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					Senior Project 2009 Proposal
Name: I.D. Number: Advisor: NT Mentor: Type:
(career, service, academic, creative.)

Category:

(education, music, hospitality, etc.)

Project Title: Project Location:
(city and state)
Will you be working on Project with another student? Yes* No

If you answered yes, please list the name of the student: *Please note: Partners must have different NT Mentors – but may have the same Community Sponsor

Instructions: o A first draft of this Proposal is due to the Senior Project Office (room 27) on January 28 by 3.30 p.m. You will receive feedback on your first draft by February 6. o Meet with your New Trier Mentor by February 9 to review second draft of your Proposal. o Turn in EIGHT copies of the Final Draft by 3.30 p.m. February 12 to the Senior Project Office. o This proposal must be typed. Be sure to complete the header information. (Click on the “view” tab, then choose “header and footer”) o The proposal template may be found online at: http://dev.newtrier.k12.il.us/page.aspx?id=4906. The password is “trevian”.

Contact the Senior Project Coordinators with any questions about this application: Ms. Seifert, 847.784.6667 Office: Room 27 Ms. Thorngren, 847.784.2244 e-mail: seniorproject@newtrier.k12.il.us

Name: ID #: New Trier Mentor:

Part I: Contact Information A. Student Information
Name: Advisor: ID #: Address:
(street)

(city)

(zip code)

Phone number: E-mail: Project Title: New Trier Mentor: (name) (extension)

Which type of Project will you be going on?

Full Project

Abbreviated (enrolled in AP Classes, Performing Arts, Work Study)

B. Community Sponsor Information
**Community Sponsor Name: Title/Position of Sponsor: Company: Work Address:
(street)

(city)

(zip code)

Work phone number: Work e-mail: **Please note: The Community Sponsor must at least 25 years of age.

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Name: ID #: New Trier Mentor:

Part II: Exploration and Investigation of Topic
Students are required to research their area of interest before going on Project. This research will assist you in creating goals, finding a site and finding a Community Sponsor. A. Research 1. How did you become interested in this topic? Was your interest peaked due to a personal experience? Did a particular individual influence you in this area? Did a particular course inspire you? Please list three reasons and explain each in detail. Please answer in paragraph form.

2. Cite two sources where you gained more information about your topic (books, articles, standard reference works, and reliable websites). Please use proper MLA or APA citation. a.

b.

3. What did you learn about your topic from your readings? Please answer in paragraph form.

4. List two questions that emerged from your reading that you would like to ask a professional in your area of interest. (You will ask one of these questions as part of your informational interview): 1.

2.

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Name: ID #: New Trier Mentor:

B. Informational Interview Please set up an informational interview with your Community Sponsor to learn more about your topic. Please type their responses to the following five questions and a sixth question which you created.
1. Please explain your career path. What degrees, certifications, or prior jobs have you held?

2. What are the most enjoyable aspects of your job? What are the most challenging aspects of your position?

3. Did any specific event or experience influence your career choice?

4. What future trends do you foresee in this field?

5. What important advice would you have for people who are interested in pursuing this profession/activity?

6.

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Name: ID #: New Trier Mentor:

Part III: Project Goals
Goals should be developed with your New Trier Mentor (before the Proposal Writing Workshops Dec. 8-9). In December, you should make an appointment for January to visit your Community Sponsor on-site to finalize your goals before submitting the first draft of your proposal on January 28. GOALS What three goals do you plan to accomplish during your time on Senior Project? Remember – your goals need to be achievements you can realistically accomplish in four weeks.

Goal 1:

What tangible proof will you present to your Evaluation Committee to demonstrate that you have achieved this goal?

Goal 2:

What tangible proof will you present to your Evaluation Committee to demonstrate that you have achieved this goal?

Goal 3:

What tangible proof will you present to your Evaluation Committee to demonstrate that you have achieved this goal?

