Community Service at SAMS

Every year, the students at SAMS work to better our community. This morning, the eighth graders spent time improving the landscaping around the school, at the baseball and softball fields, and helped within Evergreen Cemetery. They worked in small groups to pull weeds, spread mulch, sweep the sidewalks, plant flowers, clean headstones, clean the cracks within pavers, and they picked up garbage.


Mrs. Stephanie Coultrip, the organizer of the community service for the eighth graders said, “It is important for our students to give back to their school, their community. We want these young men and women to take pride in where they spend their time and to appreciate the work that is required to keep things looking nice.”

Mr. Andy Swift, an 8th grade science teacher couldn’t agree more. “These students are learning the importance of giving back to their community. They are working hard at a common goal and with everyone working together, they can quickly see the results of their hard work.”

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In addition to the 8th grade, our students at SAMS worked on the following community service projects this year:

Our 6th grade gave back to our community by:

  • Supplying food baskets for families in need at Christmas and Easter
  • Cleaning the beach front at Beulah Beach during their field trip

Our seventh graders:

  • worked with our local Gold Star family, The Hunters, and “Adopted a Soldier.” The group organized and sent care packages full of personal care items and plenty of snacks to deployed soldiers

The National Junior Honor Society

  • held a sock drive during the winter months

The MH unit:

  • worked with the integrated science class and built birdhouses. Students from the TLC Class from FHS mentored students with this project. Mrs. Ammar’s students then chose someone to receive the birdhouse that they worked on


After the students completed their work this afternoon, a outside picnic lunch was served in the pavilion and students had a great afternoon playing outside. Thank you to our students at SAMS for all of their hard work!