On February 1, students in Forms I and II engaged in service-related activities as part of an in-house "service day." The boys spent English class discussing the notion of expressing gratitude and then wrote letters to military personnel, which will be distributed with the help of the organization Operation Gratitude. In Latin, they learned about challenges many people face with memory and language retention as they reach old age, and then worked to assemble "image books" for Hebrew Senior Life to use with residents at their senior care facilities. In math, the boys were challenged with planning out a hypothetical fundraiser or other charitable effort and then designing a spreadsheet that could be used to track accounting for their project.
Thanks to the collective effort of our English, Classics, and math teachers and their students, the two forms assembled 143 individual letters to military personnel and 19 high-quality image books for Hebrew Senior Life, as well as laying the groundwork for future leaders of Party With a Purpose (PWAP) and other Belmont Hill service initiatives.