Andrew’s Episcopal School has established many community partnerships over the
years. These friendships benefit students across the area and the community as
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Service Learning Programs, students are provided
a wealth of experiences that enable them to understand and appreciate the
virtues of civic responsibility, as well as teach them compassion for others.
Service learning is a tool that helps educate children both
in and out of the classroom, opening young minds to new people and new ideas.
The objective is to expose them to opportunities in which they can strengthen
their creativity, positive attitude and enthusiasm to make the world a better
place. Through this program, students learn responsibility, compassion, and
The following is a list of Service Learning Partnerships
that St. Andrew’s has cultivated beginning in 2007.
Plains Food Bank
Since 2008, St. Andrew’s has partnered with the High Plains
Food Bank in many ways. St. Andrew’s hosts a yearly food drive and our students
have also been an important partner to the Food Bank’s community garden since
its inception nine years ago. We have provided gardening tools and volunteered
in the garden and have watched the garden grow and flourish. Our students were
also fortunate to have an employee of the High Plains Food Bank travel with us
for one of our yearly class trips to the Heifer Ranch in Perryville Arkansas
where, together, we learned more about sustainable development in the Panhandle
Memorial Nursing Home
Life Senior Living Nursing Home
Craig Assisted Living Center
View Assisted Living Center
Having our students engage with the elderly is a very
important part of our Service Learning Program at St. Andrew’s School. In the
past, our students, second through fifth grade, have partnered with those in
elder-care to learn about their lives and to understand history. The students
have also spent their time with the elderly sharing a craft, singing songs and
visiting. Students in fifth grade presented Valentine’s shows for the residents
of Ware Memorial. The kids learned songs from the 1930’s and 1940s for the
event. Second grade students share their
Living History Museum, depicting U.S. Presidents, with residents of Canyon View
Assisted Living and The Craig. The students dress as past and present
presidents sharing interesting facts about what they’ve learned.
Supports You Texas
Fourth grade students at St. Andrew’s work with our veterans
as part of their service learning. They provide Valentine’s and games with the
veterans living in the VA long-term care facility. St. Andrew’s students also
raise money each year through a Pennies
for Patriots project to give to the Texas Panhandle Honor Flight (TPHF).
Our students were honored this year during community Veteran’s Day activities
for supporting this program. TPHF helps pay for veterans to go to Washington
D.C. to visit the memorials for the wars in which they fought.
First and second grade students learn about what services
the Ronald McDonald House provides for others and then bring items that will
benefit the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Those donated items
include blankets and stuffed animals.
In the past SAES Kindergarten students partnered with
Martha’s House providing books, toys and canned food throughout the year.
Previously fifth graders partnered with Opportunity School
working with their pre-k students providing story time, craft and snack
activities. Opportunity School students also visited our campus to take part in
St. Andrew’s Heifer Day.
Third grade St. Andrew’s students partnered with third grade
students at Eastridge Elementary building friendships and sharing fun math and
For several years St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has
supported the Word at Work’s efforts
in Belize by providing backpacks, school supplies, Christmas presents and
recycling school furniture, computers, books and other educational supplies
Way of Amarillo Day of Service
St. Andrew’s students partnered with United Way as part of
their Day of Caring reading to
children at low-income Day Care facilities across the city. This year they will
plan and participate with Day of Caring
by facilitating Earth Day activities at the city zoo.
Students at St. Andrew’s work with the homeless of our
community by volunteering at Faith City Mission serving lunch, sorting
donations and providing Christmas presents through the Salvation Army.
St. Andrew’s School began a partnership with Heifer
International in 2007. Since that time, we send our seventh grade students to
the Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas to learn about sustainable development
and Heifer International’s mission to end hunger and poverty while caring for
the earth. Students return from Heifer International with a greater
understanding of global hunger and ways they can make a difference in their own
community. Each year these same students host a Heifer Day to teach younger children at St. Andrew’s as well as kindergarteners
from Margaret Wills or pre-k students from Opportunity School. During this
special day, these kiddos play games and have a lot of fun while learning to
care for animals and take care of the earth.
Amarillo Museum of
Art- Integrated Arts Education-Fine Arts
has a three-year academic affiliate relationship with the AMOA which provides
the School with customized art educational programs on-site at the school and
West Texas Christian
Athletic Association (WTCAA)-Athletics
SAES is a member of
the WTCAA. WTCAA is very supportive and excited about the availability of a
competition gym to host basketball and volleyball tournaments. Several hundred
students compete each year in these athletic events and there is currently
limited space for participation.