The 8th Grade Community Project

Lexington Service Learning CycleService is one of the key aspects of both the Middle Years Programme and the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program at Lexington Middle. Through our unit plans in class, clubs and athletics, learner profile traits, and the service cycle we are trying to instill a desire to serve the greater community. We want our students and staff to remember that in order to fulfill our mission "to become compassionate, lifelong learners with an intercultural understanding and respect," we need to take an active role in the world around us. 

The eighth-grade community project is meant to serve as a demonstration of what our students are capable of as a result of their time at Lexington. Students complete the project by themselves or in groups no larger than three. While the project will be introduced in US History classes, it is not a class project or assignment. Projects will be scored using specific rubrics for each phase of the community project. The rubrics are available in the resources documents linked below and in the pacing guide. Students have a faculty supervisor who will help ensure that students stay safe during the project. Students will also regularly check-in with their supervisor regarding their progress. 

We recognize how powerful and impressive our students are and acknowledge the positive impact they can make on their communities. There are a variety of ways to demonstrate this through the project and we hope the resources below will prove helpful. 

If you have specific questions regarding the project you may ask your supervisor, US History teacher, or the IB coordinator. 

We can't wait to see what you do, Lynx!


2023-2024 Community Project Pacing Guide

(last updated 2.11.24)


Resource Links

Below are Google Docs of the student guide and resources for the Community Project. They are set to view only and accessible to Lee County School District users. From time to time, both the guidebook and resources may be updated. You may make your own copy, however, if you do your copy will no longer update. If there are particular pages you want to use, like the process journal template, feel free to copy individual pages.

Community Project Guide
Community Project Resources
Community Project Checklist
Community Project Pacing Guide
Approaches to Learning
Project Flowchart

Examples of Past Projects

Unified Sports (Special Olympics)
Kidney Walk
Food Pantry Meal Packaging
Veterans Aid
Homeless Pets
COVID-19 Safety Tips
Gulf Coast Humane Society - The Paws Cause
Can Food Drive
Media Center Redesign
Community Park Cleanup
Beach Cleanup
Mental Health Advocacy
Art Creation using Recycled Beach Litter
Teacher Appreciation Treat Bags
Custodian Appreciation Posters and Breakfast
Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast
Starting Various Student Clubs at LXMS<
Kindness Messages to Students & Staff
Classroom Poster Sets

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