In keeping with our mission statement and its emphasis on leadership,respect, and responsibility, Webb School of Knoxville places a priority on community service and seeks to instill a commitment to service in its students. Community service at Webb educates students to the needs of the community and thereby motivates them to participate in and embrace the larger community, not only of Knoxville and East Tennessee, but also the world.
Webb supports more than 50 charitable organizations, annually, through community service projects. Below are some samples of past service activities, taken from the headlines of our school’s News page.
Upper School Service
Habitat For Humanity House
Webb School will again team up with Knoxville’s Habitat for Humanity to help make one family’s dream a reality. Webb student and adult volunteers will work Saturdays, rain or shine, throughout October and November of 2013 – installing interior walls, siding and insulation; painting; putting in cabinets, etc. – to complete its sixth school-sponsored Habitat for Humanity house.
Second Harvest Canned Food Challenge
Webb School won the 2012 Second Harvest High School Football Canned Food Challenge. Webb students, parents, faculty, staff, friends, and other members of the Webb community showed Webb "CAN Make a Difference" by raising $13,041 and collecting 6,085 pounds of canned food, which translated to a total of 58,250 pounds of food (128.8 pounds per student). Webb received a check for $500, which the school donated back to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.
To visit the Upper School Community Service page, click Upper School Community Service
Middle School Service
Middle School Holiday Service
Webb Middle School students gave of themselves during the holiday season with numerous community service activities, including:
- Helping to man the kettles for the Salvation Army outside of Knoxville’s West Town Mall.
- The Middle School again partnered with the Helen Ross McNabb Children and Youth Center to provide holiday gifts and cheer to about 40 children and their families.
- As part of Webb’s seventh and eighth grade all-day service days, students spent the first half of each day working with one of several community agencies, including Knox Area Rescue Ministries, Second Harvest Food Bank, Ijams Nature Center, the Knoxville Zoo, Brakebill Nursing Home, and several daycare facilities. They used the afternoons to purchase holiday gifts from Target for their friends from the Helen Ross McNabb Children Center.
- Webb’s Middle School choirs visited various assisted living centers for holiday sing-a-longs.
- The Middle School strings ensemble performed a concert at Echo Ridge assisted living center.
- Webb students, faculty, staff, and parents helped sort and bag Boys & Girls Club of Greater Knoxville’s Angel Tree donations.
Lower School Service
From kindergarten through fifth grade, students learned that they themselves could make a difference. Kindergarteners planted a garden of spring flowers, which they later used to create bouquets for Lower School faculty and staff. In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, Webb first graders worked with fifth grade students to collect cans for the Second Harvest Canned Food Challenge. Second grade students worked with Ronald McDonald House (RMH), making goody bags and note cards for the children at RMH. Third graders worked on recycling and reducing waste; collecting newspapers and grocery bags to donate to the Humane Society. Fourth grade classes again partnered with Sam E. Hill Community Service Center and hosted Halloween and Valentine’s Day parties at the Center for 120 four-year-olds. Fifth graders spearheaded the Lower School’s collection of cans for Second Harvest and later traveled to Second Harvest to help and prepare food for distribution.