Wednesday, December 16, 2015

S is for Service (Project Explanation and Student work)

This is the first assignment in the What does S.A.I.L.S. mean to me?  This is a multiple week assignment.  Week 1: What does Service mean to you?  How do you represent or demonstrate this for yourself?  How do you see it represented in our school and in our A5 program?  We watched the video on Service:

We also watched this video:

Mr. Epple:

I am going to put my spin on what Service means to me.  I believe Service is demonstrated by any act of kindness towards others.  This can be done through a major or minor act.  We don't have to spend a large deal of time on one act, to make a life lasting impression on others.  It can be a smile, a gesture or anything that is born out of kindness towards others.  The interesting thing is, when we act in kindness, there is an immediate, positive feeling within us.  One cannot feel regret, if we act in kindness.  We could also view Service, as a representation of the "Pay It Forward" movement.  One act of kindness will produce another act of kindness, which will spread.  Who knows how far it will go.  Service starts with us.  Each person can change the world for the better and it is not hard to do.

Thomas Elliot:

                                                                SERVICE Service is an act of kindness, big or small. An act of kindness could just be picking up someone’s pencil, [ if it falls ]. Another act of kindness might be helping someone with homework. If everyone did an act of kindness, I guarantee there would be less crime and maybe terrorism wouldn’t exist. Everyday problems could be fixed if people would be nice and help.                                                                  

Zaila Dort:

Service means many different things to everyone around us. Though this is what service means to me. Service means to me that you participate in kindness, work, and everyday activities when told to do so. The complexity of service isn’t that hard to understand. Doing something for somebody else is one thing that can represent service and it can be done in the blink of an eye. Another part of service is doing your part of the job. Service means that you can get the job done. Everybody can contribute to the concept of service every single day of their lives. Service can mean thousands of different things and it’s hard to explain one word as something somebody else may not understand. That’s why service is a precious thing that can never be broken. The power an act of kindness could do is something greater than anyone could imagine. Service doesn’t only mean something in many ways, but affect something in many ways. Service affects the A-5 dodgeball team by spreading control, skill, leadership, and sympathetic actions towards people in this group. Not only does it affect the dodgeball team, it affects the whole entire O’Maley Academy. Doing something for somebody else could create a chain of superior actions towards everybody around them, also people from far away. An act of kindness doesn’t always mean you have to do it in person. For example: If somebody posted a picture of their dog on instagram and said “Does anyone think my dog is cute :)?” you could like the picture and comment “Yeah! :)” that may make that person's day! A simple action could change that person’s life. Though that isn’t life changing, it could still put a smile on that person’s face! These are only a few things on what service means to me.

Haily shea

What does service mean to me and the school ? Service means to me to be kind to others and to be helpful.  When people get hurt or they are upset i will  ask them if they are ok . Our school represents it  because people are kind and are helpful to others . Our A5 program  has a lot of service in the program .When someone get hurt we all stop and check if they are ok . Also I see servius when someone is getting bullied and someone  standed up to the bully to help the kid getting bullied . Everyone can do service . Service is being kind and helping others .

Zachary Oliver
What service means to me is help the community and be kind to people. People who get hurt mostly get no help. service can take a few seconds and it can do a lot.The community needs help and every day thirty minutes can be fine to put some effort and feel good about yourself.  Other resolutions: 320 × 229give Bob Bryan a hand.jpg

Jasper Rose

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What does Service mean to me?
Service to me means to help and be kind to others. If something happens like a person trips and falls, go up to them and say “are you ok” or if someone drops their stuff help them pick it up. THat is one of the biggest things that service means to me.IF you look above this there is a photo of two world class tennis players and the one in the yellow was just injured and the one in the white is being kind, which falls under being kind which also = Service. We all need a hand sometimes so be nice and friendly to other people you can get to more places like a better job or even a better collage! Or if you really badly want to work at google go do it program something and, if you try most likely you will get it.  All of these facts go back to Service
   Brady Lattanzi
Service can be shown by showing someone you care for them or the earth or anything just a simple helping hand can help.


in everyday life it can be shown by help someone pick up their papers etc.. It affects this school because if kindness did not spread we would all hate going to school, we need to do these things to help out be a community. it effect this program because if we left our stuff at the gym we would probably get in trouble but we show service by cleaning up our and other peoples stuff. IN these acts of kindness you don't need to be someone's slave you just need to be open to help.

Jack Patten:
I believe that service means an act of kindness. It is a way to help people when they are said or lonely. It doesn’t take a long time and it is not a risk, so why not help someone. another example of service is when someone is having a problem with something, then you could help them fix it. Service also means being thankful to one another. If someone does something nice for you, then you should thank them. For example, if you are at school and you fix someones computer for them, then you should thank them for what they did. Also, another example that you could show is returning something you found that is lost. if you found a 20$ bill on the ground, then you should return it to whoever lost it or return to a place where they can get the bill to the person. These are acts of service, and we should all be doing this to make our community better.

