Cascade Jr./Sr. High School of W.D.
Address: 505 Johnson Street NW | Cascade, IA 52033
Phone: (563) 663-9640
Fax: (563) 852-7186
staff email
district homepage
ViewWestern Dubuque Mobile
Silver Cord Program
The Silver Cord program is a distinguished award available to high school students with the purpose of recognizing their out of school volunteer efforts. Silver Cord program participation is voluntary for all Cascade High School students. Students who complete the required number of volunteer service hours will be recognized at their graduation by wearing a silver cord with their cap and gown and with special mention in the Commencement program.

Service Learning should provide a real benefit to members of your community. Helping others can give you a feeling of great satisfaction and accomplishment. Additionally, many scholarship, grant, college and employment applications require you to provide documentation concerning your volunteer experiences. Service learning also strengthens the relationship between community and school. Americans have shaped their nation by their voluntary efforts: providing services, organizing political action, caring for the poor, reaching out to the disadvantaged, providing education, ensuring equality and civil rights for all citizens, and working for change. Because of these benefits, our high school has created the Silver Cord Program.

Silver Cord recipients need to complete 120 hours of community service while in high school. Students can also earn community service hours by being involved in high school leadership activities up to a maximum of 15 hours per year. 

It is the student's responsibility to submit these community service hours each year by using the Reporting Hours link on the right. 

For more information, please refer to the menu options on the right.
© 2024 Western Dubuque Community School District
School CMS Created by eSchoolView
View text-based website