At ULS, service is a key component of our school culture. Service work is integrated within the curriculum as well as in extracurricular activities in the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools.
Even our youngest students experience the satisfaction of giving back to our community. They are often the biggest supporters of school-wide service projects, such as when our 2nd graders decided to make and sell pet rocks to send money to Nepal earthquake victims.
The Lower School participates in an extensive service effort annually in which the students bake and sell hundreds of pumpkin pies prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. They then use the funds to support the Waukesha Christmas Clearing House, buying toys and meals so families in need enjoy a Christmas celebration.
At the Middle School level, service work is part of the science curriculum in which students in 5th and 6th grades engage on the Oconomowoc River restoration project. In addition, one of the main components of the Middle School student government is to participate in service activities. Recent service projects include collecting supplies for babies in need and collecting food for local food pantries.
In the Upper School, service projects are predominantly organized through the Rotary Interact Club. Interact is a club for young people, ages 12-18, who join together to tackle issues in their community. There are two major service initiatives each year: one geared toward helping the school community and one geared toward the community-at-large. Recently, the ULS Interact group raised money to help maintain the outdoor volleyball area on campus and organized a large-scale annual blood drive.
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