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         THE SENIOR PROJECT MANUAL

               FOR THE CLASS OF 2012

        SHAKER HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL


       The following are the Faculty Advisor
               pairings for 2011/2012
      ABDULRAZZAAQ to HAMMONDS assigned to Mr. Schmidt, Room 277
            HARRIS to PAYNE assigned to Mrs. DeMauro, Room 7
           PEART to ZHANG assigned to Ms. Rossi, Senior Lounge




              This manual may be found in its entirety at
                          www.shaker.org




     Pages 26 - 32 comprise what is referred to as
      the Sponsor Information Packet. Be sure to
     give a copy to your Sponsor. It contains all of
    the forms that they need to complete, a copy of
     the Sponsor Agreement, and an Introduction
               Letter from your advisors.
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This guidebook is written to assist the students, sponsors, and faculty advisors from the
application process through the completion of the Senior Project. Each form needed to apply for
Senior Project is included, as well as an explanation of how to complete each form and its due
date. Go to

                      www.shaker.org/resources/seniorprojectmanual.pdf

to find this manual in its entirety.

Please note: When the more informal “you” is found in the text, the instructions are generally
intended for the student.




The Senior Project Team wishes to acknowledge the contribution of class of 2002 members Lauren
Gibbons and Kelly Murphy. Their hard work, organization, and vision changed presentation day
from a closed, small group format to a community showcase. The program will be forever grateful
for their lasting work. The team also wishes to thank:

       Class of 2003 members Katherine Ekeberg and Sarah Ludgin
       Class of 2004 members Serena Hendricks, Dominique Sherrill, and Denise Mack
       Class of 2005 members Robyn Arsham, Noelle Howe, and Becky Siegel
       Class of 2006 members Meghan Davis, Luisana Rojas-Rodriguez, and Megan Sauerland
       Class of 2007 members Sarah Brandon, Katherine O’Bryon, and Lisa Simon
       Class of 2008 members Katherine Foster, Lena Newman, and Viveca Tress
       Class of 2009 members Diana Hall, Daniel Linehan, and Edward Ortiz
       Class of 2010 members Marisa Vavruska, Garfield White, Gabe White, and Shayla Whiley
       Class of 2011 members Brittanie Calhoun, Kathryn Goodman, and Danielle Hassel

       In addition to the assistance of these former students, the following faculty members have
been an invaluable resource to the current project advisors. We wish to thank Tom Patrick, Joel
Rathbone, Walt Slovikovski, Amanda Rabatin, Andrea Bradd, and Kathleen Fleming. In 2009,
several members of the PTO were instrumental in coordinating the “Tier II” program. We wish to
thank Jenny Kidd and Cynthia Green for their efforts in establishing this new aspect of Senior
Project.


     Without the aforementioned people, we would not be at this stage of Senior Project today.

                                       Thank you all very much.
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                         Introduction to Senior Project
Senior Project was developed in the 1980’s as an opportunity for a small part of the senior class
to develop their creative skills and/or their understanding of specific careers before graduating
from Shaker Heights High School. The internship period takes place during the last four weeks
of classes in the second semester of the senior year. Since its inception, the Senior Project
experience has grown tremendously. More than half of the students in each senior class in the
1990’s took part in Senior Project. The Senior Project is designed to encourage Shaker students
to examine the world outside of the High School, so that students are better prepared for life after
commencement.

To begin a Senior Project, a student will be assigned a Senior Project Advisor. The Advisor will
help the student throughout the preparation for Senior Project. In June, the Senior Project advisor
will coordinate the evaluation of the student's presentation as the culmination of senior project.
All student forms must receive the faculty advisor’s approval. The Advisors for this year are
Mrs. DeMauro, Ms. Rossi, and Mr. Schmidt. Your forms must be submitted to your advisor in
person or to the folder outside the advisor’s classroom.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are involved in an approved group project, each group member
must still submit his or her own forms to his or her own advisor.

Currently, all students who, beginning the second semester:

       Have passed their OGT tests,
       Are enrolled in a minimum of 5 classes for the duration of the semester
       Have no unexcused absences as of checkout day
       Have no more than 7 excused absences in a single class
       Are earning a Pass in any Pass/fail class
       Have no suspensions
       Have no outstanding fees, fines or school equipment
       Are not receiving a D or an F in any class required for graduation

are eligible to apply for the Senior Project. These experiences could include shadowing a
professional, creating a performance or piece of work, doing research in a specific field, or
assisting a social service agency. Students who have difficulty narrowing their project’s scope or
who are having difficulty creating a project may submit a list of fields of interest instead of a
Senior Project application. The student’s advisor will help the student find a placement from a
list of community organizations, businesses, and hospitals that have volunteered to take students
and provide Senior Project experiences for them.
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Senior Project Advisors (DeMauro, Rossi, and Schmidt)
This manual was introduced in October so that each eligible student could plan ahead and work
at his or her own pace to meet the deadlines for Senior Project.

The Senior Project advisor is a key player in the Senior Project Program. Through the guidance,
insight and constructive criticism of the advisor, the student can build a strong Senior Project.

The student should set up appointments to meet with the Senior Project advisor well in advance
of deadlines. The student should not rely on last minute sessions. Just as students are busy with
a number of commitments during the Senior Year, so are Senior Project advisors busy with
classroom work, other students, and after school meetings.


Tips for a Successful Senior Project
   Pass all Ohio Graduation Tests
   Be present in all of your second semester courses all of the time!
   Keep all of your grades at a “C” and higher

For School Projects
 Get the building principal’s approval for any work you will do in that building

For Photo Projects
 Student should arrange for developing off site

For Mural Projects
 Obtain approval from the Mural Committee by following the procedure listed on p. 17.
 Complete all school purchase order forms before May with approval from your sponsor.

Out of town Projects
 Daily contact by phone, in person, or by e-mail with your sponsor and faculty advisor is
  required. This contact must include your planned schedule for that day.

Creative Projects
 These include rebuilding, making, creating, designing, researching and investigating.
 In your application, clearly explain the role of the sponsor. Plan to meet with your sponsor
   at least two times a week during the project.

Vocational Projects
 These include spending time learning (by observation and study) about a selected profession
   (nursing, law, teaching, etc.)
 In your application, include
A project outline approved by your sponsor and faculty advisor. The outline discusses goals
  and outcomes of the project, and is the basis for the journal and final presentation.
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Tips for a Successful Senior Project
High Risk Projects
   These projects have a high likelihood of NOT being approved.
            creative writing
            project without on-site sponsor
            project completed out of town
            project with an employer of high school students
            small business projects
            project attempted at the site of student’s employment
            projects attempted at student’s or friend’s house
            sports instructional video

DON’T
   Exceed 7 excused absences in any course
   Have any unexcused absences in any class, i.e. no cuts
   Plan a project at the following locations or involving the following vocations:
             Athletic/fitness centers
             Baby-sitting
             House repair
             Garden/lawn work
   Let any grade drop below a “C”
   Get a sponsor who is a relative of any kind
   Receive any PAY for project. You might be approved to work at your place of employment,
    but you will NOT be “on the clock” during Project hours. Any project that would take occur
    at your place of employment must increase the scope of your current job and/or involve job
    shadowing another employee, such as a manager or supervisor, who has responsibilities that
    are above and beyond the student’s job description. In this way the student can grow and
    benefit by learning about other aspects of the business that they are involved in.


IF YOU ARE ENROLLED IN A VOCATIONAL PROGRAM
THROUGH CLEVELAND HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL AND
YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN SENIOR
PROJECT, PLEASE SEE THE INSTRUCTIONS ON PAGE 19
FOR COMPLETING A SENIOR PROJECT INVOLVING A
VOCATIONAL PROGRAM.
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A Note Regarding the Advisor-Student Partnership
The Senior Project goal over many years has been to help students produce quality projects.
Constructive criticism and helpful suggestions from the committee will enable students to pursue
creative Senior Projects that will provide meaningful growth experiences.

