Spiritual Life

Day of Service

HP Community's Day of Service 2017

September 2017, the hands of the Hyde Park Community came together to measure, sort, stir, and pack meals for kids around the globe. The Hyde Park Day of Service is a long-standing tradition that celebrates the opportunities and joys of serving others. In the past, on a specific day selected each fall, our 4K through 12th grade students, faculty, and staff have taken a day to go outside the HP hallways to serve Central Texas non-profits as a school community. This September, the Day of Service at Hyde Park was set to serve on a global scale. From our youngest students (4K) to our seniors, HP came together in the Leadership Hall at the Hyde Park High School Campus, to help package meals for an amazing non-profit, Feed My Starving Children. Over 1300 Hyde Park hands (students, faculty, and parents) packaged 101,088 meals (468 boxes of food on 13 pallets) that will be sent around the globe with various ministries to feed kids in approximately 70 countries (some are countries that our HP students will serve with GOweek in the spring!). Hyde Park's Heidi Martindale helped direct this effort and she summarized the beauty of this opportunity, “On the Day of Service, I witnessed teamwork, smiling, and dancing ... and I saw our students’ eyes opened to issues affecting kids around the world!”

HP Day of Service | Photos

Day of Service | September 2017 every HP student, from 4K through 12th grade, spent the day being the hands and feet of Christ in Central Texas. More than 30 non-profits welcomed HP into their storehouses, hallways, classrooms, and yards. Faculty, staff, and volunteers joined in the effort, contributing more than 2,200 hours of service in a single day. Check out a few photos from the serving opportunities!

Hyde Park Schools

Hyde Park Schools is a private Christian school system offering an excellent, Christ-centered, college preparatory Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade education at multiple campuses in Austin, Texas.
Hyde Park Schools admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religious affiliation, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, scholarship, athletic, or other school-administered programs.