The Review

This year, advisories chose between filling a laundry basket with staples such as flour, rice and toilet paper for a family at Small Steps Nurturing Center or buying items off of an Amazon wishlist for a family at the Ronald McDonald House. 

Advisories donate holiday gifts to Small Steps Nurturing Center, Ronald McDonald House

Natalie Boquist and Lydia Gafford December 8, 2020
This year, Community Service is partnering with Small Steps Nurturing Center and the Ronald McDonald House. 
The Turville and Hegeman advisories weeded and covered invasive plants at the Don Green Nature Park.

Freshmen participate in Day of Service, give back to community

On Oct. 16, the Class of 2023 participated in a Day of Service by giving back to the Houston community.
Freshmen read

KIPP SHARP Lower School

Natasha Janssens, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

Twenty students at KIPP SHARP Lower School scrambled to plant their pumpkin seeds and impatiently waited for them to grow. KIPP SHARP is a public charter school that serves families in Southwest Houston....

The Turville and Hegeman advisories weeded and covered invasive plants at the Don Green Nature Park.

Don Greene Nature Park

Cameron Ederle, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

The Turville and Hegeman advisories dirtied their hands while weeding and covering invasive plants at the Don Greene Nature Park. The small park is home to a large variety of exotic plant species and a...

Freshman Chethan Shultz practices flashcards with a student at Etoile Academy.

Etoile Academy

Alice Xu, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

On most days, the students at Etoile Academy spend their break time in silence. On Oct. 16, their quiet break was interrupted when 20 SJS freshmen entered with packs of multiplication flashcards. Etoile...

The athletes donate gently used shoes to less fortunate children.

Boys’ basketball teams up with Episcopal, gives back to the community

Afraaz Malick, Staff Writer February 17, 2019
Boys' basketball teamed up with Episcopal to donate shoes to the Sharing Shoes organization.
Freshman Gaby Jammar reads books to children at the Nehemiah Center.

Freshmen volunteer at Nehemiah Center, host toy drive and book fair

Afraaz Malick, Staff Writer January 31, 2019
On Jan. 14, a group of freshmen hosted a toy drive and book fair at the Nehemiah Center.
Junior Mira Thakur promotes her project, Kindergarten Science, at the Fair on Jan. 23.

Community service fair showcases student-led projects

Ashley Yen and Chloe Zhao January 30, 2019
On Jan. 23, students promoted their community service projects at the first Community Service Mini Project Fair.
Unaware that the BEAR headquarters were closed on Dec. 8 due to inclement weather, SAC representatives and Community Service officers brought gifts for CPS kids to the warehouse.

Gift deliveries for holiday service project postponed due to inclement weather

Bailey Maierson, Staff Writer December 12, 2018
Because of inclement weather on Dec. 8, the annual delivery of holiday gifts, which were donated by SJS advisories for the BEAR community service project, was postponed.
Football players high-fived the children at halftime.

Friday Night Lights provides support for children with cancer

Ashley Yen, Staff Writer October 16, 2018
On Oct. 5, St. John's hosted Friday Night Lights, a Candlelighters event for families of children with cancer.
The ServeUp app helps students record their hours and notifies them of upcoming service projects.

New app helps students access volunteer opportunities

Celine Huang , Staff Writer October 13, 2018
Seniors Sebastian Varma, Ishan Kamat and Matthew Giordano released ServeUp, a free community service app, on Sept. 27.
Sophomores Gabrielle Solymosy and Leena Hanson helped the kids practice the songs for their performances.

Students volunteer at The River, help disabled perform

Fareen Dhuka, Staff Writer September 12, 2018
This summer, several students volunteered at The River Performing and Visual Arts Center to help children with disabilities express themselves through arts.
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