Your advisors will make every attempt to help you salvage quality projects. With some
tinkering, most projects move forward to the next step. There are projects that may be rejected.
When a project proposal is rejected, direction will be given on how the student can continue to
remain active in the program while developing a new project. For this reason, it is critical that
you stay in contact with your advisor throughout the early stages of your project. Be sure to not
only hand in forms on time, but meet with your advisor to ensure that your project has been
accepted.

All projects are reviewed by the three advisors working together. Reviewing Senior Projects as a
group maintains the strength and integrity of the Senior Project program. Students must meet
deadlines for all of their material, so that the advisors can give students a reasonable amount of
time to revise. The failure of a student to submit timely work to his or her advisor may result in
the student’s disqualification from Senior Project.




Senior Project Review Board
The Review Board will convene the week before Senior Project begins to help judge special
cases that may have arisen during the application process. An administrator and the Senior
Project Advisors will judge each case on an individual basis. For example, students may be
asked to bring documentation on family emergencies, extended illnesses and periodic doctor
visits. The Review Board will make the final decision on the student’s Senior Project status.
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Timeline for Senior Project 2011 – 2012
October 3 – Senior meeting to preview the Senior Project Program

November 7 – Senior Project Application and Senior Project Contract forms are due to faculty
advisors. Materials will be collected in the Senior Lounge during 10th period or after school
from 3:00 until 4:00. Students who are having trouble deciding on a project may submit a Senior
Project Interest form at this time. Student should keep his/her own copy of each form.

November 29 – Students must meet with their advisors in the senior lounge during 10th period
or after school from 3:00 until 4:00. Students will find out if their project was approved or if it
needs revision. Students that submitted a Senior Project Interest form should also meet with
their advisors to determine their next course of action. ALL STUDENTS THAT SUBMIT
MUST MEET WITH HIS OR HER ADVISOR IN PERSON AT THIS TIME!

January 24 – Parental Permission Agreement, Project Descriptions, and Sponsor Agreements
are due today. They will be collected in the Senior Lounge during 10th period or after school
from 3:00 until 4:00. Student must keep his/her own copy of each form.

February 21 – Project Overview due today. Sponsor Agreements for students electing to pursue
a pre-arranged Senior Project should be returned on this date as well. They will be collected in
the Senior Lounge during 10th period or after school from 3:00 until 4:00. Student must keep
his/her own copy of the Project Overview.

April 10 – Project Calendar with all signatures due today. They will be collected in the Senior
Lounge during 10th period or after school from 3:00 until 4:00.

April 30 – Students may pick up checkout and grade validation forms from the Senior Lounge.

May 4 – Students must check out for Senior Project today. Grade Validation and Senior Project
Check Out forms are due today from all students, including those taking AP exams. Remember,
you must check out in person between 12:00 and 3:30.

May 7 – May 31 – Senior Project Month – Students will work an average of 6 hours a day,
Monday through Friday, maintaining a careful log of their hours and a journal highlighting
observations and accomplishments in their Senior Project.

May 18 – All students meet with their Faculty Advisor at the high school and return in person
the Senior Project Progress Report filled out by their sponsor as well as a hard copy of their
journal in progress. The journal is ONLY for review by the advisor, not for submission.
Advisors will be available from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM in the Senior Lounge and after school
from 3 PM until 4 PM.

May 31 – Students report at 4:45 pm to set up their Senior Project Presentation. Your Journal,
Log of Hours, and Sponsor Evaluation Form are due at this time. Senior Project Showcase will
take place from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the North Gym. Students are expected to dress
appropriately for this event – no shorts, jeans, t-shirts, or hats!
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Month-by-Month Helpful Hints for Students
Page one of two

October - December:
o       Brainstorm potential Senior Projects with friends, family, and/or your advisor
o       Make contacts with potential sponsors
o       Turn in your Senior Project Application and Senior Project Contract on November 7th
o       Discuss with your faculty advisor how to complete the Project Description. Due January 24th
o       Get a commitment from an on-site sponsor.
o       Meet with your sponsor and give the Sponsor Guideline Letter and the rest of the Sponsor
        Information Packet (p. 26 – 32) to your sponsor.
o       Meet with your faculty advisor and your sponsor to plan out the project: identify goals and
        how the project will be carried out.
o       Get the signature of the sponsor on the Sponsor Agreement. Due January 24th
o       Get the signature of your parent/guardian on the Parent Agreement. Due January 24th
o       Double-check that your Senior Project advisor approved and will sign your work!
             If your advisor does not approve your Project, you must revise it



o Choosing to do a pre-arranged Senior Project?
        Schedule a meeting with your faculty advisor to discuss which project best suits your goals
         and career interests.
        Select up to four areas of interest. Be aware that there may not be anything available in the
         areas that you select. You should follow up with your advisor to see what areas you can
         select from.
        Contact the person in charge of that project and arrange an interview with them.
        Get the signature of your parent/guardian on the Parent Agreement. Due January 24th
        Double-check that your advisor approves and will sign your work!

January:
o Turn in the Project Description, Parental Agreement, and Sponsor Agreement on January 24th
o Schedule an appointment with your Senior Project advisor to review the Presentation
  Overview. Due February 21st

February:
o Turn in the final draft of the Presentation Overview on February 21st
o Turn in Sponsor Agreement Forms for pre-arranged projects on February 21st
o Meet with your sponsor to help you to prepare your calendar. Due April 10th

March:
o Get all necessary signatures on the calendar.
o Turn in the calendar on April 10th.
o See this manual for examples on how to write a journal entry.
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Month-by-Month Helpful Hints for Students
Page two of two


April:
o Calendar due on April 10th.
o Check with teachers regarding grade issues. Students with D’s, F’s or Incompletes for the
  third quarter should monitor their progress carefully to avoid being taken off project.
o Check with the attendance office regarding attendance issues. Remember to keep a close
  watch on your attendance to avoid being taken off project. Any issues with attendance should
  be discussed with your advisor immediately so that you can remain on Project.
o Take care of all book fines, library fines, student activity fees and other payments. Remember
  that you must use cash or money order– no checks!
o Take a copy of the approved calendar to the sponsor.
o Begin obtaining signatures on check out forms on Monday, April 30th

May:
o All students will obtain the signatures of each of their teachers in determining grade
  eligibility.
o Students should check out on May 4th beginning at 12:00 PM. YOU MUST CHECK OUT
  IN PERSON! CHECKOUT FORMS SUBMITTED BY ANY OTHER STUDENT
  WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND YOU WILL BE TAKEN OFF PROJECT!
o Students should verify arrival time with sponsors for Monday, May 7th
o Begin writing in your Journal on Monday, May 7th. It will be turned in on the presentation
  night, May 31st. See this manual for guidelines regarding your journal entries.
o Meet with Senior Project advisor at the high school on May 18th. Bring the Senior Project
  Progress Form completed by the sponsor, as well as a hard copy of your Journal so far.
o Invite your sponsor to Senior Project Presentation Night on Thursday, May 31st, from 5:30-
  7:00 pm in the North Gym.
o Remind your sponsor that his/her evaluation form is due on May 31st. Until this form is turned
  in, you will not have successfully completed Senior Project.
o Arrive at the High School by 4:45 pm on May 31st to set up your space in the North Gym.
  Your name will be on a table in the gym. This table is your location for the night.
o Turn in your Journal, Log of Hours, and Sponsor Final Evaluation Form to your advisor’s
  Student Helper when you arrive.
o Remember, students are expected to dress appropriately for this event – no shorts, jeans, t-
  shirts, or hats! Dress to impress, you never know who you might meet.
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Senior Project Worksheet
Use this worksheet to keep track of your forms throughout Senior Project.

                                                                            Revision
     Form           Due          Printed     Completed     Submitted
                                                                            Needed?

