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Please check back frequently for information about the
2014 Capstone Senior Experience (daily additions/edits may occur)
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Proposal Template for 2014 is now posted below
(Application Packet--under "files"--scroll down toward bottom)
Link to Capstone Presentation:
Attention Seniors. Not sure what you want to do for your Capstone Senior Project? We have some businesses looking for students to partner with for Capstone Project. For example:
The Western Regional YMCA--they would like a student who knows social media to partner with them to create a fundraising event--could be some sort of sporting event--walk, triathlon, etc and then develop a marketing campaign using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Animal Welfare in New Milford
Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, which has over 300 business members from both the profit and non-profit side
We also have Jed Wilson, who is the Sales and Marketing Director for one of the Federal Hockey Teams: the Danbury Whalers. He is willing to do a Capstone Marketing Project with one or more students.
There are others:
Check out the web site of one of our 2013 Projects: www.trialbyera.com
If you have a websites you would like me to share, please email it to me at email@example.com
What is a Capstone Project?
High School Seniors, write a proposal to a committee made up of students, faculty and staff to be released from school the last four weeks from about mid-May until mid-June. Students may choose to do an internship (paid or unpaid), a career shadowing or an independent study/hands on activity/community service project . All projects are expected to take place 5 hours per day and 5 days per week for a total of 25 hours per week x 3.5 weeks or about 80 hours. Students must be working on some research aspect that ties to work that they are doing on their project. More details were given at the Capstone Kick-off. Scroll down and read the Mission Statement attachment as well as other documents below.
For more information about the project please contact the Design Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are using Consultant and Author, Karen Hinds' book, A Young Adult's Guide to the Global Workplace.
The students will be expected to read the book on their own time. Students participating in the Capstone Project need to choose 5 chapters from her book and write up one 200-250 word reflection for each of those chapters using the prompts listed in one of the documents below. It is due Tuesday, February 11, 2014
To preview the Karen's book view this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M3dRSShEgU&feature=youtu.be
If you are interested in seeing why we feel this book is so important please watch this short video that we show to the Seniors.
It is called, Did You Know? 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdvo5FlRqmM
VERY IMPORTANT: You Must Submit Part I (your responses to the book) In Order to Apply for Part II
You may also find these links have great information:
The Top 13 Trends for 2013
The World in 2020
More Information is available at the bottom of the Page (see the attachments)
Find a Site and a MENTOR for your Capstone Project!
Click on link below for ideas: https://sites.google.com/a/brookfieldps.org/troupe/job-internship-and-volunteer-fair
Directions for submitting your proposal application.
1. Please make sure that your first and last name is on upper right hand corner of each page.
2. Only 3 hard copies will be accepted. They must be turned on: March 11 and 12, 2014
INDIVIDUALS doing a project...
In the subject line--please write your last name, first name Capstone Senior Proposal, for example: "Troupe, Susan Capstone Senior Proposal"
GROUPS submitting your proposal...
Remember even if you are part of a group, each person must submit their own proposal.
Directions: In the subject line--Please alphabetize the last names of the people in your group and add--Capstone Senior Proposal. Make sure that you underline your name. For example, let's say we have four people working together, (Brooks, Chayka, Stolfi and Troupe) we would take their last names and put them into alphabetical order and then underline the person who is submitting their proposal, FOR THIS EXAMPLE let's say it is "Troupe" you would do it like this: "Chayka, Stolfi and Troupe Capstone Senior Proposal"
REMEMBER FOR GROUPS: Each person in the group must submit their own proposal with their own goals for the project. Make sure your own name is on the proposal pages--put it in the heading. Also, each person in the group must have their own mentor.
3. ALL STUDENTS!
FORMS THAT REQUIRE SIGNATURES... the Cover page, the Consent Form, the Transportation Permission Form and your Recommendation. You may hand in hard copies (print out a copy of the form, fill it out and have it signed by the appropriate people--make sure that your name is on the top of each form and turn it in to the main office or the School Counselors office to Ms. Troupe.
IMPORTANT CAPSTONE DATES FOR 2014
Wednesday, January 15 - (2-3pm--BHS Aud.)-Kick-off Information Meeting
Tuesday, January 28 - (6-8pm--BHS Library)--Kick-off Information Meeting for Parents
Thursday February 6 - (10am-12:30pm in BHS Library)--Non Profit Showcase for Capstone applicants
Help with writing the prompts and the proposal--as requested
Tuesday., Feb. 11 and Wed., Feb. 12 - Part I--application is due--Reflections on 5 chapters from K. Hinds' book, "A Young Adult's Guide to the Global Workplace"
Help with Proposal and resources--as requested
Mon., Mar. 10 & Tues., Mar. 11 (must be handed in person during block 4)- Part II--Proposals and related forms are due
Thurs., May 1 - (1:30-2:10pm in BHS Auditorium-Mandatory Meeting--for all students whose proposals are accepted.
Friday, May 16--All Grades Freeze for those projects that have been approved
Monday, May 19 - Approved Projects begin
Weekly journals are due each week
Wednesday, June 9 - Projects end: Monday, June 9, 2014
Thursday, June 10 - (6-8pm)-Public Presentation of Project--(BHS 6-8pm)
(For a more detailed schedule with more events please see attachment below)
The labor laws are complicated, but in a nutshell. Our internships cannot take the place of a person in an existing job. Also, students can do sequential job shadows whereby a student shadows someone from a different department each day within one company or multiple companies. All unpaid experiences must take place at a non-profit or not-for profit agency/organization.
For more information about the labor laws please contact:BHS Capstone Coordinators
Ms. Susan Troupe, School-To-Career Coordinator
Brookfield HS, 45 Long Meadow Hill Road, Brookfield, CT 06804
2014 DESIGN TEAM for the Capstone Senior Experience
Joseph Palumbo, Principal
BHS Student Capstone Design Team
To access the phone extensions please dial the Main phone number at high school is 203-775-7725
When you hear the recorded person answer, press “1” and then the extension below
To contact any of the Capstone Team Members regarding the project, please do not use their individual emails instead use the project email: email@example.com