To inspire and prepare all students with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams;
contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning.
The mission statement for our school district fits perfectly with expectation of giving back to your community. It sets a goal for students to grow beyond intellectual achievement during the course of the school year. It is our intention to instill in students a personal value system through which to guide their own lives as thoughtful members of local communities and the larger world. The IB curriculum model places the student as a learner at its center; the next circle represents the place and role of the student in communities, from the immediate family and school environment to the world at large.
Giving importance to the sense of community throughout the Middle Years Program encourages responsible citizenship as it seeks to deepen student knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Students make connections between their intellectual and social development and the benefits that they can contribute to the community by asking themselves, “How can I make a difference?” Service to your community includes action and reflection inside as well as outside of the classroom. At North View, students discover the social reality of self, others, and community.
Documenting the amount of hours that students put into their service work is not to be the focus. We do ask that students contribute 15 hours of service to their community each school year. Students are to document the hours they contribute and reflect on their experience in a web-based software called ManageBac. If students have question about how to access their account, they can stop by the IB office in room 100 at North View. The hours that are entered into ManageBac will be put on the students offical transcript from Osseo Area Schools and can be used for future college and job applications.
Volunteering puts the "Unity" in community!