 Senior
               Nov. 7
 Project
 Application

 Senior
 Project       Nov. 7
 Contract


 Project
               Jan. 24
 Description


 Parent
               Jan. 24
 Agreement


 Sponsor       Jan. 24
 Agreement


 Project
               Feb. 21
 Overview



 Calendar      April 10
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SENIOR PROJECT CONTRACT (Due November 7th)
It is imperative that seniors conduct themselves in a manner that will ensure their eligibility for the privilege of
participating in Senior Project. For a senior to be eligible for this privilege, the criteria and obligations that the
student must meet as of 3:30 PM on May 4, 2012 are the following:

         1.   All Ohio Graduation Tests must be passed.
         2.   The student must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 classes for credit, which may include
              Independent Study, Post Secondary courses, Pass/Fail courses, and night school.

         3.   The student must have a Pass in any course that is being taken Pass/Fail and must have a C or better in
              all other courses taken for a letter grade. A grade of D in any graded course will jeopardize the
              student’s participation.

         4.   The student must not have any unexcused absences in any class during second semester. (Note:
              absences not excused within 72 hours are considered unexcused).

         5.   The student has no more than 7 excused absences in any class during second semester.
         6.   The student must not have been suspended during second semester.
         7.   The student has no outstanding school fees, school equipment (such as uniforms, musical instruments,
              calculators, etc.), textbook, or library fines.

         8.   The student must have met all deadlines for Senior Project. Failure to submit a form on the day it is
              due or failure to submit the extension form on or before the due date may result in the cancellation of
              the student’s senior project.

PARENTS:
I understand that if my daughter/son fails to meet any of the above criteria and obligations then she/he
may be taken off Senior Project.

STUDENT:
I understand that if I fail to meet any of the above criteria and obligations then I may be taken off Senior
Project.

My signature indicates that I have read, understood, and accept the conditions contained in this contract.

Parent / Guardian Name                                                                Date
                                                       (print)

Parent/ Guardian Signature


Student Name                                                                          Date
                                                      (Print)

Student Signature
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How to Complete the Application Form:
    This form is due on November 7th along with the Senior Project Contract.

    Talk with your friends, family, teachers and neighbors to find ideas for Senior Project.

    Narrow down your ideas to one or two possible projects.

    Fill in all of the information lines of the form so that your Advisor can easily send
     information to you.

    The difference between a Senior Project Advisor and a Senior Project Sponsor:
     The Senior Project Advisor (Mrs. DeMauro, Ms. Rossi, Mr. Schmidt)
      monitor your work during the application process (October through May).
      suggests revisions to your work to help your Senior Project meet with approval
      enforces deadlines so that you can continue to be eligible for Senior Project
      coordinates the evaluation of your Senior Project presentation

     The Senior Project Sponsor is an adult outside of the High School who
      is on the site where the Senior Project will be performed
      has expertise and interest in the topic of your Senior Project
      monitors your work during the month of Senior Project
      suggests revisions of your creations during the month of Senior Project
      must certify that your Senior Project hours have been completed.

    Your Senior Project advisor will keep this form. You should keep a copy for your own
     records.

    You will hear on November 29th whether or not your proposal needs revision. YOU MUST
     MEET WITH YOUR ADVISOR ON NOVEMBER 29th TO FIND OUT IF YOUR
     PROJECT WAS APPROVED OR REJECTED.

    Students who have their applications rejected will have the chance to revise their project
     applications with their advisors help.

    You may change your initial idea by the beginning of January if circumstances change.
     Continue to work through the process with your Senior Project advisor, and be sure to
     receive your Senior Project advisor’s approval for all changes to your Senior Project.

     PLEASE NOTE: You stand a greater chance of having your proposal approved if you
     provide a form with the sponsor information complete, but not having it complete does not
     mean that your project will be rejected.
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                                   Senior Project Application
                                               Due: November 7, 2011

                  Please Print Neatly                                    If this is a group project, list group
                                                                         members here:
____________________________________________________
      Last Name                 First Name

____________________________________________________
                 E-mail Address

____________________________________________________
      Home Phone                    Cell Phone
                                                                         EACH MEMBER IN A GROUP
Potential Sponsor _____________________________________
                                                                         MUST SUBMIT HIS OR HER
                                                                         OWN PAPER WORK
Location of Project (May not be at a student’s house)
                                                                         DIRECTLY TO HIS OR HER
                                                                         ASSIGNED ADVISOR.
____________________________________________________
               Address of Project Site


__________________________________              ________________
              City                                    Zip


        Description of the Project (Attach extra pages as necessary)
                                                Description of Project




        PROJECT APPROVED________ PROJECT REJECTED___________

        Senior Project Advisor Signature_________________________________
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                                   Senior Project Application
                                               Due: November 1, 2011

Please Print                               SAMPLE                        If this is a group project, list group
                                                                         members here:
       Johnson                      Joe
____________________________________________________
      Last Name                 First Name
            joejohnson@yahoo.com
____________________________________________________
                 E-mail Address
     216-555-1122                            216-555-2211
____________________________________________________
      Home Phone                    Cell Phone                           EACH MEMBER IN A GROUP
                       Bernadette Franklin                               MUST SUBMIT HIS OR HER
Potential Sponsor _____________________________________                  OWN PAPER WORK
                                                                         DIRECTLY TO HIS OR HER
Location of Project (May not be at a student’s house)                    ASSIGNED ADVISOR.

             11448 Riverside Drive
____________________________________________________
               Address of Project Site

             Riverside
__________________________________                  44444
                                                ________________
              City                                    Zip


        Description of the Project (Attach extra pages as necessary)
                                                Description of Project


     I will be working with Ms. Bernadette Franklin at Riverside Elementary School. I will be her
     assistant for all in-classroom activities. I will also work individually with some students on reading
     and math concepts. I will also assist her with non-classroom duties.




                           X
        PROJECT APPROVED________ PROJECT REJECTED_________

        Senior Project Advisor Signature_________________________________
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How to Complete the Senior Project Topic Request Form
    Fill out all student information correctly, especially email

    Brainstorm possible areas of interest that you might wish to study in college or pursue a
     career in

    List as many areas of interest as you can come up with

    Narrow your choices down to your four highest interest areas and record these

    This form is due on November 7th along with the Senior Project Contract

    You should keep a copy of these forms

    On November 29th, meet with your advisor to discuss possible topics. The advisors will be in
     the Senior Lounge after school on that day.
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       Senior Project Topic Request Form
                                      Due: November 7, 2011



Please Print

Name: __________________________________________________________________
            Last Name                     First Name

E-mail Address: __________________________________________________________


Home Phone:______________________ Cell Phone:____________________________



List four areas of interest or career goals in which you would like to conduct your project. (i.e.
Law, Accounting, Architecture, Nursing , etc…).


                              Areas of Interest or Career Goals

1.

2.

3.

4.
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Guidelines for Murals
Student art work has been a staple of Senior Project for many years. These murals are seen by
students, teachers, and administrators each day. They are also seen by visitors that come to our
school. Consequently, we hold these murals to a high standard, both the artistic ability of the
artist and the subject matter of the mural. Therefore, all mural designs must be approved by a
committee of your advisors, volunteer teachers, the Art Department chairperson, and an
administrator. The process to receive approval is as follows:

1. Turn in the Mural Proposal form on November 7th. You will not need to turn in the Senior
   Project Application form. If you do not submit a Mural Proposal at this time, you will not be
   permitted to do a mural for your Senior Project. Please read the directions for completing the
   Mural Proposal carefully, as incomplete submissions will be rejected.

2. Meet with your advisor on November 29th to determine if your mural is tentatively approved
   and you may move forward to the next phase.

3. Once you have received approval to move forward with your mural idea from your advisor,
   schedule a time to appear before the committee. Your advisor will assist you in doing this,
   but the appointment must be made prior to Winter Break. The committee will meet after
   school from 3 PM until 4 PM in January. You must appear before the committee at your
   scheduled time in order to do a mural for your Senior Project.

