EDVENTURE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
HSES transforms the hearts and minds of our students to serve and lead. Our Middle School students in 5th - 8th grade engage in six volunteer activities paired with a planned adventure to help enhance an understanding of the many communities that make Houston and Texas our home.
At HSES, we believe that the best leaders are passionate about what they do and have the confidence to make sure it is done. Leaders are also courageous, integritous, honest and humble. We seek to build young leaders by nurturing the innate skills and curiosity of every student to make them leaders on campus and in the community at large. Our students gain an appreciation for what it takes to bring people to a cause and develop an appreciation for the community and environment in which they live.
Each volunteer and learning opportunity is an experience that is designed to create awareness and empathy that impact one’s future interactions with the natural environment and with others. Empathetic individuals are better able to successfully manage relationships with others and be problem solvers. HSES students develop the skills and mindset to become caring and impactful leaders in their communities that continues beyond their years at HSES.
Go. Serve. Lead. Matthew 20:26
National Junior Honor Society
The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a National Organization whose purpose is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, develop character, and encourage citizenship in the students of Holy Spirit Episcopal School.
Lower School and Middle School Student Council
Student leaders in third through eighth grade work to make HSES and our community better through by giving of their time, compassion, expertise and energy. Various projects and activities are held throughout the year; many functions are held in conjunction with NJHS.
Both StuCo and NJHS members at HSES participate in many school and church activities throughout the year.
MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM
To develop an understanding and desire for service to the community, both local and beyond, each Holy Spirit MS student is asked to provide Community Service hours during the school year. 15 hours are required by each MS student, though many students go well beyond that goal, in some cases reaching 300-400 hours in their service to the community. Several schools that Holy Spirit feeds into take an account of these hours when looking at a student’s middle school extracurricular activities during the admissions process.
The forms for the Community Service program can be found on the HSES website under Life at HSES and Information for Students. Each act of service requires a form to be signed and dated by the individual(s) who supervised the activity, the date, and the amount of time given to the activity. There are also several questions to be answered by the student. Each form should be completed and submitted to the Community Service Program Director. When students complete a form, please turn it in as soon as possible. All community service hours turned in after the third Friday in April will roll over to the following school year and will not count towards the May graduation/awards ceremony.
Recognition is given to students who provide 15-50 hours of service. The President’s Volunteer Service Awards are given to students who complete 50-100 hours and beyond. These awards include a pin, a letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, and a personalized certificate of achievement.
Download the Hours Recognition Form, complete and return to Mr. Smith.
Google Classroom is the main source for students to access lessons, assignments and classwork. Every student is assigned a school-approved email that connects to Google Classroom and enables the opportunity for distance learning.
Acceptable Use Policy
CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Holy Spirit Episcopal School Acceptable Use Policy. All students who access the internet at school need to read and sign this agreement. Return completed signature pages to Mr. Smith, Director of Technology.
Although we accept new scouts year round, the official sign-up is in September. Complete the forms for registration HERE.
Troop #126118 for K-8th
Troop Leader: Sophia Hwang (contact for dates and times of meetings)
Troop Co-Leader: Ali Salinas
The Troop Leaders set uniform requirements for each level that mostly of a troop-level vest with appropriate starter patches and any handbooks necessary. These items may be purchased at The Program Place (Girl Scouts of San Jacinto).
HSES prohibits discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability or any other protected status as required by applicable federal, state, and local laws in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student programs and activities unless a particular status protected by federal, state, or local laws contradicts the deeply held religious convictions of the School or the Church.