Independent Projects (Most Creative and Academic Projects): Students who are working independently (i.e. not at a supervised work site) will be required to share a tangible
product each week with their New Trier Mentors. At the conclusion of Project, students must share a final product(s) with their Evaluation Committees. It may consist of a portfolio, a manuscript, a DVD, or a performance. If this applies to you, please indicate what exactly you will share with your Evaluation Committee at the Final Evaluation on May 20:

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Name: ID #: New Trier Mentor:

Part IV: Project Schedule
Students going on Full Project will complete only Part IV - A. Students going on Abbreviated Project will complete Part IV - B and C. A. Students going on Full Project 1. Students must work a minimum of 110 hours over four weeks, not including lunch breaks. Students must work at least five days a week. The fifth and final week of Project will be spent in meetings and preparing for the final evaluation and Exhibition. If, for any reason, this Project schedule changes from the plans listed below, s/he must contact the New Trier Mentor and the community volunteers on the Evaluation Committee members who will be visiting the Project site. Complete the weekly time schedule below with planned hours and locations for the first four weeks of Project: Activity Week #1 April 20 - April 24 Week #2 April 27 - May 1 Week #3 May 4 - May 8 Week #4 May 11 - 15 Week #5 May18 - 22 Reflection groups, workshops, exit conference, exhibition, advisory visits
Monday – check in, small group meetings Tuesday: adv. – 2 Wednesday: advisory, set up, exit meetings, Exhibition preview Thursday: Exhibition, clean up Friday: last day for Seniors

2.

3.

Days & Hours

Project Site

New Trier High School

Total Project Hours:

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Name: ID #: New Trier Mentor:

Part IV: Project Schedule
B. Students Going on Abbreviated Project 1. Abbreviated Projects are available for students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes, Work Study, or Performing Arts/Music classes. Students on Abbreviated Projects will fulfill a minimum of 55 hours over four weeks of their Project, excluding lunch breaks. The fifth and final week of Project will be spent in meetings and preparing for the final evaluation and exhibition. If, for any reason, this Project schedule changes from the plans listed below, s/he must contact the New Trier Mentor and the community volunteers on their Evaluation Committee members who will be visiting the Project site. Complete the weekly time schedule below with planned hours and locations for the first four weeks of Project: Activity Week #1 April 20 - April 24 Week #2 April 27 - May 1 Week #3 May 4 - May 8 Week #4 May 11 - 15 Week #5 May18 - 22 Reflection groups, workshops, exit conference, exhibition, advisory visits
Monday – check in, small group meetings Tuesday: adv. – 2 Wednesday: advisory, set up, exit meetings, Exhibition preview Thursday: Exhibition, clean up Friday: last day for Seniors

2.

3.

Days & Hours

Project Site

New Trier High School

Total Project Hours:

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Name: ID #: New Trier Mentor:

Part IV: Project Schedule
C. Abbreviated Project Check List 1. Please write your schedule below and indicate which classes you will attend and will not attend during Project (April 20-May 22). Period EB 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Class Will Attend Will Not Attend

2.

Please check one of the following three reasons for going on Abbreviated Project and complete the pertinent information.

I am currently enrolled in the following AP classes:

I am currently enrolled in the following Performing Arts/Music classes:

During Project, I will continue my employment at this Work Study site:

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Name: ID #: New Trier Mentor:

Part V: Site and Community Sponsor Requirements
A. Have you ever worked or volunteered in the same capacity at this Project site? Yes No

 Answering “yes” eliminates this particular site for your Project.

B. Do you presently work or volunteer in the same capacity at this Project site? Yes No

 Answering “yes” eliminates this particular site for your Project.

C. Will a relative be in a direct line of responsibility for your work? Yes No

 Answering “yes” eliminates this particular site for your Project.

D. Is any relative employed at this Project site? Yes No

If yes, describe his/her position and responsibilities.

__________________________________________________ Student Signature 9

Name: ID #: New Trier Mentor:

Part VI:

Final Evaluation & Exhibition
4-6 p.m. Final Evaluation 6:30 - 8 p.m. Opening Reception for Exhibition 8:00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Exhibition

Wednesday, May 20 Wednesday, May 20 Thursday, May 21

Students will be responsible for preparing an oral presentation and creating their own bi-fold display for the Final Evaluation and Senior Project Exhibition. Students are required to be in attendance during the hours stated above. While on Project, students should consider collecting some of the following artifacts for the Final Evaluation by their Committee.       Photographs*** Music Samples of work (dresses, cars, boats, art work) Brochures Video clips Meaningful journal entries

***Students working with children under the age of 18 should notify parents regarding the display of photography at the Senior Project Exhibit. A. List at least three items that will be included in your bi-fold display at the Senior Project Exhibition: 1. 2. 3. B. Exhibition requests All students will be given an 8’ x 8’ bi-fold display board and a chair for their Exhibition display area. Students are not permitted to take the boards out of New Trier. Which, if any of the following items will you need for your display area? DVD Player Laptop An electrical outlet Six foot table (students are encouraged to bring in small card tables from home) Please be warned: AV requests will not be honored after April 17 due to space and equipment limitations.

