Community Service

Over the last year, a committee of fifteen Griswold High School educators created Griswold Public School’s Vision of the Graduate. The Board of Education and Administrators have adopted this important vision as a District, as it speaks to the essential transferable skills utilized in the world outside of high school.

Vision of the Graduate

Effective Communicator

The Griswold graduate demonstrates an ability to communicate effectively and confidently through writing, speaking, listening, presenting, collaborating and other forms of creative expression.

Resilient Problem Solver

The Griswold graduate demonstrates an ability to achieve goals by taking risks, and solving problems with flexibility, strategic planning, attention to detail and perseverance.

Critical Thinker

The Griswold graduate demonstrates an ability to gather and evaluate information, analyze objectively, form a judgment, develop a hypothesis, and initiate inquiry through the mastery of multiple literates.

Engaged Citizen

The Griswold graduate demonstrates an ability to engage in service-oriented and civic-minded activities and to utilize cultural literacy and integrity to make responsible and culturally-sensitive decisions.

As a result of this vision and in keeping with CT State guidelines starting with the Class of 2023 and continuing with each class afterwards, students will be required to complete a Capstone Project during their senior year. More information and directives will be forthcoming in regards to the Senior Capstone Project as your student approaches their senior year.

Students will also be required to complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service
each year for a total of 40 hours by the time of graduation. This is a significant opportunity for students to become active participants in their community in a positive way! Community service allows students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as to provide a service to those who need it most.

I am honored to be the Capstone/Community Service Coordinator and will be working with your student to track their hours, answer questions and help direct their civic and social expectations as part of the “Vision of the Griswold Graduate”.

I will be reaching out to our community and putting together ideas and contact information to help connect out students with meaningful volunteer opportunities. I am reaching out to the students through Morning Announcements and email for any current Volunteer Requests. This list will also be posted outside my office door (Room 4214) and in the Front Office.

If you have any questions you may reach me at mwalworth@griswoldpublicschools.org or students can stop by my office which is 4214. If the door is open, I’m here! Please note that I have part time flexible hours and students can email me for appointments at any time.

Thank you again and I am looking forward to being part of your High School experience at GHS!

Sincerely,

Michele Walworth, Capstone/Community Service Coordinator