondo, Rice Street, Sun Ray, Dayton's Bluff, and Riverview Libraries - Monday through Thursday, 3 to 7 pm, or on Sundays at Sun Ray and Rondo, 1 to 4 pm. Contact Rachel Kowarski at 651-266-7460 or Rachel.Kowarski@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Macalester Groveland Community Council - 651-695-4000
Volunteer as a runner or biker to help 10 to 14 year olds develop a healthy lifestyle. Call 612-379-2653, x. 221 or www.bolderoptions.org
Cedar Cultural Center
Interested in music and cultural offerings? Volunteer as usher or host - Contact Jason Koffman: 612-338-2674, x. 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Minnesota Childrens Museum
Play Team members are volunteers entering grades 9-12 from high schools across the Twin Cities. They work together to facilitate early childhood programs for the young children and families who visit the Museum. They also participate in our “Daily Development” activities, which are designed to help them build the skills necessary for success in school and the workforce. Play Team members commit to two weeks and two weekends worth of shifts over the summer – they choose their shifts based on their own availability.
Are you an animal lover? Two possibilities:
Feline Rescue: www.felinerescue.org
Humane Society: www.animalhumanesociety.org
Hospital Volunteer Opportunities
United Hospital - www.allina.com/ahs/united.nsf/page/volunteer
St. Joseph's Hospital - www.healtheast.org/st-joes.html
Childrens Hospital - www.childrensmn.org
Second Harvest Heartland Food Shelves - www.2harvest.org
Merrick Community Services - Youth Programs for Children on the East Side: www.merrickcs.org/volunteer.htm
Bridging - Volunteers welcome individually or in a group to help in furniture assembly or warehouse stocking and distribution. Call 651-319-9295.
Check with Ms. Kolb - Stop in Room 1311 or email: email@example.com-
Students - talk to Ms. Landreau or Ms. Kolb with your own ideas and suggestions! You are often the best source of creative ways to support and enrich our communities.
****Do you know of volunteer needs for our students? Please share! Contact Nancy Kolb or Charlotte Landreau at 651-293-8940 or email Nancy.Kolb@spps.org or Charlotte.Landreau@spps.org
Check out the Possibilites!
www.tchabitat.org - Habitat for Humanity
www.booksforafrica - Books for Africa
www.pumpaid.org - Fresh Water
www.fmsc.org - Feed My Starving Children
For more ideas:
Winston Tucker, Principal | 1015 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116 | (651) 293-8940 | Get Directions