4. You will need to have a mock-up of your proposal, in color, to present to the committee. The
   dimensions of the mock-up must match the dimensions of the space that you wish to use. Be
   prepared to defend your choice of subject, discuss your artistic vision, and receive criticism
   and feedback regarding your mural.

5. The committee will determine if you may proceed with your mural after they have screened
   all of the applicants for mural projects. There is no limit to the number of murals that the
   committee will approve.

6. You and your sponsor will sit down and review the feedback from the committee to ensure
   that any changes mandated by the committee have been addressed. These changes may
   pertain to any aspect of your mural and must be observed in order to successfully complete
   your Senior Project mural.

7. At the presentation night, you are expected to have a display that shows the progress of your
   work from sketch pad to finished product. You must still complete a calendar, keep up with
   your journal, have your sponsor fill out your evaluation, and meet the check out requirements
   for Senior Project.

8. If you have any questions, see your Advisor (Mr. Schmidt, Ms. DeMauro or Ms. Rossi) as
   soon as the issue arises. You may not change any aspect of your mural once it is approved
   without the consent of your Advisor.
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                                          Mural Proposal Form
                                                  Due: November 7, 2011

Please Print                                                                    If this is a group project, list group
                                                                                members here:
____________________________________________________
      Last Name                 First Name

____________________________________________________
                 E-mail Address

____________________________________________________
      Home Phone                    Cell Phone

Potential Sponsor _____________________________________

Location of Project (Be specific as to where in the building you plan to create your mural.)

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

         Description of the Mural: Attach extra pages as necessary. Please be sure to describe your
        artistic vision, your reason for selecting your subject, the intended location of the mural,
        and a brief description of what your mural will look like. You may attach a sketch of your
        proposed design. It does not need to be in color or to scale.

                                                   Description of Mural




        You will appear before the committee on _________________________________________.
        Do not miss your appointment.
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Senior Project for Students Participating in Vocational
Programs through Cleveland Heights High School

        Students that participate in the vocational programs at Cleveland Heights High School
         have the same opportunity to participate in Senior Project as their classmates. However,
         due to the unique nature of your course of study, you obviously must fulfill different
         requirements in order to graduate.

        Some vocational programs require that an internship be completed. Others have a final
         project as the requirement. Whatever your particular course of study requires, the Senior
         Project cannot, does not, and will not replace or change those requirements. Senior
         Project is not a substitute for your course of study. Often, the internship, final project or
         other major exit requirement for your vocational program becomes your Senior Project.

        Your requirements for submitting forms to your advisors may be different than those of a
         traditional student, due to the fact that your program may dictate your project, your
         placement and your sponsor. Any requirement by your vocational program takes
         precedent over the requirements listed here. For example, if your Pharmacy program
         requires 150 hours of contact time, you must meet that requirement rather than the 100
         hours normally required for Senior Project. Another example would be if you are
         required to get a paid internship, you would be allowed to receive pay for your Senior
         Project. You will discuss any of these exceptions with your Senior Project Advisor.

        Please fill out the Senior Project Application for Vocational Students form on the
         following page and submit it to your Advisor by November 7th so that you remain on the
         list of active students. You will meet with your Advisor in the Senior Lounge on
         November 29th to discuss your requirements and your due dates. Students participating
         in the afternoon programs at Cleveland Heights will be able to arrange an alternate
         meeting time with their Advisor.
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            Senior Project Application for Vocational Students
                                          Due: November 7, 2011

Please Print                                                    If you wish to present your project with
                                                                other members of your vocational
                                                                program, please list those other group
____________________________________________________            members here:
      Last Name                 First Name

____________________________________________________
                 E-mail Address

____________________________________________________
      Home Phone                    Cell Phone

Vocational Program:
                                                                  EACH MEMBER IN A GROUP
____________________________________________________              MUST SUBMIT HIS OR HER OWN
                                                                  PAPER WORK DIRECTLY TO HIS
Circle One:   AM Program           PM Program                     OR HER ASSIGNED ADVISOR.

If you are in the PM program, list any free periods that you have below.


________________________________________________

      Please list the requirements for your program’s internship or final project in the space below.
          Be sure to include the number of hours, the starting date, and the placement process.
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How to Complete the Senior Project Description:
    Fill in all of the required information about yourself. See the application example for
     guidance in completing the form for yourself.

    Be as descriptive as possible about the Senior Project you are creating. You may include
     your information on an attached, typed sheet as needed.

    Be prepared to describe your project in two areas:
        1. The academic/vocational benefit that you will receive from this project
        2. The benefit that the community will receive from your project

    Include the following in your description:
     o What you will be doing
     o What you will be learning
     o Who you will be working with
     o Where you will be working

    You should keep a copy of this form for your own records.

    This form is due to your advisor on January 24th.
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                      Senior Project Description Form
                                     Due: January 24th, 2012

REMINDER TO STUDENTS: Sponsor Agreement and Parental Permission Agreement are
                      due at this time.

Student Name ______________________________            ______________________
                   Last name                                First name

Student’s Cell Phone ______________________________________

Student’s Home Phone ______________________________________

Proposed Project (be as specific as possible and attach sheets as necessary):




Sponsor’s Name ____________________________________________________________


Sponsor’s Title _____________________________________________________________

Sponsor’s Work Address______________________________________________________

                         ______________________________________________________

Sponsor’s Work Phone _______________________

Sponsor’s E-Mail Address ______________________________________________________

PROJECT APPROVED________ PROJECT REJECTED_____________________________


Senior Project Advisor Signature_________________________________
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                          Senior Project Description Form
                                         Due: January 24th, 2012

                                          SAMPLE
REMINDER TO STUDENTS: Sponsor Agreement and Parental Permission Agreement are
                      due at this time.
                    Johnson
Student Name ______________________________                     Jonny
                                                          ______________________
                   Last name                                   First name
                            555-555-5555
Student’s Cell Phone ______________________________________
                             555-555-5554
Student’s Home Phone ______________________________________
                                  Smith
Period 2 Teacher 2nd Semester __________________________________
                                   Jones
Period 9 Teacher 2nd Semester __________________________________

Proposed Project (be as specific as possible and attach sheets as necessary):

  I will be working in the lab of Dr. Betsy Ross, Director of Oncology for The Big Important
  Hospital. I will be shadowing her as she performs her daily rounds, analyzing the data she
  collects, and performing laboratory procedures and investigations. On the attached pages, you
  will find a much more detailed explanation of the work I hope to carry out and the benefit that
  it will have to humanity as a whole.

                     Dr. Betsy Ross
Sponsor’s Name ____________________________________________________________
See page 11 for Sponsor Qualifications

                      Director of Oncology
Sponsor’s Title _____________________________________________________________
                           16111 Hospital Way
Sponsor’s Work Address______________________________________________________
                                 Cleveland, OH 44444
                            ______________________________________________________
                        555-555-5565
Sponsor’s Work Phone _______________________
                            ross.betsy@bigimportanthospital.com
Sponsor’s E-Mail Address ______________________________________________________

PROJECT APPROVED________ PROJECT REJECTED_____________________________


Senior Project Advisor Signature_________________________________
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How to Complete the Parent Agreement:
        Fill in all of the required information about yourself.

        Discuss this form with your parent/guardian. Explain your intentions for your senior
         project.

        Be sure that all work and home phone numbers are included on this sheet.

        Your parent’s signature means that you have your guardian’s permission to leave school
         and participate in this project, just as with a field trip release.

        You should keep a copy of this form for your records.

        This form is due on January 24th.
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                          SHAKER HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL
                      SENIOR PROJECT PARENTAL AGREEMENT
                                Due: January 24, 2012


Student Name: ____________________________ _____________________________
                    Last Name                       First Name


I grant permission for my child to undertake the Senior Project that he or she submitted. Having
read the Senior Project manual and having signed the Senior Project Contract, I am aware of the
responsibilities and obligations of my child.

