Second Semester Job Shadow
April 18, 2013
DECA and FBLA members, along with business students from St. Vincent's had the opportunity to shadow a business on Thursday. PHS DECA worked with Junior Achievement to arrange a day of learning and experiencing the workforce of Perryville. Local businesses Main Street Signs, Therapy Solutions, LaRose Studio, All Creatures Veterenary Clinic, Paycheck Payroll, and Perry County Memorial Hospital welcomed students in to learn what it takes to do their job(s). Students had the opportunity to watch animal surgery, signs being produced, accountants at their finest, and so much more. The day concluded with a wrap-up session at PHS lead by Junior Achievement representative, Becki Arends, to discuss the days events and future plans.
A special thanks to Junior Achievement and participating businesses for making this day such a success and giving our leaders a glimpse into these work-fields.
Career and Technical Education Presentation
March 14, 2013
FBLA president, Michaela Kohm spoke at the Career and Technical Education Banquet updating the Advisory Council members and Career and Technical educators of Perryville on club activities and service projects.
Perryville Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneurship Workshop
February 28, 2013
Students from Perryvile High School FBLA, DECA, and St. Vincent Business students took part in an Entrepreneurship workshop held in the Old Senior High gym on Thursday. There they were divided into table groups and met by members of the Perryville Chamber of Commerce who would be their advisors for the day lending them advice on making wise business decisions. The workshop was led by David Lankford who at one time worked with the state to provide this workshop to regional schools but has since became an entrepreneur of his own traveling around the state continuing to provide this service. Lankford led the day with wise stories and projects to teach students what it really takes to create a business of their own, market, and make sales of their product. Janette Call, owner of Better Hearing Solutions, spoke of her experience in being a successful entrepreneur and what struggles and successes she has noticed through her journey along with giving the wise advice of "even the ugliest peice of mail can bring in the best sales." Attendees had to work-up a professional business plan complete with production, marketing, staff, and building costs, create an advertising poster, along with making a radio ad to market their product or service of their own creation; after which they had to present everything to the group to be judged by Business teachers and Career Guidance leaders.
A special thanks goes out to the Perryville Chamber of Commerce and David Lankford.
DECA-FBLA Field Trip
Perryville DECA along with FBLA took a day to travel to Cape Girardeau to visit two local businesses,Concord Printing House (the Southeast Missourian's printing facility) and Big River Radio (home of K103 and other stations). While at Concord Printing, students heard the history of the Southeast Missourian, the changes that have taken place with technology and equipment in the printing industry, and about the multiple sister-newspapers they own. Concord also is the printing facility of our Perryville newspaper, The Republic Monitor, along with many others. Students also had the opportunity to see the workings of Concord's web-offset printer, digital-to-plate platemaking machines - everything in action to make a newspaper in the quantities they produce.
At Big River Radio students toured the facility, while getting a history of the company and personal stories from various radio hosts. From college interns to local talent, the radio hosts have come from all around, and provide the station with a broad range of talent. Many personnel there share in the work load, whether it is finding local to celebrity news to arranging promotional giveaways, even working for multiple radio stations. Students were able to get a grasp on how the radio business works, what it takes to make a sale and accompany customer needs with quality advertising, and how to market through the air. The tour ended with the fantastic opportunity to make a group radio commercial stating, "Hi, my name is ___ and I want to be a ___." - a very good statement for future leaders!
Special thanks goes out to Concord Printing House and Big River Radio for hosting a great day.
Elementray Valentine's Day Service Project
As a service project in February, FBLA helped make a craft with the Perryville Elementray kindergartners. FBLA was allowed by the teachers to come into their classrooms and decorate a craft for Valentine's Day. The children were given a costruction paper heart. Their hands, covered in white paint were placed onto their heart and coated in glitter. Attached, was a note saying, "Even ten little fingers can't explain how much I love you." This made for a great day helping and interacting with these little leaders in our elementary.
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