Geoffrey Callahan:
What service means to:
It means being kind and helpful to someone or many people. It’s not something you can pass out and expect to get something good out of it. It has a meaning in it. Something good in it.

It means to help someone with their homework(not giving them the answers) or if they dropped something to help pick it up. You could also volunteer to do something for someone.

It would mean being kind to other kids and helpful to them. To help teach them or to help them get better at something.

Anthony Simonelli:
What Service Means To Me!

Service to me, means going out of your way to do something that benefits somebody else. For example, if it snows you can shovel the the people nextdoors’ stairs or car when you're finished with your house.

At school, an example of service is after lunch before you go outside you pick up and throw away the trash on your table that way it's easier for the janitor in the afternoon.
In A5, an example of service is simply saying good job or nice throw to your teammate if he/she gets somebody out. Dodgeball, Mlb, Logo, Banner,
Ethan Williams:   
Service is kindness and helping people with small but great things. Like if someone drops all there stuff. You can help the pick the stuff up. That’s service, and you can do other things too like if someone is hurt you can help them and pick them up. Or you just do something when nobody's watching.
Service to the school means helping the teachers doing something kind even when nobody's around. And other things like passing out papers helping somebody with homework. Or if you pick up litter. When the sixth grade picked up all the leaves in people's back yard that was an act of service.
Service to A5 is Almost the same thing like the school service. Like if someone gets hurt you can pick them up and bring them to the nurse. And bringing the balls out for the dodge ball game . ANd helping other kids with setting up the game.

Caleb Grace:  
Service means to be kind to people the way you want to be treated and also you could do something nice to some like maybe if you were in a fancy restaurant and you saw someone who was in the army you could buy the meal and the entree for them or another thing you could is if you see someone getting bullied or getting into a fight you could go and get a parent or teacher to settle it down get the kids to maybe become friends not enemies cause who wants enemies nobody  wants enemies nobody trust me.One thing thats important in service for me is the army because my oldest brother might go into the army well not to fight but to become a engineer and my uncle is in the army and my grandfather was in the army.This image rendered as PNG in

Kylie O'Connell:   
What S.A.I.L.S Means To me!
The “S” in S.A.I.L.S means any act of kindness in my opinion. Acts of kindness can leave a good impression, or a wide smile on a friends face. Every day I see examples of service at O’Malley Middle School, from simply holding a door for somebody, to giving up your spot in an afterschool program for another student (isn’t that so kind?)!
I’ve also seen many acts of service this A5 dodgeball class, if someone gets hurt, there are always several people making sure they are ok (I know this because it’s happened to me!). In conclusion, this is my opinion on the “S” in S.A.I.L.S.
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Nicholas Rapchuck
What service means to me?
Service is the kindness and what you do for others.One  example of service is doing the right thing when nobody is watching, or just doing the right thing in general.
There is many things I have seen service in O’Maley. One thing is Someone missed the trash at lunch and someone else picked it up.
Service in A5 is that someone picks up another player when they fall down.

Isabelle Nixon:
Service means that you do whatever you can do to help someone or someones in any way . Everything counts . No matter what is it . Being kind or generous or caring still counts as service and can go a long way . That child who gave that 20 dollars to that soldier was thinking of him and look how far it went now they have 250,000 dollar to this charity that is amazing and helps so many people that parents have died in war
        In the school I have seen many acts of service . For example one day I was walking down the hall and saw this girl drop her books so someone right next to her asked if she needed help carrying her books . Also when I was in the commons a girl asked an 8th grader if she could help her find a place and the 8th grader walked her all the way there.
 In A5 I also see things that remind me of service are one day when someone tripped a girl went to go help him and asked if he was alright . When this girl got hit with the ball she got many people come over and help her . These are examples of service       
Daniel Hafey:   

What Service means to me is when someone does something nice for someone else even if it’s  someone you don’t know or someone that you may not like but it is still the right thing to do. It is when you go out of your way to do something when someone needs it. If someone is hurt go up to them and ask them if they are ok and help them up. I have seen at school when someone drops all there books or something they help them pick them up. An example of service to me means ( as seen in the picture below) someone helping someone in a track meet after they fell and probably losing the race for themselves.

Mason Klyce
to show someone or something that you can take care of them or something they own.


1 comment:

  1. Great work! I think you all captured really important aspects of service...helping, being nice, offering a hand. A lot of it can be very simple and easy to do, and yet it can make such a difference for someone!