Student Life

Community Service

Community Service at CBHS

In the spirit of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, Christian Brothers High School is dedicated to being an impact center for the City of Memphis.  As a source of great pride, CBHS requires each student to commit to the mission of the school as well as the mission of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in service to those in need.

Areas of Service

 
VERY IMPORTANT: If you have questions about what qualifies as a service hour, contact the student's Religion or Ethics teacher. Service organizations and activities not listed on this site or not announced in the daily bulletin must be pre-approved by the teacher, who is the ultimate decision-maker regarding service hours. No one other than the teacher or Religion and Ethics Department Chair has the authority to approve service hours. So when in doubt, ask the teacher ahead of time!

All students will be required to submit a thoughtful, one-page reflection on their service, outlining:
  • What service was performed
  • How the service benefitted those served
  • Personal reflection on the insights gained through performing this service 
The essay will be due two weeks before the end-of-year service deadline and will be assigned a significant grade. The service requirement is not complete until the paper is turned in and approved. Each Religion or Ethics teacher may determine the details of the paper.  Be sure to e-mail the student's Religion or Ethics teacher with questions.

Direct Service to the Needy

  • Requires the student to be in the presence of and interacting with those in need of service. 
  • Service must be done through a recognized service agency in Memphis. 
  • Examples: Tutoring or coaching at a diocesan Jubilee School, working at a soup kitchen, delivering meals to the homebound, building homes for Habitat for Humanity

Community Service

  • Volunteer, unpaid service that benefits those in need of help
  • Examples: CBHS Trivia Night, church activities, Blue Streak Foundation, or any fund raising activity that directly benefits those in need.

Special Notes

 
Students who miss either the December or the May service deadline will receive an I and will be assigned summer school at the conclusion of the current school year. They also will be expected to finish their service requirement by the end of the summer school session. At the successful completion of the summer school session, including completion of the remaining service hours, the I grade will be changed to the academic grade earned during the regular school year. If they do not attend the summer session or complete their service requirement, the semester grade will change to an F. There will be no exemptions from the fall and spring deadlines. Exceptions for extraordinary situations will be handled by the Religion or Ethics teacher on a case by case basis. Students have an entire year to complete either 16 or 24 service hours, and will be expected to do so without exception and on time.

The first week of school, teachers will distribute a service contract to each student. Students and parents are asked to complete the contract and return it to the student’s Religion or Ethics teacher by Monday, August 21 (or sooner, at the discretion of the teacher). While the list of activities will in many cases be tentative, it should reflect that the student has investigated service possibilities and begun to plan for completing his hours on time. If there are questions, please e-mail the student’s Religion or Ethics teacher.

 Another important reminder: If you have questions about what qualifies as a service hour, contact the student's Religion or Ethics teacher. Service organizations and activities not listed on this site or not announced in the daily bulletin must be pre-approved by the teacher, who is the ultimate decision-maker regarding service hours. No one other than the Religion or Ethics teacher or Religion and Ethics Department Chair has the authority to approve service hours. So when in doubt, ask the teacher ahead of time! And remember: Service hours must not be done during school hours.

Requirements

 
Juniors and Seniors 
24 total hours
(12 hours Direct Service and 12 hours Community Service)

Freshmen and Sophomores 
16 total hours 
(8 hours Direct Service and 8 hours Community Service)

STUDENTS MAY COMPLETE ALL OF THEIR HOURS IN THE DIRECT SERVICE CATEGORY
 

Deadlines

 
2018-2019 School Year

Fall Semester
: Juniors and seniors must have 12 hours completed by December 4.

Fall Semester:
Freshmen and sophomores must have 8 hours completed by December 4.

Spring Semester:
Seniors must have remaining hours completed by April 23.

Spring Semester:
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors must have remaining hours completed by May 7. 



Contact Info for Jubilee Schools

IMPORTANT REMINDER: all service must be scheduled -- do not just show up and expect to be accommodated. Dress appropriately - you are representing yourself and Christian Brothers High School.
De La Salle at Blessed Sacrament School (K-8th)
Interim Dean of Academics: Ms. Anna Bolton
Secretary: Ms. Yolanda Scott
2540 Hale Avenue, Memphis, TN 38112
901-866-9084 Fax 901-866-9086
 
