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JH/HS Business Department

USD 240 Business Department

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Mrs. Mitchell Mrs. Wiesen
jmitchell@usd240.org swiesen@usd240.org
785-283-4774 785-488-3321
Tescott High School Bennington High School
Mrs. Mitchell's Lesson Plans Mrs. Wiesen's Lesson Plans

Get to know your teacher

This is my first year at Tescott Schools.  Previously, I taught for 24 years at Thomas More Prep-Marian in Hays, KS.  I have a BS and an MA in business education from Fort Hays State University

I have been at Bennington for 22 years, my first 7 was in the grade school then I moved up to high school Business. I have a BS in Business from ESU, a BS in Business Education from K-State and my MA in Education is from Baker University.

What students will learn in their business classes

Accounting I - Description:  Students  will be introduced  to  the basic  accounting concepts, principles, cycles, and equation. This course will take the students through a sole proprietorship service business and a partnership merchandising business. Working on the day-to-day transactions  through the month end accounting. This will help provide them with the skills necessary to proceed further in accounting or to conduct their personal business. Using online working papers at aplia.com.

Personal Finance - Description: Students will be introduced to skills needed to help them become better consumers. The program will feature Dave Ramsey's Foundations-- which will include but not be limited by: Saving and Investing, Credit and Debt, Financial Responsibility and Money Management  and Insurance/Risk Management and Income Careers.

Banking & Finance - Description: Students will be provided with an overview of the American monetary and banking system as well as types if financial institutions and the services and products that they offer. Course content may include government regulations; checking, savings, and money market accounts; loans;  investments;  and negotiable instruments.

Investing - Description: Students will be introduced to the world of investing, with its abundant opportunities and ever-present risk. The focus is on strategies for investing for the long term, as a part of an overall approach to  financial planning that will empower young people to take control of their financial futures.

Business Essentials - Description: This course will introduce students  to  a variety  of information to learn about the various business aspects in our society today. This is a basic business class, which will touch on many areas including but not limited to:  Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Economics and Customer  Service.

Computer Graphics - Description: Students will learn to develop projects such as a catalog, newsletter, web page and many others using the applications within the Adobe Suite. These programs include: Photoshop, lndesign, Dreamweaver and Flash. The instruction will be at an introductory level so we have a chance  to  look at  all products.

Media Technology - Description: Students will develop the skills needed to put together the school yearbook. They will study the ethical issues involved and the leadership skills necessary to motivate a staff for the entire year. Students will sell ads and raise money to cover the cost of the yearbook. Students are responsible for taking pictures, designing pages, and working with  deadlines.  With   teacher  approval.

Particular Topics in Media Technology (IHT)  - Description: Students will be working on projects for the community and school. These will include but are not limited to web pages, brochures, bulletins, and newsletters. Students will be treated as if  there were at a  job, and there will be no formal classroom instruction. With teacher approval.

Internet Marketing (Broadcasting) - Description: provides a basic understanding  of producing video for a   variety  of uses. Topics include  analyzing the pre-production, production  and post-production process, as well as exploring the equipment and techniques used to develop a quality video production. Students will learn  the basics,  from  the  creation  of  a project  to  editing  and recording, camera features, angles, lighting, mounts and sound, for delivering a  finished product through digital editing. Emphasis will be placed on news, commercial, and interview  writing as well as broadcasting and public address skills. Requirements may include filming and broadcasting events outside of the school day and extra hours outside of the classroom. Some student  projects may be used for Twin Valley  Channel 93   content.

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