I am aware that acceptance is contingent upon fulfillment of the obligations and criteria stated in
the Senior Project Contract and failure to meet these requirements will constitute cancellation of
my child's project.

Lastly, I approve of the sponsor that my child will be working with for his or her Senior Project.


Parent/Guardian's Name (Please Print): _________________________________________


Parent/Guardian's Address:            _________________________________________

                                      _________________________________________


Parent/Guardian's Phone Number:       Work: __________________________________

                                      Home: __________________________________

                                      E-mail: __________________________________

Parent/Guardian's Signature: _______________________________________________

                       Date: _________________


Faculty Advisor's Signature: _______________________________________________
                                    (Signature issued upon approval)
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GUIDELINES FOR SHAKER HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PROJECT
TO POTENTIAL SPONSORS:
Thank you for agreeing to sponsor a Shaker Heights High School Senior for his/her Senior
Project. The requirements that the school has for sponsorship are:
    Sponsors must be at least 21 years old.
    Sponsors may not be a relative of the student.
    Sponsors must be knowledgeable in the area of the Project.
Please read these guidelines before planning the Project with the student.

        AS A SPONSOR, WHAT AND WHEN ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES?

                             What                                     When

Have an initial meeting with student to
o Help set realistic goals
o Communicate to the student                                         October -
       Your expectations such as duties, responsibilities           January
       Dress requirements
       What the student will do during the project period


Sign a Sponsor Agreement                                         Prior to Jan. 24th


Read and discuss with the student their Presentation Overview,
which includes the statement of the student’s goals, both            February
personal and regarding the benefits to the community.


Meet with the student to construct a calendar with dates and
times
o The student needs at least 100 hours – AP exams and official
   review sessions count toward these hours.                       March/April
o Incorporate special cases (athletics, AP tests, religious
   obligations)
o Signed calendar due from student on April 10
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                             What                                          When

Meet with student to discuss progress of project.
Regular contact is expected. However, daily contact is not           May 4 – May 31
required.


Complete a progress report for the student to hand in.
 o This progress report is due from the student the morning
   of May 18th.                                                       Prior to May 18
 o This progress report may be faxed or mailed to the high
   school on this date.


Complete a final evaluation of the student. This form is due
from the student on May 31st at the high school during the
                                                                      Prior to May 31
Senior Project Presentation Night, which is held from 5:30-7:00
pm in the North Gym.


We hope that this outline is helpful to you in working with our students. The forms you
need should be delivered by your student and are referred to as The Sponsor Information
Packet, also available online at www.shaker.org

The following are the student pairings with their advisor listed.

 STUDENT’S LAST NAME                            FACULTY ADVISOR
     ABDULRAZZAAQ to
                                James Schmidt at 295 – 4273 or schmidt_j@shaker.org
       HAMMONDS
     HARRIS to PAYNE          Karen DeMauro at 295 – 6151 or demauro_k@shaker.org

     PEART to ZHANG                 Julia Rossi at 295 – 4132 or rossi_j@shaker.org

Do not hesitate to contact the Shaker Heights High School Senior Project Program at the
numbers above, fax us at 216-295-4277 or e-mail us at seniorproject@shaker.org. If you
are mailing material to the high school, please address it to:

Shaker Heights High School
15911 Aldersyde Drive
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
ATTN: Senior Projects/Schmidt

             We thank you for working with our fine young men and women.
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                 How to Complete the Sponsor Agreement:
        Fill in all of the required information about yourself.

        Set up a meeting with your sponsor. You may need to call and meet with a few people
         before you find someone willing to be your sponsor.

        Many students find their sponsor (who is not permitted to be a relative) through their
         neighbors and family member’s contacts.

        Explain your intentions for your project clearly to your sponsor. Discuss what you would
         like to learn and produce from your project. (The minimum product is a daily journal.)

        Give the sponsor the sponsor guidelines found in this packet!
        The sponsor must agree to meet regularly with the student and provide the opportunity
         for a successful learning experience. The sponsor must verify that the student has
         worked for at least the minimum required hours on the Senior Project.

        The minimum requirement is 100 hours to be completed between May 4 and May 31. Be
         sure to let your potential sponsor know if you plan on counting work on AP exams,
         Varsity sport competitions and practices (during working hours only), or other pre-
         approved time commitments as part of your Senior Project hours. These will be included
         in the final calendar that your sponsor signs.

        If you are working in a school setting for your Senior Project, you must also receive an
         additional signature from the Principal of the school on your Sponsor Agreement.

        If you are working in a hospital for your Senior Project, you must also receive an
         additional signature from the Volunteer Coordinator on a letter authorizing you to be a
         hospital volunteer during the period of Senior Project, if such a letter is required by the
         hospital in which you are volunteering.

        You must obtain the sponsor’s information and signature before January 24th.

        Your Senior Project advisor will keep this form. Make your own copy for your records.




              This form is due on January 24th in the Senior Lounge
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                           SHAKER HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL
                        SENIOR PROJECT SPONSOR AGREEMENT
                         Due: January 24, 2012 in the Senior Lounge

Student Name: ____________________________ _____________________________
                    Last Name                           First Name


I agree to sponsor the above student as he or she works on his or her senior project. I have been
made aware of my obligations and look forward to assisting the student in completing his or her
hours.

Sponsor's Name (Please Print):          _________________________________________


Sponsor's Work Address:                 _________________________________________

                                        _________________________________________


Sponsor's Phone Number:                 Work: ____________________________________

                                        E-mail: ___________________________________


Sponsor's signature:                                           Date: _________________




                                  IMPORTANT!
  As the sponsor, I have received the sponsor forms packet. (Please initial appropriate line.)

                                     ___ Yes             ___ No
     If you have not received this packet, it is the student’s responsibility to provide it to you.



If your Senior Project is at a school, then the building principal’s signature is needed here

Building Principal:                                            Date:

If your Senior Project is at a hospital, then the volunteer coordinator’s signature is needed here.

Volunteer Coordinator                                          Date:
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                              SHAKER HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL
                                SENIOR PROJECT PROGRAM
                                    PROGRESS REPORT

Please use this form to evaluate your student’s progress over the first two weeks of the
project. DO NOT forward this form to Shaker Heights High School. The student is
required to return this form to their faculty advisor at the high school on the morning of
Friday May 18, 2012 between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM or after school from 3 PM until 4PM.

Please use the rating system below to indicate your student’s personal qualities.

Student’s Name: _____________________________________________________

                                  POOR      FAIR        GOOD         EXCELLENT
Dependability

Seriousness of Purpose

Cooperation

Initiative

Contribution

Motivation

Punctuality

Receptiveness to new ideas

Ability to work with others

Appearance and manner


Is the student completing the minimum hours required (an average of six (6) hours each day)?

                              Yes____________    No_____________

If no, please explain: ____________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

Indicate any of your specific concerns at this time on the back of this form.
ALSO DUE FROM THE STUDENT AT THIS TIME, WITH THE SPONSOR’S
SIGNATURE, IS THE LOG OF HOURS. IT CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 41.


______________________________                     ______________________________
Sponsor Name (please print)                        Sponsor Signature
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                         SHAKER HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL
                            SENIOR PROJECT PROGRAM
                                  FINAL EVALUATION
The student should return this form on Presentation Night May 31st, 2012
Alternatively, the sponsor may choose to mail directly to the Advisors.
Shaker Heights High School
15911 Aldersyde Drive
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
ATTN: SCHMIDT

The sponsor may also fax this sheet to 216-295-4277, ATTN. SCHMIDT or attach a copy to an e-mail to
seniorproject@shaker.org

Please use the rating system below to indicate your student’s personal qualities.

Student’s Name: ______________________________________________________

                                       POOR           FAIR          GOOD          EXCELLENT
Dependability

Seriousness of Purpose

Cooperation

Initiative

Contribution

Motivation

Punctuality

Receptiveness to new ideas

Ability to work with others

Appearance and manner

Did the student complete the minimum 100 hours required?

