As we fulfill our mission as a Catholic school, we are called - through the example of Jesus - to serve one another. It’s no accident then that we have made service a priority at St. Joseph. Our students at all grade levels serve our school and local communities in a number of ways.
Students in our sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes apply to participate in our Student Leadership class. Student Leadership students look to build community within our school and to help connect the students in our school to organizations in the local community that provide service to others.
We support local groups and organizations, such as St. Vincent de Paul, Share House, Oregon Food Bank, Children's Center, and Randall Children's Hospital to name a few. It’s common for our students to deliver the collected items and help organize, sort, or package the items, especially at our local food banks.
IN THE NEWS:
Stevenson, Morningstar. (2018, Feb 6). "Vancouver Parish, School Work Together to Host Resource Fair for the Homeless." www.nwcatholic.org/news/local/vancouver-parish-school-work-together-to-host-resource-fair-for-the-homeless.html
Fridays with Father - View the video here.
St. Joseph Parish hosted a very successful Project Homeless Connect in Marian Hall. Father, coordinator David Lester, and some of our sixth graders talk about the meaning and importance of this event and what the students of St. Joseph School do to help.