School Initiatives

Picture of Friendly Hills Students around iPad COMMITMENT TO SERVICE 
Friendly Hills focuses on incorporating volunteering and service learning at all grade levels. Service learning provides real life, hands-on experiences and prepares students to be responsible global citizens.

Each year, Friendly Hills students participate in Make a Difference Day — a celebration of community volunteer work. It's an occasion to recognize and appreciate all the hard work and planning that goes into making communities safe and pleasant places to live. Each grade level celebrates Make a Difference Day by working together to positively impact their community, the country or the world.

SUSTAINABILITY
LIVEGREEN is the district wide sustainability program that promotes energy saving and recycling initiatives. Each school throughout the district has a LIVEGREEN team. Learn more about District 197's Sustainability program and LIVEGREEN teams.

WELLNESS
To actively engage students, staff and families in physical activity and healthy eating, the District has implemented a Wellness program. Representatives from throughout the district work together on the Wellness Committee to promote nutrition and exercise initiatives. Learn more about Wellness in School District 197.