Project Week Catalog

Tiny House
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$400

This project will build a tiny house  in conjunction with the Low Income Housing Institute https://lihi.org/.  Following their design, we will purchase the materials and construct the house which we will then donate to LIHI.  LIHI will then pick up the completed house and install them in one of their low income communities.  This project is an opportunity to not only learn about building and carpentry, but also provide some needed help to low income or homeless individuals or families.   

community Care
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$100

Learn how a small, energetic and devoted group, can help meet the needs of others who are less fortunate in our community.

Elementary classroom
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Open to:
10, 11, 12
Cost:
$50

This week provides an opportunity to work with elementary school children and their teachers at John Muir Elementary School, a diverse Title1 public school in Kirkland.

Elementary classroom
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Open to:
10, 11, 12
Cost:
$50

This week provides an opportunity to work with elementary school children and their teachers at Redmond Elementary School, a diverse Title1 public school in Kirkland.

Carnation Farm
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$320

How often do you stop to really think about where your meal comes from and how your food choices affect our environment? If you’re ready to dive deep into this topic, then this is the project week for you! We will work at Carnation Farms to help plan their first annual community plant sale event. Throughout the week, we will sample delicious food from the farm. On the last day we will have a two-hour cooking lesson with farm-fresh ingredients and sit down to a beautiful meal together. In this project, we will explore the intersection between science, food production, and the environment by digging in the dirt, hanging out with chickens, and learning what it takes to run a sustainable farm.

Students learning about waste management at the dump.
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$350

Are you interested in environmental activism and strategies to decrease environmental impact and mitigate and reverse climate change? Join our student-led project week to explore strategies for sustainability activism and put those strategies to work right here at Overlake. In the first half of the week we’ll learn from activists, corporations, governments, and organizations what works and what doesn’t.

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Open to:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$0

Students are allowed to apply for an Independent Project Week one time in grades 6-8 and once again in grades 9-12.

Service Day
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Open to:
7, 8
Cost:
$100

This project is designed for anyone who likes to work with others to make the world a better place. For an entire week we will do the most meaningful, important and rewarding service projects, a different one each day. We will design the project based on community needs and group interests, traveling around the region feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, fixing the environment, and otherwise repairing the world. It is guaranteed to be a tiring and unforgettable week. Join us!

Project Week Timeline (2019-20)

  • November 9 - Catalog Published
  • November 20 - Independent Proposals Due
  • November 10-20 - Student Selection Period
  • December 20 - Student Placement Published
  • January 24 (9:05 – 9:45 am) and March 13 (9-9:30 am) - Project Week Group Meetings
  • March 30 - April 3 - Project Week

Contact

Joey Pauley
Project Week Director

jpauley@overlake.org
425-868-6191 x816