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Silver Cord Program Information

The Silver Cord program is an opportunity for students to be recognized for completing 200 hours of community service during their four years of high school. It is the intent of the Silver Cord program that hours be in direct service to others in need through local community service agencies and other outreach opportunities. Silver Cord hours must meet a clearly defined need for an agency, charity program, church, political agency, social service, group or community event.  In order for hours to be honored, the student may not receive payment or credit for their services and they may not be completed during their regular school day.  

Silver Cord Community Service forms are available in the Main Office during the school year or on-line through the Belmond-Klemme CSD web site. We will accept no more than 8 hours per day of an activity for Silver Cord and all hours must be submitted prior to the end of the school year in which they were completed. Service hours completed over the summer will be accepted beginning the summer after the completion of 9th grade. Students should contact principal Greg Fisher, or Councilor Ethan Albertson with questions regarding acceptable service activities.

Service NOT recognized: School activities such as selling merchandise, homecoming events, music or athletic practices, work or babysitting for one’s family or any other family, participation in self-improvement workshops and clinics or service which is part of an academic, court-ordered, or disciplinary requirement. Service must be performed through a non-profit (501c3) agency or affiliated organization.   Generally, activities that are part of a West High team, club, activity or course will not be counted toward Silver Cord hours. Seniors who complete the required hours of service will be honored at the Senior Recognition Assembly and will wear a silver cord at graduation. 

Students can download the BK Silver Cord Program document HERE.

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Belmond-Klemme Community School District
411 10th Avenue NE
Belmond, IA 50421

Belmond-Klemme Junior/Senior High
411 10th Avenue NE
Belmond, IA 50421

Richard O. Jacobsoon Elementary
1004 7th Street NE, 
Belmond, IA 50421

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It is the policy of the Belmond-Klemme Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, physical attributes, physical or mental ability, ancestry, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, familial status, disability, religion, creed, and/or genetic information. in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, 411 10th Avenue NE, Belmond, IA 50421 641-444-4300 Greg Fisher ext 2126 / Mark Young ext. 1322
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