Showing posts with label senior project. Show all posts
Showing posts with label senior project. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

2 FHS Senior Project Profiles & 2 Student Profiles

Franklin High School is out this week on spring break so we'll catch to share a couple of student profiles posted by Pantherbook as well as a couple of Senior Project profiles.


  • Erica Bain: Senior Project Profile
Senior, Erica Bain will be working with the author of the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney, at his Unlikely Story bookstore in Plainville. 
https://franklinpanthers.us/top-stories/2022/04/08/erica-bain-senior-project-profile/

 

FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Friday, May 25, 2018

Tri-County Seniors Showcase Projects & Innovation at Senior Project Fair

Tri-County Regional held its annual Senior Project Fair in the high schools' gymnasium. The event was held to showcase the three top senior projects from each of the school's 16 career programs. The seniors presented their innovations to the community. These projects are the result of the applied knowledge and skills acquired in their career programs. All students are required to complete a senior project in order to graduate.

Four seniors were recognized for their superior creativity and design. Congratulations to:

  • 1st Place: Michael Barrett of Walpole – Carpentry for his design forward Contemporary Interchangeable Bench.
  • 2nd Place: Lauren Stanley of Millville - Metal Fabrication for her lovely French Café Bistro set restoration.
  • 3rd Place: Danielle Curley of Walpole - Early Education for her serene "Quiet Place".
  • The Student Colleague Choice Award – Trever Langille of North Attleboro - Carpentry for his timely Little House.

The Senior Project is a capstone project for all Tri-County students. In their junior year, students must research a topic which partners with their trade program area but is outside of the curriculum. Under the direction of their English instructors they take that information and produce an extensive research paper. They then develop and manufacture a product that is relevant to their research.

Vocational instructors provide assistance and advice during the development of the product, as well as the research process. The completed product must reflect a minimum of 40 hours of work. Students turn in their finished products in January. The seniors present their products to a panel of industry professionals and Tri-County faculty members. The top three products from each Career Program are then selected to be showcased during the Senior Project Fair.

"In order to be successful in the workplace as well as in higher education, our seniors must master this innovative project," said Mary Ellen MacLeod, Director of Cooperative Education. "The Senior Project serves as a pathway for Tri-County students to develop and exhibit what they have learned throughout their four years of high school while putting them into real-life practices. We believe the community has been inspired and awed in what our students have achieved."

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.


Carpentry for his design forward Contemporary Interchangeable Bench
Carpentry for his design forward Contemporary Interchangeable Bench
Lauren Stanley of Millville - Metal Fabrication for her lovely French Café Bistro set restoration
Lauren Stanley of Millville - Metal Fabrication for her lovely French Café Bistro set restoration
Early Education for her serene "Quiet Place"
Early Education for her serene "Quiet Place"
Trever Langille of North Attleboro - Carpentry for his timely Little House
Trever Langille of North Attleboro - Carpentry for his timely Little House

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tri-County RVTHS Holds Senior Project Fair and Announces Award Winners

Tri-County RVTHS held its annual Senior Project Fair in the high schools’ gymnasium. The event was held for seniors to showcase their amazing innovations to the community as they applied the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired in their career programs toward developing their Senior Project. Four seniors were recognized for their superior creativity and design. They are:

  • 1st Place: Christopher Perno of Bellingham - Construction Craft Laborers for his Outdoor Fireplace
  • 2nd Place: Marilyn DuValley of North Attleboro - Carpentry for her Wooden Tableware
  • 3rd Place: Jack Sullivan of Franklin - Graphic Communications for his Stop Motion Video
  • The Student Colleague Choice Award - Ally Bettencourt of North Attleboro - Carpentry for her Guitar

The Senior Project is a capstone project for all Tri-County students. In their junior year, students must research a topic which partners with their trade program area but is outside of the curriculum. Under the direction of their English instructors they take that information and produce an extensive research paper. They then develop and manufacture a product that is relevant to their research.

Vocational instructors provide assistance and advice during the development of the product, as well as the research process. The completed product must reflect a minimum of 40 hours of work, which is provided during senior year in the final week of November and first week of December. Students turn in their finished products in January. The seniors present their products to a panel of industry professionals and Tri-County faculty members. The top three products from each Career Program are then selected to be displayed during the Senior Project Fair.

“In order to be successful in the modern workplace as well as in college, our graduates must master this integration process,” said Mary Ellen MacLeod, Director of Cooperative Education. “The Senior Project serves as a vehicle for Tri-County students to develop and exhibit these vital skills while putting them into real-life practices. We believe the community has been inspired and in awe of what our students have achieved.”

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham. For more information, visit www.tri-county.us.

image from home page of http://www.tri-county.us/
image from home page of http://www.tri-county.us/


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tri-County RVTHS to Hold Senior Project Fair on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM


WHAT: On Monday, May 15th the top 3 Senior Products and their creators will be shown to
Tri-County staff, student body and the general public.

Local Cable Stations will be in attendance interviewing the student presenters and recording the festivities. Members of our Advisory Committees, Co-op Employers and School Committee Representatives will also be in attendance. Q and A is encouraged and the students are more than happy to tell you all about their Project. 

