At Skyuka Hall, we believe that students learn best when they have opportunities to learn in different ways. Learning through service demonstrates this beautifully by engaging our students’ hands, heads and hearts. Students strengthen social and organizational skills by being involved in service projects both at the school and in the community, and they learn how rewarding serving others can be.
Students in our middle and upper school enjoy the unique opportunity to work with our lower school students by reading with them or assisting in lower school sports and afterschool programs. Students also have a chance to work together in our Wolf Pack Dens, which involve students of all ages for the purpose of bonding and service projects. The Dens work on activities such as sending thank you letters and care packages to veterans or taking cookies to the senior living center close by. Our upper schoolers also enjoy participating in a service club that helps with various tasks at school. Finally, our student council has a strong interest in service, and they facilitate service opportunities both in and out of school.
For such a small school, Skyuka Hall students have a big impact on their community. We are pleased to host a chapter of the National Beta Club Society, a well regarded service organization and wonderful opportunity for our students. Under the leadership of our upper school science teacher, Samantha Strother, our students collect recycling around the school each week. They have been recognized on the news for their generous contributions to the annual Food Bank Can Drive in December, and we are proud to represent Skyuka Hall at Chattanooga’s Autism Walk each year. Additionally, our students enjoy spending time with our friends at Elmcroft Senior Living. These experiences help them realize how much they receive when they are in service to others.
We look forward to expanding our service learning program as our school grows and develops. It is our goal that all of our students graduate with a heart for helping others wherever life may lead them.
Skyuka Hall's Ben Carson Scholars
Like Skyuka Hall, the Carson Scholars Fund believes that if children are taught early to excel, they will stay motivated and succeed throughout life.