Little Flower Primary (Pk4-2nd)
Principal: Mrs. Tunia Sangster
Secretary:  Ms. Estella Warner
1666 Jackson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38107
901-725-9900 Fax 901-725-5779
Email: tunia.sangster@stlfschool.cdom.org
Memphis Catholic Middle School/High School (7-12)
Head of School: Mr. Didier Aur
Secretary: Mrs. Lolita Miller
61 N. McLean Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38104
901-276-1221
Resurrection School (Pk-6th)
Principal: Mr. James Shelton
Secretary: Mrs. Maria Cortes
5475 Newberry, Memphis, TN 38115
901-546-9926 – Fax 901-546-9928
 
St. Augustine School (Pk-6th)
Principal: Mrs. Kelsey Bourquin
Secretary: Ms. Marilyn Taylor
1169 Kerr Avenue, Memphis, TN 38106
901-942-8002 Fax 901-942-4564
 
St. John School (Pk-6th)
Principal: Mrs. Elizabeth Gonzalez
Secretary: Mrs. Sherrie Justice
2718 Lamar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38114
901-743-6700 Fax: 901-743-6720
 
St. Joseph School (Pk-6th)
Interim Principal: Mrs. Natalie Johnson
Secretary: Ms. Liliana Hermosillo
3851 Neely Rd., Memphis, TN 38109
901-344-0021 Fax: 901-348-0787
 
St. Patrick School (Pk-6th)
Principal: Mrs. Rhiannon Thomas
Secretary: Ms. Jihan Thigpen
277 South Fourth Street, Memphis, TN 38126
901-521-3252 – Fax 901-521-8265
Our Lady of Sorrows School (PK4-8)
Principal:  Ms. Kari Buchinger
Secretary:  Mrs. Carol Hunter
3690 Thomas Street, Memphis TN  38127
901-358-7431; Fax:  901-353-1153
 
St. Michael Elementary (Montessori PK3 and PK4; PK-8)
3880 Forrest Ave.
Memphis, TN  38122
(901) 399-8810
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St. Anne Elementary (PreK-8)
670 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN  38111
(901) 323-1344
csneed@stannehighland.net
www.stannehighland.net
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Approved Service Sites

  • HUD  
  • Aloysius House
  • ALSAC
  • Alzheimer’s Care Center
  • American Heart Association
  • American Council for the Blind
  • American Red Cross
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Lung Association
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Arts in the Park
  • Ave Maria Home 
  • Baptist Hospital
  • Birthright
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Calvary Episcopal Church---Missions
  • Catholic Charities
  • Children’s Theater
  • Church Health Center
  • Coalition for the Homeless
  • Dismas House
  • Dream Factory of Memphis
  • Duckhill Kennel
  • Environmental projects (i.e. Shelby Farms/Forest)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hands on Memphis
  • Holy Rosary Italian Fest
  • International Children's Heart Foundation 
  • Josephine Circle
  • Key Club Community Service
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Lasallian Youth Community Service
  • LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Legal Aid Services of Memphis
  • Lewis Senior Citizens Center
  • Lichterman Nature Center
  • LifebloodLittle Flower Catholic Church
  • MADD
  • Madonna Learning Center
  • Madonna Circle
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Manna House
  • March of Dimes
  • Maternal League of Memphis
  • Memphis Hemophilia Foundation
  • Memphis Epilepsy Foundation
  • Memphis Food/Furniture Bank
  • Memphis Learning Disabilities Center
  • Memphis Jewish Community Center
  • Memphis Area Retarded Citizens
  • Memphis Humane Society/Animal Shelter
  • Memphis Zoological Society
  • Memphis/Shelby County Libraries
  • Memphis Botanic Gardens
  • Memphis Union Missionh
  • Methodist Hospital
  • MIFA
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Neighborhood Housing Opportunities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Parish/Church/Synagogue Community Service
  • Pink Palace Museum
  • Porter-Leath's Head Start program
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Sacred Heart Southern Missions
  • Salvation Army
  • Search, Quest, Happening, Challenge, TEC
  • Senior Services of Memphis
  • SGA Food Drive
  • Shepherd's Haven 
  • Special Olympics
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • St. Peter Manor/Villa
  • St. Jude Hospital
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • St. John United Methodist Church (kitchen)
  • Target House
  • Trinity Health Care
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • Veteran’s Administration Hospital
  • Volunteer Center of Memphis
  • YMCA
  • Youth Villages
  • All hospitals/nursing homes
  • Church mission projects
  • Family Services of the Midsouth
  • The Variety Club
  • Special Kids and Family


Service Hours Form

  • Service Hour Sample Form
    This document is not required, but is a convenient way to gather information at the service site. All service hours will be submitted online at cbhs.org.  Please refer to the list of approved agencies on the CBHS website.  Subject to CBHS honor code.