Additionally, our fabulous Culinary Arts Department tantalize all with their delicious goodies. The Senior Project Committee recognizes each participant and presents them with a Certificate of Achievement. The event culminates with the awarding of the over-all 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Project. Lastly; the coveted “Student Colleague Choice Award” is revealed. It is a definite “must do” and a great event for all ages. You will leave Tri-County informed, inspired and in awe of what our students have achieved. Don’t miss out on the fun!

The Senior Project is a capstone project for all Tri-County students. Each student demonstrates the skills acquired in his/her Career Program by researching and designing a product.

Our seniors did a great job in creating products that will truly amaze you. We can't wait to tell you more about our products and our experiences here at Tri-County! We hope to see you!

WHEN: Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:00 PM
WHERE: 
Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Gymnasium
147 Pond Street
Franklin, MA

new webpage header for Tri-County
new webpage header for Tri-County

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tri-County Showcases Senior Projects at Legislative Day at the State House

Tri-County RVTHS Seniors, Katherine Pensak of Walpole and Allyson Bettencourt of North Attleboro, recently exhibited their senior projects at the Library Showcase on Legislative Day at the State House in Boston, MA.

One of the highlights of the event was when Kate and Ally got to present their projects to various state legislators including Senator James Timilty (D-Walpole). "It was great to meet Kate Pensak and Ally Bettencourt at the State House. I was very impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship in each of their senior projects, said Senator Timilty. “Tri-County Regional High School consistently provides students access to an exceptional, well-rounded education."

“The cornerstone of learning at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School rests on students’ ability to successfully integrate their academic and vocational-technical skills into real world applications”, said Superintendent Stephen Dockray. “The Tri-County Senior Project does just that. It is a cap stone project which is a requirement for graduation.”
Senator Jim Timilty (D-Walpole) (middle) pictured with Allyson Bettencourt of North Attleboro (left) and Katherine Pensak of Walpole (right).   (Photo courtesy of Tri-County)
Senator Jim Timilty (D-Walpole) (middle) pictured
with Allyson Bettencourt of North Attleboro (left)
and Katherine Pensak of Walpole (right).
 (Photo courtesy of Tri-County)

It all begins with an “idea”, formulated within the trade program area, but outside of the State Frameworks Curriculum. That idea is shaped by exhaustive research via school and community libraries. Web info, periodicals, technical papers, trade journals and code handbooks all contribute the fodder for product development.

The Senior Projects are the result of this extensive collaboration between the student, the Library Media Center, the English department and the various program trade areas. Our students benefit greatly from state funded resources such as online access and a wealth of resources and support services provided by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Mass Library Systems and Massachusetts School Library Association.

The Tri-County Senior Project is a vehicle which integrates learning between academic and vocational areas thereby promoting literacy, critical-thinking, intellectual curiosity and life-long learning.

Monday, May 7, 2012

"applying it to a real work site"


Eighty-three high school seniors are participating in the senior shadow project this spring — heading out to experience the working world for about a month. 
“I would definitely think this project is extremely helpful,” Smith said. “I’m so happy I did it.”
Some of the dozens of sites include the Attleboro Arts Museum, medical manufacturer Zeptometrix Corp., Lakeview Pavilion, Hampton Inn and Dean College. 
“I think it provides (students) with real-life world experience,” Franklin-based Byrne Financial Freedom marketing director Carol Donnelly said of the students with whom the company has worked. “We’re not giving them copies to make.”

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/multimedia/photos/x2069499049/Franklin-High-program-imparts-shadow-wisdom#ixzz1uB1PmkVY

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Senior Project and Health/PE Updates

These two presentation documents are scheduled for the School Committee meeting on Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

The Senior Project update

FPS_SeniorProject_20120313

The Health/PE update

FPS_Health-PE_20120313


The full agenda for the School Committee meeting can be found here
http://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/03/franklin-ma-school-committee-agenda.html

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

live reporting - Senior Project

2. Guests/Presentations:
a. Franklin High School – Senior Project Presentation – Sascha Werner D’Angelo, Peter Light

a workplace/career environment during the last quarter of the high school senior year

  • long term skill building
  • research paper writing skills
  • experiential learning
  • Long lasting impact on learning

Student centered, parent involved, Senior Project Proposal Panel
Project Mentor
Site advisor

The 5 P's for the Senor Project:

  1. Proposal
  2. Paper
  3. Project
  4. Portfolio
  5. Presentation

3rd quarter course to help prepare
research methodologies, business ethics, communication skills, etc.

Courses are completed during 3rd quarter, 4th quarter is solely the project full time

a huge variety of site used for the Senior Project

71% strongly agree had a positive effect, 29% agree

60% strongly agreed that the project helped to determine the career choice

57% strongly agreed that the project helped their transition to college

54% strongly agreed that they learned communications skills

100% recommended that incoming seniors should consider taking the course

63 seniors in the program this year, up from 21 three years ago

Looking to expand the project into other areas in the future. Adding a leadership/community portion, an academic portion, an arts project - to create a capstone type program

Cafasso - I hope you will pursue the other types of projects.

 Sabolinski - there is a great deal of work on the capstone aspect of the senior year

Roy - how have the colleges received this program?
All the colleges (about 15 thus far this year) were impressed with the program at this level, it has helped the students college application status

All sites have provided positive feedback and looking for more students to continue in the future

Sabolinski - imitation is good flattery, other districts are inquiring on how we are doing this program.

Franklin, MA