        Yes_____________ No_____________

If no, please explain: ______________________________________________________

                         _______________________________________________________

                         (this form is continued on the NEXT PAGE)
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Page 2 of 2.
Sponsor’s Final Evaluation

Please answer any of the questions below, which pertain to senior project. If there is additional
information related to the evaluation of this project, feel free to attach a separate sheet. Thank
you for all of your work in making our program successful.

To what extent did you benefit from the student’s project?
         ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________

What were the student’s strengths?
        ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________

What were the student’s weaknesses?
        ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________

Do you have any suggestions for strengthening the program?
         ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________

Was this project completed satisfactorily?      _______ Yes            _______ No

Would you like to sponsor another project?      _______ Yes            _______ No

Name: ___________________________ Signature: ________________________

Title: _________________________________________

Organization: __________________________________

Phone Number: (            ) _________________________
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How to Complete the Project Overview:
 All students must complete this form!

    Your overview is designed to ease the process of preparing your presentation, as well as to
     ensure that you will succeed in this final and essential part of Senior Project. The overview
     is also intended to help you during your project, so that you can focus upon your goals and
     gather the required materials for your display board on presentation day.

    This form should be TYPED. You may re-type the prompts and questions on the next page
     to create your own form.

    By the middle of January you should set a date with your Senior Project advisor to review
     your first draft of this presentation overview, but only if you have any questions about
     completing it.

    Review how your Presentation Overview meets the goals and expectations of your project.
     Be prepared to have your Senior Project advisor ask you to change parts of your overview

    This overview is due, with all changes, on February 21st, 2012. Make sure that your faculty
     advisor signs the Project Overview Form.

    You should bring an additional copy of this form for your advisor to sign on the 21st that you
     will keep.

    The Senior Project advisor’s signature means that he or she approves your proposal.


PLEASE NOTE:               This form is required to be mounted on your tri-fold board on
presentation night in June. SAVE the signed copy of your overview when approved so that you
can use it on presentation night.
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Presentation Overview Form:
Due: February 21st, 2011
This form must be TYPED. You may re-type the prompts and questions and create your own form.

Student: ___________________________________________________________________

Senior Project Advisor: _______________________________________________________

Senior Project Advisor’s Signature: ______________________________________________

Description of Project: (include with whom, where, in what field)




How do I expect to grow and learn during this project?




How do I expect the community to benefit from this project and its effects?




How do I expect my future to be effected by this project?




I anticipate being asked the following three questions by my evaluators on Presentation Day:

1.


2.


3.
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How to Complete the Calendar:
Page one of two

    The calendar is designed to assist the student with accounting for the required 100 hours to
     be reached during the month of Project, including hours spent on Advanced Placement (AP)
     tests and Varsity athletics in the project. In general, any school related activity that prevents
     you from completing hours on a day can be counted towards your total for the day, but no
     more than the number of hours that you would have gotten on that day had you been able to
     attend the project site. Any time you will not be at your Senior Project site, you must make
     your Sponsor aware of that fact. The calendar will assist with that as well.

    The month of the Senior Project lasts from May 4 – May 31. During this time period, you
     must work a minimum of 100 hours on your Senior Project. You will schedule these hours
     on your calendar, and record the hours on your Log of Hours sheet.

    On your calendar, for each day of your Senior Project, you will write the times you will be
     working on your Senior Project and the number of hours for each day. List as specifically as
     possible what activities you will be carrying out that day or what stage in your project you
     will be at on a particular day.

    If you are at a different site than your primary location, you should write this in the
     calendar block, as well as the time you will be on project that day.

    If you are taking an Advanced Placement (AP) exam, you may count some of these hours
     toward your Senior Project. You may count any hours spent in an AP review session run by a
     faculty member of Shaker Heights High School during the month of Senior Project. You also
     may count the time that you spend sitting in the school-run testing session of the AP exam.

    Most exams last either 3 hours or 4 hours. Most reviews last one hour. Check with
     appropriate teachers for exact review meetings after May 7th. You can look at the AP website
     http://www.apcentral.collegeboard.com (click on the green button “THE EXAMS” on the
     left of the screen and choose EXAMS CALENDAR for the dates of AP exams for 2012).

    The calendar must have the signature of your sponsor to be accepted. Your sponsor’s
     signature can be difficult to obtain. Schedule appointments to complete the calendar and
     obtain the signature well in advance of the due date for the Calendar. You will want to hold
     this meeting by the middle of March at the latest.

    At the meeting with your sponsor, review your potential schedule. You should also discuss
     your sponsor’s expectations for your Senior Project, as well as your own. Share your Project
     Overview with your sponsor, and schedule meetings with your sponsor during the Senior
     Project period. Also, discuss where you should report on your first day of Senior Project, as
     well as appropriate attire.

    Following this meeting with your sponsor, you should set a date with your faculty advisor to
     review your first draft of your calendar. Your Senior Project advisor may need to suggest
     changes.
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How to Complete the Calendar:
Page two of two

    Athletic activities held over the weekend should not be counted.

    Do’s and Don’ts:
      Travel time does NOT count toward the minimum hours of a Senior Project.
      Hours should be six hours a day for a five-day week, on average.
      If you have commitments during the month of Senior Project, you may make up hours by
        previous arrangement, with the agreement of your sponsor.
      Highlight the date of the last AP exam you are taking on your calendar.
      You may count up to 5 hours of time used to prepare your presentation for the Senior
        Project Showcase Night.
      The Senior Project Showcase Night on May 31st does NOT count toward the 100 hours.

    The calendar is due, with all changes and with all signatures, on April 10th. Make sure that
     your sponsor has signed the Calendar.

 You, your sponsor and your faculty advisor should each
     keep a copy of this form.

 In the small block found on each day’s calendar entry,
     record the number of hours worked for that day. When
     all of the numbers found in these boxes are totaled, they
     should add to at least 100 hours.

 During Senior Project, you must immediately contact your
     sponsor if you will be missing any hours due to illness or other
     emergencies. You will be responsible for making up the hour(s) at
     your sponsor’s convenience.

 On check in day, May 18th, students will bring their progress
  report, a sample of their journal entries, and the log of their
  hours to date. Students are NOT required to be present the
  entire time. Once a student has met with his or her Senior
  Project advisor, the student is free to return to the project site.
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                           SENIOR PROJECT CALENDAR MAY 2012 (Due April 10, 2012)
Student Name: ___________________________________________           Student Phone: ___________________________

Contact person (Sponsor) __________________________________ Address of project: __________________________

Phone number at project location: ______________________________                      __________________________

                                                                                      __________________________

                                              APPROXIMATE TIMES AND ACTIVITIES
              Monday                Tuesday              Wednesday                 Thursday                        Friday
    W         MAY 7                 MAY 8                  MAY 9                    MAY 10                       MAY 11
    e
    e
    k
    1




    W         MAY 14               MAY 15                  MAY 16                   MAY 17                       MAY 18
    e
    e                                                                                                    Return to High School with
    k                                                                                                    Progress Report Form,
    2                                                                                                    Journal to Date and Log of
                                                                                                         Hours signed by your
                                                                                                         Sponsor between 8:30 AM
                                                                                                         – 12:30 PM or after school
                                                                                                         from 3 to 4 in the Senior
                                                                                                         Lounge




    W         MAY 21               MAY 22                  MAY 23                   MAY 24                       MAY 25
    e
    e
    k
    3




    W        MAY 28                 MAY 29                 MAY 30                   MAY 31                        JUNE 1
    e     MEMORIAL DAY                                                     Senior Project Presentation
    e                                                                                Night
    k                                                                          5:30 PM to 7 PM
    4                                                                              North Gym
                                                                            Arrive for setup by 4:45




  STUDENT'S SIGNATURE: __________________________ DATE: __________________


 SPONSOR'S SIGNATURE: ___________________________DATE: __________________
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     How to Complete the Checkout Form:
    The Checkout form is designed to ensure that the student has met all of the behavioral and attendance
     requirements for Senior Projects.

