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Student Volunteer Service Awards

Tex Hill students have two ways to be recognized for their volunteer service. They are able to apply for the NEISD Student Volunteer Service Award (SVSA) and the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). The NEISD SVSA and PVSA are two different programs. At Tex Hill, entering hours through the NEISD SVSA makes a student eligible for both NEISD SVSA and PVSA awards.

To achieve the NEISD SVSA and PVSA in 2019-20, student enter hours through the NEISD Student Volunteer Portal. Students no longer enter hours through the PVSA website.

In 2019-2020, the NEISD SVSA award will include volunteer service performed from April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020, and the PVSA award will include volunteer service performed from April 23, 2019-March 31, 2020. for hours entered by
April 2, 2020


NEISD Student Volunteer Service Award (NEISD SVSA)


NEISD students and parents can record volunteer hours through the district website student and parent portal. Students who enter their hours on the portal are eligible for NEISD Student Volunteer Service Awards (SVSA). The awards are provided by NEISD Council of PTAs and delivered to the PTSA President for distribution.

Hours by Award            MS (6th-8th)

Bronze                           20-49 hrs 

Silver                             50-74 hrs

Gold                              75+ hrs

President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)


Tex Hill Middle School is a proud participant of President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA). Sponsored by the Tex Hill PTSA, this award is open to all Tex Hill students who have volunteered service hours on campus or in their community.

The Tex Hill PVSA Committee recognizes recipients by age in the following categories:

Hours by Award            Teens (Up to 15 Years)            Young Adults (16 Years+)

Bronze                               50-74 hrs                                   100-174 hrs

Silver                                 75-99 hrs                                   175-249 hrs

Gold                                  100 + hrs                                    250 + hrs

PVSA awards are based on volunteer age at the end of the award window.

The PVSA national organization gives each certifying organization (i.e. school) the right to establish what it defines as volunteer service as well as the hours that qualify as service.  The PVSA committee at Tex Hill has determined that

  • volunteerism is defined as an act that benefits and builds community and serves those in need,

  • recorded volunteer service hours must have taken place outside of school hours,

  • a student cannot accept monetary or other in-kind contributions for recorded volunteer service hours, and

  • students can record up to 12 hours per day, or up to 99 hours per 7-day week

Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States. If you want to ensure that your application stands out at the college of your choice, begin logging your hours now.                      

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