Students and faculty will participate in service projects for Year of Service on our first Community Day of 2018-19 on Thursday, Oct. 18.

The freshman class will work at Gleaner’s, a food bank that provides direct service and distributes food to more than 250 partner agencies. Sophomores and juniors will work in smaller groups at several not-for-profit agencies that need general help to fulfill their missions. The senior class will be working with Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation to eliminate invasive species of plants from the landscape of Central Park.

Transportation for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be by vans driven by school personnel. The senior class will be organized in small groups and driven in personal cars by authorized drivers.

The sophomore and junior groups will be responsible for their own meals while traveling. Freshmen and seniors will have a cookout on campus. Drinks and entrees will be provided by the Parent Association, but freshmen and senior families are asked to bring in either a bag of chips or a dozen cookies to share. Food can be dropped at the front desk beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 16. A similar cookout will be held for the sophomores and juniors on our spring Community Day in April.

University High School’s Year of Service is a school-wide program intended to teach students about authentic, sustainable, and long-term service that makes a significant impact.

Community Day is a full day of service work and community building. Please do not make appointments during the school day.

Contact assistant head of school Alicia LaMagdeleine with questions.