Welcome to the NEW Sayre Senior Project Home Page
This page will continually be updated in order to keep you better informed.

Here are some of the files you may need:


reflection outline -
http://www.corning-cc.edu/





If you already have a completed resume, job application, and/or college application use them. These are here for those who do not already have one filled out.
Make sure you add this paragraph to the end of your written proposal -
"I understand that all the work on my graduation project must be my original work. I will properly cite all my sources used in accordance with school district guidelines. I am aware that any irregularities will be taken before the graduation project Assessment Panel, and /or my Principal for review. Any plagiarism will invalidate my project and jeopardize my graduation."


Research/Reflection Paper Information:



You are required to write one (1) paper for your senior project, not 2 different papers like previous years. The length should be 5-7 pages long, MLA format, and have a minimum of 5 research citations. It is a reflection paper that includes research to support what you did for your project. It is due no later than your presentation.
Think of the paper in 3 different parts, NOT 3 PARAGRAPHS.
Part 1 should deal with how you came up with your project. Reflect on the steps you did and how you eventually decided on the project you did. Part 2 will cover what you did for your project. This is where taking good notes and keeping a journal will help out greatly. Part 3 should cover what you learned and got out of doing the project.
PART 1: Contemplate your decision making process. Tell about what steps you used to come up with your final project.
PART 2: Reflect on what you did while completing your project.
- Community Service based projects –You should research information dealing with the organization, group, or project that you did. This is where you can take the researched information and support what you did or learned while completing the community service. You can also use the research to dispute about something that did not go correctly.
- Career Path Project – You should be researching information about the jobs you shadowed, the colleges you visited, job outlook, expected salaries or job possibilities of your chosen career. Use this research to help support or argue for doing or not doing the job you chose of college you visited.
PART 3: Reflect on what you learned while doing your project. Summarize how this influenced how you think or act or what job you want to study for or which college you will choose to go to.






WARNING– FAILURE TO MEET DEADLINES OR MAKE ADEQUATE PROGRESS WILL RESULT IN AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION. THIS IS SET UP TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TIME TO GET YOUR PROJECT DONE AND KEEP ON TASK.




Sayre’s students must complete:
a. 10 hours of community service not related to your project (5 hours during sophomore year and 5 hours during junior year).
b. may choose one of TWO (2) types of projects, consisting of a minimum of 30 total project hours:
1. Community service such as volunteering in any number of community agencies or local activities or organizing a special fund-raiser for charity. Opportunities in this area are only limited by your creative imagination and the agency and/or community need. Making a physical product for donating to a charitable cause fits in this category.
- 24 hours of time for volunteering for a specific agency or making a charitable good.
- Research/Reflection paper will reflect on your community service and include research on the specific agency you volunteered for.
2. Exploring a career path such as volunteering time in a certain field, participating in a summer or after school internship or a shadowing and interviewing experience, or learning a new job-related skill and demonstrating it. One school release day is permitted each semester with advanced notice and special form completion. If you desire to enter the military after school instead of college, we can modify this plan to meet your needs.
- College Visits. Either 2 external visits or 1 external and 3 internal visits.
- volunteer/internship with a professional doing the career you want to study.
- Research/Reflection paper will reflect on everything you did for the project and include research on the career you are interested in, educational requirements, salary possibility, etc.





Sophomore Year
Brainstorming * Preparation * Project Proposal

September– Introduction Letter with signatures – MEETING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR – WHEN YOU GOT YOUR COPY OF THE SENIOR PROJECT PACKET

October/November– Student Interest Survey/Tentative Project Ideas - STUDENT INTEREST SURVEY COMPLETED (SP02-04), LIST OF BRAINSTORM TOPICS COMPLETED.(SP05),

January/February – Tentative Project Ideas Organizer(SP06)THIS IS YOUR LIST OF 3 POSSIBLE PROJECTS. YOU NEED A BACK-UP JUST IN CASE YOUR INITIAL IDEA DOES NOT WORK OUT.

April/May– Graduation Project Proposal - Agreement signed by student/parent – THIS MEANS BOTH THE INITIAL PROPOSAL (SP07) OR (SP08) AND FORMAL PROPOSAL (AN EXAMPLE IS ON THE SCHOOL WEB PAGE)

 5 Hours of Non-Project Related Community Service Completed – LOGGED ON YOUR TIME LOG (SP09).

You are expected you have your proposals turned in before the end of your sophomore year. This will allow you to work on it over the summer, prior to your Junior Year.



Junior Year
Research Paper * Major Project Work
*DUE TO THIS BEING THE FIRST YEAR OF THIS NEW PROJECT FORMAT, YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR PROPOSAL IN BY THE END OF MARCH SO YOU CAN START WORKING ON IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. BUT YOU ONLY NEED TO HAVE 5 HOURS OF ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE INSTEAD OF 10*

September - Conference with Project Advisor on progress of project. – MEETING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR THAT GOES OVER EXPECTATIONS.

 September - The Graduation Project topic must be approved before beginning the research paper. A separate form is required for community service/career exploration agreement (These were due at the end of your Sophomore Year). – YOU ARE EXPECTED TO WORK ON AND COMPLETE YOUR RESEARCH PAPER BEFORE THE END OF YOUR JUNIOR YEAR. YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR PROJECT APPROVED BEFORE YOU START THE RESEARCH PAPER.

Graduation Research Papers – All students write research papers in English class. It is during this time that students will learn proper research format.- DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP ON YOUR PAPER. BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE RUBRIC FOR THE PAPER, SINCE THAT IS HOW IT WILL BE GRADED.

Student should start working on the project during junior year. – THIS STARTS THE DAY AFTER SCHOOL IS OUT IN JUNE.

Journal entries should be filled out each time student works on project. – KEEP TRACK OF WHAT YOU DO EACH TIME YOU WORK ON YOUR PROJECT. THIS WILL HELP YOU WHEN WRITING YOUR PAPER.

Time Log should be kept up to date (with appropriate signatures). (SP09)

Begin Work on resume, job application, and college application. – IF YOU DO IT IN CLASS, MAKE A COPY OF IT AND PUT IT IN YOUR SENIOR PROJECT NOTEBOOK. THERE ARE ALSO BLANK COPIES OF THESE ON THE WEB PAGE.

5 Hours of Non-Project Related Community Service Completed (10 total). – MAKE SURE IT IS LOGGED ONTO YOUR TIME LOG (SP09)



You are expected to have everything for your Senior Project COMPLETED by the end of your Junior Year. The only thing left to do is prepare your Oral Presentation. This is explained in your packet on pages 31 and 32.

Presentations will be either February or March of your Senior Year. Your Research/Reflective Paper and notebook will be due no later than your presentation date. If you turn it in early, you may get your completion letter on the day of your presentation. If you turn it in late expect after school detentions until you do turn it in.