    The attendance requirements are the following:
        The student may have no more than 7 excused absences for any class during the Spring
            Semester of the senior year.
         The student may have no unexcused absences for any class during the Spring Semester of
            Senior year.

    The behavior requirements include, and are not limited to, the following:
        The student must have a clear discipline record, free of all suspensions, etc.
        The student must be enrolled in a minimum of five (5) classes that are earning credit.
        The student must have all credits and requirements needed for graduation.
        The student must have passed all proficiency tests.
        The student may have no outstanding fines with any agency of the High School, especially:
             the library
             the music department
             the textbook office
             the music department
             the math department (calculators)
             the athletic department
             the student activity fee.
         The student must have completed and officially passed in all independent study projects.

    The student may pick up the Checkout form on April 30th in the Senior Lounge. During the next few
     days, the student must visit and receive the signature of all of the people listed on the form. The
     student will also turn in all textbooks to the textbook office (Room 117) at this time, except for
     students taking AP tests.

    If a student is taking AP exams the student may keep a book until the day of the exam. As soon as
     the student has completed his or her last AP exam, the student must turn in the textbook to the
     textbook office. These students must still turn in all non-AP books before May 4th.

    ONLY acquire signatures during your free time. Missing class to complete the checkout form
     constitutes an UNEXCUSED absence. Unexcused absences are reason for removal from Senior
     Project.

    The Checkout form is due in the Senior Lounge on May 4th between 12:15 PM and 3:30 PM. It must
     be turned in by the student IN PERSON at this time. You may not have a friend turn in these forms
     on your behalf. They will be rejected and you will not be on Senior Project.

    Failure to turn in the Checkout form means that the student is required to attend all classes and
     perform all work required, including sitting for final exams.

    Each student MUST also turn in the Grade Validation Form on Friday May 4th, 2012. THIS
     INCLUDES STUDENTS TAKING AP EXAMS.
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                                            SAMPLE
This form is meant as a guide to prepare the student for checkout day. The actual form will
be available in the Senior Lounge on Monday April 30, 2012.

                                SENIOR PROJECT CHECKOUT FORM

NAME____________________________                     ___________________________
     (PRINT) Last name                                    First name

STUDENT NUMBER _____________

1. Please turn in your textbooks, pay textbook fines, activity fees, and library fines by
   Friday, May 4, 2012 during any unassigned class period.

All accounts must be paid before departure on Senior Project. The Band and/or Choir Director, textbook
secretary, librarian, and accounting specialist need to sign this form when you have settled with them.

____________________________Library
Library Staff

_________________________Band/Choir
Music Director (only if student took music at HS)

____________________________Textbook
Textbook Staff

_________________________Activity Fee
Banker (Mrs. Steenbergh, main office)

_____________________________Graduation Requirements Met (credits and OGT tests)
Guidance Counselor

______________________________ Behavior and Attendance Issues Clear
Student’s Unit Principal in room 110

2. See the Senior Project manual for suggestions on daily journals. The journal is due at your presentation
   on May 31, 2012.

3. Senior Project begins on Monday, May 7, 2012. You need to satisfactorily complete senior project
   requirements through Friday, May 4, 2012. This includes attendance. It will take only one referral or
   missed class to terminate your project.

4. Please return this completed form to Senior Lounge by 3:30 PM on Friday, May 4, 2012. If you are
   taking Advanced Placement Test(s), turn in your books and this checklist on the day of your last
   test to the textbook office.

I have read and understand all information regarding my obligations toward the Senior Project. I will meet
all these obligations.

_____________                     ______________________________________________
Date                              Senior's Signature
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How to Complete the Grade Validation Form:
    The Grade Validation Form is designed to give the most accurate indicator of the final list of
     eligible candidates for senior project based on grades.

    Students with a D, F, or INC on their third quarter report card are advised to maintain a close
     watch on all of their grades. Please check your report card to be best informed.

    Students may pick up the Grade Validation Form on April 30 in the Senior Lounge. During
     the next few days, each student will obtain the signatures of each of their teachers.

    ONLY acquire signatures during your free time. Missing class to do this constitutes an
     UNEXCUSED absence. Unexcused absences are reason for removal from Senior Project.

    The Grade Validation Form is due on Friday May 4 from      all
                                                                  students applying for senior
     project status, even those who will be taking AP exams the week of May 7.

    If you are taking AP exams (and holding on to textbooks) you MUST still turn in the Grade
     Validation form on May 4 and are required to turn in your any AP textbooks to the textbook
     office on the day of your final test. This will then place you in good standing.

    Failure to turn in the Grade Validation Form means that the student is not approved to go on
     Senior Project. The student will be required to attend all classes and perform all work
     assigned by the teacher, including taking final exams.

 A grade of D in more than one class on May 4th may result in the student
  being disqualified from Senior Project. However, it is not an automaic
  disqualification. Your classroom teacher MAY allow you to go on project
  or may decide to release you to go on Senior Project conditionally. A more
  detailed description will accompany the Grade Validation form when it is
  released on April 30th.
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                                    SAMPLE
This form is meant as a guide to prepare the student for the checkout procedure. The
actual and perhaps modified form will be issued to students on April 30, 2012.

                                  SENIOR PROJECT
                                 Grade Validation Form

NAME____________________________              ___________________________
    (PRINT) Last name                       First name

STUDENT NUMBER _____________                 DATE: ____/____/_____
The student named above has completed the course requirements and is able to participate
in Senior Project based on his/her grades. (C or better in each class, “P” in a pass/fail class)
Students that have a D in only one class may participate in Senior Project at the discretion
of that teacher.

Teachers: Please note whether or not the student may participate in Senior
Project if they have a D in your class by writing “D/YES” or “D/NO” in the
space for your grade. If the student may participate conditionally, write
“CO.” Indicate the conditions for participating on the reverse of this sheet or
attach a copy of any contract that the student signs.
Period     Teacher Signature                Course                        Grade

_______    ________________________         ___________________           ________


_______    ________________________         ___________________           ________


_______    _______________________          ___________________           ________


_______    ________________________         ___________________           ________


_______    ________________________         ___________________           ________
For this form to be complete, ALL OF YOUR TEACHERS MUST SIGN THIS FORM no
later than May 4, 2012.


            THERE ARE NO EXTENSIONS
             GRANTED FOR THE GRADE
                VALIDATION FORM
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Example of a Journal for Senior Project

Students are expected to keep a journal of each day's activities during the senior project period. Each
journal entry should begin with the date and should address the following:

  1)      What did I do today?
  2)      What did I learn?
  3)      What unique events (if any) occurred?
  4)      What is my next step?

  AS YOUR PROJECT NEARS THE HALFWAY POINT (May 20), BEGIN TO MOVE AWAY
  FROM JOURNAL ENTRIES WITH EXCESSIVE DETAILS ON DAILY EVENTS AND BEGIN TO
  FOCUS YOUR WRITING ON HOW YOUR GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS HAVE OR HAVE
  NOT BEEN MET. LET THIS BECOME THE “FEELING PART” OF YOUR JOURNAL


  Each entry should be typed, double spaced, and be
  approximately half a page.
  The following is an example of an acceptable entry: (Please note that this entry was formatted
  single spaced to enable it to fit on this page.)

  May 16, 2012
  Today I sat in a conference with my sponsor, Dr. Adamson, and a team of doctors who are all cancer
  specialists. The hospital has been given the OK to begin a new experimental treatment and the doctors
  were being given the latest details via a teleconference involving a doctor from Brazil. Recent journal
  articles indicate that this treatment may actually extend the life of some patients up to 10 years. I also
  learned that the hospital in Cleveland is only the second hospital in the world to offer this treatment.
  The discussion expressed much joy, as well as hesitation and even reluctance. The first patients to
  undergo this treatment will come from as far away as Mexico, Canada, and Ireland. Tomorrow I will
  be searching for recent journal articles that debated this procedure over the last five years and writing a
  summary of this work for my sponsor. His secretary helped me begin my search last week, showing me
  two great websites and a great search engine geared toward medical research. I also hope to set up a
  question and answer page for the doctor so that other potential patients can get the expert advice they
  need before committing to the procedure.


