The Capstone Project is a culminating piece of the character education and community service pillars of BFCCPS. In participating in the Capstone process, students will develop, plan, and initiate a self-designed service-learning project. Students will follow a number of structured steps to help them complete their Capstone Projects in a timely and effective manner.
Our seventh grade students have presented their action plans to the panel and many students are already well on their way. Typically this is a very busy time of year for our Seventh Grade students (and their parents) so that they can complete many of their project components before the summer.
You will see that a number of students have already organized awareness projects, donation drives, events for their Capstone Projects. With 45 students working on projects, it is safe to say that there will be many announcements to support them between now and November. We hope that you will review these periodic announcements and decide which projects might be a good fit for your family.
In accordance with the Community Service Pillar, BFCCPS students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of service projects. It is our hope that these varied experiences will establish good service habits for life. As our younger students observe the Seventh Graders completing these projects, they might even be inspired with a project that they will want to take for their very own.
On behalf of the entire Seventh Grade, we thank you for any support you can lend to these students:
Lilly E in Grade seven hosted an event called “Power Over the Teachers” for her Capstone Project. Students donated money into collection jars at lunch; and seven teachers volunteered to dye their hair green. As part of this competition any teacher that has $40 in their collection jar will have to dye their hair for a day, the teacher with the highest amount of money in their jar at the end of the competition will have to dye their hair for a week. The fundraising will support the National Eating Disorder Association. Many thanks to Coach Burke, Mrs. Kovacs and Mr. Heater for being such good sports!
Tyler A from Grade Seven is hosting a Teal Shirt Day on May 18th to support allergy awareness. He encourages all students to wear teal shirts on this day. The event is free.
Aidan D. is holding a Food Drive as part of his Capstone Project to benefit the Daniel’s Table organization. Donations will be accepted from Mon. May 21st to Fri. June 1st. Requested items include: Canned meat, canned tunafish or salmon, canned tomatoes, whole wheat pasta, olive oil, brown rice, beans and oatmeal, granola bars and popcorn.