The Superintendent's Challenge 2018-2019
Are you up for it?
The 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 June 1st until the deadline.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I am a senior this year (CSHS Class of 2019) - how many hours do I need?
A: If you've been enrolled at CSHS since freshman year, you'll need 200 hours by April 8, 2019.*
*Class of 2019 deadline is April 8, 2019 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 (18-19) - 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: June 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 web page.
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 1st for the 2018-19 school year. 7th graders who accumulate 25 hours by May 6, 2019 will receive a certificate of achievement and a pin; 8th graders who accumulate 25 hours by April 22, 2019* will receive a certificate of achievement and a community service ribbon.
*8th grade deadline is April 22 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 1st for the 2018-19 school year. Accumulate 15 hours by May 6, 2019 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
Desert Foothills YMCA
Foothills Caring Corps.
Carefree*Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce: Email the Carefree*Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce for opportunities
Cave Creek Museum
A Peek at the Peak (The Peak) online magazine: Email the Peak magazine for opportunities
Hoof and Paw Rescue
Relay for Life
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
Tempe Municipal Volunteer Program
Arizona Humane Society
St. Vincent de Paul
Valley of the Sun United Way
United Food Bank
Keep America Beautiful: Keep Phoenix Beautiful or Keep Phoenix Beautiful Events
Child Crisis Arizona
St. Mary's Food Bank
Families Giving Back
Arizona Helping Hands, Inc.
Kiwanis Marketplace: The Marketplace is looking for volunteers Tuesday through Saturday 8:30am to 3pm. Email the Marketplace for further information.
Desert Foothills Library - Contact Erin Meadows at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-488-2286
STMS Snack Shack: Volunteers would open/close Snack Shack - arrive 2-2:10pm for setup and leave by 3pm. Contact Jacqueline Olmert or Brian Bunkers for more information.