Q&A About Service Award

KoontzKids Service Award

Questionsand Answers

What does not count toward this award?


1. Cleaning your room or any room in yourhouse

2. Babysitting your brother or sister

3. Working in your own yard

4. Helping your own family

5. Boy or Girl Scout meetings unless workingon a service project in the meeting


Why do these things not count toward the service award?


The Koontz Kids Service Award is given for community service.Students may help their school, church, charities, community or otherorganizations. A student may not get service hours for jobs around their ownhome as that should be a normal part of family responsibilities. The Boy andGirl Scout weekly meetings do not count unless there is a service projectassociated with the meeting.

Who keeps a record of the student’s service?


Parents need to assist the students in keeping a record oftheir service hours. These hours must be recorded on the forms available fromthe school or on this website. For each activity, a representative from thevolunteer organization must sign to verify the student’s hours. The hours mustbe totaled and then highlighted at the bottom of the form. Please turn theseforms in to the Service Committee Representative by April 15th so that we cankeep a running total of the hours during the year.

May I count service hours if I volunteered last summer?


Yes, you may count any hours from June 1, 2012 to April 15,2013. Remember to have someone from theagency, school, church or community to verify that you participated in thisservice work.

When do these hours have to be turned in to the school?


The students must turn in their service hours no later thanApril 15, 2013. The hours have to bereviewed by the service committee and certificates need to be created in plentyof time for Awards Day.


Who are Koontz Kids Service Committee Members?

Joanne Chinkers, Sandra Crawford, Krista Fox, Nancy McGowan,

Myra Miller- Rice, and Lisa Wallin


What do the students learn or gain for earning these hours?


  1. Compassion for others as they participate in helping those in their community.
  2. Feelings of accomplishment for reaching personal goals
  3. Recognition at Awards’ Day for their dedication and work for their school and their community. Gold Level recipients will walk across the stage.

4. A certificate and letter from Dr. Gibbs recognizing theiraccomplishments.


What if I have more questions?


The parents may email Myra Miller-Rice, 5th grade schoolcounselor, Koontz Intermediate at myra.miller@bcsemail.org