Commitment to Compassion

"Commitment to Compassion" is a core value esteemed at TMI. We strive for service in order to instill the values of empathy and compassion for others, which are lived out in concrete acts of service in our community. We seek to serve the world around us through acts of charity, mentoring, and ecological stewardship. The student-led Interact Club leads many of the community-wide service projects throughout the school year. There are many opportunities for both parents and students to get involved with campus activities and projects; from the Booster Club to Family Association and special event committees to the Annual Fund, you can volunteer wherever your passions lie.

Current Opportunities

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  • Ongoing - Baking Club

    Baking Club seeks helping hands
    Looking for a SWEET volunteer opportunity? Find it on Tuesdays after school or Wednesdays during lunchtime with the TMI Middle School Baking Club.  Check out the many ways you can plug, click on the link below:
    https://sway.com/ESn9spGLH8ARDWix?ref=Link
  • Ongoing - Periodic care for the chickens

    Periodic service for TMI feathered friends
    Can you spare a couple of hours once a month on a weekend or holiday? Learn about our TMI chickens and how you can be part of the supplemental care team, click the link below
    https://sway.com/s04pDxJABqt9EJOZ?ref=Link
  • Ongoing - Box Tops for Education

    Keep clipping! Box Tops for Education continues
    • Remember to drop your clips in collection boxes on campus. Want to learn more ways to earn easy Box Tops money for TMI? Contact Karen Evers at kgevers62@gmail.com for details.

    Monthly Box Tops contest

    First-ever National Box Tops Week: September 24-29
    • Box Tops are a great way to earn cash to support TMI’s Outdoor Education program. To celebrate the first-ever National Box Tops for Education Week September 24 – September 30, we’re holding a clipping drive to jump start our school’s earnings for the year. Our goal is to collect every single Box Top in the area. To do this, students will be spreading the word and collection bags or sheets to family, friends and neighbors during the week. We need your help! Please clip your Box Tops and have them ready to return to the school by 4:00 pm on Friday, September 29. All you have to do is collect—the student will coordinate pickup or drop-off of your collection. Students who are the top earner in each grade will receive a special MONTHLY “Bonus Box” full of yummy treats provided by the Middle School Baking Club.
    • We also have the chance to DOUBLE our Box Tops fall earnings through a special sweepstakes as part of National Box Tops for Education Week, so it’s more important than ever. Check out a full list of participating Box Tops products at BTFE.com/participating-products, and start stocking up on Box Tops. Learn more about National Box Tops for Education Week at: BTFE.com/ nationalboxtopsweek, and please spread the word to your friends and neighbors. Thank you for your support
  • Ongoing - Compost Club

    Calling all composters to help TMI go full circle!
    To get involved in the school kitchen-scrap composting program, students and parents should contact Karen Evers, kgevers62@gmail.com.
  • Ongoing - Faculty Friends

    Seeking Parents to be Faculty Friends
    The TMI Family Association facilitates matching adult volunteers with TMI faculty to enhance the learning environment. To participate, contact Karen Evers at kgevers62@gmail.com.
  • Ongoing - TMI Garden Summer Opportunities

    Students and parents, join us in the TMI garden on Fridays
    Join the Family Association's Outdoor Education Club at the TMI garden every Friday after school during the school year (except for holidays, breaks and inclement weather) for ongoing opportunities in service.

    Summer garden activities:
    Starting Wednesday, June 21, and continuing over the summer, we will have Garden workdays every Wednesday from 9 am - 12:00 pm. No need to RSVP, just drop by. Bring gloves, sunscreen, repellant, etc. Service hours awarded for students.

Committees and Groups

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  • Outdoor Education Club (Students and Parents)

    The Outdoor Education Club includes students, parents, families and community members interested in providing a unique outdoor learning environment for TMI students, families, and visitors.
    Click here to view any current service opportunities with the Outdoor Education Club.

    The Outdoor Education Club meets every Friday (except for holidays and breaks) right after school (3:30 p.m.) in the TMI garden.

    Service hours will be awarded for students who participate in activities with the Outdoor Education Club.


  • Faculty Friends

    Faculty Friends is a part of the TMI Family Association to assist faculty in selected activities that enhance classroom experiences. If you'd like to serve as a Faculty Friend, please contact Linda Addkison at sonshineadd@gmail.com.
  • College Parents Club

    College Parents Club consists of Upper School parents interested in networking to learn about TMI's college preparatory program and share college seeking experiences. Contact: Karen Evers kgevers62@gmail.com

    The College Parents Club meets every other month.

  • Moms in Prayer

    TMI Moms in Prayer is a weekly on-campus intercessory prayer ministry focusing on TMI student body, faculty and staff, campus and community. Open to all women with TMI connections.  Meetings are in the All Saints Chapel  at 2:15 pm on all non-holiday Mondays. In addition, on first Mondays of the month, a morning  gathering occurs at 8:00 am.  Contact: Karen Evers kgevers62@gmail.com

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  • Stars gala planning committee

    Enjoy planning parties? We would love to have you serve on the planning committee for the annual Stars gala. For information on how to help, contact Darcy Scrimpshire, Director of Special Events, at d.scrimpshire@tmi-sa.org or (210) 564-6245.

    If you are interested, you may also stop by one of the planning meetings:
    All meetings are held on Tuesdays at 8:00 am in the Brewer Conference Room.
    11/15
    11/29
    12/13
    1/10
    1/24
    2/7
    2/21
    2/28
    3/7
    3/21
    3/28

    The Stars planning committee is also looking for volunteers who can help set up on the Friday before the event: March 31, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Contact Darcy Scrimpshire if you'd like to help!
     
  • Military Ball planning committee

    Want to support the Corps? We would love to have you serve on the planning committee for the annual Military Ball. For information on how to help, contact LTC Santiago Bueno, Commandant, at s.bueno@tmi-sa.org or (210) 564-6120.
  • Golf Tournament planning committee

    Love to golf? We would love to have you serve on the planning committee for the annual Golf Tournament. For information on how to help, contact Darcy Scrimpshire, Director of Special Events, at d.scrimpshire@tmi-sa.org or (210) 564-6245.
  • Annual Fund Parent Cabinet

    Parents are invited to serve on the Annual Fund Parent Cabinet. To find our more, contact the Advancement Office at (210) 564-6244.
  • Annual Fund Phonathon (Students)

    Students are welcome to volunteer to be a part of the Annual Fund Phonathon by making thank-you calls to donors. To find our more, contact the Advancement Office at (210) 564-6244.

Student Service Hours

Student Requirements

Upper School Requirements
8 hours of community service for each year of Upper School enrollment.
NHS members have a 24 hour community service requirement with 12 hours required in the fall semester and 12 hours required in the spring semester.

Middle School Requirements
6th grade = 4 hours of community service
7th grades = 5 hours of community service
8th grade = 6 hours of community service
NJHS members have a 12 hour requirement.

For service trips, mission trips and retreats, students will be credited with a maximum of 8 hours community service per day. Upper School students who do not participate in the annual TMI Green Day event will incur an additional six-hour obligation of community service.

Complete details are available in the Parent-Student Handbook, available in the "Resources" section of onCampus under "Forms & Publications." 


The mission of TMI is to provide an excellent educational community, with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, challenging motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership.
TMI — The Episcopal School of Texas
20955 W. Tejas Trail
San Antonio TX 78257
(210) 698-7171