U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
President's Volunteer Service Award
The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition.
Hours are measured over a 12-month period (May 1-mid-April each year) and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, and gold.
|Kids (5-10)||26 - 49 hours||50 - 74 hours||75+ hours|
|Teens (11-15)||50 - 74 hours||75 - 99 hours||100+ hours|
At Old Donation School, service is at the heart of our Plan for Continuous Improvement. Each year, it is our goal that the percentage of students in grades (2-5) and (6-8) reporting volunteer hours for community service projects will increase by 10 percentage points or more as measured by data collected through the President's Volunteer Service Award program. Ultimately, we encourage all students to participate.
The President's Volunteer Service Awards 2023-24 (PVSA
Students can now start documenting service hours for next school year. Our recognition cycle runs May 1st to mid-April each year. Students are to submit their "Volunteer Service Log" to the school three times each year by the established dates. The dates for the 2022-23 school year are:
- November 30, 2023
- February 29, 2024
- April 30, 2024 - All forms must be submitted by this date
Please use the Volunteer Service Log Sheet to record your hours. You must include:
- Your name
- Teacher name if you are in Elementary and Team if you are in Middle School
- Age group - Kids or Teens
- The job title - what are you doing for the organization
- Name of the Benefiting Organization
- Use the code at the bottom of the sheet for Specific Area of Service
- Date/s of service
- Number of hours
- Add the total number of hours on the page at the bottom.
Logs may be emailed directly to Sara Wade or given to her in the main office. If emailed, please send as a .PDF and not in .JPEG or other picture format.