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1 Senior Project Monday, May 14, 2012 until Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2 What is a Senior Project? A chance to gain real world experience An opportunity A challenge A capstone activity

3 Senior Project Presentation Thursday, May 31, 2012


5 How do I find a project? Figure out what you might want to do What are you interested in? What do you want to learn about? Talk to your parents, advisor, teachers, form dean, anyone! Read past senior project proposals.

6 How to Find Last Year’s Projects 1. Go to Library 2. Use list of projects to read particular ones


8 Recommendations of Strong Project Proposals Michael Ballard -- internship Mark Herzog -- internship J.P. Waldron -- internship Scott Rushton -- vocational Devi Loftus, Cameron Maple, Sarah Mezzanotte -- internship Kristen Kuhn – interdisciplinary Synae Allen -- internship

9 What might be a Senior Project? Shadowing a teacher, lawyer, etc. Researching a topic of interest Community service

10 The Five Categories of Senior Project 1. Ethical 2. Social Issues 3. Internship 4. Interdisciplinary 5. Vocational


12 Writing the Senior Project Proposal Due on: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

13 These parts: project proposal form signed by your parents form signed by your faculty advisor form signed by the on-site sponsor All these forms are on BlackBoard!

14 The Project Proposal Title of Project Objective Description Schedule Budget Transportation Tangible Project


16 So now what? Watch Blackboard for your new class called “Senior Project.” This should appear within the next week. Then start reading the information posted there. Start brainstorming ideas with your advisor Read past senior projects Talk to your parents about your ideas

17 I have plenty of time….

18 No, you don’t!

19 Why not? It takes time to identify a senior project It takes time to identify the on-site sponsor and work through the details It takes time to write an acceptable proposal

20 Help! Go Blackboard and look at the information posted for the Senior Project Read previous proposals (available in the library and in the senior form deans office) Speak to faculty members, parents, and your form dean

21 Get Started! Don’t Wait!

22 Alumni Office Jen Fifer Bruce Konopka - Director of Alumni

23 Community Outreach and Service Learning See Mrs. Swanson for opportunities with local organizations, such as Northern Home See Mrs. Swanson for international opportunities

24 Final Thoughts from Mr. Hess Imagination Taking a Chance Independence Go For It!

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