Monday, 16 October 2017

Geography / English language exam is tomorrow.

The exam will be written in two parts:
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The exam will include multiple choice, true / false, definitions, short answer and a reading / paragraph response.

Please remember to turn in study sheets with the exam to receive the 5% credit.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Venture letter to parents / guardians was sent home today. See below for details...

Dear Parents/Guardians:
            As you may already be aware of, our class is learning about media, advertising, and financial math in an entrepreneurial unit called The Venture. The purpose of The Venture is to teach students about capital business, working as a team, oral communication, media literacy, advertising skills, and financial math. 
            Students have been divided into four “corporations.” Each group must develop a business proposal, advertisements, budget, and original brand/product. The products that the groups develop will be sold in the gym on October 31, 2017 to raise money for a year-end trip and charity. 
            Students are responsible for investing money (maximum 50 dollars per group) into the product they wish to sell. This may include ingredients, props, and additional raffles or prizes.  Each group must purchase all required materials for their business as an investment model. Donations or materials from “around the house” are not allowed in this case. However, all money spent on this project will be fully refunded. Students must decide who will purchase the materials and save the receipts. Students will submit their receipts to their group’s project manager and be fully refunded the day after they sell their products in the gym.
            A key educational piece of this project is successfully developing a budget, investing money, and generating a profit. By using real money, a real product, and a real sale there is a stronger connection to the real-world and practical math applications. If any parent or guardian has any questions or concerns about this project and would like to speak to me directly, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

Mr. McKendry

Reminder: Geography / English exam on Tuesday, October 17 next week.