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Part VII: Senior Project Parent Waiver
Your son or daughter has chosen to participate in New Trier’s Senior Project program. Senior Project provides an opportunity for students to plan and engage in independent activities. Given the independent nature of the Projects, District personnel cannot monitor and supervise on-going Project activities, many of which may take place off-campus or outside normal school hours. Consequently, it is important for parents to be aware of and to monitor the activities in which their student is engaged as part of their Project and to set appropriate limits on such activities in order to protect the health and safety of their student and others who may be impacted. If students engage in activities off campus, they must provide their own transportation. Liability and insurance coverage is the responsibility of the driver and/or owner of the vehicle. In order for your child to participate in Senior Project, this form must be completed and returned to the Senior Project Coordinators, Ms. Sonya Seifert (847-784-6667) and Ms. Susie Thorngren (847-784-2244) at New Trier prior to the beginning of the Project.

Permission to Participate and Release
My son/daughter,
NAME

may

participate in the Senior Project program. I have reviewed the Project proposal and have discussed with him/her the likely risks and responsibilities associated with the Project. I understand that part or all of the Project may be carried out off-campus and/or outside normal school hours and that New Trier is not responsible for monitoring or supervising these activities. I also understand that transporting my son/daughter to project activities will be solely my responsibility. I fully release and discharge New Trier High School, including the Board of Education, its members, officers, agents, servants, independent contractors and employees, from any and all claims for injuries, including death, damages or losses which I or my son/daughter may have or which may accrue as a result of his/her participation in, or transportation to or from, program activities. I further agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend New Trier High School, including the Board of Education, its members, officers, agents, servants, independent contractors, and employees from any and all claims resulting from injuries, including death, damages and losses sustained by me, my son/daughter or any third parties and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with participation in or transportation to or from program activities.

PARENT SIGNATURE

DATE

Parent Name

Telephone

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Part VIII: Contract/Signature Form
A.           The student agrees: to follow the Project Guidelines to meet with the New Trier Project Mentor face to face once a week while on Project s/he must have completed all graduation requirements before s/he goes on Project it is his/her responsibility to notify all coaches and sponsors regarding the schedule for Project to successfully complete all the requirements of the Senior Project as a requirement for graduation s/he will not be paid for work on Project s/he may not sell products created during Project within six months after the end of Project s/he may not work or volunteer in a position in which a relative is in a direct line of responsibility or in an area or department in which a relative works s/he may not work or volunteer in the same capacity or with the same supervisor in a place of business where s/he has previously been employed or has volunteered that New Trier High School is not liable for any injuries that s/he may sustain as a result of this Project ____________________________ Student Signature B. Parents I have read the Project Proposal and I have discussed his/her Project’s schedule. I understand that New Trier High School cannot directly supervise my child and that New Trier High School is not liable for any injuries sustained as a result of this Project. I approve my son’s/daughter’s participation in this Project and I have signed the parent waiver (Part VII). _____________________________________ Parent Signature C. New Trier Mentor I accept the role of New Trier Project Mentor for _____________________________________ if his/her Project is accepted as proposed. I have read the goals in this Proposal and I find them to be realistic and measurable. I will contact the Community Sponsor before this student begins his/her Project; I will meet with the student face to face once a week during Project; and I will be willing to give assistance and encouragement to this student as needed throughout the Project. ____________________________________ New Trier Mentor Signature Date D. Community Sponsor ____________________________________ has given me a copy of “The Role of the Community Sponsor” and I agree to fulfill the obligations of this role. I am at least 25 years of age. We have created the student’s goals and discussed our mutual expectations. I have read his/her Project Proposal and I have approved it. Furthermore, I agree not to remunerate this student in any way, now or in the future, for services rendered during this Project. _________________________________ Community Sponsor Signature _____________________________ Date ____________________________ ____________________________ Date _________________________ Date

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