Block G

The Block G program is a way to recognize students who consistently show a high level of school spirit through academic success, representing Graham in athletic and academic competition, and providing volunteer service to the Graham community.

Students accumulate points by participating successfully in school related activities. When 8 points have been accumulated, the Block G letter is awarded.

As students continue to excel as members of the Graham community, a star is awarded for each additional 8 points. The stars are displayed on the Block G letter.

Block G Volunteer Service Hours form

The forms can be turned in to the office at any time after the student has obtained initials for non-GOAL POINTS (the Office will approve grades). However, it is recommended that forms to be turned in after those 8 points have been earned, or at the end of the year to reduce administrative work.

In addition, students need to remember to use the volunteer form for all hours they volunteer within the school district. For late start work at elementary schools, they can report individual days or group them together (maybe they worked 15 weeks for 1.5 hours, so report 22.5 hours with one initial from the teacher). Walkathon hours also need to be reported on the form, which is okay without initials because most schools will provide a list of students and hours approved in bulk.

School Activities

You are awarded 1 point for each of these activities:

  • Each after school sports or academic team involving substantial preparation and participation in a competition where students represent Graham. Special activities or other enrichment offerings where students do not represent Graham are not included.
  • Each Trimester of active participation in Zero Period classes
  • The officers of Student Council (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Class Presidents.) First-period representatives do not receive Block G credit.
  • Performing in or serving as tech crew for a school stage performance.

Volunteer Service

Volunteer service work that supports Graham is awarded 1 point for every 16 hours of service.

Examples of volunteer activities are serving in the ball room, helping with food service, assisting in the library, participating in beautification day, helping teachers outside of class time, formal peer tutoring, assisting with assembling the Bear Tracks, participating in school-sponsored events such as reading at the Mountain View Library, babysitting at school-sponsored parent meetings, and providing assistance at schools in the Mountain-View Whisman District (such as during walk-a-thons.) Community service not directly connected to Graham is still encouraged, but it does not count toward Block G.

To receive credit for volunteer service time, students need to submit the Volunteer Service Hours form. Turn in the completed form at the school office.

If you volunteer at a group event, the organizers will usually provide a sign-in sheet so each person does not need to do a form. It won't hurt to remind the organizers to be sure to turn in the sign-in sheet!

In either case, please be sure to clearly write your name the same way it appears in the official school records so your service gets properly credited.

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