  The following is an unacceptable entry:

  May 15, 2012
  Today I sat in a conference with my sponsor on a new medical procedure the hospital is considering. It
  seems very interesting. Tomorrow I will do some research and help the doctor with his work.

  The unacceptable entry is too short and does not address the four items listed at the top of this
  page to the same degree that the acceptable entry does. Let this journal be your opportunity to
  tell your story and not just a way of satisfying a requirement. This journal is due at the time of
  your presentation.
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Notes for the Presentation Day
    All students are expected to participate in the Senior Project Presentation Night.

    Your Presentation of your Senior Project will occur on May 31st, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM
     in the North Gym of the High School. Please arrive before 4:45 PM in order to find your
     presentation location and set up your presentation.

    The presentation will have a “science fair” format. You will stand by your presentation
     while parents, teachers, administrators, and your evaluator look at your board and ask
     questions about your experience.

    Your evaluator will be a parent, teacher, or former student that has volunteered his or her
     time to help us gauge to what degree your Senior Project was satisfactorily completed.

    You must remain at your board the entire time, even if you have already been evaluated.

    Standard size tri-fold boards, as used in science fairs, are required to be purchased by the
     student. Even if you have a video to display, you must have some form of display board.
     Please do not attempt to use a poster board, as it is not sturdy enough to stand on its own.

    Your tri-fold must include the following:
        A copy of your Presentation Overview
        Title of your project and your name prominently displayed
        Your journal, displayed in front of your board

    Students must take their tri-fold boards at the end of the night.

    Photos, calendar of activities, and letters from sponsors were some of last years optional
     items included on the tri-fold. They are not required, but do enhance your board.

    Be dressed formally and have your presentation board prepared in advance.

    Students should expect the presentation forum to last approximately 1.5 hours and all
     students are required to be present for the entire time.

    Due at the time of your presentation are your journal your log of hour, and your sponsor’s
     final evaluation form.

    Student journals will become the property of the Senior Project advisors. Students are
     advised to keep a copy of their journal. If students would like material returned, it may be
     picked up in room 277 after Labor Day 2012. Materials will be held until October 1, 2012
     and will then be discarded.

    Students who are not able to present on June 2 for legitimate reasons must make
     arrangements in advance with the Director of Senior Project. Failure to present means a
     failure of the Senior Project..
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        SPECIAL NOTE
 The school will NOT provide AV
  equipment. Students will need to
  bring (if needed) laptops, CD/DVD
  players, and TV/VCR/DVD combo
  units.
 Students needing extension cords or
  power strips should make
  arrangements to bring their own.
 Cords will not be available on the
  night of the presentation.
 You must let your sponsor or the
  sponsor’s student helper know that
  you need power by May 30th to be
  guaranteed a location close to an
  outlet.
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Instructions for the Log of Hours

        Students are required to keep track of their hours during senior project using the Log of
         Hours sheet (page 42).

        The sponsor will verify the hours by signing the Log at least at the end of each week.
         Students should record their hours daily and have the sponsor validate this record with
         his/her signature.

        If any question arises, the word of the sponsor will be taken as correct. You should be
         able to justify your time by keeping accurate records. Have the sponsor sign your Log as
         often as each of you feel is appropriate. At the least, a signature should be recorded once
         at the end of each week.

        On average, students will work six hours a day in order to reach the minimum of 100
         hours.

        Do not wait until the last minute to ask the sponsor to validate your hours.

        The Log of Hours form must be presented first at the check-in on May 18th and then
         turned in at the Senior Project Presentation Night on May 31st.
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                             LOG OF HOURS
STUDENT NAME : ______________________________________________________

SPONSOR’S NAME : ____________________________________________________


     Day     Date    From              Until     Total Daily Hours Sponsor Signature

EXAMPLE              10 AM     to      4 PM          6 hours

     Mon    May 7              to
     Tue    May 8              to
     Wed    May 9              to
     Thur   May 10             to
      Fri   May 11             to

     Sat    May 12             to
     Sun    May 13             to

     Mon    May 14             to
     Tue    May 15             to
     Wed    May 16             to
     Thur   May 17             to
      Fri   May 18             to

     Sat    May 19             to
     Sun    May 20             to

     Mon    May 21             to
     Tue    May 22             to
     Wed    May 23             to
     Thur   May 24             to
      Fri   May 25             to

     Sat    May 26             to
     Sun    May 27             to

     Mon    May 28             to
     Tue    May 29             to
     Wed    May 30             to
     Thur   May 31             to
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     Instructions for the Extension Form
        Extension Forms are used when a particular deadline will be missed, but you wish to stay
         eligible for your Senior Project.

        A student is required to fill out the form completely and turn the form in on or before the
         deadline that will be missed.

        Extension Forms turned in after the deadline will not be accepted and will result in the
         student being removed from Senior Project.

        Your Advisor will determine a new extended deadline on a case-by-case basis. Failure of
         the student to meet this new deadline will result in the student being removed from
         Senior Project.
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                                     Extension Form


Name of Student: _______________________________

Date Submitted: _________



I am requesting an extension for the following deadline (check one):

_____     1) November 7th – Application

_____     2) November 7th – Senior Project Contract

_____     3) January 24th – Project Description

_____     4) January 24th – Sponsor Agreement (For Student Designed Projects)

_____     5) January 24th – Parental Agreement

_____     6) February 21st – Project Overview

_____     7) February 21st – Sponsor Agreement (For Pre-designed Projects)

_____     8) April 10th – Calendar



I understand that my faculty advisor will set a new deadline.



_________________________________                                       _________
Signature of student                                                    date




NEW DEADLINE: ___________________________ (to be filled in by advisor)
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Reflective Essay Requirements
The goal of Senior Project is to encourage Shaker students to examine the world outside of the
High School, so that students are better prepared for life after commencement. In order to assess
the extent to which this goal has been met, several evaluations are used in combination. The
Sponsor Evaluation and Journal provide insight into the daily activities that each student
undertakes. The Log Sheet and Calendar help your advisor determine the amount of time put in
by each student. The Presentation on Senior Project Night allows a more in-depth look into each
student’s Senior Project, by looking at the tri-fold board and through speaking one on one with
each student. Instead of the traditional presentation, a reflective essay will be accepted to allow
the Senior Project advisors to gain insight into how each Senior Project experience has benefited
each student. This essay is only an option for students choosing a pre-arranged Senior Project.
The guidelines for the essay are as follows:

    The essay must be eight to ten pages in length, not including the cover page, typed, and
     double-spaced with 1” margins.

    You must include a cover sheet with your name, your Senior Project advisor’s name, your
     Sponsor’s name, and the title of your project.

    The essay should discuss the following:
        o What did you do for your Senior Project – This should be a summary of the actual
            experience, not necessarily a day-to-day diary of events.

        o How did the experience benefit you?
           Did you learn a particular skill that you would like to develop?
           Did you learn about a profession that you might wish to pursue?

        o How did the community or the organization that you worked with benefit from you?
           Did you make a contribution?
           Did you produce something that will be used by the organization after you are
            gone?
           Did you provide a service that would have otherwise not been available to the
            organization?

        o How did this experience affect your future?
           Did you find something out about yourself that you didn’t know you could do?
           How did you grow as a person through this experience?
           Was there anything that you did that affected how you see yourself in the future?
           Do you see yourself participating in this field or these fields in the future?

This paper is due on May 31st by 4 PM. It must be turned in to your Senior Project advisor at the
location that he or she specifies.

								
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