KF in the Community
The 7th Grade Community Project is a year-long, independent project that will give students the opportunity to engage in service-learning and demonstrate their approaches to learning skills.
Students will generate new insights and develop deeper understandings of the world in which they live through in-depth investigation, and communicate their findings to others.
Every holiday season, the seventh-grade students at Kehoe-France are afforded the opportunity to participate in an afternoon of sharing with Magnolia School of Greater New Orleans. Magnolia Community Services is a multi-service non-profit providing support for adults with developmental disabilities as they pursue their best life.
Residents from Magnolia School come to campus and partake with our students in a festive time of conversation, celebration, and gift-giving.
In order to make spirits bright every holiday season, we hope to complete the wish list requests of many families as part of Project Santa, a shopping spree for families in need.
Project Santa helps to teach our students that giving to others is the true reason for the season. Students bring spare change (or bills) from home and “chuck it” in a bucket. All of the money raised is used to buy presents for families in need in our community.
All students in grades 1-7 participate in annual drives for various needs identified in our community (school, local, regional, national, or global). Many of these drives/events are identified and organized by our school’s Student Council with the help of staff advisers.
Parents will receive notification and communication of any such event, and participation is completely optional.