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Newport Community Service/Knight ValorKnight Valor is a Newport High School PTSA program recognizing students who have completed 140 or more hours of community service, including the Bellevue School District graduation requirement of 40 hours.
PTSA follows the same guidelines as the Bellevue School District regarding acceptable community service hours. Community service is any service that is done for a non-profit organization and/or religious organizations. School service is also accepted. For activities that occur over more than one day, a maximum of 10 hours/day is allowed. When submitting more than 20 hours over a range of time, please attach a volunteer log of your service (summer day/overnight camp service excluded). You may start tracking your hours AFTER you complete 8th grade.
Community Service Form
ALL community service hours are reported using the same Bellevue School District form. Completed forms should be turned in to the Newport Counseling Center as the service is completed. Please do not stockpile forms until all the hours have been earned. Keep a copy of all forms at home.
Click HERE to download the Bellevue School District Community Service form.
Turn forms in to the counseling center. Be sure your form is signed by your work supervisor and your service is for a non-profit. Service for a school or government is also accepted. Keep a copy of all forms at home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where I can volunteer?
We see a lot of student volunteer service at: Bellevue ArtsFair, BSD (Operation Exploration or summer school); City of Bellevue Parks & Rec summer programs; Eastside Baby Corner; Eastside Heritage Center Strawberry Festival; food banks; Hopelink; Kelsey Creek Park/Farm; Kids Quest Children's Museum; King County Library System; Mountains to Sound Greenway; Northwest Harvest; elementary school events (carnivals, fairs, Math Olympiad, etc), back-to-school days; Newport HS Ski Swap & Vacation Bible Schools.
How do I know if I’m volunteering for a Non-Profit?
Check your agency's non-profit status: using this state website.
You can also email us anytime with questions.
Anything for sure NOT accepted?
In addition to not accepting volunteer hours at for-profit businesses, Newport High School and PTSA is NOT accepting any hours relating to Ski Schools or The Competitor Group/Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon. Volunteer service for the Rock & Roll Marathon MUST be provided through the American Cancer Society.
Why do I need a Volunteer Log?
Although not required, a volunteer log is helpful if you’re submitting more than 20 hours over a range of time. It helps provide a better appreciation for you and your commitment to the organization. MANY organizations keep a record of volunteer hours and you may be able to get a copy of their record or your sign-in sheet. If not, just track the date you volunteered, what you did and length of time on that day. It doesn’t need to be fancy.
When are Knight Valor hours due?
All hours are due on May 1st to earn Knight Valor for the current school year. Hours turned after May 1st will count for the following school year.
How often can you earn Knight Valor?
Only once. However, you may continue submitting volunteer hours and we will keep your service record updated in our database. You may request a copy of your volunteer record anytime and it may be particularly helpful when you apply for college and/or scholarships.
Is there a way to check how many total hours I have on record?
Use the HOURS LOOKUP to check your total. Email us if you need a copy of the detail.
I checked my hours on-line. Why is the total more than what I’ve submitted?
If you help with Newport High School related activities like Back-to-School Day, Curriculum Night, Ski Swap, Pep Band, Key Club service and various summer sports camps or clinics, etc., then your hours are submitted on a “Group List” and you do not need to complete a BSD Community Service form. In some cases, you will have needed to sign in AND out in order to receive credit for your service.
Can I submit the same hours for BSD or Knight Valor that I use for National Honor Society?
No. National Honor Society By-laws state that National Honor Society volunteer hours may not be used for any other purpose.
Email Kristin Fletcher-Hendricks, Chair of the PTSA Knight Valor Committee: email@example.com
Are there issues with your hours totals?
Community Service Scholarship: The Carla B. Vendeland Award
Carla B. Vendeland Scholarship Application
In 1987, Newport High School parent Carla Vendeland created the PTSA Knight Valor program recognizing Newport High School students who made a difference in their community through their extraordinary volunteer efforts. Mrs. Vendeland passed away in 1994 and in her memory and in honor of her dedication to our community, the Carla B. Vendeland Scholarship was established in 1996. This year, two students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.
To qualify for the scholarship, students need to be a graduating senior and need to have earned the PTSA Knight Valor Award.
To apply, submit two pages to. firstname.lastname@example.org by April 19, 2013.
• On the first page, please include your name, student ID number, complete home mailing address, home phone number, cell number and email address.
• On the second page, please ONLY include an essay of no more than 400 words describing your most rewarding volunteer activity or activities. In your essay, explain what you learned about community need and the impact of your work. Also discuss how or why you are committed to serving your community in the future.
• You will receive an email confirmation once we’ve received your application.
• The two scholarships will be presented at the Senior Awards Night on May 28, 2012.
• As supplemental information to your application, and to help the committee gain a sense of the variety of your service, we will attach a detailed record of your community service according to the records we have on file. If you would like to verify the information we have on record, please email email@example.com to request a copy. Any additional hours you wish to submit MUST be made prior to April 19, 2013.
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