The Business Department aims to provide students with a range of programming options designed to prepare them for all post-secondary pathways. In our business courses, we use real-world scenarios and current events to help students build their critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills.
Congratulations to each and every 2014/2015 DECA Member who competed this past February in Toronto at DECA Provincials. Participants included Natalie Eryavec, Rhys Kraft, Lauren Scott, Jessica Rapson, Kyle Taylor, and Donald Eastop.
A special congratulations to Tokunbo Oyebolu who placed in the top 15 in one of her role plays and Connor Good who placed in the top 15 for both of his role plays. Our best performance was from Krystyna Hall, Maggie Crooks and Nusrat Hossain who placed 6th overall in their written event and have qualified to compete in Florida in April at the International Career Development Conference. Learn more about DECA.
February 2015 Parent Newsletter
Last semester Grade 9 Business students participated for the first time in the "Hour of Code". The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Students learned how to code using the HopScotch app on our iPads. Students also created amazing screencasts for the first time using Explain Everything, another iPad app! Check out their work on You Tube at Eastview Business! Congratulations to selected Grade 9 and Grade 11 ICT in Business students who will be participating in the Ontario Business Educators (OBEA) contests this spring. Contests include desktop publishing and webpage design. Listen for winners on the morning announcements.
Congratulations to all Grade 10 Introduction to Business students who learned fundamental business concepts last semester while running their own businesses. Collectively students earned a profit of $133.15 which was donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. Students formed their own companies, produced and sold their own products and created amazing marketing plans which included Twitter, Facebook business pages, as well as VideoScribe and iMovie commercials! Some even created original jingles using the iPad app Garage Band. Students learned how to think critically, solve real-world problems, work in teams and present effectively in an inquiry-based learning environment that was both real and relevant, using multiple technologies!
Grade 11 Accounting students enjoyed an experiential learning opportunity when they travelled to Toronto this past fall for a career presentation at the CPA Head Office. They also enjoyed a walking tour of the Toronto's financial district.
Grade 12 Law students are commencing preparations for the Simcoe-Muskoka Mock Trial. The Mock Trial will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Barrie Courthouse. Anyone interested in watching and supporting these students in their pursuit of justice is welcome to attend. The trial will begin at 7:00 PM.
Personality Dimensions and Counterfeit Detection training will be arranged during semester two for all graduating Business SHSM students. Visit us at eastviewbusiness.com for more Business Stuff and News or Follow us @eastviewbusines on Twitter or Subscribe to Eastview Business on You Tube to see student work too!
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As part of the Business Specialist High Skills Major, students at Eastview designed rails that will be used in the terrain park. The rails (4 in total) were upcycled out of old chairlift towers. They can be used separately, or together in a variety of different ways. A great example of how collaborations between community businesses and schools can benefit all! Awesome job done by everyone involved.
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