Mrs. Benton's Junior Study Hall
Hello, Juniors!

Be sure to bring plenty of work to keep you busy. Study Hall is only a valuable resource if you treat it as such.


Reminders:
Bring in your 30+ hours of community service as you have them ready.

Only 3 students are permitted to go to the Media Center at a time and only for 30 minutes.

You may contact me by clicking here or by emailing me at heather_benton@charleston.k12.sc.us

Mrs. Benton’s Study Hall Open House Information Sheet

 

Below, I’ve put together some FAQs based on common Open House discussions from years past:

 Q: What happened to RAD?

 A: We are using the first 30 minutes of Study Hall to have silent, sustained work time. 

 Q: How many hours of community service does my child need to complete? Do they have to be all at the same place? When are they due?

 A: Each student should complete 30 hours of community service in a series of manageable “chunks” of time over the course of the school year. These hours can be served at a variety of locations and are due no later than the end of May.

 Q: Where can and can’t the community service hours be completed?

 A: Community service hours must benefit the community in some way and must be completed outside of the home/family unit. For example, a student working a trash pick-up through a school club or other service organization would count toward AMHS community service requirements, while a student babysitting his/her niece next door would not.

 Q: What documentation needs to be submitted for community service hours?

 A: Students should complete a Community Service Form (distributed in class or found on the school’s website) including their own written reflection and supervisor’s signature.

 Q: Can my child serve hours for two organizations simultaneously? (Ex: counting an Eagle Scouts service project towards AMHS community service requirements)

 A: No; to earn credit towards an AMHS diploma, community service hours must be completed solely for AMHS. Yet, service hours can be completed through another organization (Ex: a church mission trip) as long as those hours are not earning the student “credit” in another capacity.

 Q: Where do I find service projects for my child?

 A: Typically, a student can find several service opportunities through the school; many will be posted in the hallways and/or read over the announcements. Other areas can be found online through websites such as www.volunteermatch.org or simply searching with the terms “Charleston Volunteer.”