WHS Graduation Project
As part of graduation from Wissahickon High School, every senior is required to complete a graduation project. The projects include research, writing and an oral presentation to assure that students are able to apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluation information and communicate significant knowledge and understanding. This is culminating project in one or more areas of concentrated study under the guidance and direction of the high school faculty.
The development of a Graduation Project requires self-motivation and multiple opportunities in the utilization of course work across all content areas. Time management, organization and hard work are essential in meeting the requirements and various deadlines.
Wissahickon High School provides two project coordinators who assist in the monitoring, administration and project completion. Mrs. Sue Inderbitzin and Mr. David Perrine are the project coordinators for WHS senior projects.
For more information about the WHS Graduation Project, please refer to the manual and website linked below:
2011-2011 Student & Faculty Graduation Project Manual
All information for students, parents and faculty about the Graduation Project is available in the manual.
Graduation Project Moodle Page
All information for students about the Graduation Project is available on the Moodle course page, including important documents, information and due dates.
Graduation Projects - List of Volunteer Websites
Check out the the links below to find organizations to work with on your Graduation Project.
The Borough of Ambler Community Programshttp://www.ambler.pa.us/community.asp Walking The Walk (Bethlehem Baptist Church, Ambler, PA)
Walking the Walk is a nationally-recognized initiative that provides teenagers with experiences, skills and resources necessary to live in a diverse world, deepen their own identities, and break through walls that distance them from people of other religious, cultural and economic backgrounds. Field-tested in urban and suburban settings, with schools and congregations of many faiths, Walking the Walk features an innovative curriculum designed by a multi-faith professional team with expertise in youth development, service-learning, and systems change.
Contact: Charlotte Samuels Red Crosshttp://www.redcross.org/ RSVP of Montgomery County
Every day, countless RSVP volunteers tutor struggling students, visit homebound seniors, counsel inmates, lead tours at historic sites & museums, deliver meals-on-wheels, mentor at-risk youth, provide counseling help to struggling nonprofits, read to Head Start preschoolers,http://www.rsvpmc.org/ WIssahickon Fire Co.http://www.station7.org/home.php Bucks County's Women's Initiative
Investing in Women's Lives and Girl's Futures. The Bucks County Women' s Initiative of the United Way of Bucks County improves the lives of women and girls through advocacy, education, partnerships and grants. Managed by women, we build gender equity, create social change, and promote a culture of philanthropy among women and girls.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation®
has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish®
experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. Ambler Farmhttp://www.amblerfarm.org/support/volunteer/
There are many opportunities to volunteer at Ambler Farm including tending + harvesting in our Gardens in the Spring/Summer, helping at one of our many children’s programs, planning the menu for the Summer BBQ, or assisting customers at our annual Greens Sale.
Contacts for each area are listed below. Please get in touch with any (or all) – they would be thrilled to work with you to find the perfect fit for you and your schedule – whether you can dedicate an hour, a couple of days or more:
- Agriculture + Farm Stand – Jim Meinhold email
- Greens Sale (December) – Dan Riley email
- Programs – Cory Lee email
- Special Events – Beth Culnane email
- Public Relations + Marketing – Eve Donovan email
- If you have any specific skills or talents that you would like to offer or if you have any general questions about volunteering at Ambler Farm, please firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Arboretum Volunteer Programs Keep our beautiful Ambler Arboretum magnificent through your volunteer service — at any level!
- Opportunities to learn and grow as a gardener.
- Camaraderie with like-minded garden lovers.
- Learn about forcing and growing plants.
- Free seminars or workshops at the Ambler campus on topics of interest.
- 10 percent off at Temple Ambler’s Annual Plant Sale.
- Learn or enhance skills in weeding, pruning, mulching, planting, potting, and greenhouse maintenance.
- We will tailor your volunteer experience to fit your individual skills, availability, and interests.
- Put your energy and knowledge to good use and learn “on the job.”
We hold volunteer days every Wednesday morning starting at 9 a.m. We meet and sign in at the greenhouse, collect tools and head out to the garden with a Staff Horticulturist. Remember your gloves and kneeler if you have them and any favorite tools like pruners. A water bottle and sunscreen are useful, as is a floppy hat. There is a cooler to refill your water bottle in the greenhouse.
To volunteer or for more information, contact Jenny Rose Carey at 267-468-8400 or email@example.com Variety Club Children’s Charityhttp://www.varietyphila.org
Variety Club Children’s Charity is seeking students interested in becoming teachers (especially those looking to be special education teachers) to work in the Inaugural year of our FEIT program. This internship position would make a wonderful addition to any college application or resume. You will receive the opportunity to work with children with disabilities at various ages throughout our Extended School Year Program in Worcester PA. While working with our program you will be learning real tools that you will someday be able to utilize. If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity please contact Jean Merkl at Variety Club’s Camp and Developmental Center. Please be prepared to provide fill out an application and provide references.