Bement’s upper school students participate in a wide range of community service experiences throughout their years at Bement. In any given term, our students work within the school community on campus projects or by volunteering their time at school-events. For example, our ninth grade students assist with taking daily attendance, serve as heads of lunch tables, proctor study halls, and lend a hand to faculty during recess. A signature event for our ninth grade class is a week long goodwill trip to the Dominican Republic. The students spend their time living and working in an orphanage of 50 boys.
In grades six through eight, our students work closely with their advisors to plan and coordinate off campus service opportunities. In the past, student groups have participated in the following:
- Performing songs for and doing crafts with residents at local nursing homes
- Touring the regional Food Bank and organizing school-wide food drives
- Providing local agencies with the physical help they need to improve their facilities
- Baking and serving meals for the Franklin County Community Meals Program
- Raising funds to purchase books and school supplies for orphanages in the Dominican Republic
By the time Bement students graduate they have learned the value of service to others.
Former head of school from 1947-1971, Mary "Gug" H. Drexler, passed away on April 23, 2013 at the age of 101.
Remembrances of Gug's time as head of school can be found on the school's alumni facebook page.
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