The Superintendent's Challenge 2016-2017
Are you up for it?
Superintendent, Dr. Debbi Burdick, issued a challenge for CSHS students beginning July 1, 2012 - earn 50 hours or more per year in Community Service (200 hours total 4 years) by your senior year and receive a Superintendent's Challenge honor cord and certificate.
Falcons - Earn a Varsity letter for completing 200 hours of community service in one school year. Hours start accruing for the Varsity letter 7/1/16 until deadline.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I am a senior this year (CSHS Class of 2017) - how many hours do I need?
A: If you've been enrolled at Cactus Shadows since freshman year, you'll need 200 hours by April 3, 2017.*
*Class of 2016 deadline is April 3, 2017 so that student will be recognized at Senior Awards Ceremony and in the graduation booklet.
Q: I'm a sophomore/junior at CSHS and have attended CSHS since my freshman year - how many hours do I need to meet the Superintendent's Challenge by my senior year?
Q: I'm a junior and I just started attending CSHS this year (16-17) - how many hours do I need to meet the Superintendent's Challenge?
A: 100 - New students 50 hours per year from the enrollment date.
Q: I'm an incoming freshman - when do I start accruing hours for the Superintendent's Challenge and how many hours will I need by April of my senior year?
A: July 1 of your freshman year and 200 hours by your senior year.
Q: What paperwork do I need?
A: You'll need to fill out an application (one time) and community service logs (as needed). All paperwork is on the Superintendent's Challenge webpage below.
Q: Who is my advisor?
A: An advisor is any adult (teacher, principal, counselor, coach) at your school.
Q: Can I start accruing hours without my advisor?
A: Yes - please find your advisor as soon as school starts so they can sign off on your application and community service log.
Q: What are the submission deadlines and who do I turn my paperwork in to?
A: Deadlines are noted on the application and the community service logs. After your advisor signs off on your application and/or community service logs, please send them to Julia Scotto (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the District Office.
Beginning July 1, 2013, Dr. Burdick opened up this challenge to Sonoran Trails Middle School Students. STMS students may begin logging their community service hours June 1, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year. 7th graders who accumulate 25 hours by May 8, 2017 will receive a certificate of achievement and a pin; 8th graders who accumulate 25 hours by April 24, 2017* will receive a certificate of achievement and a community service ribbon.
*8th grade deadline is April 24 so that student will be recognized at the 8th grade promotion and in the promotion booklet.
Beginning July 1, 2014, Dr. Burdick opened up the Superintendent's Challenge to all 5th and 6th grade elementary school students. Elementary students may begin logging their community service hours June 1, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year. Accumulate 15 hours by May 8, 2017 and receive your Superintendent's Challenge Certificate of Achievement.
Do you have additional questions? Contact Julia Scotto at email@example.com or 480-575-2016
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Valley of the Sun United Way: www.vsuw.org
Desert Foothills YMCA:
Foothills Caring Corps.: http://foothillscaringcorps.com
Carefree*Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce: firstname.lastname@example.org
(email for opportunities)
A Peek at the Peak (The Peak) online magazine: email@example.com
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Hoof and Paw Rescue: www.hoofandpawrescue.com
Relay for Life: RelayForLife.org/CaveCreekAZ
HandsOn Greater Phoenix: handsonphoenix.org
Tempe Municipal Volunteer Program: tempe.gov/volunteer
Arizona Humane Society: azhumane.org/volunteer
St. Vincent de Paul: stvincentdepaul.net/volunteer
Valley of the Sun United Way: vsuw.org/volunteer
United Food Bank: unitedfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer
Keep America Beautiful: kazb.org/events or www.kpbvolunteers.org
Child Crisis Arizona: childcrisisaz.org/how-to-help/volunteer
St. Mary's Food Bank: volunteer.firstfoodbank.org
Families Giving Back: familiesgivingback.org
Arizona Helping Hands, Inc.: azhelpinghands.org/volunteer
Kiwanis Marketplace: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marketplace is looking for volunteers Tuesday through Saturday 8:30am to 3pm. Email above for further information.
Community Service Log
Questions - contact Julia Scotto at email@example.com or 480-575-2016