Spiritual Life

Community Service



 
In alignment with our Mission and Core Values, our community service opportunities exist to expand and enhance the curriculum at Hyde Park Schools by providing the opportunity for every student to grow spiritually, mentally, and physically, through service.

Each year, all students participate in Day of Service in the Fall semester and GOWEEK in the Spring semester. Please see below to learn more about each.

In addition to these programs, there are various opportunities available throughout the year for students to engage in loving our neighbors through service. 

Day of Service and GOWEEK allow students to serve approximately 45 hours per school year. Students are able to record these community service hours towards the Distinguished Community Service distinction and maintain their original documentation of all community service hours using their Presidential Service Awards account.

If you have any questions, please email Stephen Bratcher, Director of Spiritual Life and Christian Studies.
 

Day of Service

 
 


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-12th Grade students, faculty, and staff have taken a day to go outside the HPS hallways to serve Central Texas' non-profits as a school community.

From our youngest students (4K) to our seniors, HPS comes 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 HPS students will serve with GOweek in the spring).
   

GOweek

   
 


GOWEEK is a one-week program scheduled annually for an entire week in March.

GOWEEK is designed by the faculty and leadership of Hyde Park Schools to support a wide range of missions and service opportunities for the purpose of sharing hope through the gospel. Service ministry teams of 8-50 students, guided by Hyde Park Schools faculty members, live and work together for a week of service, cultural immersion, and ministry. Students will deepen their understanding of all God is doing in the world around them, and how He can use their gifts and abilities to impact the lives of others.

Please pray for GOWEEK as we work together to impact the world for the cause of Christ.


 

2023 GOWEEK Partners & Trips

6TH GRADE

Austin, TX

Camp of the Hills  
First Responder Car Wash (EMS, AFD and APD)

7TH GRADE

Austin, TX

Down Home Ranch
Brazos Valley Food Bank
Twin City Mission
Big Event 
Breakaway
Autism Awareness

8TH GRADE

Washington DC

Joshua Expeditions


9-12TH GRADE 

Austin, TX

Pillow Elementary 
CommunityFirst! 
Central Texas Food Bank 
Nicole's Place 
Foster Village  

Regional

Galveston Urban Ministries - Galveston, TX
Joshua Expeditions - Phoenix, AZ
Joshua Expeditions - Appalachia/Northern Kentucky
Blueprint Ministries - San Antonio, TX
City of Refuge - Atlanta, GA

International

Austin Serving Abaco - Abaco, Bahamas
Joshua Expeditions - Puerto Rico
Mission Discovery - Eden, Jamaica
Mission Discovery - Northern Ireland
Joshua Expeditions - San Jose, Costa Rica
CEPIA Community Missions - Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Eagle's Nest Children's Home - Solola, Guatemala
Kasr El-Dobara Church - Cairo, Egypt
Alfa & Omega School - Denia, Spain
Peruvian National Softball - Lima, Peru

 
   
   


 
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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.