VOLUME 5 ISSUE 2
Business Department Updates
“We mean business” has new meaning this month for this department. The Business Department is taking care of business in Mrs. Vacca‟s Entrepreneurship Applied Economics class. The leadership team has been decided: President: Charlie Wasco; Vice-President of Marketing: Don Breckel; Vice-President of Marketing: Jimmy Farley; Vice-President of Human Resources: John Hamilton; Vice- President of Production: Michael Tata; Vice-President of Public Relations: Liz Campbell.
Company capitlization and stock sales have been successful and the student company has many investors hoping for a company profit and dividend this year. Shares of stock are $2.00 per share. If you are interested in investing, please contact any student enrolled in the Entrepreneurship class. Our Market Research is also well underway, and Knights „R Us, Inc. will soon have the production of their product ready for marketing and sales. Look for additional information regarding this student-operated company in upcoming newslet- ter issues.
Mrs. Lang and Mrs. Vacca‟s Personal Finance/Business Dynamics will also be operating businesses within a simulated atmosphere. These students will be involved in a model business community and perform activities representative of those performed by managers in the real world, such as banking, payroll and purchasing.
Students in Mrs. Bolles‟s Street Law class have been busy learning about our county court system by visiting the Web pages for the Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court, and the Common Pleas Court, which includes Juvenile Court, Domestic Relations Court, Probate Court and the Criminal Court Division in Akron. Students have participated in a juror poster contest and jury selection simulation as both trial lawyers and potential jurors. Mr. Brian Pierce, a criminal trial attorney with Gorman, Malarcik, Pierce & Vuillemin, will be visiting students and talking to them about criminal law and answering any questions they may have on the topic on October 31, 2008.
The Akron Bar Association is sponsoring a trip to Columbus to visit the Supreme Court of Ohio on November 18, 2008, for those law students interested. The Akron Bar provides breakfast, lunch and a commercial bus for students in Summit County law classes free of charge. Law students are encouraged to attend.
Students in Mrs. Bolles‟s Accounting classes are learning the double entry accounting system a new way this year. Our workbooks have been replaced with an online approach to problems using the website, Aplia.com. Students complete their learning and mastery problems on this site and are given immediate feedback on their progress. All work is submitted via the site. Students can access this site from home as well as from school. All of Mrs. Bolles‟s students are to be commended for the awesome job of learning they are exhibiting.
Nordonia’s Teen Institute Is Off and Running
Nordonia T.I. had their first meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, and will be meeting every other Tuesday from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the library. We are asking our students to please bring in canned and dry goods for The Emergency Assistance Center at our first meetings. Please use the back entrance by the band rooms.
31 students attended The U.R.* T.I. Conference as participants and we also had seven of our students selected to be on the confer- ence‟s youth and intern staff. This is a four-day conference that is held at Camp Greenwood in Delaware, Ohio. The conference in- volves approximately 100 students from the state of Ohio. This is a great opportunity for our students to participate in many work- shops and obtain leadership skills. It is with great pride that I tell you that the Nordonia T.I. group had the largest amount of students attending the conference. We were one-third of the conference; what a special week!
We had our annual Night Hike in the Brecksville Metro Park and had 60 students from our T.I. group and J.T.I. in attendance.
Red Ribbon Week is October 25-November 1, 2008. Our theme for this year is “Life is too sweet to make bad decisions with Drugs and Alcohol.”
Some other upcoming events are the Make a Difference Day Bake Sale and Face Painting, our Untraditional Thanksgiving Dinner, Annual Winter Retreat and Bowl Your Butts Off Night, just to name a few.
We will have our annual 12 Days of Christmas campaign for the school. This is a community service that for 12 days. We will be col- lecting new toys for one of the local children‟s hospitals. We will also be collecting food and monetary donations for the Emergency Assistance Center in Northfield and making Christmas stockings.
The Talent Show will be Friday, March 27, 2008, at 7:00 p.m., and auditions will be March 3 and 4, 2008, at 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
As in the past years, we will be working with the J.T.I. group, which is our middle school group.
If you have any questions or would like more information you can contact Mrs. Christy at 330-908-6124, or to check out the website that is linked through the High School webpage, just click on Nordonia Teen Institute; you can go there directly at www.nordoniati.com. The full calendar of events and meetings is available on our website.
We have many things already planned, and our year is just starting. If this sounds like something you would like to be involved with, we hope to see you at a meeting.