Senior Project Announcements
Senior Project Portfolio Seminars
Get help with your Senior Project Portfolios-
For the next four weeks, Mrs. Rundle will instruct students on one component of the portfolio each day, and then give students 45 minutes to work on their portfolios.
Seniors- Portfolios and Senior Defense
Only 2.5 months left until graduation!
A lot is going to happen in those 4 months, including: the completion of your Senior Project and portfolio, Senior Defense, and Senior Boards. Here are some important announcements regarding these:
1- Portfolios are due on Wednesday, April 2. We will be collecting them from 7:30am-9:30am on the East side of the 100 building. Late portfolios will not be accepted.
2- Senior Defense will take place on April 9, 10, and 11. When you submit your portfolio on the 2nd, you will receive your Defense assignment.
3- Senior Boards will take place on May 27 and 28. You will receive information regarding Practice Boards (May 21) and Boards in your Advisory.
Juniors- Proposal Approval
Class of 2015,
33 Juniors have already been approved for their Senior Projects!
347 Juniors are in the process of working on their proposals.
200 Juniors have not submitted yet.
Please be working to get your Senior Project Proposal approved! The sooner you get approved, the less stressful this process will be for you.
Mrs. Merideth has returned from Materinity Leave, so you will work with her again to get approved.
To submit, give your proposal to your Advisor teacher on Wednesday. Or, you can bring it directly to Mrs. Merideth in room 70.
If you are revising, please remember to highlight your changes and attach the revised proposal to the original one (and any other revisions done before the current one).
Our goal is to have more than 100 students approved before the end of the school year. Please email Mrs. Passmore or Mrs. Merideth with any questions.
Mrs. Merideth email@example.com
Mrs. Passmore firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in judging Senior Defense or Senior Boards?
Part of what makes the Senior Project a unique experience is that members from our community come to Helix to participate in the judging of Senior Defense and Boards. We would love for you to join the judging "team" and be involved for as much or as little time as you can spare on the Defense and Board dates.
This year, Senior Defense will take place in April- the dates are still undetermined.
Senior Boards will take place on May 27 and 28, from 12pm-4pm.
If you are interested in being involved, please contact Jennifer Osborn at: email@example.com
We look forward to having you involved!
Senior Project Resources
See here for guides for specific types of projects. If you use these, you will get approved sooner, as you will answer many of the questions your grader might have for you.
In this folder, you will find the documents that are in your Senior Project Proposal packet that you work on during Advisory.
Please also access the folder labeled "Senior Project Proposal" for documents relating to the actual DRAFTING of your proposal.
Search here for materials to help you assemble your project portfolio. Looking for sample portfolios? Go to the library and ask to see a few!
Still searching for a Senior Project? See Mrs. Passmore about these available options.
Curious about the paper requirements? Search here for the rubric, a sample paper, and sources to help you with organization and works cited.
Have questions about the Boards speech? Search here for requirements, organization tips, samples, and the scoring rubric.
Wondering what Defense will be like? Search here.
Need help drafting your proposal? Search here for templates and helpful hints. To get step-by-step directions on how to draft your proposal, please use the instructions in the "Junior" folder. The proposal is taught step-by-step in Junior Advisory, so those handouts will be helpful especially if you are new to Helix.
Please be aware that many documents have specific dates on them, so please use the templates specified for Seniors in this folder (not the ones for Juniors- those dates will be incorrect).
Photo and participation waivers
Here is a copy of the Powerpoint presentation used in the Parent Information Night on Thursday, February 27.
These are all the due dates for the Senior Project for the Class of 2014.