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.

My name is Addison H., I am in 7th grade, and for my capstone project my focus is literacy, or rather the lack of it. I am holding a book drive and have put two boxes in my school, one in front of the school library and one in the modular. All your child has to do is donate books by putting them into the boxes. I will be accepting books that any age of 5-11 would read. The books can be new or gently used. The deadline for collection is this Friday May 18th.
May 21- June 1st. The most needed items are shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, tooth brushes, tooth paste and hand soap.  

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. 

Pratham P. is holding a Basketball Tournament on May 25th from 5 – 8 pm for students in grades 6-8. A registration form will be available soon!
Grade Seven student Daniel H will host a movie night showing The Sandlot on June 1st from 6 – 8 pm. Please note that parent supervision required for children in Grades K-5.  Students in Grades 6-8 can attend on their own. Tickets will be available for $2 each, a raffle will be held and Frisbees will be sold.  Daniel’s project will benefit The Stuttering FoundationIn accordance with the BFCCPS Health Policies, no food will be permitted during the movie night.
Laps for Labs – Dog Walk  Andrew Nicholson’s Capstone: Bring your dog – any breed – to the BFCCPS fields on June 16th anytime between 10:00 am-1:00pm and walk some laps in honor of the Lucky Lab Rescueorganization.  This event is free but donations will be accepted for Lucky Lab Rescue.  Walk five laps and earn your canine friend a prize!  Spend some time exercising with your pal and learn about the dogs that are currently up for adoption and how Lucky Lab saves dogs from high kill shelters.  Note: Open to all grades but parents must stay with their student. Dogs must be leashed at all times.