The Community Garden is a student-run organization dedicated to helping the local community by providing fresh organic produce. The club is open to all students who would like to participate and is led by a student contingent of 4 to 6 coordinators. The garden meets in the main courtyard throughout the growing season to seed, maintain and harvest the garden. The students make new friends, learn about gardening and food insecurity while having a tremendous amount of fun.
The Giving Tree Program is a community service group designed for all grades. The group has a goal to fundraise money throughout the year in order to purchase gifts, winter clothing, and food for low-income families during the holiday season. The group sets up two trees in the school during early November with tags of gifts needed and then tracks the gifts as they are donated. In early December they host an open event where they sort all the donated gifts and then use the fundraised money to purchase any missing gifts.
The National Honor Society (NHS) elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four pillars have been associated with membership in the organization since its inception in 1921. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. NHS students volunteer in their communities at the highest rates and make connecting with and serving within the community a priority.
NOLA Service Learning is a program designed for sophomores, juniors and seniors that involves many different community service activities, fundraising events, and a 7-10 day trip to New Orleans. The program kicks off in June before the school year ends. The time spent before the trip involves planning fundraisers and doing local community service projects such as volunteering in soup kitchens and homeless shelters. When the group travels to New Orleans, the main focus is to help with the recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina and other storms that ravaged the city and the surrounding area. Being part of the group and completing all required community service hours will qualify you for 2.5 credits.
The New York Service Learning group provides students with an opportunity to become active participants in their local communities through thoughtfully organized community service. Students at NMRHS plan, organize, and host events ranging from their annual middle school dance, to fashion shows at local retirement homes, and evenings at nearby soup kitchens. Their yearly service culminates in a trip to New York to both celebrate their accomplishments and to further extend their assistance to those in New York City.
The Relay for Life Committee is a group of students dedicated to supporting, planning, and fundraising for the Relay for Life event that occurs in our community at North Middlesex Regional High School. Students who join relay for life care about funding cancer research, celebrating survivors, and remembering those who lost their battle to cancer. The committee is split into subcommittees, each specialized to planning certain events, finding and supporting survivors, social media and publicity, and more.